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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Review: Braun ThermoScan 3 Compact One Second Ear Thermometer [IRT 3020]

You'd expect a brand with the pedigree of Braun to produce top notch equipment and so it is with this lightweight and extremely easy to use compact ear thermometer.  Having previously struggled with forehead strips and other branded thermometers that were simply too cumbersome and uncomfortable to use when dealing with a poorly little one, the Braun ThermoScan Compact 3 gets the job done swiftly and gives an accurate reading in approximately 1 second.

The Braun ThermoScan 3 Compact 1 Second Ear Thermometer
The Braun ThermoScan 3 Compact 1 Second Ear Thermometer

The thermometer comes with full instructions and a box of 10 replacement lens filters
The thermometer comes with full instructions and a box of 10 replacement lens filters
It works by measuring the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and the surrounding tissues and also has a memory function which remembers the last temperature taken.
Taking Ieuan's temperature
Checking Ieuan for signs of fever
And speed is of the essence when taking temperature. I'm sure most parents can remember trying to keep a crying baby's head still to take their temperature whilst they are teething in the middle of the night.




This thermometer is suitable for the whole family, including newborns.  It is soft and gentle in the ear (we all tried it!), and readings can be taken in either Celsius or, for those of us who haven't quite managed to go metric yet, in Fahrenheit too.  The disposable lens filters ensure no cross contamination and the thermometer comes with a two year guarantee.
The current RRP is £32.99 and the thermometer is available from Mothercare, Tesco, Asda and Amazon.co.uk.
I would certainly recommend the Braun ThermoScan 3, particularly if, like us, your kids regularly succumb to lurgies and ear infections.

Further information at:  www.braunthermometers.co.uk
Disclosure:  We were sent a thermometer for the purposes of this review.
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