Having two children already you would think I would know that a babies high temperature is different from what a 3-36 month old would be and the same for adults. I actually didn’t know this. Obviously I know the signs of a high temperature and when in doubt call the doctor.
I was offered the chance to review a Braun ThermoScan 7 ear thermometer which has Age Precision and colour-coded display. It’s clinical research shoes the definition of fever changes as newborns grow into little kids and little kids grow into adults.
Inside the box is the Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer, a protective case with lens filter storage, 21 disposable lens filters and 2 X AA batteries.
It is the most accurate ear thermometer from Braun due to the unique pre-warmed tip. Unlike other ear thermometers, Braun ThermoScan features a pre-warmed tip that minimises the cooling effect that could result from the introduction of a cool probe tip. The pre-warmed tip helps ensure accuracy measurement after measurement and is the brand most used by doctors. It is proven to be more accurate than rectal or temple.
The thermometer is really easy to use, switch it on, chose which age range the person you are taking the temperature is. Put a clean cover over the probe, put the probe into the ear, not hard press the button and it will beep when it is ready for you to read the temperature.
It also gives a Green, Yellow or Red coloured screen which will also alert you to whether the temperature is normal, elevated or high. This goes by the age of the person you are taking the temperature for so always make sure you have the age range right when selecting.
My daughter seems to feel quite hot a lot of the time and generally if I think she feels hot or looks a bit pale that would be reason for her to stay home from school as she would normally be coming down with something. With this thermometer it tells you exactly whether it is high, elevated or normal and so there is no guess work and the majority of the time her temperature has been in fact quite normal.
With babies, their immune system isn’t at its full when born and during the first three months at least it can be worrying, if they are too hot is it because of the weather? are they coming down with something? I don’t think the worrying stops but at least this thermometer will help settle my mind once my son is born if he does feel hot.
I would definitely recommend the Braun ThermoScan 7, the age precision is a great concept and it has definitely helped me realise that a high temperature in a baby is actually lower than I thought it was compared with an adult.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest post of my first thoughts which are my own and not influenced in any way.