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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 Nanit Show, a new feature for our products which enables easy voice control with Amazon Alexa. With over 100 million Amazon Alexa devices sold, offering Alexa integration for our products was a no-brainer.

How to enable Nanit with Amazon Alexa

Nanit Show is a new, 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 ’s crib?” or “Alexa, show me ?” Parents and caregivers can now leverage Amazon’s Alexa voice control capabilities to quickly see and hear their baby without stopping what they are doing or disrupting the baby’s sleeping environment.

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.

If you are a new parent looking for a powerful baby monitor with seamless Alexa voice integration, 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!