Summer is officially over. Temperatures are dropping, school is in full swing and we can now look forward to some of the most enjoyable holidays of the year: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
I don’t know about you, but this happens to be MY favorite time of the year, as there is always something exciting to look forward to.
On the downside, we all know that this also happens to be the time of the year when everyone gets sick. It seems to be inevitable. Although I can handle being sick as a grown up, nothing can prepare a mom for the sleepless nights when a baby or a child comes down with a fever.
I like to be prepared for this in advance, which is why I have stocked my shelves with kids medicine. For extra piece of mind, I also bought a state-of-art thermometer to monitor my kids’ temperatures.
Although it’s not the first time that I’ve bought a thermometer, I am particularly happy with the one I got from Philips Avent for a couple of reasons.
To start with, I had purchased a few bad thermometers when my daughter was younger, thinking that they would do the job. You know, the ones that come with the baby’s grooming kits? From my experience, those ones don’t do the job properly, and the same goes for the cheaper thermometers on the market.
A good thermometer leaves no doubt about the test results that appear on its screen. This thermometer not only comes from a good brand, but it has also won the PTPA seal of approval.
I have tried it myself, and I am particularly happy with the results so far. It’s easy to use and to place in the baby’s ear (which can sometimes be challenging with a child that moves a lot!
But that’s not all.
The reason why I LOVE this thermometer is because it works with the uGrow application by Philips Avent. If you’ve missed my previous post, you can click here to read some of the great features of this application that tracks it all: feeding, diaper changes and sleeping hours in addition to the baby’s physical growth.
That same application also tracks the history of the baby’s temperature, making it easy to keep all the baby’s information in one place.
How great is that?!
In the image below, you can see my baby’s temperature from one day when he had a runny nose, but when his temperature didn’t seem too low (or at least not alarming enough for me to take him to a doctor yet). I kept monitoring it to make sure that it remained under control.
The solid bar shows the acceptable temperature for a baby of his age, and as you see, his was only slightly lower than what it should be.
Another thing I like about the uGrow application is that it provides tips regarding the baby’s health. With these suggestions, new moms who are not familiar with having sick babies can be more confident about how their babies are doing.
In my case, my baby’s temperature was 36.3C, just below the acceptable 36.4C. Therefore, I figured there was no need to rush to the pediatrics just yet.
I’m not the most tech-savvy person, and yet I found it pretty easy to connect the thermometer to my phone. Basically, if I can do it, anyone can! Once this step is done you just need to place the thermometer next to the phone for the device to read and save the new temperature so that you can track the history.
This way, you can rest assured that you’re ready for the flue and the cold winter days ahead!
Note: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. For more information on sponsored posts please refer to the Disclosure on the Terms and Conditions page.
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