However, when we brought our first child home from hospital, taking an accurate temperature became much more important to us. All the books advised that the rectal temperature was the most accurate way to obtain a newborn's temperature - so that's what we did.
But what do you do when your children get older and rectal temperatures are a bit, um, harder to obtain? (for us, this was when they graduated from diapers) Taking an accurate oral temperature (mouth) is not so easy when you're dealing with a preschooler. And ditto for obtaining underarm temperature readings.
Thankfully, in the midst of the latest round of sickness that went through our home, my husband came across this thermometer. He purchased it on his way home from work - and we tried it out immediately. It is so simple to use, and the kids even think it's kind of fun.
In fact, this thermometer is so easy to use, you may just become addicted - ask me how I know :)