It’s been approximately five months since my last late night kid fever. I know, I’m jinxing myself for sure.
I stayed up most of the night with my sweet boy, constantly re-wetting the cold rag and placing it on his head. When they’re so sick and they finally fall asleep and start to rest the last thing you want to do is wake them.
But you have to check their temperature.
I try my best to push the the plastic ear piece into his ear without waking him, but pushing just enough so we can get an accurate reading. Of course, he starts to toss, pushing my hand away. I finally get a good reading but I always think about how I wish there were a better way.
I just heard of something that I can’t believe hasn’t been around forever, a sticker that shows you what their temperature is.
Fever-Bugz stick to your little ones head or chest and watches their temperature for two whole days. If it is within normal range the letter N shows, then it goes up in increments to 99, 101 and 103.
It doesn’t alleviate the need to check their temperature completely, but it gives you a good indication of where they are at without a thermometer. You can simply look for that letter N and know that you can’t let them alone.
How awesome would that be? To roll over to your sick child in the middle of the night and just look for the letter N?
I don’t know about you but I think it’s well worth the $6.50 for eight of them. I’ve got them on their way from Amazon and I will be hanging onto them for the next time one of my little ones get a fever.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.