Wednesday, September 9, 2009

There's Always An Easier Way, And This Is One Of Them! ReliOn Giveaway!


Have I ever taken a rectal temperature on one of my children? Nope. I've been lucky. I don't plan on taking one either, just for the record. I think if children are sick, rectal temperature taking will only make them feel worse. I'm a nurse, and before you tell me about rectal temperatures being more accurate, I've got one thing to say. Thermometers have come along way. I can see where oral vs. rectal may not be accurate, but these new generation thermometers are wonderful! Recently I received the ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer. To disclose, I was given two, one to review and one to give away to one of my readers in exchange for this review. Opening the package, I immediately began trying it out. The instructions are printed on a sticker, which is placed on the battery cover. Batteries are included by the way. I hate when they aren't, don't you? The ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer fits easily in the palm of my hand. It is extremely light and easy to hold. The bottom is flat so you can stand it on a table or counter without it falling over. Unlike some thermometers, there is no lining up dots or pointing laser beams at your child's precious head. Simply turn the unit on and immediately a beep will sound, wait for a pair of beeps, which let you know that the thermometer is ready. Next, it's time to move in on your child, hopefully while they are sleeping! After another beep, the accurate temperature will be displayed.. How does it compare to other thermometers? Well, I used a regular digital oral thermometer, another brand temple thermometer, and ReliOn Temple Touch. They were all within 0.2 degrees. Close enough in my opinion. The ReliOn was right down the middle!Now I said it's better to use this when your little one is asleep, especially if they are in those curious toddler years. Unless you can sneak up on them, you will probably need a distraction. Six seconds spent waiting on that final beep can seem like a very long time, especially when you are trying to hold the Temple Touch against your child's temple! I like the memory recall function and not having to use probe covers. The Temple Touch is easy to clean between uses. With flu season approaching, I am happy to have this new addition in our household! These thermometers are sold at WalMart and Sams Club. At under $10, they are a real bargain! US Residents can win one! To enter, leave a comment and tell me how you will be protecting your family against the flu! Follow me for an additional entry! If you follow me with Networked Blogs, leave two additional comments. Add me to your Technorati Faves or Stumble this post for two additional entries! Blog about this giveaway and link to this post and ReliOn for five extra entries! Be sure top leave the link in each additional comment! Giveaway ends midnight September 25, 2009! Good Luck!
A special thanks to MomSelect for the wonderful opportunity!

100 comments:

susan said...

We try to protect ourselves by eating right, exercising, and definitely lots of hand washing!

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randio said...

Lots of handwashing, daily disinfecting of phones, doorknobs, etc, & healthy eating!

Tj and Amy said...

we take sanitizer with us every where and wash our hands frequently. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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mogrill said...

I am a follower. We eat right, exercise and use vitamins. Also hand washing! LOTS of hand washing. Thanks for the chance.
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We wash our hands, a ridiculous amount!

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mverno said...

wash wash wash your hands mverno@roadrunner.com

llinda29 said...

handwashing and avoid sick people

Erica C. said...

We take vitamin C regularly to try to prevent the bug!

GabbyLowe said...

my and my children will all be getting flue shots, both regular and swine flue-

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samsakara said...

Lots of hand washing and having family cover there mouths when they cough.

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Carolyn G said...

we eat right and invest in a lot of purell

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- Marybeth I. said...

eating right and handwashing!

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mail4rosey said...

We're hoping the flu shots will keep us covered. Knock on wood.

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mamawj said...

main entry: well, I have handy wipes everywhere at easy reach and keep a can of lysol sray by my door as anyone enters encouraging them to spray the bottoms of there shoes to kill germs before entering
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roseh2o19 said...

hand washing

chelsea said...

We will be getting flu shots, washing our hands, taking our vitamins, exercising, getting plenty of fluid..water and juice, and sleeping lots!

chelsea said...

I follow!

justicecw said...

I teach my son good hygeine and we will also get flu shots! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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Steph said...

We're going to wash our hands a lot and I keep hand sanitizer in my purse and in the car when we're out and about.

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Julie said...

Washing our hands,not getting rundown, getting flu shots

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heaventrees said...

We will probably all get both types of flu shots and continue to stress handwashing and hand gel use.

Erica G said...

We will be getting flu shots. We also carry anti-bacterial gel with us and wash our hands as often as possible.

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cpsnsamples said...

with swine flu spreading like wild in our area,im beginning to wonder what precautions to take,we already do excessive hand washing...and today a child in our school system passed away with it...


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amyd said...

Well we wash hands all the time&clean a lot!

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Jessilyn82 said...

Lots of hand washing, hand sanitizer, and anti-viral tissues. There's nothing worse than a sick man so this year I'm taking extra precautions! LOL

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checkers said...

Just by reminding them to always wash their hands well and to stay away from sick infected people.
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Pam said...

We encourage frequent handwashing and frequently clean surfaces that are often touched by multiple people, such as door knobs, computer keyboards, etc. Thanks so much!
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pitaharmon said...

At my sons elementary school, they don't make them wash their hands before lunch, So I have trial size hand sanitizer bottles clipped to their lunch boxes, so they can clean their hands before they eat at school everyday.
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Amanda S. said...

We wash our hands frequently!

Tylerpants said...

We're going to go get flu shots and make sure we wash out hands frequently!
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packerfantimmy said...

We clean the whole house once a week. Wipe down dooor knobs, doors, cabinets, tv remotes, video game controls, phones, the usual.

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naynays1 said...

We take vitamin C regularly

Katrina said...

I got my flu shot (my baby is too young) and I try and wash my hands often

tonysopranogirl said...

We use vinegar to wipe down surfaces, wash hands all the time, and I am stickler about sneezing and coughing into elbow versus hands.

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we eat lots of fruits and veggies and try to get plenty of rest

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TaraB12 said...

We plan on getting the flu shot, as I work with children all day. We also stay hydrated and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

Sarah Z said...

We are taking our vitamins, eating right and washing out hands!
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I'm going to make sure everyone takes their vitamins and get enough sleep! trixpixel(at)gmail.com

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Gianna said...

Washing hands often and covering coughs.

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