When you first have a baby, you’re surprised by how much stuff you need to buy in order to keep your little ball of
noise joy happy and healthy. From a baby bottle sterilizer to a portable changing table to thousands of diapers, the list of items you need is almost neverending!
Add to that the fact that we have just recently moved into a new home and it caused a lot of chaos! The new house is much bigger than our previous house and so requires many different items and new additions. One has to make the most of your outdoor space to accommodate the new baby and also put in some safety measures that can help the baby be safe. Now those are the things that we didn’t previously have. We’ve moved a bit further out than our previous town, so we used a local moving company to get all of our belongings where they needed to be. Nevertheless, it is still chaos here!
Bye bye budget!
With a new home though, and with baby boy number three on the way, there are just a few things on our registry this time around.
I mean, its the third boy, what more could we possibly need for him?
Not much, that’s for sure. But a must have on the list is a new baby monitor.
I’ve been hunting, and researching, and digging into articles to find the perfect monitor. One that fits every single aspect of my list.
Well, I hate to break it to you new moms out there, but that just isn’t possible. You will [almost] never find the a product that is exactly what you were searching for. Some will be much, much better.
That’s where Babysense comes into play for us.
Their baby monitor and baby movement monitor meet so many items on my must have list, I thought I had to give it a try.
This baby monitor is seriously so great. The features that the monitor offers work well and many of them exceed my expectations.
These features include:
- Interchangeable wide angle lens
- Long range – up to 960 feet of open space
- 2x’s digital zoom
- Room temperature monitoring
- Multi camera expandability – pair up to four cameras
- Two-way talk back
- ECO mode option
- Auto infrared night vision
- Night light
- Lullabies & white noise sound
The ECO mode feature is my favorite of all the features. When the baby unit does not register sound for 30 seconds, the video on the parent unit shuts off, and so does the sound. The monitor goes into standby mode. When a sound is detected on the baby unit, the video and sound start transmitting to the parent unit. This ensures that you aren’t missing anything when the video and sound are in standby mode. This is a lifesaver for my husband too because he’s such a light sleeper. All the lights (even a little tiny green “on” light) need to be off in order for him to sleep.
There are three sensitivity levels in ECO mode – low, medium, and high. The sound level that is required to reactivate the transmission act in accordance to these sensitivity levels. Choose the sensitivity level you wish, or turn off ECO mode all together and use a constant transmission.
I really appreciate how clear the video is too. There is no eye straining to see if kiddo is actually in bed or not. Crystal clear video is just what you want! The night vision and brightness that the monitor gives really allows us to see well during the day, as well as throughout the night.
New babies are such a blessing, and with them come a whole new slue of things to think about and be aware of. As parents we already don’t get very much sleep, then adding a newborn baby to the mix, and you’ve got even less of it. This baby movement monitor will really bring peace of mind when our new baby is born. We never had a movement monitor for our first two kiddos, so this will really help ease some unsureness.
The under mattress monitor is super easy to install and there are no visible cords, so baby is completely safe from danger. The control unit is connected to the under mattress sensor pads. A provided hook attaches to the bottom of the crib. The control unit connects to the hook and the cords from the pads attach to the control unit. All the cords are kept under the mattress and out of reach from baby.
An alarm will sound if no movement is detected for 20 seconds or if the movement rate slows to les than 10 micro-movements per minute. This will alert parent to check on baby and will hopefully startle baby awake if/when it sounds.
The sensors are HIGHLY sensitive and detect very slight movement through the monitor. This gives a lower risk of false alarms, which obviously no parent wants. I recommend that you test the monitor before placing baby in the crib. If you will be using a fan make sure you turn that on while testing to ensure the alarm doesn’t sound from the fan.
One downside that of the movement monitor is that you have to manually turn the unit off and on when putting baby in and taking baby out of the crib. This is something that is easily forgettable. Remembering to turn the monitor on when laying baby down is easier (for me) than remembering to turn the monitor off when getting baby out of the crib. This is more of an inconvenience than anything. The monitor itself is well worth the investment.
Diaper caddy’s are so helpful when a new baby is in the home. Changing diapers constantly is just part of life with a newborn, so having diapers in multiple parts of the home is a necessity.
For our family, living in a larger home now will be much different with a newborn. That is why I am so excited to have this large diaper caddy. All the essentials I need in one place, that can be easily moved around is going to be a game changer.
I love the darker fabric that will hid much of what may get on the caddy. There are tons of pockets on the outside of the caddy – eight in all! Lots of space for changing pad, diaper cream, nail clippers, comb, etc. The inside gives three larger compartments, two of the same size and one slightly larger. These are where you’ll keep the essentials – wipes, disposable diapers, cloth diapers, wet bag, and anything else you may want to have near.
Not only is this caddy awesome for diapers, but it is great for an on-the-go travel caddy. Whether you’re going on vacation or just strolling around town, this caddy is a lifesaver to have in the backseat. Fill it with whatever car or travel essentials your kids like, and you’re set for hours!
This caddy is really great and I am excited to have it on hand when baby number three comes around.
The Babysense products are top of the line, and I completely recommend them to any new parent. Safety is a top concern when caring for our kids and Babysense really plays a roll in fulfilling that.
Be sure to go to the Babysense website to order and use this unique coupon code for 15% off your order!