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The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer

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Product Description

The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer gives a speedy, 3-5 second reading. Unique, ergonomic design for ease-of-use for parent and comfort for baby. Easy-read, large LED window display, positioned to face parent during reading. Designed to prevent over-insertion, for reassurance. Protective storage cover for sensor tip.

Taking a rectal temperature is very uncomfortable for both parent and baby, but it is still the "gold standard" as recommended by pediatricians.

You might know Learning Curve better as an umbrella brand that designs and manufactures a range of age-specific brands for babies and children including: The First Years, Lamaze, John Deere Kids, Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder. Learning Curve products help make caring for baby easier with safety, soothing and feeding products as well Learning Curve toys that help encourage Baby's development from the very start.

Products and toys from Learning Curve are educational in nature to help nurture infants' and toddlers' minds from the feeding stages to the playing stages of their lives. All items are researched and designed under the supervision of educators, child development authorities, parents and children. Learning Curve is committed to helping parents keep their children healthy, happy and safe with day-to-day solutions for mealtime, bedtime, at home and on-the-go. Since July 2007, Learning Curve has followed a Multi-Check Safety System to help assure parents that Learning Curve products are safe.

Features

  • Speedy, 3-5 second reading
  • Unique, ergonomic design for ease-of-use for parent/comfort for baby
  • Easy-read, large LED window display, positioned to face parent during reading
  • Designed to prevent over-insertion, for reassurance
  • Protective storage cover for sensor tip

Additional Info

096488

FDF4D270

071463071494

Y7149

0.1 pounds

3.1 x 1.5 x 0.3

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Average Customer Rating:

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Learning Curve 1001175The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer
 
1.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

23%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Accurate (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

  • Inaccurate (16)
  • Unreliable (14)

Best Uses

  • Infants (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Average health (4), Medical professional (4), Athletic (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

This is my favorite thermometer

I am not sure what all the negative reviews are about. I have used this thermometer for over a year with 5 ear infections, roseola, chicken pox and a few other common...Read complete review

I am not sure what all the negative reviews are about. I have used this thermometer for over a year with 5 ear infections, roseola, chicken pox and a few other common colds...everytime I felt it was very consistent. Sometimes I would even take a second temp to confirm and it would either be the same or a tenth higher. For a 10 second reading I can't complain. Not sure if they came out with a newer, more accurate version that I got and everyone else had all the old ones...I would definitly recommend this thermometer. The design is easy to handle and assures me that I can't insert it too far. Also, the quick reading is priceless, who wants to wait for a temp with a sick, squrming baby. The cap does fall off easily.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Inaccurate

Having confidence in your infant's thermometer is not an option. This thermometer is completely unreliable. I had the same experience as other users that each time I take my baby's temperature I get a...Read complete review

Having confidence in your infant's thermometer is not an option. This thermometer is completely unreliable. I had the same experience as other users that each time I take my baby's temperature I get a wide swing in readings (1-3 degrees!!). Fortunately I have a pacifier thermometer backup that seems to be much more reliable. Its readings are reproducible – saving unnecessary panic calls to the pediatrician. There must be no quality controls in this products manufacturing!

Reviewed by 23 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Never gave the same reading!!!

By NPmom

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Medical Professional

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Inaccurate
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

    This thermometer came in the kit (everything else in there is extremely useful) and was first used when my daughter was 2.5 months old. Her temp was 100.3 so I monitored her for the next 24 hours with readings ranging anywhere from 98.4 to 100. The reading would even change 1 degree within 2 minutes. I do have to include in here that I am a RN so it's not like I didn't know how to take a temp. Also, my daughter was not constipated so I know there was no fecal compaction. I was so frustrated that I had my husband take her to the pediatrician to verify the reading, only to find out that my husband did not have them take her temp with our thermometer right after they took her temp with theirs. I definitely do not trust this thermometer and I'm still on the search for an accurate one.

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    5.0

    Works Great!

    By Boy Mom

    from Dallas, TX

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Infants

      Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

      I bought this product in January and have never had an inaccurate reading. It has always been very consistent and accurate. It has never been uncomfortable for my one year old, which is very surprising. It also reads super fast. No complaints... surprised by the negative reviews!

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      1.0

      Very Unreliable

      By First time mom

      from Atlanta

      About Me Athletic

      Pros

        Cons

        • Inaccurate
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

          After reading all these terrible reviews, it actually confirmed I'm not going crazy by continually getting readings on my newborn ranging from a 1-4 degree difference which is huge! This product is terrible and I don't recommend it at all!!

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          1.0

          unreliable

          By 1st time mom

          from temecula,ca

          Pros

            Cons

            • Inaccurate
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

              Just bought this one to replace my vicks thermometer that has been misplaced. I absolutely DO NOT recommend this to anyone. The difference in reading range from 1-3 degrees, so unreliable and frustrating especially when you are suspecting a fever with your little one and want to confirm it but don't know which reading is correct. Definitely will go back to the vicks brand!

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              1.0

              NOT accurate at all.

              By LisatheLamb

              from Texas

              Pros

                Cons

                • Inaccurate
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

                  I bought this having another one that failed and trying to find an accurate one. I should have read the reviews. On my 4 week old, I used it straight out of the packaging concerned of a temperature. I got 100.4 right away which is the temp they ask you to go to the hospital for at that age. I was floored!! So I waited, retested and got anywhere from 100.4 to 98.5 in a 15-20 minute window. REALLY?!?! How can I be an effective first time parent without accurate tools? I was FURIOUS. I went to the clinic in the rain to make sure he was okay b/c I had poor tools at home. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS ONE.

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                  1.0

                  Horrible

                  By Busy Mom

                  from Boston, MA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Inaccurate
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

                      Horrible thermometer. Inaccurate readings. I agree with other reviewers. It's off by 3 degrees when you take multiple readings. It finally stopped working after 1 year of use. Keeps giving an error. I wouldn't recommend.

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                      1.0

                      Terrible and Inaccurate!

                      By momofboys

                      from East Coast

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Inaccurate
                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Infants

                        Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

                        This is a terrible product that I would not recommend. I have taken back to back temps and they were 98.6 and 102.6!! Terrible!

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                        1.0

                        Inaccurate

                        By First Time Mom - and Nurse

                        from Scottsdale, AZ

                        About Me Medical Professional

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Inaccurate
                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Not recommended

                        Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

                        Having confidence in your infant's thermometer is not an option. This thermometer is completely unreliable. I had the same experience as other users that each time I take my baby's temperature I get a wide swing in readings (1-3 degrees!!). Fortunately I have a pacifier thermometer backup that seems to be much more reliable. Its readings are reproducible – saving unnecessary panic calls to the pediatrician. There must be no quality controls in this products manufacturing!

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                        5.0

                        My favorite thermometer!

                        By kristy

                        from Mi

                        About Me Average Health

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Infants

                          Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

                          I love this thermometer. I have never had any problem with it. It has always been very easy to use and accurate. I would recommend this product over and over again!

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                          5.0

                          This is my favorite thermometer

                          By Engineer Mom

                          from Peoria, IL

                          About Me Working mom of 16 mo old

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Easy for new parents
                          • Quick
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Infants

                            Comments about Learning Curve 1001175 The First Years American Red Cross 5-Second Rectal Thermometer:

                            I am not sure what all the negative reviews are about. I have used this thermometer for over a year with 5 ear infections, roseola, chicken pox and a few other common colds...everytime I felt it was very consistent. Sometimes I would even take a second temp to confirm and it would either be the same or a tenth higher. For a 10 second reading I can't complain. Not sure if they came out with a newer, more accurate version that I got and everyone else had all the old ones...I would definitly recommend this thermometer. The design is easy to handle and assures me that I can't insert it too far. Also, the quick reading is priceless, who wants to wait for a temp with a sick, squrming baby. The cap does fall off easily.

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