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AgeSmart Family Thermometer


How does the AgeSmart Family Thermometer help parents?

It never fails. When school hits, so does colds and flu. Each and every year.

This trend seems to last until the new year as well. Do all the kids adjust to each others’ germs in school mid-way or something? Odd, but like clockwork, my kids get colds in the first week of September, and they were just done a bout of the flu a couple weeks ago. My poor babies!

Vicks had asked me to try out their new AgeSmart Family Thermometer, and it arrived exactly one week before that flu hit our household in a mad fury. So, I actually got to give this thermometer the full test, right when I needed it most. Do we call that lucky?

What I like most about this thermometer is that you click to indicate whether the person is under 3 months, 3-36 months, or over 36 months, and it uses medical guidelines to interpret temperatures. So, you don’t have to stand in the dark, in the middle of the night and try to interpret what the reading is {I’m not quick on the draw at 3am}.

What it does is displays a color-coded readings {green is OK, yellow is mild fever and red is high fever}, using the persons age as the guideline. Hence the name ‘AgeSmart’ this age-adjustable feature is the first of its kind. If this isn’t enough it also has a memory system to track the last readings.

It can be used for oral, axiliary or rectal temps, so it’s a good thing that the AgeSmart Family Thermometer is water resistant so you can clean the thermometer well.

Always used to using a forehead-swipe type of thermometer, I was surprised that the kids had no issues with holding this one under the tongue. Yet, they’re kids and even the most tolerant isn’t when sick, so it’s a good thing that it only takes 8 seconds to provide a reading.

This is great to have if you have more than one child of varying ages, since it does most of the ‘guess’ work for you. Proven clinically accurate, it’s pretty smart. ‘Cause again, at 3am, I am not.

AgeSmart Family Thermometer is available at: Jean Coutu, Lawtons, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Guardian IDA, PharmaPlus, Loblaws, Paragon, PharmaCHoice West, PharmaChoice Atlantic, Remedy and has an ARV of $19.99 – $21.99.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.



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