The Vicks Comfort Flex Digital Thermometer is ideal for monitoring your child's temperature. It gives readings in as fast as eight seconds. Boasting professional-level accuracy, this digital ComfortFlex thermometer gives you quick information when caring for a sick kid. It's waterproof, which makes it easy to clean using hot water and soap. This thermometer also features an automatic shut-off for longer battery life. It can be used orally for older children, or rectally or under an arm for babies. The kit includes probe covers and a storage case to keep it clean between uses and for transport. It features a big backlit display for easy reading. The readout changes color depending on the temperature so you can tell at a glance if your child is clear, slightly elevated or sick with fever. It remembers the last reading taken so you can easily compare changes over time. This thermometer is accurate enough for professional use.