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Pacifier Thermometer: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

At first glance the Pacifier Thermometer from Summer Infant ($8) seems like a genius invention. The device beeps when your infant's temperature reading is complete and will glow red if the temperature registers at 99.9 degrees or higher. Of course, traditional and ear thermometers usually work just fine for testing a lil one's temperature. Would you buy one for the sake of comfort?

milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I think it seems nice and would be much easier for all involved, but if it's not accurate then it's pointless.
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
Unfortunately since it doesn't give an accurate read, it's pretty useless. I hate to have to use a rectal therm. but unfortunately that's the most accurate read for a baby
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
this sounds really simple, much easier
Greggie Greggie 9 years
It's not accurate and only comes in one nipple shape. No, I don't use it.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
Same for me, Vickibug. Plus, when my daughter was taking a pacifier, she only took a very specific one (soothie). If the nipple was different, she wanted nothing to do with it.
Mishell Mishell 9 years
that looks like a great idea.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
If it's not accurate...I wouldn't buy it.
zombielove zombielove 9 years
this would have been great when i worked at a clinic...much better than rectal thermometers and the pee and poop that results at times...bleh
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I think it's a good idea, especially if they are comfortable with a pacifier and fussy with thermometers. Btw, meandtheo - love the adorable Obama tee on your even cuter baby!!!
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
this is a bizarre Are you kidding? If you are fine with giving your child a paci why wouldn't you do this? Strange...seems like a stretch lilsugar.
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
The only problem with this is that my daughter wouldn't take a pacifier! But if she had, I might have been willing to give it a shot. I would want to be sure it was accurate, though, because those ear ones, while nice, apparently aren't always accurate.
vickibug vickibug 9 years
My pediatrician's office doesn't recommend these b/c they don't give an accurate enough reading. But if they did, I would have been all for it.
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