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Nanit Products Offer Voice Control with Amazon Alexa

The wait is over—Nanit is now compatible with Amazon Alexa products. At Nanit, we are committed to providing parents with the best and most convenient options to help them in the parenting journey. We’re thrilled to be able to adapt and keep up with the newest technologies to offer parents a more seamless Nanit experience.

About four million babies are born in America each year, and the parents of these babies are often tired, confused and need a helping hand. In fact, a recent study, published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Sleep Research Society, found that even six years later, parents’ sleep still hadn’t fully recovered. Indeed, it can be difficult juggling the many demands of being a new parent. Taking care of a newborn is a challenge that keeps parents’ hands full – literally.

We know that parents don’t always have free hands to operate a smartphone app when there are diapers to be changed, bottles to be washed, or any of the other endless tasks that come with being a parent. That’s why we developed Amazon Alexa Skills Nanit and Nanit Show, which enable easy voice control with Amazon Alexa. 

How to enable Nanit with Amazon Alexa

There are two Nanit skills available with Alexa: 

  • "Nanit" - Ask about your baby’s sleep stats and turn on the nightlight
  • Nanit Show” - see Nanit’s video stream + audio in your Echo Show / Spot

Amazon Alexa Nanit Skill

With our Amazon Alexa Nanit Skill, you can go hands-free. You can ask Alexa how your baby slept, what time they woke up, or even how many times you took them out of the crib each night.

To get started, enable the skill and link your Nanit account. In seconds, you'll be able to ask Alexa things like:

  • “Alexa, ask Nanit, how Lilly's night was?"
  • “Alexa, ask Nanit, what time did Lilly fall asleep last night?”
  • “Alexa, ask Nanit, when did Lilly wake up?”
  • "Alexa, ask Nanit, how long did Lilly sleep last night?"
  • "Alexa, ask Nanit to turn on the lights in Lilly's room"

With Alexa, Nanit is smarter than ever, making it easier for you to understand your baby's night, so they - and the whole family - can get more sleep.

Amazon Alexa Nanit Show Skill

Nanit Show is a free smart home Alexa skill that allows Nanit Pro Camera users to easily check in and see their baby from anywhere in their home. The Nanit Pro camera now works seamlessly with the Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot, allowing users to see Nanit’s HD video stream and audio from anywhere in their house by simply saying “Alexa, show me [baby name]” or “Alexa, show me [baby name]’s crib.” You can view your live stream whether the camera is on a Floor Stand, Wall Mount, or Flex Stand.

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    You can find the free Nanit Show skill for Alexa on the Alexa Skills store on Amazon. Nanit users must enable the skill via Alexa for the voice recognition features to be added. In addition to using the new skill on the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Nanit customers can also monitor their baby via the Nanit app through other devices including their Android or Apple iOS smartphone, as well as via iPad.

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    Key Takeaways

    • Nanit is compatible with Amazon Alexa through two Alex Skills; Nanit and Nanit Show. These skills enable voice control for sleep stats and video streaming, respectively.
    • If you are a new parent looking for a powerful baby monitor with camera that Works with Google Home, Alexa, and more, look no further than Nanit.

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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.