Win A Temple Touch Thermometer!

REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | October 18, 2009 at 8:32 pm



Congratulations Kristi!

The types of thermometers out there are big and everyone has their favorite. Growing up we just used the old mercury ones and I was glad to see them phased out. When we were expecting a baby we considered various ones but finally went with a regular digital one. We used it only in the mouth and though everyone swears by the accuracy of the rectal one I could never get the courage to use them on my kids. In fact I remember taking my little baby (when she was maybe 3 months) and the nurse insisted on taking the temperature rectally and was actually gloating how she knew to stand aside as it sometimes made kids to have the sensation to go potty. She barely managed anything as my daughter sprayed poop all over her and the wall.  I tried my best to keep a straight face and think I deserved an award for managing it.

Next we opted for a ear thermometer and I loved it. The only bummer was that fact that I had to keep protective caps and paranoid me always worried what if we ran out and they did not make them anymore. That concern was unfounded as years later they still do and we still have ones from when we bought it. But the thought of a temporal thermometer not needing those caps is an attractive one. Yes you would still need to wipe it with alcohol to disinfect between uses but it still makes it cheaper.  I must admit it too some practice to get it right to get a correct reading but that may just be me. The great part is you don’t have to wake up a sleeping child to get the reading and it is totally non-invasive. Will it replace my ear thermometer? I am still debating but you can decide on your own.

Want to win the Temple Touch Thermometer ? Tell me your best tip for making someone who is ill feel better (”count me in” type comments will not count). Make sure that you enter the correct contact details. Contest closes 24th October 2009. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

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    kamani says:

    Great follower of Mommy Niri

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    angela m says:

    orange popsicles work great to help someone feel better..thanks

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    angela m says:

    facebook fan
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    Kelsey says:

    best tip for when my kids were really little and fought taking medicine was to give it to them in the bath tub so that if they spit it out or even threw it up as my oldest was fond of doing then the mess would be minimal. BTW this counts as making them feel better because they needed the meds and otherwise we wouldnt have gotten any down them. :)
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    angela m says:

    i follow via facebook

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    Kelsey says:

    already a subscriber
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    angela m says:

    email subscriber

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    Kelsey says:

    I follow on twitter and retweeted here:
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    Kelsey says:

    also commented on your post:
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    Allison Ranieri says:

    When any of my three children are sick (or should I say four, including my husband) I make a homemade chicken soup. I start right from the begining and even make my own chicken stock. My three year old son truely believes that this works EVERY time. From scraped knees to flu like smptoms; I can be sure that by the last spoon-full I will hear “Mommy Im all better now!!!” With amazement. Time consuming-yes, but absolutely worth it! Moms are better than doctors!

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    Clarissa Neiding says:

    sitting in the rocking chair with the sick child all wrapped together in blankets and just rocking and rocking…it may require the whole day or night!!

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    Clarissa Neiding says:

    commented about your going to boston blog awards

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    Rubbing their back, coming their hair, ginger ale. I have a few tricks up my sleeve for making my kids feel better. Two of my kids have H1N1 now, so I’m making use of those tips. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Bridgette Groschen

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    I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
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    I follow you thru Network Blogs. Thanks!
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    I subscribe to your blog. Thanks!

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    I follow you on Twitter (@joeandbridge) and tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!

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    Sandy M says:

    Ginger ale or 7Up, keeping them warm and wrapped up, showing them lots of love.

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    Sandy M says:

    I am a mama niri fan on facebook (saundra mckenzie)

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    Sandy M says:

    I am a subscriber.
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    Sandy M says:

    follow on twitter as lmsmeemaw and retweeted –

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    My best tip, is make them chicken soup, get them cozied up in bed and than leave them alone!! Thanks very much for the chance.

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    Autumn B. says:

    i love to feed my son popsicles when he’s too sick to keep anything down

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    Jessica says:

    Lots of rest, relaxation and cuddles when baby is sick!

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    Jessica says:

    Retweeted this contest (and follow you on twitter).

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    Jessica says:

    I am a faithful Mommy Niri facebook fan.

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    Jessica says:

    The Unemployed Mom blog contains Mommy Niri’s link in blogroll.

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    Julie L says:

    I “wait” on the person who is sick-bringing them something to eat, playing games,giving an extra hug

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    Julie L says:

    email subscribser

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    Gina says:

    My kids love it when I let them cuddle up in my bed and pick their favorite movie/tv show to watch, this always makes them feel a little bit better because they feel extra special.

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    Gina says:

    email subscriber

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    Stephanie V says:

    I put cool rags on their foreheads if fever and let them watch whatever they want on tv
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    Soha Molina says:

    Chicken Soup and Rice is my sure fire way to get my family to feel better.

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    Jess says:

    I don’t even ask if they’d like anything to drink, I just keep the glass full and cold. If it’s there it will be drunk, but if I ask half the time I get a “No, that’s ok.”

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    nicole barr says:

    my daughter is sick I give her popcicles and cuddle her to make her feel better

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    nicole barr says:

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    kristy says:

    I think one of the best ways (maybe not the easiest) is to make sure the one who is sick has what they need to be comfortable so they can rest, make sure they take meds on time, and make sure they eat and stay hydrated

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    Renee C says:

    Pedialyte pops in front of a movie work great for my kids.

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    Janna says:

    Do a silly dance and buy them some good medicine!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

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    When the little ones are no feeling well, I give them tons of hugs and cuddles, or rub their little back while nurturing them.
    If it’s an adult, then the hot chicken soup trick works every time!!


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    I follow you on Facebook (Heather Clouston-Diotte)

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    I Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook also! (Heather Clouston-Diotte)

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    I subscribe via email

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    I follow on Twitter as coolcanucks

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    Michael Kuhl says:

    Chicken soup is always good for someone who feels ill.

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    Michael Kuhl says:

    Chicken soup usually makes people feel better who are ill.

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    annette anderson says:

    I like to make my own chicken soup and serve it with warm Dr.Pepper, this is an old family remedy and it works great for sore throats!Thanks!

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    Amy S. says:

    A cool cloth on the temple draws fever away.


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    randi oaklief says:

    Lots of hugs & rocking, along with cool washclothes & jello & chicken soup.

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    randi oaklief says:

    I subscribe.

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    Brittney says:

    When my daughter gets sick I snuggle her up on the couch and put in her favorite dvd. Then I serve her some oj.

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    Tawnda says:

    couch + movie + grilled cheese sandwich… don’t ask me why… ;-)

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    Denise B. says:

    I make sure windows always get opened every day to get in some fresh air. Plus a pillow, blanket, and chicken noodle soup.

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    Tammy Marvin says:

    i subscribe.

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    Joannie says:

    Lots of hugs, cold drinks, frozen fruit popsicles, tv, books, hot tea, plenty of loving care!

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    angie says:

    The best thing is lots of rest and lots of fluids.

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    Brandi says:

    Spend lots of time together & read “special stories.” Make a big deal of out “special books” and “special shows” and even get some “special popsicles!”

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    Warm bath, rubbing their back. Flat ginger ale. Brushing their hair. I learned a lot of TLC tips from my mom who always made me feel good while I was sick. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Bridgette Groschen

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    I am a Facebook Fan. Thank you.
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    I follow you thru Network Blogs. Thanks!

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    I subscribe to your blog by email.

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    I follow you on Twitter (@joeandbridge) and tweeted your giveaway:

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    K Anne says:

    Lots of cuddles and kisses from me.

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    Julie says:

    I think lots of hugs works!

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    Julie says:

    I subcribe to your blog via e-mail

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    Julie says:

    Tweet! Under juliemeagan

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    When I was sick my grandma use to fix me 7Up floats. I did that for my own kids and passed it on for my grandkids :)

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    Heather B says:

    lots of cuddling always seems to work in my house

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    Letessha says:

    I always bring out the steaming hot chicken noodle soup

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    Christie says:

    For adults a good long soak in a hot tub with Epsom Salts can do wonders. For kids, chicken noodle soup, juice and watching a movie with them is often comforting.

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    Jen V says:

    Homemade soup and lots of fluid are a big help when the kids are sick.

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    Jen V says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted about this giveaway.

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    Daniel Bates says:

    Chicken noodle soup, allwase made me and my sister better!

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    Erica C. says:

    I think the best is drinking a cup of tea, and then resting in bed. Thanks :)

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    Jeff Broach says:

    Nothing better than homemade Chicken soup.

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    Meghan says:

    Oh dear God, let me win. My poor DS screams when he hears the word “temperature” now. OK, my favorite way to help people sick people feel better: set the mood. Low lights, quiet voices, gentle mood, attentive queries to determine what they need AND the all-important brush hair gently away from face. What’s more soothing than having your mom sweep her fingers through your hair?

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    Angela Gaffke says:

    I spend a lot of time cuddling with my kids when they are sick and they usually feel better faster. I also give them Chicken Noodle soup.

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    Angela Gaffke says:

    I’m a fan on facebook.

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    Angela Gaffke says:

    I follow your blog on facebook.

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    Angela Gaffke says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

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    Jen Harriman says:

    When my kiddos are sick we cuddle up on my bed and watch cartoons and read stories all day when we aren’t napping

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    taylor says:

    Just try to be kind and give them their favorite drink or food they would like to have

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    Carrie Miyake says:

    I do not have much experience with making my daughter feel better yet but when she does not feel well, I like to lay her on my chest and sleep with her there. It seems to help her sleep better.

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    Paula Harmon says:

    Whoever is sick in my home feels special because they get the ultimate special treatment. A bedside table is set up. I bring them whatever they want on a special tray and they get to use Mom’s special blanket. Usually, they don’t want the treatment to end once they get better!

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    Jamie says:

    When someone that I love is sick, if it is just with a fever or a bellyache, I always take a cold cloth and place it on their forehead and just baby them!

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    Jammie says:

    When my daughter is sick it helps her feel better when I lay in bed and rub her back. It doenst make her cold or nothing go away but she feels better with momma there

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    Jammie says:

    Fan on facebook Jammie Morey

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    Susan A says:

    With the little ones it’s lots of love. Homeade juice popsicles. They get to spend the day on the couch. Thank heavens we have a supply of their favorite shows either on DVR or DVD.

    With Hubby it’s homemade soup, a supply of books and peace and quiet.

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    Susan A says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    jennifer handke says:

    As a hospice nurse, these are indispensible. I have one for work, but would love to have one for home use.

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    Deb K says:

    My best tip is make them drink lots of fluids~rest and eat Chicken Noodle Soup!!

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    Deb K says:

    I am a Facebook fan

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    Deb K says:

    I follow your blog on facebook

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    Email subscriber!!

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    jerry ekstrom says:

    I am tierd of browwing my neighbors.

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    My son who is 5, I keep him full of liquids and comfy while watching tv! My 1 year old is a bit harder though, so he’s held a lot

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    Melody Smith says:

    When my son is sick, he gets pampered. I give him plenty of liquids and soup. I make him get enough rest. But I also let him eat small things that he wats, we watch whatever he wasnt to watch all day and night, we read books, and just have as much fun as possible for a sick person.

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    Pamela S says:

    I just give them lots to drink, tuck them in a nice comfy bed, rub their back, kiss them on the forehead and tell them to take a nap. Thanks.

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    amy delong says:

    I make my kids chicken noodle soup&let them pick movies to watch


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    Michelle W says:

    I make some hot tea, pull out the warm comfy blankets and let them have the remote, which is not easy for me.

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    Candie L says:

    You just give them lots of attention and give them lots of food and liquids. Thank you

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    Rosey says:

    Keeping them hydrated!

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    Beth says:

    Besides medicine, chicken noodle soup and lots of lovin’!

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    Beth says:

    I’m now subscribed via Google! :)

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    Carla Spence says:

    When someon close to me is sick, I make sure they have a steady supply of hot tea, and lots of blankets.

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    Allowing plenty of bedrest is the best way to make someone who is ill feel better. Warm soup and cold juice is also good – just nothing too citric.

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    Gianna says:

    Homemade chicken, potatoes & dumplins’ and chamomile tea :)