Why Nanit Is the Best Baby Monitor for New Moms

Why Nanit Is the Best Baby Monitor for New Moms

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we know exactly what every new mom wants.


Precious, precious sleep. Because even when you’re lucky enough to have a good sleeper (and oh, you are so lucky!), it’s hard not to spend those first few months fretting and checking and then fretting some more. And all the people who tell you to sleep when the baby does? Ha! The dishes aren’t going to wash themselves—every new mama knows that nap time is prime time for getting things done.

Unfortunately, sleep can’t be wrapped up in a bow for gifting, but we do have the next best thing: the Nanit baby monitor. Here’s why it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift for new moms everywhere.

It’s a Smart Monitor for Smart Moms

Back in the day, baby monitors were barely a step above the plastic walkie-talkies you played with as a kid. The audio? Not really audible! The reliability? Not great!

The introduction of video feeds was a game-changer, and then wi-fi took monitors to the next level by replacing fuzzy black-and-white images with crystal-clear visuals. Smart baby monitors improved upon this further by giving parents the data they crave.

If you know a mom who loves to do deep dives into PubMed to find the latest research on precisely when to start solids, or the new mom who has a detailed log book tracking her little one’s every activity, then you know a mom who needs the Nanit smart baby monitor. It provides unparalleled sleep tracking and analysis, and not only does it give you the numbers, it actually provides actionable advice based on the data it gathers.

Oh, and needless to say, the advice offered in Nanit Insights is from a pediatric sleep expert. No woo-woo here, it’s all science-backed and customized to your baby’s unique sleep patterns and behaviors!

It’s Made for Busy Moms

You buy a baby book with the best intentions, but by the time you actually sit down to fill it out, your kiddo will be about to start preschool. When did they first sleep through the night? How old were they when they rolled over for the first time? Who knows at this point!

Busy moms—and let’s be real, that’s every mom—will appreciate the Nanit smart monitor because it goes far beyond sleep monitoring by also tracking baby’s movements and milestones, along with their growth and measurements. And you can view it all on crystal-clear video, which is more than you can say for a standard baby book!

It Helps New Moms Sleep Better

There’s no more sneaking into the nursery to make sure your baby’s breathing with Nanit. The Nanit smart monitor has breathing wear that tracks breathing motion through innovative swaddles and pajamas by reading subtle movements in the pattern on the fabric.

Even better, Nanit is less prone to false alarms like some other smart baby monitors. Nothing will wake you up in the middle of the night like an alarm telling you to check your baby’s breathing—and then you run to the nursery only to find that the sensor on their foot fell off. You can also adjust Nanit’s settings to make it more or less sensitive to movements.

Give the Gift of Nanit This Mother’s Day

Do you know a new mom who could use some sleep this Mother’s Day? Learn more about the Nanit Complete Monitoring System and why it’s the best Mother’s Day gift you can give!

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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.