Reviewed by: Mojomums Sally
What they say: As the cold and flu season approaches, many of us turn to our medicine cabinets to ensure we’re ready to tackle those winter viruses. From thermometers that accurately measure body temperature through to paracetamol, it pays to be prepared.
Being able to quickly and accurately take a child’s temperature when they become ill is essential in establishing the differences between a common cold and more serious illness such as flu or a throat infection.
Simple and easy to use, the Braun ThermoScan® 3 Ear thermometer will accurately measure and record the body temperature of your child, allowing you to closely monitor his or her fever and track how it develops over time.
Featuring a new compact design for ease of use, the ThermoScan 3 has been designed to measure the heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue, delivering a fast temperature measurement in just one second with clinically proven accuracy. Soft and gentle in the ear, to minimise discomfort for little ones, the thermometer sounds a beep to signal the end of the reading.
Safe for the whole family including newborns, the thermometer also comes with a new audio fever indicator helping you to quickly interpret the temperature reading with the number of beeps. One beep indicating normal, two beeps an elevated reading and four beeps suggesting a high temperature, in which case you might want to visit a doctor to establish if there is a more serious underlying illness.
The thermometer can easily be cleaned and switched between users thanks to the BPA and latex free disposable lens filters, which avoid cross contamination. An easy to read display makes interpreting temperature readings simple and hassle free, while the memory recall feature stores the last temperature measurement so you can monitor fever throughout the day and night.
With its price point of £34.99 the ThermoScan 3 is ideal for families working to a budget and comes with 21 lens filters and a probe protection cap.
What we say: “Having a house of five children, there always seems to be one or another not feeling 100% well so I was more than happy to review the Braun ThermoScan®.
The thermometer is really easy and quick to use and I particularly like the ‘beeps’ to tell you whether the temperature is normal or too high and therefore needs medication/treatment. The thermometer does also display the actual temperature reading, but in the early hours of a morning I sometimes forget what figure is normal and what is high – with the beeps, one beep means everything is OK and that is fairly easy to remember!
Great value too – definitely one for every family medicine cupboard.”
The Braun ThermoScan® 3 Ear thermometer is available online from Amazon.