I'm planning on writing up a whole post with my nursery essentials, but one product that I really wanted to highlight was our Motorola baby monitor. While most of the baby products we bought for Dylan have been outgrown and retired after a few months, the baby monitor is actually one that we've used from the very beginning during his newborn days through today when he's a busy little 2-year old toddler!
Dylan is still sleeping in his original crib setup as he thankfully hasn't made any attempts to climb out and we're hoping to hold off on the transition to a toddler bed for as long as we can (we have a second crib ready for baby #2). We have our monitor propped up on an extra photography umbrella stand but it's also super easy to mount onto the wall too as it has a hold for a nail or thumbtack just like a picture frame. The pairing of the camera to the display automatic and I love that setup didn't take more than a couple minutes at most! I can remotely pan, tilt, and even zoom in on the camera which makes it even easier to see what's happening without having to go into Dylan's room to check.
|love the nice, big 3.5" display!|
|Motorola MBP36S wireless video baby monitor|
The infrared night vision is also incredibly clear and I can see details that I wouldn't have been able to see otherwise without shining a light onto the crib. I love being able to relax at night after a long day and not have to worry about whether Dylan is sleeping ok!
The baby monitor has really grown with us through all of Dylan's different stages. From his newborn stage when I was a worried first-time parent wanting to make sure he was sleeping ok, to a 6-month old who we sleep-trained and I needed a baby monitor to check to make sure he was ok even though he was crying, to now a toddler who I will need to occasionally remind to go back to bed (via the 2-way communication -- so useful!).
I'm also excited to know that this monitor has the ability to display two baby units at the same time with picture-in-picture technology -- it'll be so useful when I have baby #2!
Find out more info and purchase the monitor at BuyBuyBaby: http://clvr.li/monitorbuybaby.
Thanks so much for reading and stay tuned for my roundup of baby and nursery essential post coming up soon!
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.