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Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer
- Rectal use only
- Large backlit LCD display
- 10 second readings
- For newborns to age 3
- Lifetime warranty
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Important safety information:
High, prolonged fever requires medical attention especially for young children. Please contact your pediatrician.
Operating your Vicks® baby digital thermometer.
Press the on/off button to activate the thermometer. A beep will sound and the display will come on. The display will first show the LCD display test (fig. 1) and then show the last reading. After 5 seconds, the display will be in the ready mode (fig. 2) and the display light will go off.
Important: before first use, remove label from the display.
For rectal use: Use for babies, young children, or when it is difficult to take an oral or underarm temperature. Important: for sanitary reasons, once this thermometer has been used for a rectal reading, do not use it for an oral reading.1. Lubricate the tip with a water-soluble jelly for easier insertion. Do not use a petroleum jelly..
2. The proper position for a baby is to lay on its stomach with legs hanging down, either across your knees or at the edge of a bed or changing table.
3. Gently insert the tip of the thermometer no more than 1/2 inch into the rectum.
4. When the peak temperature is reached (usually 10 seconds) 10 beep signals will sound and the "degrees F" sign will stop flashing and the display light will come on.
5. Turn the thermometer off by pressing the on/off button. The display light will come on automatically to illuminate the last reading, then unit will power off.
Cleaning instructions: Clean the sensor area of the thermometer only by washing with soap and warm water or rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol).
Wipe dry with soft cloth.
Do not submerge the readout display of the thermometer in water. This will cause the thermometer to no longer function properly.
Do not boil or clean in dishwasher. This will cause the thermometer to no longer function and will void the warranty.
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Top Customer Reviews
Great product and recommend it to all, only wish it was more readily available especially overseas.
One of the worries in category c was "taking a rectal temperature." This was something I was dreading, and other people will pay lots of money for thermometers that will get you an accurate reading without sticking anything up your child's butt. The Vicks thermometer may be more expensive than other digital thermometers out there, but it is cheaper than those temporal artery thermometers, and it makes taking your child's temperature no big deal.
Initially, I thought that the biggest pro to this thermometer was its design, which makes it impossible to stick the thermometer in too far, even when you have a wiggly older baby who will not stay still. But recently, our daughter was sick and we needed to take her temperature, only to discover that we misplaced our Vicks thermometer and had to use a regular digital one. Only then did I appreciate how FAST you get a reading with the Vicks. It is so much faster than a regular thermometer. I did not realize how important this would be, but it is. Especially if your baby is old enough to get bored and not want to stay still.
I now buy this for my new mom friends, because it's something they don't realize they'll need. We are buying a new one to replace the one we can't find, but even if/when we find it, having 2 is helpful, so we don't have to use regular thermometers again.
This thermometer has a very short probe (no worries about going too far), and he has yet to even notice what we're doing. And it reads in 10 seconds or less, which is great because you're trying to get a temperature when he's screaming and crying. The armpit model we used before took up to 60 seconds, which is an eternity when he's thrashing and you're trying to hold the probe under his (thrashing) arm.
All in all, works fantastic, it's pretty cheap, and we don't have to dread getting a temp!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After my first one give up after many many years I bought the same one.It it great !Published 2 days ago by simone chiesa
Great thermometer for babies! We have twins and have one for each baby! It's very easy to use and i love the safety feature of being short so you can't go far and cause damage. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Kelly B.
This takes all the scare out from taking a rectal temperature. I did a lot of reading while pregnant and kept seeing that this was the most accurate way to take a baby's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Melanie Nelson
Has a tendency to break after only a short time. We've owned two of these, and they've both broken. The lens that covers the screen fell off of one, and the other one just stopped... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ben Z.