Once you've identified that your child has a fever — either with the use of a thermometer or these handy fever stickers — the aim of the game is to turn down the heat. Of course there's the option of medication, but if you're looking for another option — or something you can use safely on top of meds — Fridababy has your back with its Cool Pads ($7 for a pack of five), adhesive gel patches that can be applied right to your child's forehead — or anywhere else on their body (like the back of their neck), as long as they're applied externally and not blocking the child's airways.
The disposable patches, which don't have to be refrigerated to cool your kid down (but can be for an extra boost of cold), claim to provide "immediate cooling relief" and last for up to eight hours. They're safe to use with oral medications, but should be used under parent supervision. Cold and flu season may have just gotten a bit less complicated! Learn more and shop the Cool Pads ahead.