Monthly Archives: September 2014

iBaby Monitor M6 Recommended by Cool Moms!

We’ve recently gave many parent and reviewers our newest monitor, the iBaby Monitor M6. Here’s what CoolMomTech‘s Jeana has to say about her iBaby Monitor M6:

The iBaby M6 is another one I tested. Not only does it look really cool and unlike any other baby monitor I’ve seen, the features are pretty outstanding. Instead of having a parent unit and all its features as a separate device, you have everything in the palm of your hand on your smartphone.

 

Using the iBaby Care app for iOS (Android should be available any day now), you have access to everything the camera sees, no matter where you are. Nice for me if I’m at work and want to make sure the baby is taking a good nap, or out to dinner and want to do a quick check-in to make sure the sitter has actually gotten him down.

 

I was surprised by the quality of the clarity on my smartphone, a real testament to how far app-based baby technology has come since the original grainy, spotty WiFi monitors. What’s even more impressive is that you can remotely adjust the camera angle, just by swiping your finger on your smartphone screen.

 

The app then serves as the central hub for all activity. In addition to viewing, you even get the features that other traditional monitors give, like being able to talk and listen to the baby, playing lullabies, even record video. Plus you’ll get some features that traditional monitors don’t have, like the ability to share the live video feed with family members (you know Grandma and Grandpa would be glued to that), and grabbing snapshots of cute moments right from the feed.

 

All of this can be done remotely, which is pretty amazing. And I’m hard to impress with this stuff.

 

Read Jeana’s complete review at CoolMomTech.com here.

 

Oral Hygiene for Your Little One

Did you know you should start dental care for your child even before he has his first tooth out? Recently two of my friends had their children’s front teeth extracted due to cavities also known as ‘baby bottle mouth’. Tooth decay is a result of prolonged exposure to sugars used by bacteria to produce acid that destroys teeth. If you think baby teeth are not as important as adult teeth, think again. Primary teeth are important for learning to speak, acquiring proper eating habits and, of course, chewing. The good news is that bottle mouth is preventable – just few simple steps will reduce the chances of cavities significantly.

  • If your baby has no teeth, wipe his mouth with a damp cloth after feeding. If you breastfeed on demand, you can also consider giving your baby some water after each feeding to flush out sugars.
  • Do not let your child fall asleep with a bottle that has anything other than water. When a baby sucks on a bottle at night, liquids often pool in the mouth and provide a rich environment for bacteria. Also, there is less saliva produced at night for a baby to clean his mouth naturally.
  • Do not put any other liquid in a bottle other than formula, milk or breast milk. Save juices for a sippy cup and consider diluting them with water. Offering juices as a part of a meal and not snacks is also helpful to keep a baby’s mouth clean.
  • Do not dip your baby’s pacifier in sugar or honey. Likewise, do not lick it yourself or lick your baby’s spoon when feeding him. This increases the chances of harmful bacteria from your mouth being transmitted to your baby.
  • When your baby’s first tooth is out, start using a toothbrush – you can just use it clean or with a rice sized amount of children’s toothpaste enriched with fluoride. Brush your children’s teeth until they learn to spit and continue to supervise until the age of 6-7.
  • After the first tooth comes out but before your baby’s first birthday, schedule an appointment with a dentist to evaluate your baby’s dental health and get personalized recommendations.

 

The Next Big Thing in Parenting Has Arrived!

This is a very proud day for all of us here at iBaby Labs, Inc. Since the founding of our company, we’ve always had one vision: to revolutionize parenting through cutting edge technology. Our revolutionary baby monitors have helped tens of thousands of families around the world to stay connected with their precious little ones. We are extremely proud of what our team have accomplished.

At iBaby, we are always looking out for new ways to improve and to innovate. We are always pushing to incorporate new technologies in our product to empower our users to accomplish more things while spending more time with their loved ones. We have been working on a monitor that we believe could help redefine the modern day parenting around the world. It is our absolute pleasure to introduce to you our newest intelligent baby monitor, the iBaby Monitor M6. It was created from the ground up and really designed with busy parents in mind. It is extremely simple and intuitive to use. You will definitely fall in love with it!

For more information on the iBaby Monitor M6, head to our product page to learn more!

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) – Causes

Bringing your newborn home is one of the most unforgettable experience a parent can have. Nevertheless, your baby is still a very fragile being, and needs your constant vigilance.

One of the leading causes of infant mortality is called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since September is National Safety Month, let’s take a look at what SIDS is and what parents could do to minimize its chance of occurrence.

Definition

Source: Mayo Clinic

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs.

Although the cause is unknown, it appears that SIDS may be associated with abnormalities in the portion of an infant’s brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep.

Researchers have discovered some factors that may put babies at extra risk. They’ve also identified some measures you can take to help protect your child from SIDS. Perhaps the most important measure is placing your baby on his or her back to sleep.

Causes

Source: Mayo Clinic

A combination of physical and sleep environmental factors can make an infant more vulnerable to SIDS. These factors may vary from child to child.

Physical factors

Physical factors associated with SIDS include:

  • Brain abnormalities. Some infants are born with problems that make them more likely to die of SIDS. In many of these babies, the portion of the brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep doesn’t work properly.
  • Low birth weight. Premature birth or being part of a multiple birth increases the likelihood that a baby’s brain hasn’t matured completely, so he or she has less control over such automatic processes as breathing and heart rate.
  • Respiratory infection.  Many infants who died of SIDS had recently had a cold, which may contribute to breathing problems.

Sleep environmental factors

The items in a baby’s crib and his or her sleeping position can combine with a baby’s physical problems to increase the risk of SIDS. Examples include:

  • Sleeping on the stomach or side. Babies who are placed on their stomachs or sides to sleep may have more difficulty breathing than those placed on their backs.
  • Sleeping on a soft surface. Lying face down on a fluffy comforter or a waterbed can block an infant’s airway. Draping a blanket over a baby’s head also is risky.
  • Sleeping with parents. While the risk of SIDS is lowered if an infant sleeps in the same room as his or her parents, the risk increases if the baby sleeps in the same bed — partly because there are more soft surfaces to impair breathing.

Now that we have a little bit knowledge of what Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is, and its cause. Let’s talk about its prevention in the next blog post.

Cheers! 🙂