Thursday, 9 February 2012

Syner-Med Non Contact Thermometer Review

I was sent a Syner-Med VeraTemp Non Contact Thermometer to review; I was very keen to try it out as I think it is a fantastic idea.  I have always been a fan of checking my children’s temperatures anyway; I think it is vital in small children as the risk of fitting from high and out of control temperatures is a huge and very real worry. 

My dad says what’s wrong with the old method of just hand on forehead!  Well I think that is prehistoric, when you have innovative and affordable technology in your grasp I think it’s important to embrace it!

Eldest was sent home from school once, as he felt hot…  Using my dad’s technique I might have been tempted to give him medicine to lower it, but using a thermometer I soon discovered his temperature was fine.  He was hot from coughing not a fever like the school had thought.  Always best to avoid having to give children medicine unnecessarily.

Then it comes to the question of what thermometer to buy; well I have started to get royally fed up with the cost of all the probe covers for our current thermometer you place in your ear.  Hubbie with his infinite wisdom decided at one point to try and save money and not use the covers; he ended up with a severe ear infection and popped eardrums!!!  So something I would definitely not recommend doing if times are hard… just invest in a Syner-Med thermometer in the first place and save so much more money in the long run.  Shares in Amazon might plummet now I won’t be placing any repeat orders for more probe covers, but my bank balance will be a lot happier!

I especially love that it is non contact, when your children are unwell sleep is so important to recuperate so its nice to be able to hold this away from them rather than have to stick it under their tongue or in their ear and potentially wake them up when you don’t need to.

The thermometer only costs £36.95, which is something of a bargain, considering you can use it for testing babies bottle, food, bath water and room temperature on top of body temperature.  Hubbie is going round holding it 5cm away from anything giving it a click and proudly reporting back on its temperature.  I think the novelty is not going to run out anytime soon!

Hubbie checking the children’s porridge is a suitable temperature.




We also compared readings with our trusty old thermometer and they matched up nicely, which was very reassuring.  I would have no hesitation recommending this to all my mummy friends and family.

You can find out more on their website including ordering online.

If you would like to win one and am sure you will please fill in the rafflecopter and get your entries in by midnight on the 1st of March.


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137 comments:

  1. Helen from the good life mum9 February 2012 at 21:44

    I'm a big believer in infer red thermometers so easy to use no need for cleaning or worrying about spreading infection I have even ditched all those glass thermometers that shatter so easily in the kitchen and use my infer red

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  2. This sounds great! Checking my children's temperature when they are asleep without waking them sounds good to me :) Will sooooo be getting one of these. :) x

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  3. Wow! This looks fantastic! How much easier! x

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  4. i would love to win this as i am always worried about my childrens temperature when there ill after my oldest had a febrile convulsion a couple of years ago

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  5. Would love to win this for my niece who is a new mum - having had to use the strips on the head and the old stick style thermometers when my 2 were growing up I know this would be so useful

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  6. Because this will always come in useful.

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  7. because its a very useful device to have

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  8. This is absolutely fantastic! I have a little plastic forehead thermometer which doesn't stay on my little one's skin especially when she's crying and I don't think it's that accurate. This looks great because you can do it whilst they are sleeping, screaming or whatever and I'd love to win.

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  9. Would love to win this as think its a fab idea and my little man HATES having his temp taken with our ear thermometer! x

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  10. Would love to win as my daughter had a febrile convulsion and it was very scary, wouldn't want to go through that again so I am very vigilant of both my childrens temperatures.

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  11. Great prize for my grandson!

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  12. Wow that would be handy prize with all these bugs about and me being vulnerable

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  13. We are currently going through a very long and tiring 7 weeks of whooping cough (otherwise known as the 100 day cough), my son wakes almost every 40 minutes to cough throughout the night although is fine in the day.  We are like zombies in the day thanks to the lack of sleep.  The doctors can't treat the whooping cough, however we have to constantly be on the lookout for secondary infections with him.  So this thermometer would be perfect for monitoring his temp, I did have one of those Feverscan ones which you place on the forehead but it disappeared some months back as it is so slim, so it would be perfect if I won this thermometer.  Thanks for running! x

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  14. I would like this as the non contact  element would be very useful with 3 girls to not share infections with

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  15. we don't have a thermometer, so this would be really useful!

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  16. I would love to win because my toddler hates anyone touching his head or putting anything on his head (the doctors think it could be due to his traumatic birth) so this would be perfect for checking his temperature!

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  17. Our daughter is always complaining the water is too hot or too cold in the bath so she couldn't complain anymore.

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  18. What an incredibly useful thermometer!

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  19. This would be ideal for my daughter to use as she can be a bit anxious as a new mum. 

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  20. We moved back in April and somewhere along the way we lost our old thermometer and since my son started school in Sept, him, me and my youngest Oliver seem to get constantly ill (hubby always seems to avoid it!)

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  21. With 4 kids and a broken ear thermometer this would be ideal for us!!!

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  22. Now thats useful I have a young one who screams at anything like thermometers or even medicine, this would make my life so much easier

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  23. This would make it so much easier to check Paige is fit & well x

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  24. I think the thermometer sounds brilliant for not only checking the temperature of people, food and places but also for making children aware of what is average temperature and understanding when things are so hot that they need to protect themselves.  They can play guess the temperature games!  That is, of course, only after the man of the house has spent a couple of days fully testing its capabilities.(inside car, outside car, floor, ceiling, wall, behind radiator etc.)

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  25. What a fab product! I would mainly use it for the children's bedrooms as they are often cooler than ours.

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  26. What a brilliant product great for wriggly infants

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  27. With 4 kids this would be a lifesaver. Especially as our ear one is broken :(

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  28. This would be great for middle of the night temperature checks!

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  29. with a 2 year old and a four month old, there is a constant cycle of sickness going around so one of these would come iin very handy!

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  30. this seems to have a variety of great uses, especially for younger children who while quite happy normally to puit whatever they grab hold off into their mouths are not quite so keen with thermometers.

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  31. What a great idea! My son hates having a thermometer anywhere near him when he's ill so this would be ideal.

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  32. because my son is very wriggly and doesn't like waiting long enough for the ordinary thermometer to work

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  33. I'd like to win because it sounds practical, especially with wriggly children, and I think my hubby would have fun with it too!

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  34. My son recently had an earache & fever and it was so difficult to get him to stay still enough to use the forehead strip or the ear thermometer, I got completely wrong readings, so this would be wonderful!

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  35. Poorly babies are always a woory so one less stress would be great

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  36. what a great gadget and it does so many things.  using it as a room temp would be good as i am on medication which makes me go hot or cold, so i dont always know if its cold or hot

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  37. My daughter has fits when she gets a temperature so I am paranoid about it every time shes ill. This would certainly make things easier in our house.

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  38. The Scrummy Mummy27 February 2012 at 22:37

    I would like to win as I really would like a reliable thermometer I worry so much when the girls have temps

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  39. Really need one for my kids and need something reliable like this for peace of mind

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  40. would love to win one, need a reliable thermometer insteas of what i use

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  41. It sounds really useful :)

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  42. Wow I would really love one of these..amazing item.

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  43. What a fantastic idea. I like to check the temp of a poorly child before I go to bed but haven't managed to do it without waking them up yet. This would be brill!

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  44. Sounds great!

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  45. looks fab. would love to give this a go. 

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  46. Something more reliable than my cheap rubbish one would be great!

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  47. I'd love to win something that actually works!

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  48. Just whats needed at home

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  49. Im currently 37 weeks pregnant and also have a 17 month old daughter so there is plenty of opportunties to need to use a thermometre. This looks great, easy and quick to use and is ideal for use with children and reheating food.

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  50. Ever since my son had a fit from overheating its been a concern of mine. I find my in ear thermometer inaccurate and my under arm one he wiggles and says it tickles. Both a nightmare. 

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  51. Fantastic. I have a couple and I can't get an accurate reading for my daughter. Possibly because she is wriggling around. This would be great to have in my medicine cabinent.

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  52. My thermometer is ancient and I don't trust the readings!  It is an old mercury one so I worry about it cracking.

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  53. wow how technology has moved on

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  54. looks like a very handy gadget to have around

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  55. This would be great to help with my sisters 4 children

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  56. such a great idea!!!

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  57. Hilda Hazel Wright28 February 2012 at 18:55

    This would be a great addition to the first aid kit!!!

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  58. good idea, would like to see it in practice though as I trained as a nurse using mercury thermometers. 

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  59. i would love 2 win this as i have a little baby and would really help me! x

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  60. such a great idea

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  61. I'd love to win because with 5 kids in the house it would come in very handy. Love the look of it too.

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  62. my daughter has special needs, so we are always very careful with her becoing ill

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  63. I would like to win as it's a great idea - easy and fuss free!

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  64. This would be great, just for peace of mind x

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  65. Id like to win because it looks fab, I have a 2 year old a 4 year old and im due with baby no3 in June and a hubby who is always ill so it would come in incredibly useful for all of us! Fingers crossed!

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  66. What a useful bit of kit. I would love to win this

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  67. I really like the look of this - brilliant bit of technology

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  68. My grandson never lets me take his temperature and when he is ill I do not want to upset him by forcing him so this would really solve the problem

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  69. My last themometer (sp. - soz, tired!) got broken and haven't got round to replacing it! This looks like it would more than replace my old stanard one! :) @pipersky1

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  70. Its just what I need right now , both my little ones are ill!!!

    jpow1976

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  71. I would love one as I too am fed up of buying the little plastic ear bits and this would do for the whole family great idea. Plus if I don't win I think I will have to look one out anyway thanks...

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  72. So badly need a thermometer as both my kids tend to run very high temps and can run into big trouble, old one broke only last week and money tight so on the list but to win one would be great x

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  73. What an ingenious bit of kit! I''d love to win as I'm preparing for my first born, due in June, so this looks like it would be really useful.

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  74. I have great difficulty reading a conventional thermometer accurately and never sure if I should shake it. This would take away my troubles in an instant

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  75. I would love to have this to save my cat from having her temperature taken the conventional way by the vet :-)

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  76. this is handy

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  77. I would love to win and this is such a good idea and so useful

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  78. make taking a temperature a lot easier when they are not well 

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  79. It would make life a lot easier!

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  80. What a brilliant gadget - wished I'd got one ages ago.

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  81. Looks great :D

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  82. This would make life much easier

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  83. As we look after our Granddaughter 5 days and 4 nights a week as her mum is nurse training. (Child care to expensive, so its left up to the Grandparents). This would be great as a 'just in case' piece of kit and would make our minds more at ease since we old lol. As in your post we from generation of hand on forehead, but for the 1st time we are not looking after our own child but our daughters child so need to be right about these things 1st time and every time.

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  84. Someone has to win, it might as well be me

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  85. Id like to win this as when the children are poorly the last thing i want to be doing is upsetting them by trying to take their temp, this is the first ive seen these and i NEED one.

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  86. What a fantastic product.

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  87. My first baby is due in July and I'm a paranoid first time mum, this would put my mind at ease. 

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  88. would love to win as this would give complete peace of mind at an important time 

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  89. I like a good gadget and this is a really good gadget.

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  90. would find this so useful x

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  91. I could really use this

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  92. Such a useful item to have round the house :) x

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  93. really useful, so good in comparison to the old mercury ones

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  94. Love the fact that you can take the temperature of more than just body temperature.
    Brilliant idea :)

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  95. Would be very handy in a house with wriggly kids who have the attention span of a gnat!!

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  96. what an excellent concept!

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  97. very handy, not only for taking temperatures of the poorly ones but also when my son says he's tea is still to hot to eat i can show him that its just fine!!

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  98. Fantastic idea....now let me be the winner!

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  99. I'd love to win for my baby daughter as it makes it so much easier to take the temperature.

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  100. I was only saying to my friend on the phone the other day that I needed a thermometer and this one sounds brilliant!

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  101. Ooooo this looks fab, something that I could do with too

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  102. Really good to not have to wake a sleeping child to take their temperature

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  103. I would love to win this as I already have several different types of thermometers but none of them give very accurate readings. This one sounds like it might actually be trustworthy, resulting in peace of mind for me! :)

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  104. Lyndsey_allison05061 March 2012 at 12:44

    I am pregnant with my third child, and have a 9 month old and a five year old. I know from experience how essential this piece of equipment would be for maintaining my peace of mind :)

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  105. Would love to win this as it's always handy to have a reliable thermometer in the house when you have young children

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  106. an interesting invention

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  107. I'd like to win because its very handy

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  108. Crikey, sounds fab, could do with one of those in our house! xx

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  109. I would like to win because it looks really easy to use :)

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  110. Araminta Brown1 March 2012 at 13:59

    Ha! My husband would do exactly what yours does (only mine would probably record his answers in a spreadsheet... sigh...) Looks like a great product.

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  111. Araminta Brown1 March 2012 at 14:04

    PS it looks so good because I can't get near my 2-year-old's ears at the best of times, never mind when he's feeling poorly.

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  112. i'd love to win because I don't actually own a thermometer!

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  113. This would be ideal. I have bought many thermometers but the quick response ones have broken.

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  114. id love to win as my 4yr old hates us using the in ear thermometer  he squirms so much u never sure if u got accurate reading

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  115. Lorraine polley1 March 2012 at 15:27

    have never used one of these thermometers, when my kids were young you touched the forehead, if they felt hot, they had a temperature!!! would be useful for my grandson

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  116. looks great, and so much easier that the one i have. would be great to have a quick way of checking the temperature without stressing anyone out, would love it

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  117. I'd like to win purely because it's incredibly clever and I could say 'WOW' every time I used it :)

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  118. I'd love to win and I'd give the thermometer to my son and his partner who are expecting their first baby any day now (my first grandchild) woohoo.  When my son was born over (cough, cough) 20 years ago, I bought a bath thermometer to test the temperature of his bath water (probably top of the range back then) but several months after I bought it the liquid inside leaked out of it while he was in the bath , he has lived though for me to tell the tale ha ha

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  119. my daughter screams the place down near any doctor nurse, she suffers from febrile convulsions and doesn't like anyone near her ears or unders her arms.. this would be an absolute godsend xx

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  120. I like to have a comprehensive home first aid kit. This would make an excellent addition to it.

    @00annabellee00

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  121. its simply incredible

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  122. What a great little machine

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  123. Chris Williams1 March 2012 at 20:11

    what a brill little gadget would love to win

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  124. because it will be great for baby

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  125. It looks fantastic, I had no idea about this product, defiantly worth it. I have a inner ear one for my four, I panic about fevers, my oldest had febrile convulsions when she was younger and my youngest survived meningitis last year at 4month old. I know just how important watching for signs are, this would be invaluable to any parent.

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  126. because this would be so useful :)

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