First time mums are particularly concerned when their babies get sick. And the most common indication that they are not well is when their temperature is elevated. Often when infants have a temperature it is a sign they have an infection. So it is important to determine if they really do have a fever. The best way to find this out is to reach for a thermometer. Wishbone has developed this really cute and useful gadget called Wishbone Smart Thermometer.
What is the Wishbone Smart Thermometer?
It is an innovative contact-free thermometer that measures the temperature of your body, an object or environment. You can easily connect it to your smartphone or tablet to keep track of your body temperature if you want to monitor it over a period of time.
What makes it special?
In as little as 2 seconds you will have a temperature reading, making it the ideal thermometer for fussy kids. And it can also be used to measure the temperature of milk or bathwater so you have peace of mind that you will not burn your child. You can use it to measure ambient temperature, so checking if their room is too hot or too cold is easy. And because it is attached to a smartphone, it goes with an app which allows you to track and monitor the temperature data over time. It is also very cost effective and safe as it does not contain mercury.
Watch this video to get a better idea of the product features:
Now, why do we really need to monitor our babies temperature?
It is important for mums to monitor their babies temperature, especially if they seem warmer or more fussy than usual. It is very difficult to see our children not feeling well, especially our little ones. And when they have a fever, we are usually more concerned. This is because although fever is not an illness itself, it can be an indication that the body is fighting off an illness and the immune system is functioning.
What are the main causes of fever in babies?
There are two main reasons why our babies get a fever. First is they may have caught a viral infection – common cold, intestinal flu or flu or other forms of viral infection. Viral infections usually subside within three days and giving antibiotics will not help. Parents just need to be patient and wait for it to take its own course. Second, a fever can be caused by a more serious bacterial infection such as pneumonia, a urinary tract infection, or ear infection to mention just a few. These are less common among infants, but they are still a possibility.
Other possible causes of fever are: the baby may have reacted to a vaccination, overheated from being dressed too warmly, or has spent too much time outside in the sun.
How to get your baby’s temperature?
There are may ways to measure your baby’s temperature. You can take your child’s temperature under the armpit, by mouth, in the ears, at the temple or through the rectum. However, it can be really quite difficult to do this accurately because when a baby is sick, they are also fussy and irritable. It’s a good thing that with the advancement in technology, taking and monitoring the child’s temperature is now easier.
Being on top of our babies’ health and wellbeing is our top priority. This is why we need to be abreast with the latest innovation in tools to help us. And Wishbone Smart Thermometer is one of these innovations that is truly worthwhile to check out and consider.
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