It is still the cold and flu season, and I know many people who have recently been sick or are getting sick. It seems like one big cycle, and the only thing worse is knowing you are going to get sick, and playing the waiting game. When your little ones are sick though you cannot treat them like you would yourself. They cannot take the same medicine because they are so young. Many times you probably do not read their temperature right because you are not aware that your thermometer is not working correctly. It is always good to check if you have one working correctly, because it is good to know when you little one does have a fever, and for how long.
Do you know what a normal body temperature is? I know, many are wondering why I even asked this, but many parents do tend to get a little worried when their child's temperature increases slightly. There of course is noting wrong with worrying, I am probably the best at that, but the Cold + Flu Central has a lot of great information that can help you to understand everything a little better.
"Temperatures are taken most commonly in the mouth (orally), in the bottom (rectally), under the arm (axillary) or in the ear (tympanic). Each method is considered accurate when done correctly. Except for ear thermometers, most digital thermometers are universal, meaning you can take oral, rectal or underarm measurements. Check with your pediatrician regarding the method which is best for your child. Please note: For infants under the age of 3 months, temperatures should be taken rectally." ~Cold + Flu Central
Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer is great to have. This thermometer is very quick when giving you a reading of the temperature, so your do not have to worry about not getting an accurate read because your little one does not like having something in their ear. You will be amazed. It is only a matter of seconds and you will know if your child has a mild or high-grade fever. There is also the Guidance System that checks the position of the thermometer in the ear to make sure you get an accurate read. There is also a pre-warmed tip so that you will never get a inaccurate read. Other features are: