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Usually, when we think about sleep trackers, we imagine a fancy smartwatch. But, unfortunately, this is not always the case. Tracking the sleep of babies is always vitally important. All the new parents will agree!
Baby sleep trackers include numerous high-tech features such as smartphone apps, breathing, movement monitors, and temperature checkers. Unfortunately, this abundance of choices can often be overwhelming.
This article will present three types of baby sleep trackers that we think are the best available on the current market. We hope that these products will allow both you and your infants to get back to bed and enjoy relaxing nights.
Why tracking the sleep and movements of your baby matter
Sleep patterns are great for assessing sleep quality. Most of the smartwatches will do just that. Being able to provide such information to your baby’s pediatrician is extremely valuable. During the first three months of life, infants will sleep between 13 to 16 hours per day. Baby tech is an excellent way for parents to understand their babies’ development and lower anxiety associated with babies’ sleep.
Nanit Complete Baby Monitoring System
Best for video monitoring
The Nanit complete baby monitoring system provides everything you will ever need to check your baby’s sleep through the night. Nanit doesn’t use an electronic device to check your little one’s breathing, but the smart camera will recognize the baby’s breathing wear pattern.
- The only smart monitor with a Split Screen feature, allows users to see + control more than one...
- Stay connected and see baby from anywhere with crystal-clear 1080p video. Hear and speak to baby...
- Personalized sleep tracking and guidance - the only baby monitoring app that provides a time-lapse...
- Safely monitor baby’s breathing motion without sensors, electronics or radar. Our computer-vision...
- Automatically captures those unmissable moments in one shareable digital memory book.
The camera goes on the wall and offers a bird’s-eye view of the entire crib. The picture quality is one of the best and features infrared light for night vision. Three different types of mounts accommodate the HD camera.
The wall mount, which is the default option, the floor stand mount which is self-standing. As an accessory, the company offers an optional Multi-strand mount that can be used when on the go. Picture and sound quality are also simply excellent. The camera also offers real-time temperature and humidity monitoring and two-way audio capabilities to always stay in touch with your little one.
The camera connects to your smartphone using the wifi network, which offers an unlimited range. As long as the wifi signal is consistent, you will be able to check your little one from everywhere. No matter if your baby sleep on the second floor and you stay in the living room on the first floor, you will always receive a crystal clear picture and crisp sound.
The Nanit sleeping bag works in conjunction with the camera. It detects the printed patterns. The solution is entirely sensor-free. The patterns will move along as your baby breathes, and the software will extrapolate the breathing movements. If the sensor detects a problem, an alert will be displayed both on the camera and your smartphone.
The complete App for iOs and Android is the real control center of the Nanit system and will allow you to watch your little one and analyze the breathing, sleeping pattern, and sleep efficiency. Intuitive and easy to use, the app allows you to check all aspects of your baby’s sleep and offer helpful advice. In addition, several users can receive the live stream simultaneously.
With all of these pros, does the Nanit have any cons? Well, not really. The main drawback may be the system’s price, which depends on the different options selected, can easily reach $350. However, Nanit’s complete system is one of the best baby sleep trackers available with such a complete system. It is an investment you will use for a long time.
Snuza SE Baby Movement Monitor
Best for simplicity and price
The Snuza SE is very different from the other products we presented. It does not offer video and is a self-contained product. The device clips to the diaper and monitors the abdominal breathing movements of the baby while asleep. The Hero will gently vibrate if the breathing stops to rouse your little one after 20 seconds. An alarm will also be activated. A cost-efficient and safe way to monitor breathing.
- WEARABLE baby monitor that easily clips onto your baby's diaper or clothes.
- Snuza Hero monitors your baby's breathing movement and will attempt to gently rouse your baby after...
- Snuza Hero will alarm after 20 seconds of no breathing movement allowing you to act quickly
- Heading out? Simply pop the Snuza into your bag - no cords, wires or complicated sensor pads
- No need to hover over your sleeping baby at night. Enable Snuza's tick mode to "hear" your baby's...
The device is made of grade plastic and silicone. But, unfortunately, it does not offer an app. Instead, the keywords of the Snuza Hero are simplicity and safety: no wires, no camera, no smartphone App, just a self-contained device powered by replaceable batteries.
The Snuza SE only weighs 0.64 ounces and costs less than $100. So if you are looking for a simple device that does the job but does not need all the bells and whistles of the most complex baby sleep trackers, this product is for you. It offers a simple way to check on your baby’s breathing.