Get ready for the most brilliant invention EVER – Fever Stickers! Yes, they do exactly what they sound like – stick to your child to tell you their temperature making it easy to tell if they have a fever WITHOUT waking them up.
Traditional thermometers are bulky, cold and invasive (especially the rectal ones) but do you know what isn’t? Stickers!!
These Physio Logic’s Fever-Bugz Stick on Fever Indicators are an essential addition to your travel bag. Each stick-on “thermometer” can monitor your child’s fever for up to 48 hours without disturbing them, especially when they are asleep. Readings are accurate within one degree Fahrenheit, making them a great indication of a fever or not.
This is Life’s Lisa Ling shared her experience with these stick-on thermometers on Facebook and it makes us want them even more. “Put them on your kid’s head when they’re sleeping and the sticker will indicate whether she is feverish or not,” she writes, “You can’t see the little black dots in this pic, but they read 37 (about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and N for normal.”
While fever stickers are not meant to be a replacement for a thermometer, they definitely are a great, and affordable, option for travel and for those nights when waking a sick child just seems like the worst idea ever. With Christmas travel coming up, a pack of these could end up being the most valuable thing you pack.
What else is a necessity when traveling over the holidays with small children? We also recommend these 10 Gadgets to Make Traveling with Babies a Breeze.