Braun® ThermoScan® 5 Ear Thermometer

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4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars77%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%


When someone you love is under the weather, you need acuracy, not approximately. The Braun® ThermoScan® 5 thermometer provides accurate and gentle readings in just seconds. The pre-warmed tip and unique positioning system ensure precise measurements every time. Braun's clinically proven technology gives you confidence and peace of mind when you need it most. It's perfect for the whole family. 


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Braun® ThermoScan® 5 Ear Thermometer
Braun® ThermoScan® 5 Ear Thermometer
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  • "It is really quick and for squirmy kids who refuse to hold still long enough for under the arm or trying to keep the temporal one against their head to get an accurate reading." in 8 reviews
  • "Prior to this, I had used the forehead thermometer and was not too happy with the results because my toddler does not like to sit still and my husband is not that great at scanning it." in 8 reviews
  • "Being sick they wouldn't want to sit still long enough for me to get their temperature under the arm." in 3 reviews
Hayley V.
Walden, NY
68 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
Love this Braun Ear Thermometer! I have bought so many inexpensive thermometers and they either took Forever for the reading or the batteries never lasted long. So I finally did my research and found out that Braun is one the Top rated brands and had it have Great reviews. I had talked to the Pharmacist and they also recommended the Braun thermometers. So I gave in and bought it. I was a little afraid of the price, but now that I've used it, I Love it!! I wish I would have boughten this from the beginning.
Cristy P.
Sagamore Hills
21 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
I love this thermometer. I can't say enough good things about it. It's so fast, it's so accurate, it works perfectly every single time I go to use it. The ONLY negative is the plastic covers. It literally won't work without a  plastic cover on which, I get. It keeps things super clean. Just make sure you stock up on those. It's super annoying when you go to use the thermometer and can't because you're out of the covers!
Sarah H.
The woodlands , TX
145 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
I’d rate this 6 stars if I could. Easiest and most accurate thermometer we’ve found. We’ve lost them in the past and always come back to this one. I remember as a new mom, I tried so many thermometers on the market & when I found this one, I’ve never had to look at other thermometers again. All my mom friends always recommend this one too. Don’t waste your time or money on any other thermometers. This is the one!
Courtney L.
West Linn
17 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
While a great thermometer I find it to be hard for many people use on infants and toddlers. Since they dont know you have to gently pull their ear lobes down in order to get an accurate reading. For infants and toddler I'd stick to a temporal (forehead) thermometer and save the ear thermometer for the big kids. Plus of you're a worried first time mom you'll run out of covers quickly and it won't work without them.
♡ j.
4 reviews
I absolutely love this thermometer. Its convenient  because you can have it with you at all times. My friend was the first one to show me this and I bought one and I've been using it since then! Yes the price is a little high but its worth it especially it you have mobile babies. But overall I would definitely recommend!   
Audrey S.
25 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
My son started feeling feverish and our old thermometer was not reading the correct temperature anymore after reading a few reviews I chose this thermometer. I love how quickly it reads the temperature and how easy it is to use. When my kids are sick they don6want to be messed with a ton, so this thermometer has been a life saver.
nicole b.
28 reviews
This thermometer is amazing. It comes with the ear covers that just slide on. You place the thermometer in your little one's ear and in seconds, you have their temperature. Once you're done, you just push the "release" button and the cover comes off and you just throw it away. The thermometer also comes with a cover for the head that just snaps on to keep it clean.
Marissa M.
New Haven
30 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
This wasn't the thermometer I had when my toddlers were babies, but I wish it was. It's so easy to use, I like it much more than the exergen temporal scanner (which is what I used before). It's also the kind that the doctor uses so if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me.
Holly S.
Abingdon, MD
64 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 2
Hard to tell how accurate the baby's temperature is with this thermometer. Each time I stick the thermometer in his ear I get a different temperature. He does move a lot when using it, but even when he is finally still I am always unsure how accurate the temperature really is. 
Elle Z.
North Canton, OH
36 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 1
Oh my gosh, y'all. Don't mess around with any other thermometer. Babies and toddlers are notoriously fussy and squirmy when they're sick, and nobody's in a hurry to stick a thermometer up a butt. This thing is accurate and SO FAST. I give it to all my expecting friends!
Priscilla M.
117 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 3
What did you think of this product?
Emma L.
209 reviews
It's it worth buying??
Tiara S.
S Glens Falls, NY
105 reviews
Mega Parent Expert Level 4
Is this really worth the $40? And is this something that I should invest in now.. I'm in my 9th month of pregnancy with my first and I know I should get a good thermometer ... I've read so many good reviews on it but I just want to make sure it's well worth the money before I get it! In terms of accuracy and lifespan .. Someone help! Please, this is all very new to me.

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