The Safety 1st 8 Second Flex Tip Folding Digital Thermometer is exactly what it says. A fast read, 8 second digital thermometer suitable for underarm, oral or rectal use with an exclusive Fold Up design to help protect the probe during travel and storage. The larger, backlit LCD display is convenient for parents to see, the flexible tip provides additional comfort for the child and the over insertion gauge assures parents of correct rectal positioning. The memory recall feature tracks the last reading. While the device comes with a long life battery, the auto-shut-off feature stretches battery life. All in all, this Safety 1st thermometer is just what you may need handy at home.