Taking the Worry Out of Baby's Sleep
*This post is done in partnership with Fisher-Price who has given Sproutling to try for free and all opinions of Sproutling are 100% my own. #Ad*
Have you ever wondered how your baby is doing while they sleep? For all the moms out there, I’m sure that you can relate. Even after having seven children I know that I still find myself checking in on the baby to see that he is sleeping ok and that his breathing is normal. We may never want to talk about it, but all of us as parents worry about our children while they sleep, and it also helps to know how to make your baby’s sleep time a little better.
I’m sure you all know about the The Sproutling® Wearable Baby Monitor by Fisher-Price. It’s the monitor that the baby can wear during the sleep to check on sleeping habits. You can see everything about the baby as it relates to sleep and movements during sleep. Let me tell you a little more about it.
PEACE OF MIND
First and foremost, Sproutling is a convenient way for us to know how our baby is sleeping. I can’t tell you the number of times we will check on Elisey while he is sleeping, just to make sure he is alright. Babies go into these really deep sleep cycles at times and are so quiet, so it can be hard to tell just from a look. This is where Sproutling really shines for me. Its built-in sensor will let me know when he does actually fall into a true sleep cycle, and that his little heart is beating. This is also an essential point for any new mom, and it doesn’t matter if it’s your first baby or not, but particularly if it is so. Another item it will alert us to is if he does roll over. Of all the great little features, this one for me really is the most important. Rolling over is not just a milestone, but it is always important to check if the baby happens to roll during their sleep that they are still in a safe sleeping position. Who else is with me on that?
EASY TO USE
I’m not a tech girl. I have a team to take care of all the tech needs that we have. I love the cameras, but everything else is just too intimidating for me at times. I dared to try and set it up on my own simply because Justin wasn’t around, and the curiosity got the better of me. I have fully succeeded on my own, and that should tell you a lot. All I had to do was take it out of the box and put it on the wireless charger (included) and then download the app to get everything set up. From there it is just a matter of placing the monitor on the back of the baby’s ankle and going about the sleep routine as usual. It’s best to put it on when the baby starts showing signs of being sleepy and take off when the baby is awake. Sproutling will do all the thinking and tracking by itself. Here is another important factor: the more you use it, the more it picks up on your baby’s patterns, and it will give more helpful information.
THE APP IS YOUR SLEEP CENTER
This is where things get interesting. I thought it pretty intriguing to see all the little bits of information that the app delivers from the monitor, and the more I used the monitor, it updated and added to the information. You can see all kinds of tips that can help with putting the baby to sleep, and even to help predict when he will wake up based on his breathing and heart rate. So, gauge for the time you have and not be caught mid-task with the baby waking up.
TIME FOR A NIGHT OUT
Another thing I love about using the monitor is the ability it gives for us to have some time to ourselves, or feel more confident about getting a sitter to watch the baby while we go out. I know that I can check at any time to see when Elisey falls asleep and check on how he is doing and if the need does come up, I know that the sitter will be able to see the same things and attend to him as I would want them to.
Any new moms take note. Grandmothers, pay attention too. This is the side of technology that I love.