Should you treat every fever? Be prepared for child’s next sickness with these Fever Facts Most Parents Don’t Know. This post is sponsored by Braun Thermometers. All mama bear opinions are my own. May contain commissioned links.
Fever Facts Most Parents Don’t Know with Braun Thermometers
Once a mama bear always a mama bear, that’s what I always say. While my head may always be a pediatric nurse, my heart will always be a mom first. Maybe it’s because of the day when a visit to a theme park turned into a nightmare.
No thermometer. No medicine. No warning.
A trip to the hospital and some hard parent life lessons left me scarred with fever phobia. Now anytime my kids spike a fever, I get super anxious and worried. In mama bear mode, I’m constantly hovering with a thermometer, fever medicine, liquids and snuggles. But as much as I thought that I knew about treating my children’s sicknesses, I was actually surprised to learn how much I didn’t know (even as a pediatric nurse).
Do you know all of these fever facts?
5 Fever Facts Most Parents Don’t Know
Myth: The most accurate temperature check is rectally.
Nope. The ear canal is the best site to measure a fever, due to its close proximity to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control center. In a recent survey, only 12% of moms knew this.
Myth: All fevers should be treated with fever medicine.
Untrue. Most fevers indicate that your child’s immune system is strong and working to heal your child faster. Children are generally safe at temperatures that kill many viruses and bacteria.
Myth: It’s important to wake my children in the middle of the night when they have a fever.
While tracking temperatures at night time is an important part of care giving for your child, so is giving them the rest they need to fight their sickness.
Myth: Fevers can give my child brain damage.
Fevers can be extremely scary (remember my theme park nightmare?), but most fevers are not dangerous or cause brain damage.
Myth: The back of my hand on my child’s forehead is an accurate way to measure for fever.
While you may be able to feel some warmth by using the back of your hand, it’s not the best indicator for fevers. In fact, my mother told me that my forehead was NEVER warm when I had a fever as a child. The best way to accurately take your child’s temperature is with a thermometer you trust to provide professional accuracy, gentle convenience and peace of mind when you need it most.
Fever Fact: Have the Right Thermometer
I don’t take any chances when it comes to my kids’ health. I need a thermometer that’s precise, fast, durable and easy-to-use. That’s why I love using Braun Thermometers with my family.
Braun is the #1 brand recommended by pediatricians. Perfect for mom, these thermometers are fast and reliable when we need them most. Just in time for cold and flu season, you can save $5 on Braun Thermometer at Walgreens. Check out which ones we are depending on this winter season for my kids’ fevers.
Braun ThermoScan® 5 Ear thermometer
Now that we know that the ear canal is the most accurate place to read for a fever, you’d better believe that I want the best when it comes to an ear thermometer. The Braun ThermoScan® 5 is proven more accurate than forehead or rectal measurement, with a super fast reading – even for the fussiest child.
- Fast reading in just seconds
- Positioning system uses a light and a beep to confirm proper positioning
- Large, easy-to-read screen
- Last reading memory recall
- Lens filters for hygiene
- For infants, children and adults
- Includes thermometer, protective case, 21 lens filters, and 2 AA batteries
Braun No touch + forehead thermometer
Technology is amazing. The Braun No touch + forehead thermometer is one of those amazing devices that have you saying “I wish I had this when…” Perfect for getting a quick temperature check in the middle of the night, this thermometer has the capability to literally not disturb your child (even your lightest sleeper) while they’re resting.
The Braun No touch + forehead thermometer is the first thermometer to take professionally accurate temperatures with a gentle touch of the forehead or no touch at all. How accurate is the no touch thermometer reading? Genius, I tell you. Genius.
- Clinically proven precise and accurate readings
- Same professional accuracy touching the forehead or no touch from up to 2 inches away
- Fast two-second reading
- Easy to use – no need to swipe
- Color coded temperature guidance – screen changes from green to yellow to red, depending on temperature reading
- Silent mode for sleeping children (YES!)
- Positioning system guides to the correct distance and location to ensure accuracy
- Safe and hygienic
- For infants, children and adults
- Includes thermometer, protective cap, and 2 AA batteries
Fevers are serious. But I’m seriously ready thanks to Braun Thermometers, now available at your local Walgreens. Save big with this exclusive Braun Thermometer savings offer. Get the fever facts. Have your thermometer ready. And most importantly love on your kids – even as a mama bear.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Braun Thermometers. The opinions and text are all mine.