Having three children, I’ve seen my fair share of illnesses from the chicken pox to the febrile convulsions Lucas used to take. I know how important it is to keep an eye o a child’s temperature when they are ill. With Lucas he has always taken temperatures quite badly and many a time we’ve had a 999 ambulance called when he’s take a fit and his lips have turned blue. It’s scary, but knowing what to do and having a good thermometer and one that can record them, also a note of their sitting temperature can be a huge help. When asked to review the Oblumi Tapp thermometer I was intrigued, find out why.
Lucas was my first child and after seeing all the terrifying things he went through as a baby and temperatures, I was always on guard. I had ear thermometers, the forehead ones and the old fashioned ones. I even had suppository paracetamol for when his temperature got so high he wouldn’t take the liquid version. Thankfully, he outgrew and touch wood, my other two children have never developed them. I am still vigilant of their temperatures and a good thermometer is key.
One of the things I really like about the Oblumi Tapp is that it doesn’t need batteries. Yes, there is nothing worse than when you go to use a thermometer in the middle of the night to find the beep beep beep, it’s got no batteries. The Oblumi gives you more than 5000 reads before the batteries need replacing. It comes in a cute little zipped case, one side with the Oblumi Tapp thermometer and the other some handy, hygienic wipes. It’s an awesome little device, which connects to your smart phone via the headphones socket on the iPhone and then converts to a digital infrared thermometer. It allows you to measure the temperature through the patients ear or forehead. To take their temperature, take of the blue cover, as directed via the app and put the device in their ear. I personally find this one easier. However, some children prefer the forehead method. This one you keep the blue cap on and draw little circles on their forehead. Both are straightforward and non-invasive meaning you can take it when they are asleep.
When you get the Oblumi Tapp, install the free app from the google play store of the apple store. It’s simple to download and easy to setup. I added all the kids, with pictures within minutes. I added in the weight of each child along with the date of birth for accurate calculations for medication. You don’t have to be a registered patient on it, to be able to use it. If you want to use it straight away us the anonymous option. It does help to have it all setup in advance for when and if your child falls ill.
The Oblumi Tapp doesn’t stop at people, it also allows you to check the temperature of liquids. If only it was around when my three were babies, there would have been no more gross wrist checking on bottles.
The app is very clever, it records the temperatures on a patient by patient basis as well as what medication and when. Allowing you to create a profile per child. You can set an alarm for taking their temperature on a regular basis or for giving medicine. It can also calculate the correct medicine dosage based on the patients data. The data can be shared with other uses, perhaps you are like myself and dread going to work when your child is ill, you can pass this information onto Grandparents or another carer via the free app.
The Oblumi Tapp is compatible with both Apple and Android operating systems, and you can also access the information through the computer or tablet. The Oblumi cloud allows synchronisation between devices, cool huh?
Setting up is straight forward. Open the box, download the app and follow the instructions. It’s setup and ready to go in minutes, with intuitive pictures on the app for you to follow. Then attach the Oblumi Tapp to the headphone socket on your phone and you’re ready to take some temperatures.
I’ve used it recently when Aria was poorly and had a raging temperature as well as being sick. It was the first time I’d put it to the test. I used the other thermometer we had the first few times just to see how they compared and both shows the shame temperature. Yes, I was a bit skeptical at first. Something that attaches to your iPhone through the headphone socket, who wouldn’t be, but I will eat my words. It is accurate and words perfectly.
The Oblumi Tapp is very versatile allowing temperatures to be taken via the forehead or ear, but also useful for checking the temperatures of baby’s bottles, other liquids or even bath water. There are so many uses. It is quick and accurate, there is no need to wait about or worry. It comes in a great little storage container which can be taken out and about in your changing bad with ease. We’ve used it a lot when they have had bugs. The only downfall is that you cannot use it on babies under 4 months. Having all the children in one place and being able to record temperatures and get notifications when to check again and for medication is worth it’s weight in gold as far as I’m concerned. No more writing down temperatures or setting alarms for when you need to give them medicine, this does it for you, simply and easily. I think this is a great product and will definitely recommend it and possibly buy it as a gift for someone expecting a baby. At just £39.99 I think is excellent value for money, and can purchased can be from Oblumi. You can also find Oblumi on Instagram,Twitter and Facebook.
Disclaimer:- I was sent a Oblumi Tapp Thermometer through to review, but all words and opinions are my own.