It seems as though everyone is sick these days. A few weeks ago, I had a pretty nasty flu, and I was so glad to have this thermometer to monitor my temperature. A few of my friends have them for their children and I can see why. It is so simple to use and takes only seconds with a simple swipe on the forehead. The reading's are very accurate and when I did finally break down and go to the Dr's, they recommended it as well. If you have children and even if you don't, you should have this!