How Jenny uses Nanit for her toddler's routine

How Jenny uses Nanit for her toddler's routine

Meet Pro Parent Jenny Morse

Welcome to Nanit’s Community Spotlight series! Hear from our community members and ambassadors about their parenting journey and how Nanit has helped them find a little more ease and a lot more rest. Share your story here.

Meet Pro Parent Jenny Morse

​​I live with my husband, two dogs, and two and half year old little boy named Sean. We are expecting another little boy in December/January and are excited to grow our family. My husband and I both work remotely and our toddler lives his best life in daycare with his little friends. The dogs love their little brother and our younger dog, Nessie, can often be found wherever Sean is. 

Jenny and her son Sean

Sean's dog siblings

What does your bedtime routine usually look like? 

We have had the same bedtime routine since Sean was born. We take a bath, get dressed in pajamas, and drink a warm bottle of milk while we read for about half an hour. Sean loves books and I love reading to him just as much. We then say goodnight to Daddy and I put his blanket on him with his menagerie of stuffed animals. 

LEARN MORE: Get a no-fuss sample bedtime routine from Nanit Lab

Why Nanit? 

We wanted a monitor that tracked Sean's breathing when we moved him to his own room around 6 months old. I was too concerned about the electronic piece and potential burning with competitors, so the Nanit was our natural choice.

LEARN MORE: What is Nanit Breathing Motion Monitoring?

Favorite Nanit products and features?

The camera is definitely our favorite, although I have really enjoyed the sound + light machine as well! I also tell new mom friends that the breathing band is not only useful for the breathing tracking, but great for infants with strong startle reflex–it was a life saver for us!

I love the fact that I can go back and review moments in the app. There have been times that Sean will wake up a few hours after we put him to bed and sing himself back to sleep. Being able to capture and save those moments has been priceless.

LEARN MORE: Continuous video history powered by Nanit Insights

What tips or advice would you share with first-time parents?

Give yourself and your partner a lot of grace. There really is no way to prepare for the incredibly rewarding yet challenging journey of being a parent and taking moments to check in with yourself and each other are so important. Everyone is figuring it out at the same time and things always get better. 

How does Nanit support you as a parent? 

I have such greater peace of mind with Nanit. We have been using ours for over two years and I love watching Sean every night. I have had to travel some for work and it has been so comforting to be able to check in on Sean when I wasn't there. As Sean transitions to his big boy bed and new room in preparation for his brother, we will be relying on the Nanit to make sure he isn't getting into too much trouble with his newfound freedom! 

As we get ready for a newborn again, I will be much more confident this time around knowing we have Nanit to help keep an eye on him. My only regret was not getting the Nanit sooner the first time around!

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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.