9 Ways Nanit Makes Life Easier for Parents

9 Ways Nanit Makes Life Easier for Parents

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Here at Nanit, we’re all about parents. (Let’s just say if we were an 80’s hair band, we’d have your name tattooed all over our arms.) Our baby monitor was designed with families in mind from day one, hour one, second one. After all, more than 80% of our team is made up of moms and dads. So we get that the last thing you want to stress about is the baby monitor – you have enough on your plate, like baby’s college fund or figuring out how to unfold the stroller.

That’s why we’ve spent the last four years perfecting the world’s first truly smart baby monitor with a camera, one that actually simplifies sleep. We did our homework. We talked to parents over endless cups of coffee, conducted user test after user test and consulted with world-renowned sleep scientists, pediatricians and safety experts. All to deliver a monitor that takes the stress and guesswork out of baby’s zzz’s.

There are many, many ways Nanit will change the way your little one sleeps. But here’s a look at a few innovative features made specifically with you in mind.

  1. Easy Assembly

Say good-bye to 100-page instruction manuals written in half English, half Swedish. We purposely designed Nanit to be up and running in a matter of minutes. Our app takes you through the steps in no time.

  1. Simple, Secure Setup

Nanit is positioned against the wall for maximum security, stability and the best view of baby. We designed the stand so that you forget it’s even there – it doesn’t touch the crib, won’t get in the way when you put baby to sleep and can’t be reached by curious crib dwellers. For example, a 2-year-old in the 90th to 99th percentile of growth won’t be able to reach Nanit, even if they’re standing with their arms stretched out. Nanit’s internal cord also stays out of sight, so you can rest easy knowing baby’s safe.

  1. No-hassle Tracking

Forget about meticulous logging, complicated spreadsheets and wearable devices. You’ll get a full picture of baby’s sleep – from night summaries to real-time updates – through our mobile app without ever lifting a finger.

  1. Worry-free Streaming

Even if your Internet goes down, Nanit keeps streaming via Wi-Fi. As long as you’ve got power, Nanit works. So you’ll never miss a moment of baby’s sleep.

  1. Comfort 24/7

Customize baby’s sleep environment in an instant. You can monitor the nursery’s temperature and humidity directly from the Nanit app.

  1. An Unbeatable View

Your days of squinting at fuzzy images on the monitor screen are over. Nanit’s crystal-clear live stream from our patented bird’s-eye perspective delivers HD-quality video right to your phone or tablet. We designed our image sensor aspect ratio to fit the crib exactly, which means you’ll never have to struggle to find the right view.

  1. Superior Night Vision

Nanit’s optimized for night vision and uses infrared diffused light to minimize the “red glow effect” that other monitors produce. The camera also comes equipped with an app-controlled nightlight that faces the ceiling, not the crib, so you can find that lost pacifier in the dark without disrupting sleep.

  1. Travel-friendly Design

We polled parents and found that 30% take their baby monitor with them on the go. That’s why we designed Nanit to travel super light and easy. Nanit’s camera is detachable and pairs with a lightweight travel mount so you can take it to Grandma’s house and beyond.

  1. Ultimate Safety

Nanit is 100% baby-safe, from the camera’s tip-proof stand and smart cable management to its shatterproof lens and radiation shielding. And our software is protected by bank-level security so your data, videos and images are always safe.

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Natalie Barnett, PhD serves as VP of Clinical Research at Nanit. Natalie initiated sleep research collaborations at Nanit and in her current role, Natalie oversees collaborations with researchers at hospitals and universities around the world who use the Nanit camera to better understand pediatric sleep and leads the internal sleep and development research programs at Nanit. Natalie holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of New England in Australia and a Postgraduate Certificate in Pediatric Sleep Science from the University of Western Australia. Natalie was an Assistant Professor in the Neurogenetics Unit at NYU School of Medicine prior to joining Nanit. Natalie is also the voice of Nanit's science-backed, personalized sleep tips delivered to users throughout their baby's first few years.

Kristy Ojala is Nanit’s Digital Content Director. She spends way too much time looking at maps and weather forecasts and pictures of Devon Rex cats and no-cook dinners. A former sleep champion, she strives to share trustworthy somnabulism tips with other parents—praying for that one fine day when no tiny humans wake her up while it’s still dark out. Her kids highly recommend 3 books, approximately 600 stuffies, Chopin’s “Nocturnes,” and the Nanit Sound + Light for bedtime success.

Mackenzie Sangster is on the Brand and Community team at Nanit. She supports content development and editing for Nanit’s Parent Confidently blog as well as other marketing initiatives. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking, being active, and using the Pro + Flex Duo to keep an eye on her fur-baby, Poppy!

Holly Hays is a contributor and writer for Nanit, channeling her years as a mama and former magazine editor to create fun, useful content for fellow busy, trying-to-do-their-best parents and caregivers. Holly has written for a wide range of brands and media outlets (Ergobaby, HGTV, Manhattan Toy Company, OXO), loves to cook and read mystery novels, and leans heavily on her two daughters to keep her up to date on all the latest slang.