This thermometer is absolutely phenomenal! I've had many thermometers throughout my life from the ones that are glass with the mercury in them to the ones that go in your ear or under your arm pit and this is by far one of the simplest and best thermometers.
My son was just a few months old and felt really warm to the touch. I used one of the infant thermometers on him, which took 30 seconds to work and then told me that he didn't have a fever. I went to the drugstore up the block and purchased the Vicks, took it home, slipped it out of the case, put the protective cover on it, pressed the button to warm it up and within 8 seconds of inserting it had confirmed my suspicion that my son had a fever. When you have a squirming infant who doesn't feel well and you need to know if he/she has a fever quickly, little things like a fast and easy to use thermometer make all of the difference. The only thing that I needed two hands for was putting the protective slipcover on it. I can even get the thermometer out of its protective case with one hand. Vicks did a really good job with this model. I liked it so much that I bought one for my husband and I to use and one for the dog, everyone's thermometer cover is labeled, of course. In my experience, it has been very accurate, as the temperature was the same when I brought my son in to see the pediatrician.
This product is a must have for everyone who hates waiting 30 seconds or longer to find out their temperature and is essential for people with children!