I hate to show my age, but when my oldest two were babies we used a….dare I say it…rectal thermometer. Eeek. I don’t even know if there were other thermometers in the late 90s. I will wager that some moms used glass mercury thermometers. I know this because I was given one as a shower gift. #oldefogey
The Temple Touch Thermometer uses a heat sensor that rapidly scans the heat from the blood vessels to the skin surface. It translates the heat from the blodd vessels to show an accurate body temperature. The Temple Touch Thermometer is made by Relion. It is sold exclusively in Walmart and Sam’s Club. Relion knows social media — Twitter and Facebook.
The Temple Touch Thermometer is new. It is listed on the website as $9.94. Cheap enough that you could buy one for home and one for the diaper bag. I know that I have been away from home with a sick child and not known if the child was sick or just hot from too many layers or a very heated room.
Giveaway for Musings from Me readers! Since I use a thermometer much less since my kids are older, I have a new Temple Touch Thermometer AND a Safety 1st Secure Solutions Childproofing Kit for one lucky reader! I was given the Safety 1st childproofing kit by Speak Now for Kids. One comment = one entry. Enter now!
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I ran out of diapers while we were at my mom’s house so I made one out a maxi pad, paper towels and a plastic bag! It did the trick until we were ready to go home and made for some good pictures 🙂
i once filled a cloth diaper with my husbands boxers since we had nothing else with us. it worked in a pinch!
I once stuffed a diaper with rags when I ran out of cloth diapers.
I’m not sure this is as resourceful as it is frugal, but I buy my 3 year old daughter boy snowboots and pants so her 2 year old brother can wear them the next year-I’m sure this won’t last much longer though! 🙂
I’m the parent of a Special Needs child who is so resourceful that I made a Special Needs resource blog – but of course after getting two toddlers in bed I’m too fried to think of any moments!
The only one that comes to mind is when we closed on this house. We drove 4 hours with a 6 month old (who was a heavy refluxer, not sleeping through the night,and screamed continuously after 20 minutes in a car seat)and 2 year old (who was still on tube feedings and was sick so also not sleeping through the night),and barely made it to the closing in time. After signing the papers and getting our keys we thought we could rest in our new house – and the A/C was broken in 94 degree weather.
A new neighbor loaned us a fan but the house could not cool quickly enough.My resourcefulness was in cooling my cranky babies in the bath as if they had fevers, then we went to Home Depot. We put a quilt in the shopping cart and pushed the babies around while they slept in A/C comfort. We made a huge order for the house and did a lot of idea shopping. Meanwhile, it rained enough that once we got back home the fan was enough to get us through the night until the A/C was fixed. I saved us money on a hotel room!
I have had to put wash cloths in a cloth diaper and wet rags with my water bottle while out for wipes many times thanks for the chance to win
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