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Safety 1st Gentle Read Rectal Thermometer

3.5 out of 5 stars 354 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • 8-second reading
  • Flexible tip and over-insertion guard
  • Recalls last reading
  • Beeps when complete
  • Replaceable long-life battery
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Product Description

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The Safety 1st gentle read rectal thermometer features a secure grip and takes a fast, accurate reading in just 8 seconds. It helps make taking temperature in the pediatrician recommended manner easier for both you and your baby.


Product Information

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Technical Details
Item Weight1.8 ounces
Product Dimensions0.8 x 3.6 x 7.6 inches
UPC884392549657 799959733052 884392490287 885122614461 885586117409 795871062188 885575087010 885699209091 885175776925 885649177913 885189061383 885523489064 782357420853 885710059018 797706057475
Item model numberTH035
Batteries requiredNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB004V2I0FU
Best Sellers Rank #715 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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I'm a physician (for adults) with a toddler. I used this when my son was a baby and give this item as a baby gift. For newborns, you should only take rectal temperatures, as a fever in new babies is very worrisome and requires immediate medical attention. A rectal temperature is the MOST ACCURATE method for taking a temperature (in any person, but especially newborns). Even if you never need this, it's an important investment for potential middle of the night fevers or worries that your newborn might have a fever. Please also have a dedicated rectal thermometer so that you do not introduce germs into the mouth after using one rectally. Although you could use any thermometer in both orifices, I like the fact this has a guard so that you do not accidentally go too deep as you are dealing with a squirming child. Adding a small amount of lubricant can also help and will not affect the temperature.
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I prefer this over other rectal (or multi-purpose) thermometers for two reasons: (1) it is VERY fast (maybe 3 seconds?) and (2) it is simple. Many thermometers try to be "multi-purpose" but you have to read the tiny instructions to figure out how to code in "rectal" or "underarm", using only one or two buttons. This has: On and Off.
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We got this along with the Vick's thermometer just to compare. This works much better than the Vick's in my opinion.

Our baby got his first fever and this Safety 1st thermometer is what we used. I'd say it's pretty accurate and when your little one is sick, you really want to keep track of their temperature just to be sure it's not too high. Now 100.4 or higher is considered a fever.

What I do is this: Wipe the tip with alcohol and smother a tiny bit of vaseline on the tip. Turn it on by pressing the button once. It shall say "L", then insert it into the baby's butt. The temperature will rise at this point. Wait until you hear a beeping sound. The waiting usually takes about 5 seconds.

The only thing I'd like to see different is if the temperature reading could take place faster, especially when your baby is fussy with a thermometer up his butt, even 5 seconds is too long.
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Like others have said, this item NEVER worked. We checked the battery and could never get the screen to turn on. Completely inconvenient when you have a sick baby and need to take their temp. They won't even accept it for return WITH NO REFUND - I just want to send it to them to show that it DOES NOT WORK.
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I bought this thermometer for my Shar-Pei, as they are prone to an illness called Shar-Pei fever. This can be set for both F or C and works relatively quickly. It is small and compact, so it fits in my little first aid bag that I keep for my dogs. The tip is small, so it doesn't upset my Pei while I check his temperature. I am doubtful about the accuracy of this, as it seems to read on the low side.

Whether you are using this for a pet or child, I would suggest purchasing the Safety 1st protective covers for hygiene purposes.
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As others have said, the battery fails quickly if it was working to begin with. Even worse, and this also aligns with some of the other reviews, I bought a brand new battery from CVS (not from Amazon since reviews have said those batteries can come used / with low charge) and the thermometer still gave the low battery message and didn't work.
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The first time I went to use this product it wouldn't work. I pressed the button and the screen showed some figures but after that, I'd press it and nothing would show up but yet it made a beep noise.
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This thermometer gives a different reading every time I take my baby's temperature in one sitting. I was seeing anywhere between 99.1 and 100.3! And half the time the thermometer won't beep to indicate a final temperature, it just turns itself off after a minute or two while I am waiting there for it to beep and my baby is getting very upset.
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