Hello parents! I'm reviewing a new product I received from Fisher-Price for you called Sproutling Wearable Baby Monitor. An ankle monitor that automatically tracks how much your baby is sleeping, if they are asleep (without disturbing them), and notifies you when they're awake.
First, it comes in a nice box and was very easy to set up considering it's an electronic device. It's so easy in fact, my three-year old son, Chase, set it up for me since he loves opening packages! It comes with 2 ankle sizes so they can grow into it up to 2 years old.
Then I downloaded the app where you can also control the charging dock as a nightlight and play a lullaby/white noise straight from your phone.
When Hugo is ready for his nap or sleep, I strap it onto the back of his leg above his ankle. He's 8 months old, an age where he is grabbing at everything, so it is quite amazing that he hasn't pulled it off. I assume the silicon material is very comfortable for him.
Sproutling works for babies only when sleeping by themselves on a flat surface for optimal motion sensor accuracy.
The Sproutling app has been very accurate about when he falls asleep, but you can also adjust it to the exact minute manually. I also add in naps manually if we are out without the sensor so it can better "learn" his sleep patterns.
Here comes the neat part. After the first 7 days of getting to know your baby's sleep schedule, it can predict how much longer your baby may nap/sleep for. Only if it could predict his big brother, Chase's interruptions - ha!
Another convenient aspect is the alerts are sent straight to your phone.
For instance, I was FaceTiming with my sister when I got a notification at the top of my screen: "Hugo rolled over". I quickly went to his room and he started crying as I opened the door to his room. Normally, I walk in after hearing him cry.
Another situation where it was helpful was when I was cooking. Though the kitchen is next to the baby room, the vent in my apartment is very loud making it harder to hear Hugo's cry.
Sometime those small things can be helpful to parents in various ways to go about your day during their nap or sleep time with a little less worry.
The app is very straight forward and easy to organize your baby's sleep activity.
If it sounds like something that can be helpful to you, click on the image below to purchase:
- In Partnership with Sproutling and Heymama.co