The Flu is an evil illness – and something I just had to experience for the first time. My seven year old was only 4 days away from her birthday when she came down with the Flu. Every symptom she had pointed towards it. I contacted the doctor and explained what I was doing to help – using tylenol to keep down the fever and giving her things like tums and peptobismol off and on to help with her stomach. The doctor said that’s all that could be done. The Flu just needs to run it’s course.
Of course once the fever came I could not find our thermometer, which is a common happening in my household. Whenever a fever comes that is the first thing to disappear. I rushed off to Walmart to purchase some extra meds and a new thermometer. While standing in the aisle and determining how much money we had (always important) I found the low scale thermometers and the high scale ones. Then I saw the Vicks ComfortFlex Digital Thermometer V965/V966F.
The packaging boasts:
V965F/V966F Vicks ComfortFlex Digital Thermometer with Fever InSight Feature
- Faster readings; in as fast as eight seconds
- ComfortFlex tip makes temperature taking more comfortable.
- Professional accuracy
- Fever InSight large backlit display changes color to indicate temperature level.
- Oral, rectal, or underarm use
- Memory feature recalls and displays last temperature taken.
- Waterproof for easy, more thorough cleaning
- Automatic shutoff to help extend battery life
- Probe covers and storage case included
- Lifetime warranty under normal use and battery replacement
Sounds good to me! And I love the Vicks brand. The smell of Vicks vapor rub is one of those nostalgic smells to me from my childhood. I like to buy brands I trust so I purchased this thermometer. It was approx. $9.96 at Walmart. The price may vary per Walmart or elsewhere.
I tried it first under my daughters arm – which I am aware after 7 years of being a parent that you need to add on about 1 degree to underarm readings. It read 101.3 and turned a bright yellow that you can see in the light or dark. Once my daughter realized that it changes color per the high-low of the fever she got real excited and wanted to do it in her mouth. The packaging included the plastic covers for taking oral temps so we put one on and checked in her mouth.
For the whole course of the Flu she kept asking me to take her temperature. What’s fun is the way that it flashes Green, Yellow, Red when turning on. Then it shows you the color and last temp that was taken before being turned off.
Vicks is always a brand I can stand behind. The thermometer has fun features like color changing, but it’s also a fast and accurate read. It lets the child run the show by telling you if their temp is green, yellow, or red. I will be keeping this thermometer for a long time, until I lose it at least!
Review by Andrea from Red Knows How