First, if you are expecting a new baby, don't panic. You are unlikely to need a baby monitor for the first few months as you will be with your newborn all the time. But when your baby is old enough to sleep on their own, you'll want to invest in one so you can monitor your baby from anywhere in the house - without disrupting their sleep.
Choosing the right baby monitor can be a tricky decision for new parents. We take a look at the news Tommee Tippee Dreamee baby sleep and childcare monitor with 360 ° smart camera.
The Tommee Tippee Dreamee is a baby video, sound and motion monitor, with a 360 ° night vision camera, high definition screen and motion sensor.
The Dreamee comes in three main parts and is super easy to assemble.
Inside the box you will find:
- 1 x baby camera
- 1 x parent unit with fold-out stand
- 1 x motion sensor mat
- 2 AC 5V adapters
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360 ° camera
It's clear that technology has come a long way in the past couple of years when it comes to baby monitors. Designed to sit on nearby furniture, the camera itself is white and quite small in size, so it will look inconspicuous in your baby's room.
Tilt, pan, zoom
The USP of Tommee Tippee's new Dreamee has to be the 360 ° camera, with its ability to move. It can tilt, pan, and zoom so you can keep the closest eye on your baby. It moves 330 ° horizontally, 110 ° vertically and offers a 60 ° wide-angle field of view, to give you a full view of the cot or sleeping area.
Automatic movement tracking
As your baby grows and becomes more active, the automatic camera movement tracking will automatically follow their movements in the crib. It is perfect for older toddlers moving from one end of the bed to the other or for children who have just moved from bed to bed. This is a monitor that will automatically reposition itself to capture their every move on the camera!
New babies love to sleep in the dark, which helps release melatonin, a hormone that's crucial for your baby to stabilize and sleep well. With Dreamee's powerful infrared LEDs, you can rest assured that you will enjoy a clear view of your little one even in the darkest rooms, as the night vision from this camera is superb.
Dreamee's Parent Unit
The 4.3 inch high definition color monitor will give you an amazing view of your baby. You can use the parent unit to control the view of the camera, its 2x zoom feature is great for those times when you need to take a closer look at your baby.
As you would expect, this is a two-way monitor, so you can respond to your baby when he is shaking during the night. It will also come in handy when they are a little older and need to be told to go back to bed!
Motion sensor mat
Not all monitors come with a motion sensor mat, but for those who want extra peace of mind, a motion sensor mat can be of great help.
Simply position the pillow lengthwise under the mattress directly below where your baby sleeps. The monitor's motion sensor is sensitive and can detect even small movements. The mat will alert you if your baby is still for an extended period of time or if there is a sudden big movement in their sleeping area.
It is easy to avoid false alarms, which can occur when you take your baby out of bed to feed him. Simply press the hold alarm button within 20 seconds of moving your baby or just before picking him up in his crib.
The sensitivity of the mat can be adjusted, which is helpful as your baby gets older, and possibly you can remove it completely.
CrySensor will listen to baby cries during the night and respond by playing music to help calm and fall back to sleep. The CrySensor features a selection of lullabies and natural sounds, and we love that you can even add your own music to an SD card.
Operating range up to 300 m
The Dreamee has a fantastic operating range of up to 300m, so you don't have to worry about losing the connection if you find yourself at opposite ends of the house.
Digital thermometer for nursery
The camera acts like a digital thermometer so you can help maintain an optimal sleeping environment for your baby or toddler.
The Tommee Tippee Dreamee baby monitor with sound, motion and video is currently retailing for £ 219.99. Click here to get yours today.
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If you thought that being pregnant was a one way ticket to frumpsville - think again ! It’s time to embrace those extra curves and rock your bump. This is your opportunity to get creative with your clothes, and to create a look that will take you right through to the birth of your little one.
You may not remember the last time you saw your feet, but trust us, right now you look amazing, and it’s time to show the world !
Your changing body shape gives you free reign to try out a whole range of types that you would never have considered BP ( before pregnancy ). Of course, it’s important to balance feeling comfortable with looking totally awesome, but by getting the basics right you’ll be rocking your own pregnancy style before you know it.
In recent years many more retailers have started stocking maternity ranges, so you can still site your favourite brands such as H
The great thing about your bump is that you don’t have to spend a fortune, a few key pieces will provide the foundation of your pregnancy look, and you can then build it up from there.
A comfortable pair of maternity pantalons - there are some great ones on the market right now, choose from styles that go under your bump, or ones that go over it – these may make you feel like Simon Cowell, but you’ll be super comfortable, and no one else will know ! Darker coloured pantalons are great for both daytime, and for evenings out.
Maternity vest tops – these are worth grabbing in a few colours as you’re sure to wear them again and again throughout your pregnancy. As they keep your bump covered, they’re perfect for layering with favourite non-maternity items such as blazers and open shirts.
Put together an effortless weekend look by combining your maternity jeans with a black vest top, and then accessorise, accessorise, accessorise ! Add pops of colour with accessories such as circle scarves and chunky necklaces to sweat your look together. Pair this with a blazer and pumps if you fancy looking a bit smarter, or stay casual with an open shirt over the top and your favourite trainers.
If you’ve always run scared of stripes, now’s the time to embrace them, they’ll look amazing on your bump. This is the time to show off your bump, and a tight, striped top or dress will do just that.
So that’s your causal wardrobe sorted, but how about work ? If you’re starting to panic on a Monday morning as you try on every item in your wardrobe to find something to wear that not only fits, but is also suitable for work, we can help.
Pencil skirts are your new BFF, well at least for pregnancy anyway. These beauties will keep you covered up, flatter your bump, and you’ll look amazing wearing it. Simplify getting ready for work even more by opting for a pencil dress, that way you don’t even need to worry about matching it with a top – sorted !
Wearing wrap dresses, and jumper dresses is also a great way to combine looking smart at work, but staying comfortable.
Planning a night out, but have no clue what to wear ? If in doubt, keep it simple. In the photo above Giovanna Fletcher is off to meet Prince Charles, and styles amazing in a black dress and black pumps. As stunning as her outfit is we’re pretty sure it must be very comfortable too, and if that’s good enough to wear to meet royalty, it’s definitely acceptable to wear on a night out with our friends.
Of course, one of the most important parts of your pregnancy wardrobe is an item that won’t be on display, that’s right it’s the humble maternity bra. The importance of this essential bit of kit is not to be underestimated, especially as it’s not just your bump that will be growing bigger !
A well fitted, comfortable maternity bra will keep you supported, without digging into you. During pregnancy underwired bras are not recommended, so having the right support is even more important. Don’t forget to get measured regularly, as your bra size is likely to increase a few times during your pregnancy. Whatever your maternity style, the main thing to consider is how you feel in what you’re wearing, if it makes you feel good, and it’s comfortable then go for it.