View Full Version : Thermometer for 4 1/2 year-old

07-25-2002, 09:42 AM
What is the most accurate thermometer and method for taking a 4 1/2 year-old's temperature? We have a Braun Thermoscan ear thermometer that seems to be very difficult to get an accurate and consistent reading from (my daughter, currently sick, was registering readings on this thermometer yeasterday anywhere from 102 degrees to 104.9 degrees during a 5 minute period of time - her temp was taken three times then). We also have a Safety First digital thermometer which we tried to get her to keep under her tongue, but she's a wiggly 4 year-old and it was difficult for her to keep it in place. Has anyone used the electronic forehead thermometer - do you find it to be accurate? You wouldn't think it would be that difficult to take a kid's temperature with all of the options out there, but I'm at my wit's end! Thanks in advance for the help!