As a new parent, the last thing you want to discover is that your baby is ill. But with colds, flus and fevers all around during the autumn and winter cold & flu season, you’ll definitely want to be sure that baby is healthy and safe.
A great way to keep an eye on baby (and keep your sanity) during cold & flu season is to invest in thermometer. Since fevers can be symptoms of flus, colds and many other bugs in babies, a thermometer is a must for every new parent. Luckily, today’s tools are much less invasive and so much less likely to disturb (especially sleeping) baby.
Some thermometers, such as Geratherm’s non-contact digital one, won’t disturb sleeping kids at all. They use a touchless, infrared technology that’s quick and accurate. And because it’s non-touch, it means that you won’t unwittingly spread germs to other family members. Bonus! You can also use it to check the temperature of liquids and surfaces, and it’s the thermometer used by doctors at Sick Kids Hospital.
If you’re the kind of parent who wants to be extra sure that baby’s Okay, try Mobi Prime Ear & Forehead Thermometer. It’s just as fast — reading temperatures in just two seconds — and can read temperatures from ear or forehead. It can also be used to check temperatures of other things such as baby’s bath water or milk bottle.
Another great way to take your baby’s temperature without disrupting their normal routine is by using the Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer. If your child is already using a pacifier, this is an easy way to take their temperature. It’s also super quick and accurate.
If you have a baby or young kids at home, what are your tips and tricks for surviving cold and flu season? We’d love to read them in the comments!
Did you know? Free flu shots are available at all Rexall Drugstore locations across Canada without an appointment. Get yours today!