Braun ThermoScan 3 – A Review

My twins haven’t been too well recently. They have coughs and colds.

My main concern is how awful it is for them, they’ve been really suffering at night, not too bad during the day but the lack of sleep is making them groggy. My other concern is that I’M getting no sleep either! If it’s not one twin waking up it’s the other and thus I’ve felt like a zombie the past week and half.

Bless them though. O suffers rather a lot with coughs, he has viral asthma – not official asthma apparently, he SHOULD grow out of it I’m reassured by Doctors, although when he’s having a bout every few weeks throughout the winter I’m not convinced. Anyway, because it’s viral he often runs a temperature and my usual source of checking the temperature at the moment is one of those strips that you place on the forehead! I’ve had it yonks and even if it’s not completely impaired by the many tiny hands that have ‘played’ with it over the years – I’m a little dubious of how accurate it is.

This time however, we’ve been checking temperatures with this brand new, state of the art, electronic thermometer!

temperature measure braun thermoscan 3

It’s what the professionals use apparently so it should be pretty accurate. It takes one second to take the temperature too making it much easier to use when you have wriggling baby/child to content with!

My poor little O wasn’t himself at all and he felt very hot, so this was the perfect opportunity to try out the Braun ThermoScan 3 for the first time! It’s funny because as soon as it appeared, ALL the kids wanted to ‘have a go’.. “Do MY temperature Mummy!” Instead of pushing my hand away with the old strips whenever I went near them!

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On opening the box, everything is ready to go, which is fabulous for me as I don’t like faffing around trying to fit something together. Especially for a product like this, which would probably only be used in times of stress and upset when we’re worried about someone’s health.

So what’s in the box?

  • The instruction booklet
  • Box of disposable lens filters
  • ThermoScan thermometer
  • Protective Cap

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How to Use:

The ThermoScan 3 is ever so simple to use. It already comes with the first disposable filter already in place which simply clicks on and off. The material is a soft plastic. Click the small green button on the top with your thumb to switch it on, wait for the little screen to go blank and that’s it, it’s all set.

braun thermoscan kids temperature fever

It’s fits into the hand perfectly.

Place in the childs’ ear. It doesn’t have to be right in, just so it’s sits comfortably in the ear canal. Click the button on the top and remove. Within a second the reading is done! The temperature appears on the screen immediately. That’s it. It’s clear and obvious and very fast. This really is the easiest thing to use. Of course we all had fun ‘comparing’ temperatures!

braun thermoscan 3 checking a childs temperature

It’s so accurate that once you’ve given medicine to bring down the temperature, you can check it again a little while later to see if it’s coming down. Any other measuring device might not be able to pick up very small changes so this would be reassuring for any parent.

I actually ended up taking O and H to the Doctors a couple of days later as their symptoms weren’t improving. The Doctor had practically the same machine there which she used and this was validity for me because if it’s good enough for the professionals to use…….then it’s good enough for me!

Overall Verdict

I was very impressed with this product. It is superior to any other temperature measuring method I’ve ever used and it’s exactly what it promises to be: fast, accurate, gentle. It’s safe and easy to use. I would highly recommend.

It retails at around the £25.00 mark. It’s definitely worth the investment as it can be used for all the family for years. A definite must have for any medicine cupboard.

My boys are now on the mend after a bottle of antibiotics each was prescribed by the Doctor. Phew… hopefully this means we’ll all get a full night of some must needed sleep very soon!

Disclaimer: I was given the Braun ThermoScan 3 to try in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions my own.

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