After some surprising results from a recent Nurofen study, we tried out the new FeverSmartTM Temperature Monitor.
New parents are adding to the pressure on the NHS with almost half rushing their kids to A&E for illnesses such as coughs, colds and ear aches, according to a study from Nurofen for Children.
Researchers surveyed British parents with children aged between 1 to 36 months. They discovered that 48 per cent have taken their child to an A&E department in the last 12 months. Surprisingly these were for things like coughs, colds and eczema – rather than taking them to their GP.
Peace of mind
Nurofen for Children commissioned the survey ahead of the launch of FeverSmartTM Temperature Monitor, their latest innovation which enables parents to effectively monitor their child’s temperature via Bluetooth technology and record their symptoms and medication. FeverSmartTM puts parents in control. Which in turn will reduce the strain on emergency NHS services as parents gain more confidence in monitoring their unwell children.
The research revealed that one quarter of parents did not understand that a child’s fever is their body’s normal response to fighting common infections such as a cold. First-time parents are even more likely to be unaware of this.
Marguerite-Marie Mitterlehner, Nurofen for Children brand manager said: “Becoming a parent is the best experience in the world. But caring for a sick child is always going to be a stressful time if your child’s temperature changes.
Nurofen for Children’s new stick-on FeverSmartTM Temperature Monitor can help parents feel in control, with its constant accurate[i] reading of baby’s temperature, displayed on the free FeverSmart™ mobile app. By using it, parents can continuously monitor their child from the next room using Bluetooth technology. All without disturbing them and remaining assured that the app will alert them to any significant increase in temperature.”
When we tested this clever little gadget for ourselves (one of our babies most conveniently having a temperature at the time), we found it straightforward and easy to use. It didn’t distract the baby at all while the silicone patch was attached to them. And it was good to know that we could use it from birth onwards.
The FeverSmartTM App (available on Apple App Store and Google Play) also provides a diary feature which enables parents to record when they’ve given their child medication. It helps them to stay on track with treatment and maximise its efficacy.
The FeverSmart Temperature Monitor provides peace of mind to parents, by giving them an accurate perspective on their child’s wellbeing. And it’s particularly reassuring for new parents inexperienced at caring for a child who has a fever.
Nurofen for Children FeverSmartTM Temperature Monitor is now available from Amazon, Boots stores and nurofenforchildren.co.uk. RRP £84.99.
 Always continue to monitor the child’s wellbeing. Accurate within +0.2C with correct usage. Environmental factors & child’s position may result in greater variance.