Temple Touch Thermometer Review and Giveaway





Flu season is about to rear its ugly head, and I'm bracing myself for the usual round of sniffles, sore throats and sick days. I was recently invited by Mom Select to review ReliOn's new Temple Touch thermometer. Here's what I thought of it:


The Basics
The ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer is a non-invasive thermometer that reads temperatures from the temple in approximately 6-8 seconds. It samples heat flowing from the blood vessels to the skin surface and accurately translates it to body temperature. Unlike other forehead-type thermometers, the Temple Touch is unaffected by local ambient conditions, resulting in more accurate readings.


The Bongga
The Temple Touch makes taking your child's temperature soooo easy! I've always been nervous about my kids biting through to the mercury in the oral thermometers, and I find it awkward to position it under their tongue. Holding it there and waiting for the darn thing to beep is even more agonizing. No such problems with the Temple Touch -- you just press it to your child's temple, and it's blazingly fast, you don't have to pin her down for very long! You can even use take your child's temperature while she's asleep. It's so easy to use (turn it on, wait for 2 beeps, press to the temple, wait for the next beep, read results) and even if you do forget how it works, the instructions are clearly written on a little sticker that's stuck to the back on the unit. Brilliant!

The Blah

When I tried out the Temple Touch, my temperature read 99.1 F. My temperature with a regular oral thermometer came to 98.7, and when I stuck the oral thermometer under my arm, it read 96.1. The variation of temperatures is so confusing! I don't have much faith in our old oral thermometer, so I'll have to take the Temple Touch with me to our next doctor's visit to check how accurate it is. Also, I wish the thermometer came in a little case to protect it from water and curious little hands!

The Bottom Line
Use the Temple Touch thermometer is easy to use, easy to clean, fast, non-invasive and gentle -- which means hassle-free temperature taking. Which means parents will love it!


Win It!
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a Temple Touch thermometer courtesy of Mom Select. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and share your best remedy for the common cold. (This is required for entry and must be complete before any extra entries count).

For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):


1) Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back to this post (leave a comment here with a link to your post).

2) Leave a comment on any of my blog posts on Finding Bonggamom (leave a comment here with the link to the post that you commented on).

3) Tweet this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your tweet). Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste:

Temple Touch Thermometer giveaway from @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/m99toq


This giveaway ends at midnight PST on Sept. 24, 2009.; I will draw a winner at random on June 25 and post the winner's name on the comments section soon after. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!


I received a product sample for this post, but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

56 Comments, Leave yours here:

moushka on September 11, 2009 at 4:56 PM said...

OK since I am presently suffering from a cold, I will share that Emergen-C is a wonderful product. It tastes good and helps to keep my cold from getting worse.

Erica C. on September 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM said...

We take vitamin C regularly to try to prevent getting the common cold!

kendra22 on September 11, 2009 at 6:05 PM said...

when you have a cold--good ole chicken soup

tawnda on September 12, 2009 at 11:10 AM said...

warm blankets and lots of fluids & rest

llinda29 on September 12, 2009 at 3:28 PM said...

My best remedy for the common cold is aspirin

Janna @ Feed Your Pig on September 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM said...

Love and snuggling in bed!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Purplepixiepop on September 12, 2009 at 7:35 PM said...

Plenty of liquids, rest and vitamin C. Thanks for the contest. :)

Purplepixiepop on September 12, 2009 at 7:37 PM said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/PurplePixiepop/status/3946895020

Anonymous said...

Lots of rest, liquids and tylenol.
And Emergen-C, too.
parodi821 at yahoo dot com

mogrill on September 12, 2009 at 11:47 PM said...

Lots of sleep, fluids, chicken noodle soup and vitamins. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Luv to Save on September 13, 2009 at 8:03 AM said...

In my family we try not to take medications as much as possible. For common colds best remedy for us is plenty of rest and fluids.

Luv to Save on September 13, 2009 at 8:05 AM said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/Luv_to_Save/status/3955693014

- Marybeth I. on September 13, 2009 at 9:18 AM said...

A lot of rest and fluids

samsakara on September 14, 2009 at 5:33 PM said...

Lots of rest and chicken noodle soup.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

mama speak on September 14, 2009 at 8:46 PM said...

the usual: rest, fluids, etc..
secret weapon: Chicken UDON!!! Always makes me feel so much better.

rbailey1958 on September 15, 2009 at 5:11 PM said...

Chicken noodle Soup, and drink plenty of fluids
pkbailey@charter.net

Wendy said...

Sleep and drink lot of water.
bear101 at hotmail dot com

Lori on September 17, 2009 at 9:27 AM said...

For me, green tea with lemongrass. For the kids, lots of rest!
lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

metalmomma on September 17, 2009 at 10:19 AM said...

sleep, orange juice and chicken soup

shelley on September 18, 2009 at 5:04 PM said...

Plenty of rest and vitamin C.

Deb on September 19, 2009 at 2:54 PM said...

I really think you have to let it take it's course and treat the symptoms. Nyquil works best for me because it lets me sleep through the night. Thanks for the great giveaway.

mail4rosey on September 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM said...

The remedy we use is similar to Deb's, we let it take it's course, making sure to rest when we can, and we take Day-Quil, so it's not bothering us while we're working.

Thank you.
msurosey@yahoo.com

idahomom on September 21, 2009 at 2:12 PM said...

sleep

heaventrees on September 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM said...

I find using Zicam really shortens the length of colds. I use it at the very first sign of a cold.

Sweeter the berry on September 22, 2009 at 8:45 PM said...

We always use Triaminic a humidifier for the kiddies and let them rest and I use nyquil, halls, tea and some rest.
letessha@yahoo.com

Sweeter the berry on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/dahliamomma/status/4307318237

*Kim* on September 23, 2009 at 4:58 PM said...

Vicks Vapo Rub and a humidifier with Vicks Vapo Steam in it. It really relieves congestion and helps you sleep and get the rest you need when you're sick.

Kim
sunkissed212[at]yahoo.com

dmjitems on September 23, 2009 at 5:10 PM said...

My best remedy is plenty of sleep.
dmjitems (at) gmail (dot) com

Dolphin Girl on September 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM said...

home made chicken soup, lots of fluid and lots of rest!

Girly Remix on September 23, 2009 at 7:07 PM said...

Chicken soup, sleep, and lovin'. :)
GirlyRemix(at)gmail(dot)com

mchavez718 on September 23, 2009 at 10:23 PM said...

Best remedy is liquids, rest, and my mom's chicken soup.
mchavez718@gmail.com

naynays1 on September 23, 2009 at 11:40 PM said...

Plenty of liquids, rest and vitamins.

ladyt64 on September 24, 2009 at 2:15 AM said...

My best remedy for the common cold is lots of Vitamin C and homemade soup.

ladyt64 on September 24, 2009 at 2:16 AM said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/ladyt64/status/4338117462

ladyt64 on September 24, 2009 at 2:19 AM said...

I blogged.
http://adayinthelifeofatypoqueen.blogspot.com/2009/09/temple-touch-thermometer-review-and.html

Amanda S. on September 24, 2009 at 8:20 AM said...

My best remedy is lots of sleep!

Jessi on September 24, 2009 at 9:07 AM said...

My best remedy is vicks on the feet with socks on at bedtime

Jessi on September 24, 2009 at 9:07 AM said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/JabberingJessi/status/4344975390

Jessi on September 24, 2009 at 9:10 AM said...

I commented on wordless wednesday

http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2009/09/wordless-wednesday-ugly-babies.html

Anonymous said...

Chicken soup is good for colds

chase_me2004 (at) hotmail (dot) com

amyd on September 24, 2009 at 10:58 AM said...

chicken noodle soup,warm blankets&some favorite movies!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

pitaharmon on September 24, 2009 at 11:11 AM said...

There is a product called Airborne. Dissolves in water and you drink the water. You can actually take it before you go somewhere crowded to help prevent the cold too. My dad told me about it 6 years ago and I have only had a couple of colds since then. I believe it works.
harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

Pam on September 24, 2009 at 2:40 PM said...

My best remedy is just meds for symptoms and then lots of liquids and a cozy bed. Old fashioned but still works! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

twifanheather on September 24, 2009 at 5:13 PM said...

My best remedy is hot soup or hot tea and lots of rest!

twifanheather on September 24, 2009 at 5:14 PM said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/_HeatherAnne_/status/4355474378

Erica G on September 24, 2009 at 7:20 PM said...

Thera-Flu and Mrs. Grass Chicken noodle Soup.

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

Carrie on September 24, 2009 at 9:43 PM said...

My best remedy is drinking lots of tea and resting.

Gianna on September 24, 2009 at 10:49 PM said...

Homemade Chicken, potatoes and dumplings :)

Betty C on September 24, 2009 at 11:08 PM said...

A good preventive measure is Vitamin C but for a cold already in progress there's nothing better than plenty of sleep and chicken soup.

Betty C on September 24, 2009 at 11:14 PM said...

Commented
http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2009/09/wordless-wednesday-ugly-babies.html

Betty C on September 24, 2009 at 11:16 PM said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/willitara/status/4362553713

Swtlilchick on September 24, 2009 at 11:18 PM said...

Tylenol,chicken broth and lots of
fluids.I also use a cool pack for
the forehead

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick on September 24, 2009 at 11:20 PM said...

Tweet:Swtlilchick
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Swtlilchick on September 24, 2009 at 11:27 PM said...

Commented on this post:
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AmyLynn on September 24, 2009 at 11:58 PM said...

Chicken noodle soup and lots of sleep.

Bonggamom on September 26, 2009 at 3:55 PM said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winner, samsakara!

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