Honoring Our Healthcare Heroes

Honoring Our Healthcare Heroes

We know that healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been working tirelessly to care for patients around the country. Many of these healthcare workers include parents with babies at home. At Nanit, we appreciate all that you are doing to not only care for your patients, but also to keep the rest of us safe and healthy.

This is why we want to do something for you. As a sign of our gratitude, we are offering $100 off any Nanit Plus camera purchase for our customers who are healthcare workers. All healthcare workers can take advantage of this offer. This includes EMTS, health aides, imaging technicians, laboratory technicians, nurses, nursing assistants, lactation consultants, paramedics, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, and respiratory therapists. It’s our way of giving back something to those who are giving so much.

One of the many people who has dedicated her life to helping others is Kate. She’s a neonatal intensive care unit registered nurse with an 8-week-old daughter at home. Here she shares her story about how the pandemic has affected her and how Nanit is helping during this time.

As a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) registered nurse, a certified sleep consultant, and as a mom of three kids under three, safe sleep is of the utmost importance to me. I preach about and educate on safe sleep practices to patient’s parents, to my friends and family, clients, and to my community at @bumble.baby.

I suffered from a deep postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety after my second pregnancy with my daughter, Bee. During this time, my anxiety spiked and I was checking that she was breathing in the middle of the night. It was debilitating. If I wasn’t in her room checking on her with my hand on her abdomen and feeling for breathing, I would stare at her chest from the monitor and watch for movement on a grainy screen – holding my breath until I saw it.

The Nanit monitor has eased so much of my anxiety in the postpartum period with my daughter, Roey. She is now 8 weeks old and I rest more easily.

When a trip to grandma and grandpa’s house isn’t possible, Nanit is keeping families connected during this time of COVID-19 with the User Permissions feature and Two-Way Audio. With your permission, family members can log in to get a peek at the baby when they cannot visit in person. This feature is also great for nannies and babysitters so you don’t have to hand off your iPad or phone when you leave! Plus, you can always check in when you need to while you are gone.

The Nanit app notifies you when there is movement or sound detected in your baby’s room, so you do not have to have the app open on your screen constantly. I appreciate this feature because the sound of a constant sound machine is something I had to listen to for the past 3.5 years!

As a NICU nurse, I know how hard it is to be away from your baby for 12-16 hour shifts or longer. Sometimes I wouldn’t see my baby for 3 days in a row! Nanit is helping ease this transition. I love that Nanit is supporting our Healthcare Heroes by giving healthcare workers $100 off all Nanit cameras to help them stay connected to their families, even if they can’t be at home where their heart is.

If you’re a healthcare worker who is looking to buy a Nanit camera and take advantage of our $100 discount offer, simply fill out this form.

Are you a medical worker who recently purchased on Nanit.com? Please email help@nanit.com and we’ll make sure you’re covered!

Thank-you for all you do!

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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.