These are the ones that just swipe across the forehead, correct? Sorry, I am just a pre-nursing student!
Anyway, that is funny that people are saying they aren't accurate. I work at a baby retail store, and they trained all of us saying that these are the most accurate and best out there! Oh everytime I get a customer inquiring about these I have to go on a big schpiel (sp?) about how they are the most accurate thermometer out there. Now I feel bad for telling people that! My supervisor said that it is better than a rectal thermometer (from a Harvard Medical School study) and when we got it in, we were all trained to tell people that. It's a shame because people aren't getting the right information. I looked up reviews of this product and people seem to like it because it's easier not to wake a sleeping child, but people DON'T like it because pediatrcians and NICU nurses don't recommend it because it is not accurate. Hm, I think if I were a new parent, yes it is convenient but I would rather listen to trained medical staff who say it is not accurate than it's convenience! What would you all say is the most accurate? I am an honest sales person, I don't care if the temporal is $49.99 and the rectal is $9.99 and we are making less money off of the rectal therm. sales, I would want someone to tell me when I am paying for an overpriced piece of crap, so I do the same! So for babies, would you say a rectal or oral thermometer is best? I will be sure to tell people so whenever they are trying to pick out what is best for their baby. Honestly though, I get questions all the time that should be asked by a pediatrician. I mean in this case it is product knowledge so it makes sense, but people always come up to me asking me about different types of medicines for their baby and all..