What Keeps Moms Up at Night

By Helen of Troy Limited, Special for  USDR

Despite their generational differences, three out of four Gen X and Millennial moms list fever as their number one concern when caring for their sick children, far above other symptoms of illness, including vomiting, diarrhea, chills, coughing and headache.  The findings are part of a new survey by Braun, maker of the #1 best selling thermometer, the ThermoScan® 5 Ear thermometer, and compares behaviors and attitudes of 1,000 Gen X moms (currently aged 37-52) and Millennial moms (currently aged 20-36), when caring for their sick child.

Survey Highlights

  • 74% of all moms surveyed said they were either extremely or very concerned about fever in their children – far more than any other symptom.  More than 93% expressed some level of concern.
  • The Braun survey also reveals all moms regardless of their age and experience, ride an emotional rollercoaster when it comes to caring for their sick child:  at first feeling nervous (64%), anxious (64%), and protective (93%) prior to taking their temperature.
  • However, taking their child’s temperature quickly eases those concerns by helping them feel informed (67%), responsible (64%), prepared (59%), and in control (52%).
  • Both groups listed accuracy as the most important attribute of a thermometer (Gen X, 60% vs. millennial, 52%).  However, millennial moms prioritized comfort over their Gen X counterparts (31% vs. 20%), followed by ease of use and speed of reading.

“While a thermometer doesn’t help cure a fever, it plays an essential role in helping moms feel more confident and in control once it does occur. That’s why an accurate thermometer is so important,” says Dr. Keri Peterson, a notable Manhattan-based physician.  “I like the Braun ThermoScan® thermometer because it takes a temperature reading from the ear canal in close proximity of the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control  center.”

For parents who don’t want to touch or wake up their sick child, Dr. Peterson prefers the Braun No touch + forehead thermometer.  “It’s a great option because it provides a reading in only two seconds, whether gently touching a child’s forehead or from up to two inches  away.”

A Thermometer to Meet Everyone’s  Needs

Whether an experienced or first-time mom, Braun thermometers are designed to meet the changing needs of growing  families.

Braun No touch + forehead thermometer offers Braun’s fastest, most comfortable clinically accurate temperature reading. Innovative Braun technology captures twice as much body heat compared to traditional forehead products. With the confidence of Braun technology, parents can get the same professional accuracy whether gently touching their child’s forehead or from up to two inches away. Available nationally at most Mass, Drug and Online retailers for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of  $59.99.

The Braun ThermoScan® 5 Ear thermometer is the number one best selling thermometer in the US*. The ear canal is the best site to measure a fever because of its close proximity to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control center.  Available nationally at most Mass, Drug and Online retailers for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of  $49.99.

*Based on dollar sales of syndicated thermometer  data.

About  Kaz

A world leader in high quality healthcare and home environment products, Kaz is a state of the art, dynamically-managed, global leader in healthcare devices, home comfort and water filtration products that operates in over 65 countries on six continents.  The branded product portfolio includes PUR Water Filtration products, Vicks Thermometers and Humidifiers, Honeywell Humidifiers, Heaters, Fans and Air Cleaners, Braun Thermometers, SoftHeat Heating Pads, SmartTemp Hot/Cold Packs, Febreze air purifiers and more. Kaz USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited. For more information about Kaz, please visit  www.kaz.com.

These products are manufactured under license to the ‘Braun’ trademark.  ‘Braun’ is a registered trademark of Braun GmbH, Kronberg,  Germany.

About Helen of Troy  Limited

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ, NM: HELE) is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for its customers through a strong portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including OXO®, OXO Tot®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Febreze®; Revlon®, Pro Beauty Tools®, Sure®, Pert®, Infusium23®, Brut®, Ammens®, Hot Tools®, Bed Head®, Dr. Sinatra®, Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Whitaker®. All trademarks herein belong to Helen of Troy Limited (or its affiliates) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors.  For more information about Helen of Troy Limited, please visit  www.hotus.com.

Recent Braun survey reveals three out of four Gen X and Millennial moms list fever as their number one concern when caring for their sick children.
Recent Braun survey reveals three out of four Gen X and Millennial moms list fever as their number one concern when caring for their sick children.

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