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I was lucky enough to receive one of these from a friend who, through her line of work, had received a couple of the thermometers as a promotion. Seen as we both had very young children at the time she kept one and gave one to myself. I believe the price to purchase one of these is approximately £30 which, after having used it, I would be more than willing to pay for it. They are readily available from stores such as Boots and Argos or online via Amazon or EBay.
It is a neat product to look at, perfect hand held shape with a button on the front and a smaller tip which is inserted slightly into the ear. It is supplied with 20 plastic covers to go on the end prior to touching the ear which are discarded afterwards for obvious hygiene reasons. The end isn't inserted fully into the ear canal as this would be dangerous, but is simply placed at the opening and held in place for a few seconds while the button is pressed. The temperature of the person is then accurately displayed on the digital screen, either in Celsius or Fahrenheit, whatever is preferred. The button is in a perfect place for even small hands to press while holding, and can easily be done one-handed. After literally just 3 seconds in place the temperature came up which is so handy when using on children. It can even be used on a sleeping child (or adult if necessary, of course!), though the thermoscan causes absolutely no discomfort whatsoever, and could even be used by the child themselves if they prefer.
The days of holding a long glass thermometer under your tongue for ten minutes and estimating the reading are long gone. This machine is convenient, accurate and hygienic.
The refills of the plastic cap can be bought at a cost of about £3 for 30 which I didn't think is too bad. This is not an everyday product, used mainly during illness, so hopefully not too many of the caps will be required.
The thermoscan came neatly and conveniently boxed with. Full and detailed instruction manual, the necessary batteries and a 12 month warranty. There was even a small booklet included where it is possible to write down a record of someone's temperature which I thought was a very nice touch.
The fact that it is produced by Braun, a company renowned for quality products for both children and adults, was also a reassurance.
I can't recommend the product highly enough - a necessity for anyone with young children to have in the house!
We bought this thermometer just before Christmas. Mrs B recommended it saying that it is the same as what our GP friends have and so I bought it. Our previous thermometer kept being unreliable, it wouldn't turn on and the readings were always very low so we didn't trust it. We thought we could trust this.
At first it all seemed really good and we were pleased. It is easy to use.
It is shaped long and quite thin and is comfortable to hold not that that really matters as you only use it for a few seconds. You turn it on and on the screen it shows the last reading. You then place it in the ear and press the button, it will beep when it is ready, usually about 10 seconds. The temperature will show on the screen. Simples! It has a protective ear part on the nozzle which you have to make sure is pressed right on or it won't work and you can replace these regularly- there is a pack of these that come with it.
This is great because it works so fast you can use it when your little one is asleep and not even disturb them. The beep when it's ready is only quiet too so that won't disturb them. It is so fast which is very good and effective, no waiting for 60 seconds trying to keep your child still.
The only problem we have noticed is sometimes we get very different readings so now we're unsure of how reliable it is. Yesterday Mrs B took her temperature and it said 39, she said she felt fine and couldn't believe it was so high to took it again and it said 37.1. This is a little concerning as we would have instantly given medicine to our children if it read so high. We now make sure we take the temperature three times if we are unsure as to whether it is correct. This isn't ideal but it is better than giving medicine when it may not be necessary.
Although I am quite happy with this it's variation at times worries me somewhat so it could be improved.
It cost us £40 which is a lot of money to pay but it should last a long time.
The Braun Thermoscan is a thermometer which can be used on all of the family but we specifically bought it for our baby. We paid around £28 for the thermometer on Amazon, as of today it is £24 which is a considerable saving compared to somewhere like Boot's who sell the same item for £45+. A thermometer was a last minute purchase before having our baby and I had read a lot around the subject of which type to get. In the end I decided I liked the sound of the in-ear thermometers as they seemed to give the most accurate readings plus Braun Thermoscans are used as the thermometer of choice in the NHS so that gave me confidence in the product.
The design and style of thermometer was not a factor for me, nor was anything too complicated. The thermometer came with a standard issue book which showed you how to use the thermometer. There are only 2 buttons so even a monkey could work it without too much trouble. Basically you press the ON button, place a "lens filter" (i.e. a plastic disposable cover) over the end of the 'in ear' bit and put it in the ear. You press the second button (can't see this on the dooyoo picture) and if the thermometer is placed in the ear correctly it will give a 'beeeeep' and you can read the temperature on the screen. Obtaining a temperature from a child takes just a second or two which is great if you have a wriggly baby. There is an inbuilt memory which stores the last temperature which is handy if you are hoping your child's temperature will come down. The product comes with 40 free 'lens filters' and you can buy more cheaply from Amazon.
For me, having a thermometer with a new baby has been a godsend so far. The booklet gives an indication of temperature range so if we have had a wailing baby who has been fed, watered, changed and who isn't tired, it is always handy to rule out a fever or illness by taking the baby's temperature with this thermometer.
It is really easy to use and I also have used it on myself! The downside is changing the lens filters and having to pay to replace them as you need a new one each time you use the thermometer. However, they aren't too expensive.
For ~£25 I don't think you can go wrong with this thermometer. I've read reviews of other in-ear thermometer brands and contactless thermometers but ultimately decided this was the best for us. I would recommend this to any new parents.
I bought this Braun Thermoscan last year before my son was even born so I had it ready. This is definitely one if the best early purchases I made as I didn't realise just how much I would need it! My son was born weighing just 5 pounds 3 ounces 5 weeks early, and only stayed in hospital a few days. Luckily he was born healthy and allowed to go home once his body temperature had stabled. He was unable to keep his own body temperature up due to him being so early, he was so thin and had no fat on him hardly whatsoever! In the last few weeks on pregnancy is when babies tend to fatten up! When we took him home from the hospital he was only 4 pounds, 14 ounces as he had lost a little bit of weight. His temperature was always dropping and even indoors I had to warm him up by skin to skin contact and then wrap him up warm.
This thermometer became permanently stuck in my hand! I was so worried about his temperature I was constantly checking him with this! You are supposed to use an underarm thermometer with a baby as it is more accurate, but that meant unwrapping him, and then he would get cold again, so this thermometer which I could use by putting it in his ear was the best one for us.
It is green and very small this thermometer, very handy to take out anywhere with me in my bag. It has a clear digital screen which is easy to read, although not in the dark as it does not light up. If using it in the night, I would have to take his temperature and then go out the room to read it, as if I turned a light on it woke him up he was such a light sleeper! This is the only fault I can think of with this thermometer.
To use it, you first press the button on the top which says start on it, and it turns it on. You then place it is the ear, and press the button again and wait until it beeps. This beeping is not too loud, it has never woke my baby whilst using it. It takes 3 seconds, I counted, for the temperature to come up on the screen. It feels comfortable in the ear as I have used it and tested it on myself, and my son never bothers when I put it in his ear, luckily as when he was born I was testing him about every 10 minutes I was so worried! He never flinched, and it fit nicely in his tiny ears.
I have found this thermometer to be very accurate as I have tested his temperature more than once at a time, and always get the same reading, and if it is any different it is only about 0.1 degrees. I still use this on him 9 months later sometimes, and it will come in so handy when he is unwell, to check if he has a temperature.
This comes with a box of 20 disposable lenses which you are to dispose of after every use, however I would have gone through hundreds of boxes of these if I threw them away every time I used it! You place a lens on the tip of the thermometer before you use it. I used one lens for a while, until it started to go a bit crumpled at the end. It is a smooth fit on the thermometer and they slot on really easily, and just pop off. They are clear and so easy to remove and replace. You can buy replacement boxes on Amazon, a box of 200 for £11. You will need these as they do not last forever, they are for hygiene purposes.
This thermometer has a pre warmed tip and is safe to use for newborns and adults. I paid £32 for it last February, and looking on Amazon now it is £52.99. I this this is very expensive and I wouldn't have paid this much myself, however much I love it and how useful it has been to me, I am happy with the price I paid, but I definitely wouldn't pay over £50 for it! I would highly recommend this thermometer if you are looking for one, it has never let me down, and always gives me accurate, reliable readings, after checking it against an underarm thermometer too.
When I started to look after my grandchildren regularly I realised I needed to invest in a new thermometer. The one I had took a long time to use which was not suitable with very young children so I bought this one from Tesco for around £30. It seemed like quite a bit of money seeing as you can buy cheaper alternatives but I wanted something reliable and that would be quick to use.
This comes in a case which it sits in to protect it and it has a packet of ear protectors in too.
To use it you simply turn it on by pressing a button, wait a second for the display to show and then pop it in the ear. Once in the ear you press the button on the back and after one second it will beep telling you that it is ready. The display on the front then shows you the reading.
The only criticism I can think of is that the display is not lit by a light so if you are taking the temperature in the dark then you will need a light of some form to be able to read it.
It is very easy to use. It literally is as simple as I described above. It fits in the ear gently and so I've even taken my grandchildren's temperatures when they've been asleep without even disturbing them too.
Because it is so fast it is very practical, some children don't like having something in their ear or if they're upset they may thrash around but all you have is one second and that makes it possible to take the temperature of even the most upset child.
It is very reliable and works very well. When you turn it back on after it has been off it shows you the previous reading which is very useful.
For £30 I think it is well worth that amount of money as I use it regularly, so far I've had it over a year and it's still going strong and imagine it will for many years yet.
When my husband was little he had had a couple of temperature fits so on my booking in appointment when we told the midwife she said that we would have to keep a close eye on our baby. We were told that if the baby had not had a fit by 1 year old then they probably wouldn't but we weren't safe until 5 years old. We decided then to put thermometer on our list of baby things although we really didn't know what was good and what wasn't.
We bought an underarm thermometer obviously know now that was a mistake but one day when our daughter was ill and I could feel how hot she was yet the thermometer was saying her temperature was only slightly raised. At this point I decided we needed another thermometer and now! I went to the local Tesco and this thermometer was £39.99 ( I hadn't realised they were that much but knew we had to have one) Good job I did as my daughters temperature was actually in the 39's.
The thermoscan is a white and blue earpiece with on off button and a button to start the reading, it has a display on the front and sits into a holder which protects the thermometer when not in use and contains spare earpiece covers.
The thermometer is easy to use, you turn it on on the front and the display will show you what the previous reading was so you don't have to constantly try and remember what the little ones temperature has been doing. You place the thermometer in the ear and press the start button, once a good connection has been made the thermometer will beep and then a green light flashes on the back whilst the reading takes place finishing with a beep to let you know you can read the temperature.
The display is a decent size considering the size of the item and shows if the batteries are running down and shows up to 8 previous readings.
The white holder contains a small box inside to hold the spare covers for the ear piece which should be change every time a different person uses it or once the child is well again.
This thermometer is definately well worth the money, the batteries seem to last for a few months and it is always accurate as you know it is only taking the temperature once there is a good connection. It has given me piece of mind for the last 3 years and continues doing so now. These thermometers are also the ones used in GP surgeries so certainly makes me feel I have picked something good for the job.
Whilst I was pregnant I was advised by my midwife what things I would need once the baby was here - on her list she said to get one of these and that the benefits would far outweigh the cost. She said that she had had this thermometer since her oldest was born 5 years ago and that it was still going strong. So I put it on my list and my mother kindly bought it for me from Boots for around 30 pounds. It needs lens covers, these cover the tip of the thermometer - good for hygiene and stops any ear wax getting into it. It comes with a pack of lens covers but if you use it often you will soon need to buy more (they cost around 6 pounds for a pack - look out for offers in the supermarkets).
We have used this for the last 13 months (since my son was born). It has been invaluable. He has had numerous colds, coughs, chest and ear infections and is prone to urine infections - so it is essential that I know how high his temperature is to judge whether we need to go to A&E. I have found the readings to be accurate (when I have taken his temperature and then gone to the doctors/A&E the readings have been similar).
This has also been used on myself and my husband - we seem to be catching all the bugs that our little one picks up :-(. I know that other makes are only for babies and children so I am happy that this one can be used by the whole family.
Use - It is sooo easy to use. You just make sure that there is a lens cover on and turn on and place in the baby's (or child's or adult's) ear. Then you press the button and watch the light flash, when you hear a beep the reading is done - it is extremely quick, taking only seconds. If it has not been placed properly in the ear then you get an error message. When you switch it on it displays the last reading - great to help you remember and check whether the temperature is rising or going down. The batteries are long-lasting as we have not had to change them so far.
My sister works as a nurse and they use thermoscans as does my local doctor which makes me feel they must be the best on the market if they are being used by the medical profession.
At the beginning of the year I went on holiday and forgot to pack this....well as you guessed my son became very ill. He had a urine infection and a temperature that went up to 40.6. At the local walk-in centre I was told to take him to A&E if it got to 41. So on the way back to where we were staying I stopped in a chemist for the antibiotics and picked up a cheap ear thermometer. Well it only worked once and got plugged up with ear wax....after I cleaned it it never worked again. Since then I have packed my thermoscan everytime we have gone away.
The only downside to this is the cost and having to buy lens covers. However I am hoping that I will not need to buy another thermometer and that this has been a long-term investment. As for the lens covers - I am happy to buy these as then I do not need to worry about cross-contamination and cleaning the unit.
We bought this Braun Thermoscan when our first sone was around 4 months old as we wanted to get something that was reasonable value and we felt we needed for the well being of our child. We searched around for a bit but settled on this which cost around £35 which sounds expensive, but to be honest with you with an item as important as this then it's not really. We have found it invaluable a few times now to check on the temperature of our son when he hasn't been well or has had a fever. In my opinion you can't be too careful with children's health so this is a must have for me.
One of the best things for me about this product is how easy it is to hold and use as there's nothing worse than your child screaming and kicking as he or she refuses that you take their temperature. With the shape of this thermometer you can hold it comfortably in your hand. It also comes with a very handy plastic case that you can slot it into when not in use. You do have to a bit careful as it's plastic that your child doesn't get hold of it and throw it about but it does seem quite durable from experience with my son.
The product taks 1 AA battery and to this day so far we have not had to replace it so it lasts a long time. In addition to the battery you need to buy some reusable plastic ear lens covers. When you buy this item it comes free with 20 to start you off. It's important to change this regularly as it does go in the ear.
If you need to take a temperature then you insert the top into the ear where the plastic cover is on. While holding it there without needing to press, push the button and hold down until a light flashes which should only be a matter of seconds. Then when you hear a beep the reading is done and you can remove it. On the little LCD screen on the front you can read the temperature level and whether it's too high or not.
I would recommend this to any parent who values their child's health and I wouldn't be without it now.
I purchased one of these themometers after my little girl was ill and we tried with a forehead themometer strip to take her temp, we had one screaming, struggling baby, two stressed parents and no reading.
I paid £29.99 at the time from our local chemist, it requires two batteries and comes with easy to read and understand instructions.
There were forty free lens filters but once i realsied how good the product was i brought another forty which cost approx 6 pound.
Every time you use the themometer the lens needs to be changed for hygeine purposes so its helpful to have a good stock of them. Now when i need to take someones temperature I know that i am getting an extremly accurate and precise reading.
It is easy to use you simply turn it on, wait for three lines to appear, insert in ear and hold down the button until you hear a beep. You then remove it and the temperature reading is there.
It gives you piece of mind.
This is a great product especially for very young babies.Recently It has sometimes read incorrectly, and sometimes each ear reads a different temperature - Is that normal ? Although i still use this product i now do double check with a basic forehead thermometer.
When my son was 2 years old he started suffered from febrile convulsions lot when he had fevers, up till then i hadnt bothered to much and had used a thermometer under the arm or a forehead thermometer but getting him to sit still long enough was a nightmare and i never got accurate readings. Knowing how serious things were i decided i needed to buy a proper one and went straight to mothercare to purchase this and paid about £29.99. There is other make/models available but this appeared to be the best from the packaging and im very happy with it.
Its a nice easy to hold shape and comes with a case which it slots straight into. It requires 1AA battery but comes with a long life battery. You also need to purchase the reusable ear lens covers however it comes with 20 free.
Its really easy to use and highly accurate taking a reading in seconds. Simply turn on pop the ear tip into the childs ear, press the reading button, the light ill then flash, then goes constant and beep when the reading is complete. you can then take out and turn over to reveal the temperature - common temperature being 36-37C.
Temperatures can be read in centigrade or farnheit and also has the ability to store up to 8 temperatures, which is great when keeping an accurate eye on changes in temperature.
The plastic ear covers make it hygenic and should be changed regulary to remain effective. replacements are easy to buy and relatively cheap. it can read any temperature between 34-42C.
This is a piece of equipment i would be lost without i have even used it on myself. i can now take accurate readings in seconds and without upsetting an already mardy and pooorly baby. would definite recommend to all parents.
when my daughter was born i was a bit of a panicky first time mum, and she seemed to get temperatures a lot. I had various thermometers, was always buying different ones, i've had the forehead strips, the cheaper calpol ear thermometer, the underarm one, you name it i've had it, and i was never happy with the results they gave as they always varied greatly from the ones the doctors use. so i bit the bullet and bought one of the braun thermoscan ones and have never looked back since! I got a great deal on ebay as it came with a box of hundreds of the lens filters so since buying it we've not needed to buy anymore of them. I am now much more confident and reassured that when my daughter says she doesn't feel very well i can take her temperature accurately and help her feel better. and now i'm a new mum again i feel much happier knowing that when my son has his jabs i'll be able to keep an eye on his temperature. They're not cheap at £40 but for the peace of mind it gave me i'd have paid more! It has a handy little case to store it in to protect and keep it clean and stores the last 10 temperatures. when my friends had their babies and asked what thermometer i used i recommended this one!
One of the biggest challenges facing parents of babies and toddlers is working out when the little one is just making a fuss and when theres actually something wrong. The inability of small children to communicate effectively makes it very difficult at times to tell what the problem is. Often your intuition will tell you but sometimes it lets you down.
If you do decide that your child is ill you need to remember that when a young child is ill they can deteriorate very quickly and a situation that just requires cuddles could soon develop into something a lot more serious requiring proper medical help.
When you do seek that medical help one of the first questions that is often asked is does the child have a temperature?. How do I know?, used to be my response, but no more, thanks to the Braun Thermoscan.
Babies naturally tend to feel quite warm. Where, as adults, we may be able to feel our foreheads and, combined with the knowledge that we dont feel well, be able to deduce that we have a temperature. With a baby its not that easy. Talking a childs temperature with a thermometer is not the easiest thing to do. You will struggle to use an oral thermometer with a baby which tends to leave you with two choices, a forehead thermometer or an in-ear thermometer.
Ive tried a forehead thermometer in the past but found it particularly awkward to keep it still on babys forehead for the required length of time as the childs natural reaction seems to be to struggle and twist the head from side to side.
Thus, when I was faced with what appeared to be a very sick baby and with no easy way of telling just how serious it might be I vowed that Id go and buy an in-ear thermometer if for no other reason than to give me peace of mind.
There are a number of models available on the market and seemingly little, other than price, to differentiate them. Of the choice available in Boots, the Braun Thermoscan appealed the most if for no other reason than the packaging stated that it was the brand used by more doctors offices than any other brand; not a claim that would usually sway me but without trying all the models how was I to know which was the best? I am, however, very pleased with my purchase.
In-ear thermometers are probably the easiest and most accurate way of taking a babys temperature. The Braun Thermoscan is a digital thermometer and uses infra-red to measure the childs temperature. A small probe is placed just inside babys ear and, with the press of a button within a couple of seconds an accurate temperature measurement can be obtained. Its that simple.
The accuracy of the temperature reading is enhanced by the use of a pre-warmed tip to the probe. The pre-warming literally takes a couple of seconds, the wait goes unnoticed, but does mean that the probe doesnt cool the ear on insertion leading to a more accurate reading.
The probe is exceptionally easy to insert just inside the babys ear. Its fairly soft and ideally sized even for small ears. Disposable tips can also be used for improved hygiene and accuracy. The thermometer cannot be used without one of these tips in place. Replacement tips seem to be widely available and work out at about 20p each; a small price to pay for peace of mind.
To help with the accuracy of the temperature reading the thermometer has a guidance system in place to ensure that the probe is placed correctly. A series of beeps is used to show when the thermometer is ready and when the temperature has been taken. This is accompanied by a visual indication in the form of a light that flashes when the temperature is being taken and stays steady when the process is complete. I have found it incredibly easy to use.
If you want to take multiple readings or review earlier temperature readings the thermometer will store the last 8 recorded temperatures. I have found this useful when baby is ill as it means you have a record over time of the changes in the fever.
The temperature is displayed on a small screen on the thermometer and is very easy to read. You can chose to view the temperature in either centigrade (celcius) or farenheit. The display screen will also tell you if the temperature recorded is too low, generally an indication that youve moved the thermometer before its finished. The measurable temperature range is 34-42.2 degrees C.
The thermometer comes with a case cum stand thats proved to be really useful for storing the thermometer.
The thermometer is powered by life-long lithium batteries. How long they will last I dont know but we havent had any issues in over a year. The unit auto-powers off after 60 seconds inactivity, preserving that battery life.
I have found this an essential piece of baby equipment (although its useful for the whole family). Its easy to use and gives great peace of mind. It also means that when it is necessary to seek medical advice you are able to give an accurate and complete medical history which must aid the doctor in his assessment. Knowing when my son has a fever means that I can treat him more quickly and its such a fuss free process that it doesnt bother him at all. In fact, sometimes he seems to enjoy the process!
Great product *before* the warranty expires! Our started misreading (e.g. 39.5C instead of 38.3C), which gave us big worries w/o real reason. Contacted manufacturer (01159-437918) for re-calibration and learned that the service doesn't exist. *IF* you are still under warranty, they might have a look, but for the high price one normally pay, one would expect the product to last more than 2 years... I wouldn't recommend if you want a reliable product for more than 2 years... I have more friends who have the same product running into the same problem.
I am writing this at 2.20am having decided to pull an all-nighter, with my poorly 18month old sleeping beside me. Having the check her temp every half hour and so sleep is not on the cards for me tonight! So I thought hey why not keep myself awake by reviewing this as it is brilliant so here is my little story all about the braun thermoscan!
Since 1 this afternoon Lottie has had a bit of a temperature so I gave her some Calpol and left it at that. But at 3pm she was worse. She has a complicated medical history. She was diagnosed with a kidney reflux at 9months old after have a febrile convulsion (convulsion due to high temperature). So obviously I was worried this may happen again.
We dont actually have a decent thermometer in the house stupid I know considering her history but she is on a permanent anti-biotic for the kidney problem and so far hasnt had another bladder infection and is usually pretty healthy so its not something which has always been at the front of my mind. So today knowing she was defiantly too hot I took her across the road to our friends house and asked if I could borrow her in ear thermometer as she had been raving for weeks about how great it is. I had to give it a go and it happens to be the most wonderful invention I have ever come across. Lottie is not the most patient of children, she likes to be on the go hates being restrained for anything like most 18month olds and taking her temperature has always been somewhat of a trial.
The Braun Thermoscan. Is just ideal for kids this age who hate being restrained and older kids when you just want a quick accurate temperature reading.
Currently priced at £29.99 (special price in boots as I write usually priced at £39.99) the design of this thermometer is very much like you may have seen used in hospitals. It is made of plastic and is kept in its own plastic case, which it clips in to. Inside the case is a stack of thin plastic covers for the end of the thermometer that goes into the ear. These simply click on to the end of the thermometer before you put it into the childs ear and then pop off with ease and are disposable once youre finished. It is amazingly simple to use and so quick which as any parent will know when you have a poorly irritable child the faster you can get their temperature reading the better! It takes just a couple of seconds to get an accurate reading and beeps to let you know when it is ready to be looked at.
It is so much easier to use than the old-fashioned glass thermometers, it is also easier than the digital ones that go under the arm or tongue especially when you have younger children. There is not sitting around waiting, no pinning the poor childs arm to its side and no battles the reading is taken almost before they realize there is anything in their ear at all. The only down side I can think of is also one of its good points...it beeps to let you know it has its reading...which means that if like in my case the child is asleep when you check their temperature it might disturb them momentarily. However this is a small down side and after using this tonight there is no way I will be going back to the old fashioned thermometers. Ill be investing in one of these as soon as Lotties feeling up to a walk and I dare say it will be the best money I will spend for a long, long time. This actually is the best thing since sliced bread!
The 1 second thermometeraims to be fast, easy and accurate. Memory feature recalls last temperature taken. A compact, foldable design that Includes 40 free lens filters