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These are in ASDA at the moment if you can manage to find one. Just collected mine but it was the only one I could find in Hull.

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banned#1
We had had it but needed to return it as it was faulty. Not impressed by it :(
#2
http://i.imgur.com/mEaYF.jpg

Edited By: chris-richardson on Oct 02, 2012 13:58
#3
Alex7911
We had had it but needed to return it as it was faulty. Not impressed by it :(

Possible to include a little more detail? for £2.50 it has to be worth a try....

I've used it twice today and had no issues with it so far.
[helper]#4
This is a fab deal if you are lucky enough to find one, could do with one of these, expecting baby number 4 in 10 weeks time! (_;) Heat added!
#5
Is this so you can find out if people are talking about you???
#6
Great not only for babies and kids! Can be used just as well on adults! Don't forget to stock up on covers ;)
#7
xmrsfx
Great not only for babies and kids! Can be used just as well on adults! Don't forget to stock up on covers ;)

Are the covers one use only?
#8
Is this store specific.?
#9
forehead ones are cheaper and much more accurate!! save your money. If you reasearch it you will see, which leads me to wonder why we still use them at work!!
1 Like #10
Forehead ones are more accurate? News to me...
#11
cloudbusting
forehead ones are cheaper and much more accurate!! save your money. If you reasearch it you will see, which leads me to wonder why we still use them at work!!

Every parent i have spoken to has said one of these was probably the best money they had spent....

Also its £2.50...most people spend more than that on lunch lol.



Edited By: chris-richardson on Oct 02, 2012 15:08
#12
paul_merton
Forehead ones are more accurate? News to me...
well rectal ones are priven to be the most accurate, but I don't think everyone will want to do it that way!
The in ear ones can differ vastly to the actual temperature of someone, so with that in mind I always use a forhead one or oral one which is another good way.

The one thats really good it that infrared one that literally scans your child forehead.
I think alot of mesical people are either for or againts the in ear ones, but for me even when I use them at work I get massive differences in reading so always resort to oral or forhead.
Have a mooch around if it interests you Its good to know!
#13
If forehead ones are more accurate than tympanic ones, that must be why healthcare professionals use them in hospitals and on ambulances... oh wait, they don't! :)
#14
chris-richardson
cloudbusting
forehead ones are cheaper and much more accurate!! save your money. If you reasearch it you will see, which leads me to wonder why we still use them at work!!

Every parent i have spoken to has said one of these was probably the best money they had spent....

Also its £2.50...most people spend more than that on lunch lol.


Absolutely, I'm sure you cannot buy alot for that. I'm not digging on your post, I'm just telling your osmething you may not know. The iun ear ones are not proven to be very accurate. I'm only saying this because I had to do a paper on it at uni, and its a very controvesial subject. For me it would be oral or the forehead ones all the way and I though peope may like to check.
At the end of the day, we still use them in the NHS so they cannot be that bad lol. I just worry if its a few decimals between fever or not and it was inaccurate. For that reason I wouldn't use one with my children. It is a good buy, I'm not saying that.
#15
paul_merton
If forehead ones are more accurate than tympanic ones, that must be why healthcare professionals use them in hospitals and on ambulances... oh wait, they don't! :)

Ah, not arguing with you!!! Ha ha, go on the ineternet.... read some genuine for and against rather than coming out with an obvious statement. Yes they use them... no s**t sherlock. I am aware of that.
I'm not going to keep my mouth shut about something that ishad actually been researched because you dont agree.
#16
Anyway, if people want to check it out then they will.
I am quite within my rights to let people know that they are actually not very accurate!
#17
I did research it. I found a 5 year old paper stating that forehead thermometers aren't as accurate as previously thought. See comment #12
#18
cloudbusting
Anyway, if people want to check it out then they will.
I am quite within my rights to let people know that they are actually not very accurate!

Absolutely....but by the same rules people are allowed to respond :)

You clearly have some facts so ill go away and do some research. This will be a half decent indication of a fever for £2.50 i think. I think most parents wouldn't solely rely on this anyway and would visit the doctor if they are worried or if the child had other symptoms.
#19
lol, of course.
It is very controvesial as I said, but I do agree with you, if you were concerned you would take then anyway.
Thats it for me anyway- I'm out now as it can get quite nasty sometimes on here when you have opinion lol.
Seabrie that paper sounds quite outdated- basically from what I have read the best one in rectal. That would be the 'gold standard; we are meant to use.
Good luck all and enjoy you new bargain!!
#20
chris-richardson
xmrsfx
Great not only for babies and kids! Can be used just as well on adults! Don't forget to stock up on covers ;)

Are the covers one use only?

Yes, although I have reused them and no one has got anything yucky! Perhaps not a good idea if an ear infection is involved ;)
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*shrug* I went through a clinical governance approved training course on all this stuff two weeks ago, which explicitly stated that forehead thermometers are not accurate, as they are more affected by the environmental temperature, and also by oils and sweat on the skin.

Conversely, tympanic (ear) readings offer a better insight into body temperature, because the blood supply to the eardrum is shared with the blood supply to the hypothalamus (which regulates the body's temperature!).

After all, it's body temperature that matters, not the temperature of the surface of someone's forehead...
1 Like #22
In ear are more accurate at reading core temperature. Forehead ones read skin temperature, hence why medical professionals don't use them.
#23
we bought a digital ear therm a few years back when our son was born, it was not this make but was branded by nurofen or someone like that and came in an orange case.
it gave different readings EVERY time it was used, even with new covers each time., we brought it back to boots and they said maybe the covers were at fault so they gave us a pack of new ones.
IT STILL gave a different reading, even with new cover and a few minutes between readings it could be as much as 2deg different. we dont use it anymore cos the covers add up in cost plus found it too inaccurate.
just my opinion, maybe this one is good, but i will not be trying it.
we bought an oral digi one in lidl and it seems a lot better.
#24
Well this must be store specific, as the superstore down the road from my work dosent even stock them, let alone have them on offer. So good luck trying to find any out there
#25
Cracking price aren't these usually £20-£40 brand depending

Yes they can give widely different readings which is why I take at least half a dozen to be sure. They only take a few seconds per reading and imo if you take only the highest reading you'll get a pretty accurate gauge of their temperature. It's easy to get a lower than accurate reading especially if they are wriggling but imo you can't get a higher than accurate reading hence why I take the highest.

Usually find it to be pretty consistent at the top end with a few rogue readings when not sitted quite right. Probably not the most accurate bits of kit but I've found it a really useful for our baby
1 Like #26
We got a Braun, it was about £20. I find it very accurate. Taking repetitive measurements in either ear gives consistent results. Remember this temperature will be different to the surface forehead temperature, rectal temperature and underarm temperature. It is also a good idea to know what your child's temperature is before they get a fever, so you know what you are comparing against.
#27
winstonmanc
We got a Braun, it was about £20. I find it very accurate. Taking repetitive measurements in either ear gives consistent results. Remember this temperature will be different to the surface forehead temperature, rectal temperature and underarm temperature. It is also a good idea to know what your child's temperature is before they get a fever, so you know what you are comparing against.
We have the Braun as well and it's great. NHS use it as standard issue as well. Highly recommended!
#28
All of the hull stores have them on stock but there was only one with it in stock so not sure if it is store specific.

As for accuracy i just did 20 readings from my own ear and all of them came back at 36.1 so I'm pretty happy with it so far. :)


Edited By: chris-richardson on Oct 02, 2012 16:48: addition info
#29
cloudbusting
forehead ones are cheaper and much more accurate!! save your money. If you reasearch it you will see, which leads me to wonder why we still use them at work!!

No they are not.
The ear thermometer measures the temperature of the blood going through the Typanic artery that runs very close to the inner ear, thus acquiring an accurate core temperature.
A forehead one is ok but only measures external heat on forehead.
Probably reason why hospitals don't use forehead thermometers?

Edited By: samuelsmith87 on Oct 02, 2012 17:23
#30
paul_merton
*shrug* I went through a clinical governance approved training course on all this stuff two weeks ago, which explicitly stated that forehead thermometers are not accurate, as they are more affected by the environmental temperature, and also by oils and sweat on the skin.

Conversely, tympanic (ear) readings offer a better insight into body temperature, because the blood supply to the eardrum is shared with the blood supply to the hypothalamus (which regulates the body's temperature!).

After all, it's body temperature that matters, not the temperature of the surface of someone's forehead...

Well said
#31
p***ing contest aside

We found this thermometer (this exact one) to be rubbish. I tried it on my own ear and the readings were vastly (+/- 2C) different every time.

Before realising how rubbish the thermometer was we had a brief incident where we phoned nhs direct, stripped and cold sponged our poor baby. His temperature? Probably normal.

Thrown it away since. The Braun equivalent is rock solid and very reliable. That's probably why they use the Braun ones in the NHS.

My advice - dont bother with this (and in fact many other tommee tippee items - they do seem to make a lot of rubbish these days!)
#32
You can get it at Amazon for £4.99 delivered with 40 covers, as i have not seen anyone else getting this deal at £2.50

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005K7KRRE/ref=asc_df_B005K7KRRE9932711?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B005K7KRRE
#33
think you will find this is for the covers only and does not include the thermometer.which is 22..73.
;-(((
#34
moosery2
p***ing contest aside

We found this thermometer (this exact one) to be rubbish. I tried it on my own ear and the readings were vastly (+/- 2C) different every time.

Before realising how rubbish the thermometer was we had a brief incident where we phoned nhs direct, stripped and cold sponged our poor baby. His temperature? Probably normal.

Thrown it away since. The Braun equivalent is rock solid and very reliable. That's probably why they use the Braun ones in the NHS.

My advice - dont bother with this (and in fact many other tommee tippee items - they do seem to make a lot of rubbish these days!)

Not my experience of this one so far so sounds like yours may have been faulty...

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