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I'm so excited to be getting back into blogging. I took some time off at the end of my pregnancy and of course after my baby boy was born. We welcomed Theo Thomas into our family on July 25th. The labor didn't go as planned, but does it really ever?
Unfortunately, I had a pretty scary emergency C Section but thanks to my doctors, Theo got here safe and sound.
Since being home I've been trying to adjust to being a mom of two. Getting on some sort of schedule will take a while but its going pretty well so far. I will say that I definitely forgot how demanding newborns were. Trying to balance giving him what he needs plus making sure I am including my toddler is really important to me.
Baila's nap time has always been something I looked forward to. I know I'm not alone here, right moms? Now more than ever nap time is something I really need. I've actually always been a pretty "bad napper" and rarely spent it sleeping. I usually use nap time as a time for me focus on things that I need to do or enjoy doing. Eating, cleaning, blogging, catching up on shows etc...
Call me paranoid, my husband definitely does, but I MUST have a video baby monitor in my toddler's room. Even at 2 1/2, I need to keep an eye on that crazy kid. Eventually, Theo will be in his own room and we'll for sure have a monitor in there as well. I recently started using the VTech Safe And Sound VM342 Digital Video Monitor with Wide-Angle Lens and Standard Lens and I can honestly say it is the best monitor I've tried. Since Baila was born we've had a total of three different monitors, the VTech Digital Video Monitor with Wide-Angle Lens being one of them.
Other monitors we have owned before this one had either broke or failed to charge. What I love about the VTech Digital Video Monitor is the Wide-Angle Lens. I can see Baila's entire room in one shot without having to scan around and look for her. I also love that I can speak to her with the two way, talk back intercom. You know, when she's up playing and instead of napping I'll give her a nice little reminder to get back in bed. #momlife.
One other feature that I love and didn't have on previous monitors is the temperature sensor. This came in really handy one very hot day during nap time. I took a look at the monitor and got a warning that Baila's room was too hot, I believe it was over 87 degrees. I went to check her room and she had accidentally knocked the plug to the air conditioner out of the outlet. If the monitor didn't have that sensor my poor kid would have been sweating her little tush off during nap time.
There are so many other awesome features and I really do highly suggest this monitor. We plan on getting a second camera when Theo moves to his room since this monitor can support up to 4 different cameras.
This camera really does give me piece of mind and I'm not kidding when I say I might keep a monitor in my kids rooms until they move out. OK, I'm kidding. But really, sounds like a pretty awesome idea to me.
What do you do when your kids are napping?
Thank you for reading,