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Pro Dual function
This thermometer has two modes: forehead and ear. You only have to remove the cap at the top to turn it from a forehead thermometer to an ear thermometer.
Pro Suitable for parents who are uncomfortable with rectal thermometers
First-time parents or those who don't like the idea of sticking a thermometer inside their baby's rectum will like this. You will only use this on your baby's forehead or your child's ear as he grows older. There is no fear of puncturing anything at all.
Pro Great to use on babies and adults
You can use this on your baby's forehead and in your baby's ears when he gets older than 6 months. You save money since you can use this for when your baby is young and as he grows older. You can also use this on every family member.
Pro Great to use even in the dark
It has a big backlight screen that's easy to read even in the dark. The screen faces you so you can see it even while you're using it.
Pro Easy to use
There's a labeled separate button for the forehead and ear function.
Forehead function: Press and hold the head button. Then move the thermometer across your baby's forehead from temple to temple. You can do this by gently touching it on multiple spots on the forehead or sliding it across. Release the button and read the temperature.
Ear function: Pull the ear slightly backward. Aim it inside your child's ear and press the ear button. Release the button and read the temperature.
Con Not as accurate as rectal thermometers
There are only a few studies made that shows the accuracy of a temporal over rectal thermometers. For newborns and babies younger than 6 months, rectal readings are still considered the most accurate.
Con Lens should be kept clean
Always clean the lens since even a little bit of grease will give you an inaccurate result.
Con Has to be used at room temperature
When using it as a forehead thermometer, you have to acclimatize it to room temperature. You need to do this for 30 minutes before you use it so it will produce an accurate result. If you don't want to do this every time, you can store this at room temperature or use the ear function.