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Costco.ca – Braun Thermoscan 5 Ear Thermometer – $47.99

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[Costco] Costco.ca – Braun Thermoscan 5 Ear Thermometer – $47.99

This is a good deal for an excellent thermometer – Once you use it you'll never use anything else. Regular price is around $85, and next cheapest currently is ToysRus at $70. Stack this with $20 off $100 Masterpass promo and the deal is even better.

Using it tonight on my son and I was able to check his temp while sleeping without waking him up (perfect for nights like this when your little one is sick and you need to monitor them throughout the night).
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How accurate are these? I’ve heard mixed reviews.
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the only noticeable difference between the Costco one and the toys r us ones is that, the toys r us one is back lit while the costco one isn't
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dukati wrote: How accurate are these? I’ve heard mixed reviews.
They are not accurate compared to rectal thermometer, or even armpit.

That said, they're MUCH faster and discomfortless.

Been using a similar model with my kids, what I do is I take 2 measurements (both ears). If they're both on the low side, then there is no fever (cant see heat that isn't there). If one of them is high, then there's fever.

If it's borderline, say 37.8C, then I'll check again in 30-60minutes.

For the record, I was an ER nurse for 10 years. If you NEED accuracy, rectal is the way to go. If you need convenience, this is fine, just use your head.
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does anyone knows it any Costco (GTA) still carry the refill caps, the Richmond Hill, and two Markham locations say they don't carry them anymore, since the beginning of the year. THX
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Toys r us one also shows last 8 readings vs the Costco which only shows the last reading

manho wrote: the only noticeable difference between the Costco one and the toys r us ones is that, the toys r us one is back lit while the costco one isn't
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Does it on sale in store as well? Probably a better price in store
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jackfollow wrote: Does it on sale in store as well? Probably a better price in store
I saw it at the same price in the warehouse $47.99. Might as well get it shipped for free if you're not already heading to Costco
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we have the toys r us one and we use it all the time with two kids in day care. might not be as accurate but much more comfortable and faster to take the readings. kids let us do it without fighting back.
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Bought it a few years ago. It’s great! Yes sometimes you have to take it 2-3 times to make sure you have the right measure, but it takes 3 secs

Good for all ages
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This is not good for me.. I only have 2 ears :-)
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Hawk25 wrote: I saw it at the same price in the warehouse $47.99. Might as well get it shipped for free if you're not already heading to Costco
Yes exactly, and if you add some other needed filler items to total $100 you can use the $20 off Masterpass promo which isn’t available in store.
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the costco one also comes with 40 refill caps, as the TRU comes with 20.
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These things are indispensable.

I had to replace mine because the stupid alkaline battery leaked and ruined it so I bought another one and installed Energizer Ultimate lithium AA
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dukati wrote: How accurate are these? I’ve heard mixed reviews.
I hate this. I had to take temp 2-3 times each time, as they were always off. It's almost like the middle sensor had to be right center in the ear? I bought one of the forehead last ones that you swipe across, and I still do it twice= but I find it's always almost bang on both times. With the ear one, it was sometimes 96, then 99 or 101. WAY off between the tests, seconds apart. so I didn't trust it. But others swear by it so maybe you just need to find a rythym with it.
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I've used one of these with our kids for the last 9 years or so. No complaints. Hell, when we got it, it was the one that our GP was using in her office (she's since moved to forehead ones, though). I use it on myself if I'm feeling a bit off, it's accurate enough IMO. You definitely have to make sure you get it in the ear correctly, though.
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I have been using this thermometer for last 7 years. It is accurate and easy to use.
Very quickly tell you if child has slight temp or a full blown fever.
No back-light, so you need a light source in the middle of the night (when child sleeping) to read the temp.
I use it once or twice a month just to check children.
I visited sister family, she liked it & took my old one while there, so I went and bought a new one on my return.
On this model (or mine at least) you have to remove the thin ear filter before putting on the plastic cover back on (my old model didn't make me do that).
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Might just get this to avoid the guess work we have on wondering which thermometer is the rectal one, and which is the mouth one..

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