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