Thursday, December 9, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Review: Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer

Moms want to trust their ear thermometer, and now they can.  Ear thermometer measurements are preferred by parents because they are gentle, easy and fast.  However, most ear thermometer measurements vary between readings, leading to a misconception that ear thermometers are not accurate. 

The good news for moms is…not all ear thermometers are made alike.  With Braun’s patented technology and positioning Guidance system, moms can now trust their ear thermometer to give an accurate reading each and every time! 

The Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer is used by more pediatricians in the U.S. than any other brand, according to a recent national survey.1  Proven more accurate than rectal2 and temple3 measurements, this advanced thermometer is perfect for first-time parents, and it makes a great baby shower gift.  The Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer is not only used by most pediatricians, but also by more moms than any other ear thermometer.4  In fact, 93%5 of moms consider thermometers a “must-have” for the nursery.

Why measure in the ear?  The eardrum shares the blood supply with the temperature control center in the brain.  Because of its proximity, changes in body temperature are reflected sooner in the ear than at any other part of the body.  Braun ThermoScan measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissues.  It’s also more accurate than forehead (temporal artery) skin measurements because once a fever strikes, the skin gives off a cooling effect that can cause a forehead reading to miss a fever.

The Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer is the perfect item for someone with a child.  It gives the most accurate temperature available which could ultimately determine how sick your child truly is.  I remember when my nephew was really sick and they said that if his temperature rose a couple of degrees, he would need to be taken to the hospital.  At times like those, it is extremely important to be able to trust your thermometer.  Every good mother knows how important her child's health is and that's the one thing you can't put a price on.  I HIGHLY recommend the Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer as a holiday gift.

*Braun ThermoScan is used by most pediatricians - so moms know it’s the best
*Braun’s exclusive patented technology offers unparalled accuracy through a pre-warmed tip that minimizes the cooling effect from the introduction of a cold sensor in the ear
*The Guidance system ensures proper placement in the ear to avoid any misreads
*Multiple memory function lets mom easily monitor the progress of a fever, which can also be important when communicating with your doctor.
*Includes disposable lens filters, which should be changed after each use to reduce the transmission of germs
*Can be used from birth and up
*Price $49.99

Disclosure: I received this product for free.  Opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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  1. I would love to win this since my son is five and so it is hard to take his temperature. He doesn't quite get the "stick the thermometer under your tongue but don't bite it" idea so this would make both of our lives a whole lot easier!

  2. I have had a Braun for 8 years. It just recently stopped working. Winning a new one would be wonderful. They are truly the best. I love how accurate and non-invasive they are.

  3. It sounds like a very effective and reputable device. I love that it has a multiple memory function; very handy! It's great that it includes disposable lens filters, too, to ensure you aren't passing illness around in the case of multiple users.

  4. I love how accurate and non-invasive the braun thermoscan is. I have never owned one of these but I would love too. Right now I judge my kids temp by the feel of their forehead and I know that's not too accurate. thanks!

  5. It's rare when you can get thru the temperature taking process without tears, but with our old Braun (which met an untimely death after an encounter with our bulldog) the kids LOVED having their temps taken-- even when they weren't sick!

  6. I think Braun is a good thermometer I need to get a thermometer to take my temperature.

  7. with 4 grandkids here everyday I need something easy to use and accurate.this seems to fit the bill...thanks

  8. What a simple and reliable way to take a temperature. This would be such an asset in any home. :)

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  9. This would be much easier to use than an oral thermometer


  10. Your review is factual and concise. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

  11. Your review seems to agree with their website for accuracy. With all your great comments, I really want one of these.