KidzMed VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer: Review and Giveaway {2011 Holiday Gift Guide}

There is nothing worse than when something wakes my sleeping child.  When they’re sick, getting them to sleep can sometimes be near impossible, so the thought of waking them to take their temperature upsets me for many reasons…

KidzMed Veratemp Non-Contact Thermometer has solved this problem!  It uses a totally safe infrared technology to measure the heat radiating off of your child’s forehead.  All you have to do is get within 2-3 inches of their forehead, press the scan button and instantly their temperature is displayed on the screen.  It has a backlit LCD screen, making it easy to read even in a dark room.

One of the features I like best about it is that the screen changes color based on the temperature; the color will show green if the temperature is between 97.3­°F and 99.1°F (36.3°C and 37.3°C), orange if between 99.3°F and 100.2°F (37.4°C and 37.9°C), and red if the temperature is greater than 100.4°F (38°C).  This shows me when the temperature is in fact higher than normal (in case my half-awake mind isn’t clear enough to think straight in the middle of the night).

I was curious if the KidzMed Thermometer would take a reading similar to the other thermometers we had. I figured it would probably differ a bit, as it measures the temperature from the forehead rather than rectally or through the ear.  My baby had been sick and running a fever.  The pediatrician suggests not using the ear thermometer we have, as a baby’s ear canal is too small to get an accurate reading, so I usually take his temperature rectally and we hate it!  The last time I took his temperature, it read normal (yay!) and I decided to see how the KidzMed would read…

As you can see, it was almost exactly the same!  I am so glad to have something that I know will give me an accurate reading, and avoid the rectal thermometer forever!!
When my daughter became sick, I went right to the KidzMed.

You can see the LCD display was orange, as her temperature was a bit higher than normal. She was, in fact, running a low-grade fever.  Poor thing.

My son was sick and running a fever the other evening.  I didn’t take his temperature before he went to bed, but his forehead was hot, his cheeks were flushed and his eyes were glossy.  I know temperatures can often get higher at night, so when I wanted to take his temperature before I went to bed I grabbed the KidzMed. I pushed the scan button and nothing happened. What?!  Dead batteries. And no more AAA batteries in the house. Bummer!! I had to get out the ear thermometer, turn on the light (since it doesn’t light up to show me the temperature and I can’t see in the dark), and wake him to take his temperature. BOO!  Needless to say, the very next day we went and got more batteries so I wouldn’t be without the KidzMed anymore!

The KidzMed Thermometer can also measure the temperature of the room as well as the surface temperature of objects.  To change the mode to one of these, simply press the mode button until it is at the desired mode, then press the scan button to find out the temperature!  This is great to measure the temperature of your baby’s bath water, food, bottles, and even the temperature of their room.  I measured the room temperature next to our thermostat, as well as the temperature of some water I heated for our oatmeal.

The KidzMed Thermometer will store the last 32 readings in it’s memory, and are easy to go back to just by pressing the memory button.

I am so glad we have the KidzMed!  Sickness is never fun, but the KidzMed has made it a little less painful.

Buy It: The KidzMed VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer can be purchased at retailers nationwide, as well as in Canada and Chili!  Check the Where To Buy page at KidzMed to find a retailer near you.  Retail value is approx. $39.99!

Win It: KidzMed has generously offered one winner a KidzMed VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer of their own!  Open to U.S. and Canada!

To Enter: Please wait for the Rafflecopter form below to load completely, then complete the mandatory entries.  Additional entries are optional.  Be sure to click “I Did This” once you’ve completed each entry! Then go to Arizona Mama to read her review of the KidzMed Thermometer and enter her KidzMed giveaway!

This giveaway will be open until 12/19 at 12:01AM (EST). Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.

KidzMed sent me the aforementioned item free of charge to help facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. These are my honest opinions on the product. Please see my terms of use for more information. A huge thank you to KidzMed for allowing us to review this wonderful thermometer!  My baby thanks you as well! 😉
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  1. You can purchase this at Target.

    cmcosman at

  2. You can purchase at Fred Meyer

  3. You can buy one at CVS.
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  4. CVS!

  5. I can find it at Target 🙂

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  6. You can buy it on Amazon (can't get much easier than that)
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  8. walmart is the store around here

  9. CVS pharmacy

  10. Walmart
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  11. You can purchase at Walmart.
    Jennifer Rote
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  12.,… Saw Fred Meyer's, so maybe Fry's in our locale? Most places were online only or not in our area.

  13. I can get it at Target!

  14. I can buy it at Shopper's Drug Mart

  15. you can buy it at
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  16. I can buy this thermometer at Fred Meyer and Target!

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  17. You can buy this at Walmart and Target or even!

  18. You can buy it at Walmart

  19. I can purchase this at Walmart.
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  20. Rachel Leann says
  21. Amazon
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  22. Denise Taylor says

    If we don't win we'll be buying at

  23. Chris DeHart says
  24. CVS
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  25. I can purchase at Target
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  26. I can purchase this at Walmart

  27. target


  28. I can buy this at target!

  29. i can get this product at sams club

  30. Target!! (:


    Sarah Walker

  32. closet to me is a target or walmart

  33. You can get it on

  34. I would buy it at either Target or CVS. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. I would buy it at Target. I'm shopping there all the time!

  36. You can purchase this at Walmart. Which is great because it's the only major retailer in my town!

  37. wal-mart! cool
    Kendra G

  38. walmart 🙂

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  39. Target.

  40. CVS and Walmart!

  41. Target:)

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  42. Target or Costco! Thanks!

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  43. walmart

  44. Looks like I can purchase at my local walmart store

  45. Amazon & CVS!

  46. I can get it from!

  47. Wal-mart! 🙂
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  48. CVS

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  49. I can buy it at Walmart or Target!!

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway,
    Kelly Burroughs Crowell – kjb1977 at

  50. I can get this at Walmart
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  51. At Target:)

  52. I can get it at Jean-Coutu, which is really good to know!

    Claude campeau

  53. You can buy them at CVS pharmacy

  54. I could get it at Target or Walmart.
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  55. CVS


  56. Walmart

  57. I can buy it at CVS!
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  58. Would love this.


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