I was going to buy a (very expensive!) thermometer that you 'insert' in the ear and it gives a reading in a few seconds. However, someone told me that they are very inaccurate. This person suggested a 'forehead scanner' type thermometer? Does anyone know which is better, or of good research online that has compared them? Or any other recommendations of thermometers? Also, my husband thinks it is normal to measure the temperature of a baby from its butt. I have never heard of such a thing - am I the odd one out?!