The Sleep Monitor Rated Top Inventions for 2018 by TIME: Nanit Plus
Named one of the “Best Inventions of 2018” by TIME Magazine, the Nanit Plus smart baby monitor does double time as a sleep coach by tracking your baby’s sleep patterns and offering real-time solutions. Designed to work with your smartphone or tablet, it’s the game-changing baby monitor you’ve been looking for.
If there is one universal truth to parenting, it’s that sleep is one of the hardest things for a baby (and parent) to master. So many things have to be right: feeding schedules, temperature, sound, light, soothers, clothing and bedding. Another undeniable truth is that without sleep, everyone suffers. Babies need sleep for their minds to continue to develop, their bodies to grow and to be able to cope with the stimulation that comes with each new day. Parents desperately need sleep for their mental health to stay intact and to be able to keep up with the physical demands of raising a child.
While the concept of laying down and closing your eyes should be simple, there are numerous things that can disrupt your sleep cycle. For parents, it can be the general anxiety they may feel about having moved their baby into their own room. This is where baby and breathing monitors have become a huge help in giving parents peace of mind and the ability to relax. For babies, it can literally be the fact that they are wearing synthetic clothing instead of 100% cotton and over-heating. Or perhaps they dropped their pacifier, kicked their blanket off or were sensitive to the neighbor’s new porch light.
Since sleep should definitely be one of your top priorities, investing in getting enough of it is a no brainer. This is where the Nanit Plus comes in.
Called one of the “Best Inventions of 2018” by TIME Magazine, the Nanit Plus smart baby monitor does double time as a sleep coach by tracking your baby’s movement and sleep from a high definition bird’s eye view. By monitoring the room temperature, how many times a parent had to go in, how long it took your baby to self soothe and other crucial sleep stats, the Nanit works with its app to give you insight into your baby’s sleep patterns so that you can make the necessary adjustments to improve them.
Designed to work directly with your phone or tablet, you don’t need a parent monitor to hear or see how your baby is sleeping. Background audio even lets you hear your baby while in other apps, or when your screen is locked. There’s also a two way microphone that lets you speak or sing right through your app.
Features we love:
Unlike other monitors, the Nanit works, even if the Internet is down
Alexa enabled: you can ask Alexa how your baby slept last night!
Ceiling-directed soft glow night light with gradual dimming
Bird’s-eye perspective lets you see every corner of the crib
Real-time sound and motion notifications keep you updated
Flexible cable management keeps cords away from curious little fingers
Ability to share photos and footage with family members
Easy to travel with or for use as a nanny cam
By partnering with leading computer vision experts, sleep researchers and clinicians, pediatricians, human-centric design leaders, and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, the team behind the Nanit Plus aims to reduce the rates of postpartum depression, childhood obesity and low cognitive test scores by eliminating sleep deprivation and facilitating healthy sleep habits from the start!
As parents who know how complicated baby monitoring apps and gear can get, we could not be more impressed with how simple, effective and streamlined the Nanit Plus and app are. Simple and sleek, it’s a must-have for any nursery.
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