Finding confidence through a parenting community

Finding confidence through a parenting community

Meet Pro Parent Jonathan Gallegos

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 Jonathan Gallegos

Jonathan and his partner (high school sweethearts of 14 years) are first time parents to 11 week old Lillia! After dreaming of the day that they’d become parents, Jonathan and his partner are excited to start the next chapter together with their newborn–excited and eager to embrace parenthood full on! 


What does your bedtime routine usually look like? 

Feeding comes first, for our baby is a growing hungry girl, followed by a father daughter burping session which I enjoy for the cute faces she makes! After if she seems very energetic or awake we follow up with tummy time and then decompress with a warm bath! By this time she is usually very much hungry again so I bottle feed her or mama may step in and breast feed her! Depending if she wants to be a fussy princess we will swaddle then rock her to sleep! If she is behaving then a simple rocking to sleep on the rocking chair will do just fine! 

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

Why Nanit? 

Why Nanit? Simple, their customer service and active community of parents are unmatched! Their products are of highest quality and at an affordable price point with features that other competitors simply do not offer! Nanit has not only provided my partner and I with excellent products and service to help us tackle parenthood, but also have provided us with a sense of security that no other company has done and that is priceless! 

LEARN MORE: Connect with other parents in the Nanit Community

Favorite Nanit products and features?

Pro Camera hands down has to be the best for me! Heck it’s the best camera I’ve ever had! The features that are included are next to none and with the added Insights Plan it’s just unbelievable all that is offered! It’s like you’ll never miss another precious moment in your little one’s life.

I very much enjoy the Breathing Motion Monitoring feature as that calms me down and helps me sleep myself! It keeps me from going in and out of her room to check on her and risk waking her back up! 

LEARN MORE: Explore Nanit App and Insights Plans

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

Hang in there!! It may feel tough at first but it’s always worth it!! Sleep is temporary but your little one is forever! Tag teaming nights with your partner are a great help, just try to keep it one parent up at a time, as it is a great help when one parent is sleep deprived or exhausted that at least the other can jump in and give a well needed break to the other parent! That will keep your sanity in place as well as keep you from arguments with your partner for no reason! 

How does Nanit support you as a parent? 

They support our family with the continued excellent service they provide as well as continued improvements with their products and how they interact with the community! They have connected us with parents all over that share the same goal in mind, becoming the best pro parent possible! By learning from each other as well as sharing stories and advice! Nanit has helped us enter parenthood by letting us feel that we are not alone.

I'm just so happy I found this brand! Being a new parent can feel very tough and lonely even! Everything is new and there is so much to learn and so much to worry about that it becomes way too much! Finding this brand and community has given me a new sense of confidence to being a parent! I hope that Nanit can reach every new parent and help them as they helped me!


Connect with like-minded parents in the Nanit Community

Nanit is dedicated to delivering high-quality, reliable content for our readers. Our Parent Confidently articles are crafted by experienced parenting contributors and are firmly rooted in data and research. To ensure the accuracy and relevance of the content, all articles undergo a rigorous review process by our team of parenting experts. Additionally, our wellness-related content receives further scrutiny from Nanit Lab, our think tank of scientists, engineers, physicians, academic experts, and thought leaders.

Our primary objective is to furnish readers with the most current, trustworthy, and actionable information concerning a host of parenting topics. We strive to empower our readers to make informed decisions by offering comprehensive and respected insights.

In pursuit of transparency and credibility, our articles incorporate credible third-party sources, peer-reviewed studies, and abstracts. These sources are directly linked within the text or provided at the bottom of the articles to grant readers easy access to the source material.


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.