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The Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer

exergen thermometer for kids
When your baby is sick, taking their temperature can be very difficult. Exergen has created a genius thermometer for children that allows parents to take their child’s temperature easily, and your baby doesn’t even have to be awake! The Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer is an easy to use forehead thermometer, and this temporal scanner is as accurate as rectal or oral thermometers, and more accurate than taking temperature with an ear thermometer or under the arm.

The Temporal Scanner Thermometer provides a digital read-out of your baby’s temperature within seconds, and there is no discomfort involved, which is great for parents who hesitate to use rectal thermometers (like my husband). Best of all, it can be used on a sleeping baby, so you don’t have to struggle trying to keep a thermometer in your baby’s mouth or tug on his ear to get a temperature.

The Exergen Temporal Scanner reads temperature by capturing naturally emitted heat from the skin over the temporal artery as it is swept gently over the forehead. It takes 1,000 readings per second and selects the most accurate through its Arterial Heat Balance system. It is not affected by environmental factors such as drinking a cold glass of water or skin blood flow changes, which can affect other methods and make them less reliable. The Temporal Scanner can be used for patients of any age, and the fact that this digital forehead thermometer is noninvasive makes it a practical choice if your baby is vomiting, suffering from diarrhea, or has an ear infection, any of which can make taking temperature orally, rectally, or tympanically (by ear) very difficult and possibly even painful.

The Exergen Temporal Scanner Key Points

  • Easy to use at any age, noninvasive
  • More affordable than ear thermometers and more comfortable than rectal and oral thermometers
  • Uses infrared sensor technology (no mercury)
  • No covers needed and can be used on a sweating baby
  • As accurate as a rectal temperature
  • Manufactured in the US

And it’s a great idea for a new mom or baby shower gift.

I was sent an Exergen Temporal Scanner to review for this post. Opinions are 100% my own.




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  • Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy

    I just got one of these for my three boys (ages 4, 2, and 6 months) and I love love LOVE it. It makes temperature-taking so much easier, and the accuracy gives me peace of mind. 🙂

  • mommy2luke2008

    We have a temporal thermometer too! I love it!!! Can't have too many of these!!
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  • Tabathia

    I take it orally and the baby I take rectally.

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  • Sylvia

    We have an oral digital one
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    I have a rectal thermometer! This would be much easier for everyone!
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    I take my baby's temperature rectally but I hate it.

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  • Snowflake07

    We currently use an ear thermometer. I also have one that can be used under the arm. I hate them both. My daughter runs if she sees either one of them coming her way.
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  • Mijal Photography

    We currently use the old fashioned method and take their temps rectally – this would be so much nicer!
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  • The Shopping Mama

    I currently take my kids' temperature under their arms. It's a struggle to hold the kid still and get an accurate read. Ugh.

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  • S Denton

    I use an ear one its very innaccurate

  • Sherry and Gena

    I don't take my child's temp anymore since she is grown and married. I do take the temperature of my 83 year old uncle as his caretaker. I hopefully will be taking the temperature of my future grandbaby!! The last time I went to the doc they used one of these on me and I loved it!

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  • Mysharona

    with a regular mouth thermoemter.

  • Jodi

    I just have the old fashioned thermometer. I really need to get something easier and accurate to use.

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  • Leen

    I currently take my son's temp with an ear thermometer, but he hates it!!

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  • Super Blogger Girl!

    just so happens my son is sick now, so im taking his temp like every hour, lol. well, not funny.

    I do it rectally, poor baby, because it's the most accurate according to my doctor.

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  • Jennifer H

    I don't have one of these, but would love to! We currently use a digital thermometer and take it by armit or mouth. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

  • Tiffany

    We use the good ole old fasion method on my three yr old and the oral method on my 9 yr old.

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  • Kim

    we take my son's under the arm currently.

  • monky

    It's taken orally.

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    I currently take her temp. with an ear thermometer that I really don't like. So, this would be perfect! stephfrbs at gmail dot com

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    with the strip thermometers.
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  • traci smith

    i use the old fashioned glass thermometer

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  • hminnesota

    I take orally or under arms

  • Hannah

    We currently use an ear thermometer but I have had it with it as it is so inaccurate!
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  • kendra22

    with the ear–but it is not as accurate as I would like thanks for the opp
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  • debbiekl

    I feel like I've tried everything but a forehead thermometer! I've never had anything work consistently.
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  • idahomom

    Digital in mouth.

  • KPort207

    We currently use a digital read one and it's a pain to use because my daughter won't hold still long enough to get a reading and it takes over a minute to get a reading, thanks.

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  • Emily B

    We are still waiting on our future little one, and we don't have a thermometer yet! We're currently using a 30+ year old forehead thing that is like a mood ring (the colours change according to how hot you are). It's not exactly the most accurate!
    This sounds way better!
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  • moushka

    Honestly, I use a mercury thermometer. It's probably time to upgrade to something that is fast and safe and the Exergen would be great.

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  • slb3334

    underarm

  • thaeter7

    I have an old digital thermometer that has plastic sleeves that go over the bottom part but mostly the sleeves are long gone and I have to wash it off.
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  • Meredith

    We use a digital oral thermometer but it just takes so long!

  • Dar

    This would be just so great to use on a sick baby. The last thing you want to do is to upset them especially when they are not feeling well

  • tiararose42902

    I use a digital oral thermometer for my daughter.

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  • EDRing

    We have the old style thermometer, so it's orally.

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  • randio

    I have an old fashioned oral thermometer that I've used for years, but this would be great for my new granddaughter!

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    I have been using a regular thermometer.

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  • sweepmom

    I currently use an oral digital thermometer.

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    I use an oral thermometer.
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  • Katy

    I have a forehead thermometer that is on it's last leg!

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    I use a regualar digital thermometer to take temps.

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    I have been using a regular thermometer.

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    I use an oral thermometer. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Bebemiqui

    I use the kind that you stick under the tongue.
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  • Sue E

    I currently use a digital thermometer and hold it under my toddlers arm.

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  • Ames

    I use a digital underarm thermometer – and it never works well…
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  • Joan Elliott

    I use a oral digital thermometer, and would love to upgrade to this one!
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  • polly

    my daughterinlaw uses a digital thermometer. this would be wonderful for her to have.
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  • llinda29

    I use a digital thermometer

  • sksweeps

    I had an ear thermometer for years, but it's gone now and I'm taking her temp orally. Sigh!

  • Heidi Gail

    under the arm with a digital thermometer that takes about 2 minutes

  • Linda

    I got one of these and I love it, it is so easy to use. I would love to give one to my niece who just had a little baby.
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  • Rebecca O

    We use an oral thermometer. I hate it and my son hates it. This would be so much easier. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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    i take my liitle guys temp with an underarm thrmometer.

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  • Karen

    under tongue thermometer

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    Underarm thermometer or under the tongue

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    I use a digital under the tongue

  • AmyLynn

    We have an oral digital thermometer. I think it is a P O C thought because one time I swear I had a temperature and it gave me a reading of 88 degrees (seriously!!!). This would make things so much easier.

  • AmyLynn

    I'm a fan of Exergen on Facebook. I'd love to win because the Exergen Temporal Scanner seems so easy to use and I like the fact that it is noninvasive. #3

  • sarah

    my hand. their forehead. not a great system!

  • Jenndiggy

    digital oral thermometer

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  • Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e

    Oldest one we do oral with a digital thermometer and with the baby rectally if needed, although haven't had to yet.

  • barbara.montyj

    I'm a follower.
    And we still use the old fashioned mercury thermometer.
    We definitely need to upgrade!

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  • clc408

    I currently have a digital oral thermometer.

  • Jen @ GBG

    We currently take the kids' temperatures with one of those ear scope thermometers. I would love one of the temporal scanners. Much easier to use when they are asleep.
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  • socmama

    I know it's not the most accurate, but I usually take temperatures under the arm.

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    It's the grandchildren – we use a battery mouth set.

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  • Robin

    We currently use an older thermometer and usually take our sons temperature via under his arm

  • Michelle

    We currently use an ear thermometer, and if it looks wrong to me, I follow up with an oral thermometer.

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  • jakiesmom

    i have an ear thermometer, but each ear always gives me a diff't reading?
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  • mogrill

    We just moved, and I lost my good thermometer so this would be AWESOME. Thanks for the chance! mogrill@comcast.net

  • turboterp

    We still use an oral thermometer, which is why I'm so intrigued by the Exergen! Thanks.

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  • Jennifer T.

    Right now, I use an ear thermometer.
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  • Melissa

    i would love to win this! my daughter hates getting her temperature taken when shes sick and this would help alopt too im a follower!

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    I take my child's temoerature via the ear. Thanks.

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  • wigget

    i curently use an ear thermometer, which i find to be inaccurate and unreliable

  • Owen's Mom

    I have a simple digital thermometer that doubles as a oral or rectal style. Glad I haven't had to use it for the latter yet. I would love one of these!
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  • edmontonjb

    I use a digital thermometer right now but the kids always open their mouths while I'm trying to get a reading.

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  • camper223

    sadly we still use the old fashion thermometer would love to give this to my son for my grandson who hates getting his temp taken this would solve that problem

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  • Benita

    I use an oral thermometer.

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  • heaventrees

    I have a digital. I would prefer an Exergen by far.

  • erma

    I use just a standard one.
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  • Melissa B.

    I use a digital thermometer under my daughters arm.

  • Smooshy

    we use an oral thermometer

  • Melodic Mom

    I currently take my daughter's temperature under her arm.

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  • Erica C.

    I use a digital therometer to get an oral temperature.

  • Dwalline

    We have a digital one that goes in your mouth. Its pretty tough to use when someones coughing or has a stuff nose!

  • Hotsnotty2

    We've been using the ear thermometer, thanks!

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  • Happi Shopr

    I use the 'lips to the forehead' method. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  • jennem

    Digital oral.
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  • Jen M

    Right now I use a cheapie underarm digital that never works properly because I cannot get my kids to hold still long enough!

  • Jen M

    I use a cheapie underarm digital now. It is awful because I can never get my kids to stay still long enough!

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  • Amanda S.

    I don't take their temperature…I just feel their foreheads. So, I need this, lol!

  • melanie

    I have three boys 7 months, 2 1/2 and 4 and taking their temps is so hard they never leave it under their tongues and my baby will not let me hold it under his arm pit so it is never any easy task. I would love to win this to make my life easier.

  • Becca Ann

    All I have is rectal thermometers and two of my three kids are just to old for that…

  • Kristie

    We currently use a digital thermometer.

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  • yyeres

    currently use of those digital that go under the arm for a minute. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

  • susitravl

    Currently take temps with a regular digital thermometer and my kids hate having that in their mouths. And they are teenagers! Would be wonderful to have the Exergen.

  • Corrie

    I take my kids temp orally, which is really tricky if they are coughing alot.

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  • kimbo1970

    I use an oral digital thermometer for my kids.

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  • Anara

    I have an aural thermometer, but since my daughter has Down Syndrome I know that this is not the most effective way to take her temp.

  • Emmy*Coffee

    i do the traditional under-the-tongue thing

  • cpullum

    Right now I am not using anything and I need something to use for when my daughter get's sick.
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  • Pamela S

    I currently have an "ear" thermometer that I don't think is very accurate. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

  • lace

    Currently, we use a free thermometer we got from the health dpt. We use the underarm method the most.

  • Heather Fawcett

    I use an oral thermometer. I usually take it under the arm.

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  • Gianna

    Ear thermometer.

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  • Vanessa

    I currently use an ear thermometer that I am convinced doesn't work! Would love this!!

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  • purango

    I take an oral with a digital thermometer.

  • helenlam

    I currently use a regular digital thermometer that is reliable for oral, rectal, or underarm. However the temporal thermometer would be much less invasive!

  • Swtlilchick

    I take temperature by a rectal thermometer

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  • Chip

    Right now I usually just use my hand to see if my kids are hot or not. I have an ear thermometer, but it doesn't seem to give me an accurate reading.

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    I'm a fb fan of Exergen TemporalScanner. Posted a comment on their page telling them I entered here and that I would love to win one – Jill L #3

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  • tina reynolds

    I have a digital oral and it is a fight with my son, my daughter does it ok, but he hates it. Thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  • lilyk

    I currently take temperatures manually.

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  • happy_girl_24

    I use a digital thermometer. lily2911@live.com

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    I'm an email subscriber.

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    An oral thermometer. Email is in profile. TY!

  • Pamdora

    I currently use a digital thermometer and put it axillary.. takes about 4 mins to register the temp and my 3yr old usually squirms around alot :S

  • Melanie

    I have one of those Braun ear thermometers right now. I've used it thru 3 children and would love to try something new, as I am expecting #4 now.

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    We use a head tag strip
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  • I loved those kind when my kids were little.

  • Wish I had had one of these when the boys were younger.

  • Sounds like a great thermometer. I still feel like the rectal is best for babies though as it’s what my pediatrician goes by