I recently got the Braun Forehead Thermometer to try out from Influenster. I love getting these things, because they're usually something that I need, and about at the right time.
Luckily, Monster hasn't been sick lately. BUT, the day I got it in the mail, Mike wasn't feeling well. So, I figured, hey, I can try this out on him. He is on the sofa saying he doesn't feel well, and I go over to him and within a couple seconds I can see that he doesn't have a fever.
I had a forehead thermometer from when Monster was little. It was hard to read because the numbers were small, and it was not backlit. Which means, if I took his temperature in the dark, I would have to walk out of the room to see what it was. I rarely used it, except when Monster was really sick because I just didn't like it.
With the #BraunTherms it was much better. This thermometer not only has a light where you can read the temperature, it's COLOR CODED!!!! It will show you a green, yellow, or red light when you take the temperature so you don't even have to look at the numbers if you're in a hurry. (You know...when the kid won't hold still!) And the numbers on it...they're HUGE! You don't have to put on reading glasses to see exactly what the temp is.
The only reason I typically use a thermometer is when I have to make sure and document if there's no fever, and for how long. This is usually for school. Now, when ever Mike or Monster say they're not feeling well, I can bring out the thermometer without hesitation and make sure they don't have a fever.
If you're a new mommy, or even a mommy or wife, I would suggest this thermometer for your First Aid Kit. You won't ever have to wonder if you read the numbers right, the color coding makes it super easy for everyone to be able to use, and fairly reasonable in price as far as forehead thermometers go. I found some on Amazon, starting around $50.
*Disclosure -- I received this product from Influenster complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.*