I am so THRILLED about this giveaway and have been for awhile now! A couple months back, Lorex agreed to let me reivew their new Lorex BB2411 2.4-Inch Sweet Peek Video Baby Monitor with IR Night Vision and Zoom (White).
I didn’t have a video monitor with my first daughter. I got mixed feedback when talking with moms when I made my baby registry the first time around. I guess because I’m generally a practical person, I didn’t think having the video part to the monitor was a necessity, especially since I had good mom friends who agreed with me. So we’ve lived with and gotten by with just a sound monitor.
BUT, now that I have one for my second daughter, I’d tell every mom I know, that it’s totally worth getting the extra bonus feature of the video screen for a baby monitor!!
1. Well the most obvious is that I can SEE my baby, and not just listen. I can now tell if she just lost her pacifier and is crying, or she still has it and probably has a gas bubble, or is kind of sleeping, but moving, etc. When I think back to my first daughter, I would have loved it so I could have caught her in time when she was making awful teeth marks, while chewing on her crib side!
2. PLUS, this monitor has a two way talk feature. It has been SO convenient to talk to my husband or vise versa about what to do with Molly if she’s not settling down. Most of the time this conversation happens in the evening when my husband and I are desperately trying to get some kid free relaxation time in. One of us attends to Molly if she starts crying, which is 2 floors up from our family room (our relaxation room). We can then decide if whoever lost the coin toss is staying up in our room to settle her down, or bringing her down to the family room with us to feed her.
Back to when my older daughter was chewing on her crib, I would have loved a little button that would talk to her and tell her “NO!”
Plus I’ll love it when Molly is old enough to try and crawl out of the crib – I can again address the situation before stomping into her bedroom. 🙂
3. There is also a temperature sensor on it. During these hot summer nights, we have been adjusting how much or how little to cover Molly up, or whether we need the AC on, or just a fan pointing her way. During her nap time in the afternoon, the temperature gradually increases, so I can keep track of when I need to again adjust the fan or AC.
4. This monitor also comes with crystal clear night vision, and a lullaby button if your baby settles down with music.
**When you first get the monitor, put the camera and screen near each other while they are on. You’ll get some fun Star Trek sounding feedback – very amusing for a 4 year old! 🙂
Right now Molly is sleeping in a pack-n-play bassinet, so we just have the video camera mounted above her head. I actually just used a Command Hook double sided sticker to keep it on there. When Molly moves to the crib in a few months, then we will have a more permanent mounting of it on the wall (which it comes with hardware to do so.)
So yes, we do right now just get to see the back of her head the way the camera is set up – but we still love being able to see even from this angle!
I grabbed this image off of the Lorex Baby Facebook page. It is a nice summery of the features the monitor display has on it. (hint: you should just like the Lorex Facebook page while you are there – you’ll need to to enter the giveaway anyway!:)
To sum up, I can’t find anything bad about this product. I would and will tell all of my expecting friends to get one! If you don’t win this giveaway, you can get one on sale at Amazon right now for $99, down from $179.99! That is one of the best prices I’ve seen for a video monitor!
Take your chance of getting a free one though first by entering the giveaway, using the rafflecopter form below:
You’ll first have to leave a comment at the bottom of the post. Then click on the green button that says “I Commented” and other giveaway entry opportunities will pop up for you.