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Kinsa Health Blog

Kinsa is on a mission to stop the spread of contagious illness and empower families to stay healthy. As a company dedicated to health and wellness, here you’ll find helpful tips for everyday living and parenting. Be sure to turn to your Kinsa Smart Thermometer for personalized guidance during an illness episode to soothe symptoms and feel better faster.

Parenting

Diaper Rashes in Your Newborn

Congrats on your new baby! Diaper rashes are inevitable but there are some things we can do to help your little cutie out.

Common Signs of Illness in Newborns

Congrats on your new baby! While new babies are not quite as fragile as we fear, it's natural to wonder what we should be looking for in case they begin to feel sick.

Breast and/or Bottle Feeding Your Newborn

Congrats on your new baby! Whether you're bottle feeding or breastfeeding, it's about to become your most practiced hobby. Let's make sure you're feeding your baby comfortably!

Illness

Should I get an Omicron booster? Yes.

We’re excited: last week (first week of September '22), the FDA updated their Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the updated bivalent COVID booster shot covering the BA.4 and BA.5 variants (in addition to the original strain) for anyone ages 12 and above. Kinsa's epidemiologist hits a few FAQs.

What You Need to Know About the New Omicron Boosters

It’s rare to hear actual good COVID-related news, but it does happen! Available now, a new and improved round of booster shots are available, to better match current COVID strains. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions...

What to Know About Monkeypox

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably heard about an emerging infectious disease called monkeypox. What is it and what can we do?

Pregnancy

Which Thermometer is Best for Infants and Babies?

Checking your baby’s temperature should be an easy process. We did the homework to find a list of the best thermometers in the market to keep your little one healthy.

How to Treat Baby's First Fever

As a new parent, you might be checking your baby's temperature quite often. If your newborn spikes a fever, here are some next steps to give them the best care.

How to Take a Baby's Rectal Temperature

Pediatricians recommend taking a baby's rectal temperature for accuracy. Use this step-by-step for taking rectal temperatures with a Kinsa smart thermometer.

General Tips

Night Sweats. Why Do They Happen and What Can We Do?

Nearly half of adults experience night sweats for one reason or another. While most of them aren't worrisome, they are still quite disruptive to your sleep (and possibly your sleeping partner)!

For Your Body and Mind, Get Outside

With abundant research on the psychological and physiological benefits of being in nature, doctors are now prescribing time in nature the same way they prescribe medication. Here's why you should go sit on a bench in the trees today.

Your Top Questions as the Pandemic Slows

Antivirals, a fourth vaccine (?), and long-lasting symptoms - Nurse Blake answers some lingering questions!