degree® In-ear Thermometer: A Parenting Must-Have for Monitoring a Child's Temperature! by Donna John

5 years ago

What parent hasn’t gotten up in the middle of the night to feel their child’s head when they have a fever? Parenting has enough stressors without worrying about your sick child’s temperature during the night. Greta Kreuzer and her medical engineer husband, Johannes, found this out firsthand when their 3-year-old daughter had a viral infection that caused a high fever that led to febrile convulsion. 

“I sat at her bed, taking her temperature every hour. But still I couldn’t see the seizure coming," says Greta. Later she learned why: febrile convulsion is not the absolute height of the temperature, but the fast rise of it. These proactive parents decided to do something to help other parents, and degree®, the first wearable in-ear thermometer that offers continuous temperature monitoring, was born. Here’s some of the benefits of degree®:

  • Know if your child’s temperature is increasing or decreasing at any moment.
  • Parents can relax through the night knowing they will receive an alarm if temperature is too high or rises too fast.
  • Know the effects of your treatment of the illness.
  • Know how long it takes for treatments to work.
  • Once your child wears degree® you can see every change of the body temperature on your smartphone with the app.
  • Parents won’t wake a sick child up in the middle of the night for no reason.
  • See if your child’s temp is on a curve, which helps you understand where the temperature is trending.

What's not to love? Learn more about degree® here and the Kickstarter campaign here. The video is longer than 30 seconds, but we thought you'd want to learn about this innovative health product!

Note: Always be careful and take caution with small items if your children are younger than 3, as they may pose a choking hazard.

Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Wow, this looks awesome! Wish degree had been around when my kids were little. Thanks for sharing Greta Kreuzer 's great product for families, Donna John !
Meredith Schneider
Oh WOW! How cool! What a great way to give parents a piece of mind especially at night.

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