There have been several times when my husband and I have hovered over my four-year-old daughter while she was asleep, touching her forehead in confusion. "Does she feel hot? I think she feels hot." "No, she's probably just warm from all the blankets." "No, feel her -- she's really warm. Should we wake her up and take her temperature?" "No, just leave her alone." "OK, I'm just gonna stand here and see." (Yes, she is the first and only child. How did you know?)
Ear and forehead thermometers are great, but you don't always have one on hand, especially when travelling. CNN host Lisa Ling posted her solution on Facebook. While on holiday, she used Fever-Bugz Stick-On Fever Indicators to monitor her daughter's temperature.
The stickers can monitor a kid's temperature for up to 48 hours, even during baths. Little numbers on them light up to indicate the readings, which are accurate within 0.5C. Parents get some peace of mind, and kids get a cool giant bug (or butterfly or worm) on their forehead.