Fever Stickers Exist And You’re Going To Want To Buy Some & Make Your Life With A Sick Kid So Much Easier
On 19th January 2018
Checking a sleeping toddler's temperature has got to be one of the worst, most stressful parenting tasks. The last thing on earth you want to do is wake your sleeping child every few hours to take their temperature. So, every parent should know where to buy fever stickers, because they are seriously the best freaking inventions.
No matter what kind of thermometer you have tried, they never seem to work properly. Physio Logic’s Fever-Bugz Stick on Fever Indicators seems like they could be a game changer. No more waking up your kid by shoving a thermometer in their mouth, ear, or for the babies – the bum. You simply slap one of these puppies (or ladybug, butterflies, or worms) on your kid’s forehead and keep it there all night.
Those of us who have been in the dark about these magic stickers can thank Lisa Ling, the host of CNN's This Is Life, for bringing them to the world's attention. Her daughter ended up getting a fever while they were away, and Ling didn’t want to spend a hundred bucks on an ear thermometer when she already had one at home. So her sister gave her some fever stickers, and Ling was able to breathe a sigh of relief.
The way they work is so simple. You stick the sticker on your child’s head and within seconds the sticker will light up and indicate your child’s temperature within one degree Fahrenheit on one of the black dots. According to the Fever-Bugz website, their hypoallergenic, latex-free stickers can monitor your child's temperature for up to 48 hours. You'll get a read out of N (for normal), or 99, 101, 103, or 105. So incredibly handy.
Ling said,"Obsessed! These are going into my travel kit stat!"
Really want to try the same ones that Lisa Ling loved? OK, don't panic, but as of this posting, all online outlets seem to be sold out. Normally you can buy Fever-Bugz fever stickers on Amazon, where they're only $6.50 for an 8-pack. Walmart.com also has fever stickers listed at $7.65 for an 8-pack, but they're also sold out.
While we’re not planning on replacing our trusty thermometers, these seem like they’re a convenient option if you don’t have one handy. Or when your sick kiddo is finally fast asleep and getting some much-needed rest. The Fever-Bugz site is careful to note that these fever stickers should not replace a visit to the doctor. They also state that you should always use a thermometer to confirm temperature readings, "particularly if you see any unusual readings."
With these fever stickers on the scene, it appears disrupting a sick kid from their much-needed slumber is a thing of the past. These stickers can really help with your peace of mind, especially when it comes to a cardinal rule of parenting: Let sleeping toddlers sleep!