Nothing gets my mom-stomach in knots more than when my kids get sick.
I go from calm and cool to a nervous wreck in a split second. It’s no fun having a sick kid. Being prepared ahead of time for flu season has been the best cure for me as I care for my little ones.
My so-called “sick kid tool box” is helping me keep my sanity this flu season.
My tool box is broken into two parts: a few toddler activities perfect for sick tots and good thermometers to get an accurate temperature reading.
After dinner recently, my toddler daughter started showing signs she was sick. I knew it was only a matter of time before she was fully down with our first sickness of the season. I was worried, scared, and nervous for the coming days.
As she got sicker and sicker, I reached to the most important part of my “sick kid tool box”: my Braun thermometers. We have two of Braun’s most popular thermometers: ThermoScan and No Touch + Forehead. Suddenly, I wasn’t so nervous anymore because I knew I could accurately track her fever.
The No Touch + Forehead thermometer was perfect with its fast, 2 second reading feature. I didn’t even need to swipe it over her forehead to get a clinically proven precise reading – just one touch will do. At night time, I crept into her room with the thermometer on silent mode and took her temperature without even touching her. The positioning guide makes sure you find the right spot to test every time.
There was so much peace of mind seeing the color coded temperature guide go from red to yellow to green as her fever was managed.
5 easy toddler activities I use on sick days with my kids.
In the morning, I kept up with tracking her fever and kept her laying low with a few of my favorite toddler activities from my “sick kid tool box”:
- Morning bubble bath (with extra bubbles)
- Puzzles and lots of them
- Special books in Mommy’s bed
- Watching home videos
- Calming sensory bins
Keeping her quietly occupied and resting while being able to come by for a quick fever check every now and then kept me feeling in control of the situation.
When one child gets sick, you hope the other won’t too.
The thing about having one kid sick is you know the others are probably going to get sick as well. So while I cared for my daughter, I was watching my son and checking his temperature with our Braun ThermoScan Ear thermometer.
I love this thermometer. It comes with lens filters to keep things hygienic and has a built in positioning system to make sure you get the most accurate read possible. In just seconds, I could take my son’s temperature.
Of course, he ended up sick too. But at least I felt confident knowing I could get an accurate read on his fever too.
I know I’m not alone with my worries when my kids get sick. According to a recent survey by Braun, all Moms feel this wave of emotion: feeling nervous (64% of moms), anxious (64%), and protective (93%), and I am no different. I don’t like it one bit.
But after taking their temperature, I’m put to ease and feel the way many moms from the survey do: informed, responsible, prepared, and in control. Moms of all ages and experience agree that accuracy is the most important characteristic of a thermometer, which is why my family uses Braun’s ThermoScan and No Touch + Forehead.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Braun. The opinions and text are all mine.