What Is A Fever Sticker? They Can Be A Parents' Best Friend When A Kid Gets Sick

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When a feverish kid finally starts to snooze after some miserable time shivering under a blanket and generally feeling lousy, the last think any parent wants to do is wake him up to check his temperature. Luckily, there's a handy tool for that, and, honestly, more families should know what a fever sticker is and all about how easy the (adorable) product is to use. In short, Physio Logic's Fever-Bugz Stick-On Fever Indicators are pretty much a godsend for any parent who's dealing with a child sick with a pesky, persistent fever  — for lots of reasons, but mostly because it lets kids sleep instead of having to jam a bulky thermometer under their tongue.

The fever stickers aren't brand-new to the scene, but they earned a major endorsement (unpaid, of course) Thursday from Lisa Ling, the host of CNN's This Is Life and the mother of a young daughter who ended up with a fever while traveling. After trying out the sticker on her daughter — which was as easy as plopping the ladybug on the girl's forehead and monitoring her temp that way — Ling lauded the product as "amazing" on Facebook. "Obsessed!" Ling gushed. "These are going into my travel kit stat!"

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That's a pretty impressive review from a discerning world-class journalist and dedicated mom. And it seems as though these fever stickers live up to the hype. Available from Walgreen's and Amazon at the reasonable price of only $6.50 for an 8-pack, they allow parents to keep track of their kids' temperature for 48 hours. All they have to do is stick the hypoallergenic, latex-free shapes (like ladybugs, butterflies or worms) to the kid's forehead, chest, or underarm, and they're guaranteed to be accurate within 1 degree Fahrenheit and to even survive bath time.

Fever Sticker (8-pack), $6.50, Amazon

It's super handy, but obviously it's still up to parents to know how to take care of their sick little ones and to recognize more serious symptoms. A normal temperature is 98.6 Fahrenheit. According to the Mayo Clinic, sweating, chills and shivering, muscle aches, and dehydration are all normal fever symptoms for kids. But if a child appears listless, vomits repeatedly, exhibits poor eye contact, or has a fever that persists more than three days, it's time to call a doctor.

Coming down with a fever is never fun for kids or their caretakers, but the fever stickers make it a little more bearable.