Bringing a newborn home for the first time, is hands down one of the scariest things you have to do as a new parent. I was so desperate to leave the hospital after five days, that we practically ran off the ward when they discharged me. To get home and think, "oh, now we're on our own". Although it was the last place I wanted to be, a hospital ward and midwives buzzing around, all offer somewhat of a comfort. Knowing your in pretty safe hands in the hospital environment, I found getting home a very scary time.
And then you attempt to get some sleep. I say attempt, your newborn will wake regularly and even if they're not awake, you will be fighting sleep to check they're okay and still breathing. If Violet went more than four hours without waking during the night, I would rest my hand on her chest or listen out until I heard her. I don't think this fear ever goes away. Even now, almost 5 months down the line, I double check every now and again to ensure she's okay.
Alongside the sleep-fear, you also worry if they're too hot or too cold, if they're breathing too fast or too slow, is this crying normal? It's a vicious circle as a new mama and thank god for uncle Google.
Thankfully over the years, technology has advanced and every new baby monitor that hits the shelves seems to be more advanced than the previous. You can get monitors with video, HD sound, sensor mats, night lights, nursery rhymes, literally all singing and all dancing. But none have quite fit my strict criteria in what I want from a baby monitor. And that's where Neebo fits it.
I'd heard about the Neebo monitor in social media. In fact my hubby sent me a link to it just last week. Neebo is a small monitor, that unlike others, sits on the babies wrist and has contact with their skin. Not only does this mean that you don't have to rearrange the bedroom to get your monitor to sit in the correct position, but it also means that Neebo can do some pretty nifty things. The monitor can very cleverly take a baby's heart rate, oxygen saturation and their temperate, as well as giving you clear audio of your babies sounds. All of this means the monitor can alert you to any distress your baby might be in and give you peace of mind that yes, that breathing pattern is normal or no, baby isn't too hot. This all cleverly links up to an app on your mobile, recording from the Neebo wrist device and alerting you to any changes in your baby.
The monitor it's self is all contained in the small wrist device and encased to ensure even babies teeth don't destroy the mechanism. It is also waterproof to 1M, meaning it's safe to keep on during bath time.
For me Neebo is the mama of all baby monitors and does exactly what I want from a monitoring device. Neebo is available to preorder here, for delivery early next year and shipping to US, Canada and EU. I can't wait to get my hands on this device!
*In association with Neebo