Braun Thermoscan 5 Ear Thermometer (IRT 4020) Review

I am officially down with flu. It might be due to change of weather or the puyatan galore I am experiencing these days. #babyMartinez still has not adjusted to the time difference, her body still thinks that she is in Manila. Today, she slept from 1pm until 9pm (Toronto time) which was about the time she wakes up when she is in Manila. Toronto has a 12 hour time difference, by the way. Now that she is wide awake, I have to stay with her until way past 3am until she falls asleep again ; (

Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer (IRT 4020) $59.99

We were in Costco the other day just to buy vitamins but we ended up buying other things and among them is Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer. It was DH who spotted it and remembered that our little princess needed one. Read more about this product after the break...

Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer (IRT 4020)

Why measure in the ear?

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. This site allows for a more accurate reflection of the body's core temperature.

*Bonus 40 disposable lens filters model LF40 

Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer (IRT 4020)


  • Only ear thermometer with patent ExacTemp technology
  • Exclusive pre-warmed tip ensures  accurate, repeatable readings
  • Guidance system- a flashing light confirms secure position for accurate readings
  • Ensured accuracy and minimized germ transfer with disposable lens filter (LF40)
  • Features lens filter detector and ejector
  • Memory stores last tempeture reading
  • Small soft speculum and flexible tip enhances gentleness

 What's inside the box:

  • Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer
  • Protective cap
  • 21 disposable lens filter
  • 2AA alkaline batteries

 disposable lens filters model LF40 

Always replace disposable lens filters to maintain accuracy and hygiene

 Designed in Germany; Made in Mexico

How to use Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer:

 1. Push the START button and wait for short beep

 2. Place probe in ear canal then hold the START button until the positioning system confirms proper placement with a solid green light.

 3. A beep will confirm when you have taken an accurate measurement

My verdict? I love this gadget. It's so easy to use. It is totally worth the money because it comes with a three year warranty! Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer takes less than 5 seconds to get an accurate reading of your body's temperature. Please note that temperature on your left and right ear varies so be sure to always use the same ear when rechecking your temperature. 

You can easily view the result with its large digital screen. There's also an option to change from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

Thanks to my friend who recommended Braun to me. What do you use to get your child's temperature?

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