“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Mary Angelou
Children are a true miracle and it really does take a village to raise a child. Even on days when it seems like a mountain of a challenge and a river of irritations, if we take the time to reflect and look beyond this, only then can we truly focus on the wonderful gift we have been blessed with to guide, protect and nurture.
Babysense Baby Monitors offer unsurpassed flexibility and mobility in keeping us connected to our children, giving an extra level of security while affording us a little more down time.
Thanksgiving is an appropriate time to think of all the things we are grateful for and below are my 4 top reasons I am thankful for Babysense Monitors, my indispensable tools, or assistants if you prefer.
No more sleep deprivation
Gone are the days of silently tiptoeing into your baby’s room to check on your sleeping baby to see if they are breathing and then accidentally waking them up (No!!!). The Babysense 7 Breathing Movement Monitor alerts you if your baby’s breathing rate slows below 10 breaths per minute or ceases for 20 seconds.
The monitor does not prevent SIDS but is designed to alert you of a potential threat before it strikes. As per the American Academy of Pediatrics it is important to practice Safe Sleep and follow the recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infants deaths. These guidelines provide the answers to some of the questions that are always top of our minds:
- When is it safe for my baby to sleep on their tummy – your baby should sleep on their backs until 1 year of age.
- When is it safe for my baby to sleep with blankets and when is it safe for baby to sleep with a pillow – it is recommended to keep soft objects (pillows, toys) and loose bedding (blankets) away from the infant’s sleep area to reduce the risk of SIDS, suffocation, entrapment, and strangulation.
You may wonder then how you keep your baby safe and warm and if sleep sacks are safe to use when baby can roll over. Sleep sacks are a personal choice and if using a sleep sack for your baby you need to ensure it is the right size. Sleeveless sleep sacks are recommended, as when babies start to roll they use their arms to maneuver their bodies. With my Babysense Baby Video Monitor I can watch my little one to see what they get up to in their sleep and I love that I can monitor the room temperature to make sure it is just right for my baby.
You can keep an eye on your baby while still having the opportunity to attend to other things
Having your Babysense Video Monitor set up in your child's room can mean all the difference between countless moments spent leaving what you are doing and wandering across the hall every few minutes "just to check” and being able to focus on getting on with your daily activities while still keeping an eye and ear on your baby.
I know most people ask “how do i know if my baby monitor is safe?” and Babysense has taken care of that by developing and producing high-quality monitoring solutions, which meets and exceeds the stringent regulatory requirements and needs of the global markets. While there is still great debate as to the effect of EMFs on the human body we recommend erring on the side of caution when choosing a product that will be used close to your baby. Babies are constantly developing and therefore it is thought more susceptible to EMF and as such it is wiser to buy a product that emits very low EMFs or better still has limited transmission technology near the baby.
You may also ask how far away from baby is it safe to be when watching on a monitor? This is not an answer to be found in research journals or scientific studies but more one of ensuring you are close on hand should you need to respond to your child’s needs, be that their basic daily needs, emotional needs or worst case scenario a medical emergency.
Peace of Mind
Your Babysense Video Monitor picks up all sounds from your baby's room and transmits them and the images back to your parent unit, alerting you when your baby wakes up from a nap, cries, calls for attention or even to hear when big brother or sister pays an unexpected visit to their nursery. It is truly reassuring knowing what is going on with your child at any given moment (day or night), no matter where you are in your home.
There is constant engagement and discussion around when it is safe for your baby to sleep in a crib. Technically you can let your baby start sleeping in a crib at any time that works for you, however experts do suggest that a good time to transition a baby to sleeping in a crib is approximately 3 to 4 months. Generally transitioning your baby to a crib coincides with wondering when is it safe for baby to sleep in their own room. Wikihow.mom has some great tips on how to transition your baby to a crib and their own room.
The love and sense of comfort you feel when watching your baby sleep is incredible and we realise then just how innocent our children really are. You may feel a little stressed from the lack of sleep in the beginning and will ask yourself when it is safe for your baby to sleep through the night and for some sense of “normality” to return. Babies have individual needs, but experts show that setting a routine helps babies sleep easier and better. Grow by WebMD helps you understand your baby’s sleep needs and establish a sleep routine from as early as 6 weeks.
Complete privacy – it is just me watching and listening to my baby
Today so many modern baby monitors come with a long list of high-tech features and whilst my Babysense Monitor has a long list of these (both practical and fantastic features) one of the aspects that I am extremely thankful for is that my Babysense Monitors are hack-proof, they do not require WiFi or Internet connectivity to operate.
With all the horror stories you hear about people hacking baby monitors and watching and speaking to the children, the security and safety of knowing that no-one can access my baby monitor is of paramount importance to me. I can rest a little easier knowing that I am doing all I can as a parent to give my baby a safe and secure environment for them to develop and thrive in.
Baby monitors help in a multiple of ways. They are certainly useful little tools in helping you when teaching your baby to self-calm, they help ease our nerves by letting us see our baby at any time we wish, and they immediately transmit sounds and images from your baby’s room and alert you if there is a significant lowering of their breathing movements or if they stop. All these benefits, and more, are invaluable to all of us parents and caregivers.