We have an older Braun Ear thermometer already, I have always relied on it heavily when the boys are unwell, I think every parent should own one if I am honest as temperatures can be scary to deal with in young children especially. If you do not manage to bring a fever down then sadly children can have a febrile convulsion, my youngest had one of these and it was the scariest thing I have ever seen. We had not realised he was unwell so his temperature spiked and caught us unaware even though I always carry my trusty Braun ear thermometer and plenty of Calpol as a rule!
But owning an ear thermometer has helped us countless other times, knowing when to administer medicine and take other measures like reducing clothing or changing their duvet to a sheet when they are sleeping. It has saved us having to go through another scary experience like that. The boys have never had a problem with Braun ear thermometers they have even slept through most of my nightly temperature checks. You soon get the hang of it and its not uncomfortable in the ear, we liked our Braun thermometer so much we bought one for my parents house. Then we could rest easy when the boys were there on a sleepover. My parents even use it when they feel ill, my mum bless her thought the shaking of the fever meant my dad was cold and kept covering him in more blankets, fortunately having a method to check temperature accurately has helped her change her methods!!!
We were keen to see what the ThermoScan 7 offered as its the latest technology, I liked how it had the age precision guide. I think this is a fabulous addition to a family essential. I had never thought about how a doctor’s definition of a fever changed with a child’s age, so being able to set the thermometer to the age of your child before taking a reading is a very useful feature. The options are 0-3 months, 3-36 months and 36+ months and it’s easy to select the age you want. I think if your wondering what gift to get for a new parent a Braun ThermoScan 7 (£49.99) is a thoughtful idea for first time parents. It can be nerve wracking becoming a parent but having technology like this can help you weather those exhausting bouts of germs that do the rounds again and again!
The only thing I would say is make sure you keep a generous supply of disposable lens filters in stock, if your children become unwell its surprising how quickly you can work your way through them. It’s a hygienic solution and avoids the inconvenience of having to clean the thermometer after every use. I think I do get a little carried away too, I like to see that the medicine is taking effect or swapping fleecy pyjamas for underpants is bringing the temperature down satisfactorily, so I probably do more checks than most! But a product like this definitely makes nursing a poorly child easier; you know you are doing everything in your power to make them feel comfortable. Although if you have any concerns its best to take your child straight to a doctor.