Monitoring your baby’s temperature

When your baby is unwell and feverish, keeping an eye on their temperature can be difficult.

1. Baby’s immune system
A baby’s immune system is immature and even the most robust baby can experience six to ten viral infections each year.[1]With each one lasting up to ten days, this could mean your baby is frequently off-colour and miserable.

2. Symptoms of viral and bacterial illnesses
When your baby is sick they may be fussy, have a fluctuating temperature, struggle with earache and muscle aches, along with a variety of other symptoms.

This can make measuring their temperature and ensuring it is not reaching dangerous levels, disturbing and even distressing for your baby. Taking their temperature whilst they are sleeping can disturb your baby’s rest too.

3. The easy way to monitor temperature
There are many ways to monitor a baby’s temperature including holding a thermometer under the arm, an in-ear device, or even swiping a device across their forehead. However, these each mean dealing with a fussy or sleeping child.

FeverSmart Temperature Monitor by Nurofen for Children is designed to ensure you can monitor your baby’s temperature continuously without disturbing or upsetting them.

4. How does FeverSmart work?
This discreet, non-invasive device gently attaches to your baby’s underarm using an adhesive strip made from medical grade silicone. It then transmits your baby’s temperature continuously to a free app on your smartphone or other device that will notify you if your baby’s temperature is in the high range (if push notifications are enabled).

5. Benefits for your baby

Many parents admit to minimising checking their baby’s temperature to avoid disruption to sleep. Able to be used on baby from birth, when necessary, FeverSmart can monitor your baby’s temperature without disturbing or upsetting them.

FeverSmart can also be used to track recent medication ensuring you are giving your baby the right dose and accurately managing their fever. FeverSmart can also be used to record other symptoms such as tracking coughs and runny noses, enabling simple information sharing if you do visit a health professional.


[1]                 Source: Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia     



This article was written for FeverSmart Temperature Monitor by Nurofen for children by Kidspot NZ, February 2018


  1. Safebaby 02/04/2018 at 3:41 pm

    So irresponsible showing a baby sleeping face down.
    Face down increases the risk of this tragic condition.
    If you want to be a responsible advertiser show appropriate images

    • Julie Scanlon - Kidspot 02/04/2018 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you for your feedback. We do try to ensure our images are showing safe sleeping practices but unfortunately this one must have slipped through unnoticed. The image has now been updated.

  2. danielle2211 27/02/2018 at 9:36 pm

    This is is the best thing about technology advancement the feversmart temperature monitor by nurofen makes monitoring you babies temperature so much more easier than sticking a thermometer under armpit like I had to do. Would make an awesome baby shower present to a new parent.

  3. Kjgee 27/02/2018 at 9:14 pm

    This sounds like incredible technology! We recently had our 4th child, and she had meningitis, it has made me extra cautious, so this would mean I could watch her temp without standing over her all night long!

  4. kymmage 26/02/2018 at 7:28 pm

    Sounds like a handy app to have access to. Especially if you need to keep a record of the temperatures.

  5. Mands1980 22/02/2018 at 12:39 pm

    I love the sound of this fever smart app it would be great when they are sick to have a record of there temps and best of all you don’t need to disturb them if sleeping to take their temp I love this so much.

  6. felicity beets 15/02/2018 at 10:21 pm

    This looks like a great idea- had not heard of this before. Would be handy as also keeps a record of the temperature for when the doctors asks questions.

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