REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Exergen TemporalScanner Infrared Thermometer

Recently Mom Knows It All received the opportunity to try the Exergen TemporalSanner Infrared Thermometer.

Exergen TemporalScanner Infrared Thermometer


The Evergen TemporalScanner infrared thermometer uses the same technology that has become the method of choice for premier hospitals around the country. Gentle as a healing hand against a child’s face, the Exergen TemporalScanner gauges body temperature in two seconds by capturing the naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery. Research proves this method amongst the most accurate ways to test for fever in all ages. This thermometer is also tested 6 times for accuracy during manufacturing and comes with a one year warranty.


The idea of this thermometer sounds wonderful, especially when I think of my sick, cranky baby who is nearly impossible to get a good armpit temperature read from because he’s too squirmy. I have tested this thermometer several times on him, when he was both healthy and feverish. Though the directions are quite simple – press the button, center the thermometer on the forehead, and gently glide it over into the hairline with the button still pressed – it is much easier said than done on a baby. My baby, at least. As soon as he sees the thermometer, he wants to grab it and play with it, so his head moves consistently, making it nearly impossible to get anything close to an accurate reading. Even when he’s healthy, I get all-over-the-place readings because he won’t stay still enough for the thermometer to accurately scan his forehead.

With that being said, the thermometer works wonders on my 8-year-old daughter. She sits still during the reading, of course. I have also tested the thermometer on her when she was both sick and healthy, and have gotten accurate readings both times. Apparently, the all-age appropriateness the Exergen TemporalScanner claims does not hold true for my children, though maybe other less-squirmy babies would have more luck?

Overall, the Exergen TemporalScanner wasn’t any more or less helpful for taking the temperature of my 10-month-old. We stick to the hand-to-forehead method with him. However, for my daughter and the adults of the house, it’s much more convenient to use this thermometer than contaminating oral thermometers with each other’s germs. Who likes to have thermometers in their mouths when they’re nauseous or have a sore throat? I will definitely be sticking to the Exergen TemporalScanner for my household.


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  1. I’m not entering the giveaway, as I already have two of these (one was sent for review, the other was purchased), but I just want to say that this is an EXCELLENT product, especially for fussy young children who don’t necessarily want to hold still for the traditional under-the-tongue thermometer.

    1. Oops! Sorry, I was only suppose to do 4 and did 5. I dont see a way to delete it either.:(

  2. I’m a email subscriber aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com


    Will have to do other entries later. have to get offline to tend to kids,so please dont think this is

  3. I would love to win this for the simple fact that like you I have squirmy kids that are impossible to get a undersarm temp on when sick,so this would make my life so much easier and less stressful.

    Having my youngest have a seizure when he was almost 2,because his fever went up really high really fast (think its called a febrile seziure) and that was scary. On top of that being the 1st time to ever experience anyone have a seizure I was giving him juice because I had always been told drink juices since they cool from the inside out. Well that was the worst mistake of my life that about caused me to loose my son,because as he was drinking he started having the seziure which caused him to get choked. I’m very thankful for the EMS & timing that night,because by the time they got there they ran in,grabbed Gunner and out the door they went.

    Anyways sorry to ramble,but anytime I hear of things like this that relate to fevers that night comes back to me & not telling it is something I cant do. I take fevers very serious now,so this would be so awesome to have.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  4. So much news about flu season, reminds me we no longer have a thermometer in the house. I like the idea of limited contact to take the temp.

  5. I would like to try it in hopes that it would make taking temperature easier and it would give me an accurate reading

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  8. it would taking temperature so much easier than my regular thermometer
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  9. I’d love to have this thermometer to give to my daughter, who is about to be a new mommy.

  10. I’ve just recently been looking for a thermometer as we only have an oral one. This was one on my list 🙂


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