When you have a poorly child and you need to take their temperature the last thing you want to do is pop a thermometer under their arm (whilst they wail and wriggle because it’s cold!) and then wait for what seems like an age for it to beep and give you your reading – right? This is how I’ve been doing it over the last 4 and a bit years when my boys have been ill.
I have always known that ear thermometers exist and are more accurate but for some reason, I never thought to invest in one. We were lucky enough to be sent one from Braun to test out.
I wasn’t aware, but the definition of fever changes with age, so what is normal for a four-year-old could be classed as high fever in a newborn. This Braun Thermoscan ear thermometer has Age Precision® technology which means all you need to do is set the age range of the child you need to take the temperature of (0-3 months, 3-36 months and 36 months – adult) and the thermometer does the rest. There is a colour-coded display which visually shows us whether the temperature range is “normal, elevated or high”
As well as this, the ear thermometer pre-warms the tip – so no wailing children moaning about having something cold jabbed into their ear!
- Age precision®technology
- Pre-warmed tip
- ExacTemp® guidance
(confirms when you have safely secured the thermometer in the correct position)
- Night light feature
- Memory function to store the last nine temperature readings
What it includes
The product comes with a handy storage case and a pack of BPA and latex-free disposable lens filters so you can easily switch use of the thermometer between your children, avoiding cross-contamination.
I was very impressed by how quick and easy this was to use. I tested this out on M whilst E was at school and he barely noticed what I was doing as he was so pre-occupied with watching Cbeebies! It literally took seconds to get a reading.
The Braun Thermoscan 7 retails at £49.99 which although is a little pricey for me, given how quick and easy it was it’s definitely worth the money. Highly recommended.
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