Philips Avent Ear Thermometer - It's so Quick, Your Children Won't Even Know You've Used It!!

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Calling all parents! How many of you have a thermometer that can take a reading in 2 seconds (I'm not exaggerating) and can sync the results to your phone? The Philips Avent Ear Thermometer can! The next generation of thermometers is here and just in time for flu season! No more struggling with your little one and a rectal thermometer, frantically searching online to figure out what a “normal” temperature is, and then dealing with the mess that follows (all you parents know what I’m talking about… and for those new parents, using a rectal thermometer is usually followed by a dirty diaper, a dirty thermometer and a crying baby… sometimes a crying parent too). The Philips Avent Ear Thermometer (which can be used on babies, children AND adults!) is a no fuss thermometer that can sync via Bluetooth to your phone using their uGrow Baby Development Tracker (and I PROMISE it’s easy to use)! I've partnered with Philips Avent and PTPA to try out this thermometer and am so excited to share my personal experience with it after using it for a couple weeks (I found it to be so cool that I tried it on Zane, myself and even my husband!).

How many of you can say you're able to take your baby's temperature while they eat? 

How many of you can say you're able to take your baby's temperature while they eat? 

Using it is as simple as: Putting in your little one's ear, pressing a button, and waiting 2 seconds! You hear a beep and can read a clear, concise reading that is tracked and recorded on the uGrow Baby Development Tracker when you sign in (its measurements were shown to be accurate to ± 0.2 °C or ± 0.4 °F)! The best part - your baby will still be smiling and won’t be trying to free themselves from your grasp when it’s done! There is no guessing as to whether the reading is high or low - the thermometer button will turn red if it detects a temperature higher than 38.0°C (100.4°F)! And because the temperature is tracked and recorded, you don't need to try to remember each reading. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken Zane's temperature and by the time I’ve cleaned up the mess and gotten him back to sleep, I forgot what it was, or I've searched online only to find 10 different websites all with their own definition of what temperature is considered a fever. The uGrow Baby Development Tracker  covers it all and it’s a great tool for doctor’s visits too! I love that I’ll be able to pull out my phone and show my son’s pediatrician EXACTLY how his fever progressed. The uGrow Baby Development Tracker doesn't stop there! It also allows you to track your baby’s eating patterns, dirty diapers and sleep patterns, all of which are especially important when they’re sick.

Syncing the readings in the uGrow App is EASY!

Syncing the readings in the uGrow App is EASY!

You can choose which measurements to import - incase you don't want to import them all 

You can choose which measurements to import - incase you don't want to import them all 

You can view the progression of their temperature and can even see if it's below or above the average range!

You can view the progression of their temperature and can even see if it's below or above the average range!

I LOVE this product and love that I can use it on me and the hubby too! Sometimes my husband is more of a baby than my son is so this thermometer will be a saviour for our marriage. You can click here to visit the Philips Avent website for more information on their Philips Avent Ear Thermometer or to download the uGrow Baby Development Tracker


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Disclaimer * I created this blog post as an ambassador with Philips Avent and PTPA. All opinions and advice are my own. I only work with companies and brands that I genuinely love and have tried myself.

Philips Avent Natural Bottles - Why They're Our First Choice

Zane at 1 month old using the 4oz  Philips Avent Natural Bottle

Zane at 1 month old using the 4oz Philips Avent Natural Bottle

Every mother's feeding journey is different... just as every baby and pregnancy is unique. Our journey, and not for a lack of trying, didn't include breast feeding for very long and so very early on we depended on bottles. At one point, we were even pumping and alternating between breast feeding, bottle feeding and formula so the search for that perfect bottle was an important one. When we came across the Philips Avent Natural Bottles, we knew it was the bottle for us (you can imagine then how thrilled I was to partner with Philips Avent and PTPA to help spread the word about their amazing products!).

Zane at 4 months old using the 9oz  Philips Avent Natural Bottle

Zane at 4 months old using the 9oz Philips Avent Natural Bottle

Why do I love the Philips Avent Natural Bottles? For starters, they are easy to clean. We've all been there... 3am feedings, lack of sleep, all you want to do is clean the bottle and go back to bed. Philips Avent Natural Bottles have no complicated attachments, no weird shaped parts - they come apart as easy as they are put together and that is a must for us! Second, we were so worried about "nipple confusion" because we were alternating between breast and bottle, so I loved that the bottle's features included ones that mimicked the breast, such as a soft, flexible and breast shaped nipple. I also loved that they were light, easy to grip, and came in different sizes (Zane is now 7 months old and is using the 9oz bottle and can hold it on his own!) - it also means when he is "playing" with my dog Rambo and throws it across the room it doesn't dent my floors... thankfully Rambo has also learned how to dodge the projectile bottles lol. Third, and this was one of the biggest selling features for me, was that it had the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval, which means that this product was tested by real parents and not just people who work for the company. That meant a lot to me, because who is really better to recommend baby products than other fellow parents?!

I only recently discovered the Philips Avent uGrow Baby Development Tracker application (you can click here to download it) and figured what better time to try it than during feeding time! I find it to be such a useful tool for new parents and experienced parents alike and my only regret is not knowing about it sooner. We all know how exhausting the first couple months are... ok years... ok we'll be exhausted forever - so having an app at my fingertips to track all of my son's daily activities is a life saver for me! When my paediatrician asks me: how much is he drinking a day? I don't have to stand there with a puzzled look on my face trying to figure out what day of the week it is, if I have spit up in my hair and if and if I turned off the stove... I can open the Philips Avent uGrow Baby Development Tracker on my phone and have all the answers at my fingertips! #parentwin.

We gave the app a try for a week and used it after every feeding with our Philips Avent Natural Bottles and here's what I loved the most:

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1 - It's intuitive. There are no difficult features that require a manual to figure out (although there is a walkthrough option if you're exhausted and need a bit of help! #mommybrain :)). I downloaded it and started using it right away! It's easy to input the information, it's easy to edit it if you make a mistake, and it easy to see a summary if you want a bigger picture of how the week or day went. 

2 - It tracks everything you want to track as a parent. You can track how much milk you pumped from each breast, how much of a bottle your little one drank, how many diaper changes you did (and whether they were wet or dirty), how often your little one cried or woke up during the night (and the list goes on and on). When Zane was first born, there were times that I couldn't remember when I last fed him because I wasn't sleeping and the whole night felt like a blur. This app would have been SO useful.

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3 - It allows up to 3 people to log in at the same time! I shared my log in info with my parents and husband so that when they were watching Zane, they were able to log in and keep his progress up to date! I don't have to wonder anymore when he last ate, if he had a poo when he was with my parents etc. - it's all right there on my phone! I can see when he napped, if he ate less or more etc. It also means I don't have to write extensive lists for my parents when I drop him off because they can simply log into the app and see how much he usually eats at each feeding, when he eats and when he's due for his next nap! It's a win win.

I loved the Philips Avent uGrow Baby Development Tracker and can't wait to continue to use it and discover more and more features. I highly recommend this application for anyone with a baby!

Have you tried the Philips Avent Natural Bottles or the uGrow Baby Development Tracker? I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below!

Disclaimer * I created this blog post as an ambassador with Philips Avent and PTPA. All opinions and advice are my own. I only work with companies and brands that I genuinely love and have tried myself.