Monthly Archives: November 2015

How To Introduce New Baby To Your Pet

A pug puppy looking into the camera with a sad face
If your pet is your only ‘baby’ now, it will need some time to adjust to having another baby around. Here is how to make the transition easy.

Pets have feelings, too. If your pet is used to having all the attention in the world, it is bound to feel stressed when a new family member arrives and steals the spotlight. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to make the transition easy on everyone in the family.

Start early. Let your pet start the transition process as early as possible. If you have a baby crib set up, discourage the pet from getting into it. Spay/neuter your pet if that has not been done yet, and schedule all necessary vaccinations and check-ups. See a behavior specialist if your pet has behavior issues.

Expose your pet. Invite your friends with kids over and see how your pet reacts. Always supervise any kind of pet-child interaction. Let your pet hear the typical noises a baby makes – you can try playing videos from YouTube so that the pet becomes accustomed to new sounds. Use the baby lotion or baby powder you’re planning to use on the baby so that the pets gets exposed to new smells, too.

First encounter. When the baby is born, let your pet smell something with the baby’s smell before actually introducing the pet to the baby. For instance, bring the baby blanket or clothes and let the pet take time to smell it. After that you can bring the baby in and let the pet smell in from a safe distance. Monitor all pet-baby interactions. never let your baby unattended within your pet’s reach no matter what breed it is and how long it has been in the family.

Happy Thanksgiving From iBaby!

Thanksgiving table setting with a 'Thankful for Mom' note on a plate
Happy Thanksgiving folks! We are thankful for all moms, dads, grandparents, and all other parents in our lives!

And just to thank you we are offering a limited time coupon for 15% off our latest iBaby Monitor M6T with temperature and humidity sensors. Just type CYBERM6T at checkout to get your discount before December 1, 2016.

We hope you have a wonderful day with your family, especially if you are celebrating your baby’s first Thanksgiving. Share your holiday photos with us using #ibabymonitor.

Save On iBaby Monitor M6T This Cyber Monday

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Put a smile on your face this holiday season with an iBaby Monitor M6T

The holiday season is right around the corner! iBaby is helping you save on our best-selling baby monitors with holiday deals.

iBaby has recently announced special holidays pricing for our award-winning baby monitors. Guess what? If you are looking for even deeper savings, then our Cyber Monday deal is something for you.

We are going to offer a special Cyber Monday coupon code starting this coming Sunday, November 29 at 5:00 PM PST. The coupon code will be shared on our Facebook page and other social media channels. The coupon code will be active for 24 hours only.

iBaby Monitor M6T is the latest Wi-Fi baby monitor from iBaby Labs. The monitor features temperature and humidity sensors, as well as motion and sound alerts. The camera on iBaby Monitor M6T records images in high definition, and night vision LEDs provide an excellent view even in the dark. The full 360° pan and 110° tilt controls allow you to get the exact angle you’re looking for. High quality two-way audio with echo cancellation lets you and your little one hear one another clearly and speak at the same time.

Tell your friends about iBaby Cyber Monday promo!

iBaby Is Giving Away A $25 Gift Card This Thanksgiving

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It is time to give thanks! iBaby is thankful for our video monitor users all over the world! Thank you for your feedback, comments and suggestions that help us make a better product for you.
As a token of appreciation, we are giving away a $25 Whole Foods gift card this Thanksgiving on our Facebook page. You must be a US resident 18 years or older to enter the giveaway.

The rules of the giveaway are easy:

  • Follow iBaby Labs on Facebook
  • Like and share the giveaway photo

We wish you luck in the giveaway! Tell your friends about iBaby!

Benefits Of Breastfeeding For You And Your Baby

There is no doubt that choosing to breastfeed is a smart decision. Let’s take a look at the benefits it brings to you and your baby.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and numerous experts in childcare recommend to breastfeed children exclusively for at least first 6 months of life. Breastfeeding provides many benefits not only to the baby, but also to the breastfeeding mother. Choosing to breastfeed means you will have:

  • Healthier baby. Breast milk carries all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of her life, and it is packed with disease-fighting immunities that protect your baby from illnesses, including childhood cancers.
  • Healthier you. Breastfeeding can reduce your risk of certain cancers. Studies have shown that women are protected against breast and ovarian cancer when they breastfeed for an extended period of time.
  • Healthier weight. You can burn from 300 – 500 calories a day, depending on how often you breastfeed, which helps you to shed the ‘baby weight’ faster. At the same time, breastfeeding may protect your child from obesity. Babies learn to eat until their hunger is satisfied, which leads to better eating habits.
  • Quality time with baby. Nothing else helps to bond better with your newborn than the time you spend together while breastfeeding. The child feels comfortable in your arms, where she can feel your smell and hear your voice. It also reduces the severity of postpartum depression, if any.
  • Convenience. When you choose to breastfeed your child, you are also saving your household quite a bit of money – several thousands per year, in fact. Breast milk is always available to a baby, and does not need to be heated up or prepared in any way.

Experts recommend starting to breastfeed within the first hour after your baby is born, if possible. To learn about breastfeeding diet, read here about what not to eat while breastfeeding, and here for what to eat.

How To Make Your Baby Sleep Through The Night

baby sleeping in her crib
How can you make your baby sleep through the night? Sleep training will be successful when you are firm in what you do.

It seems like parents of young babies are tired and sleep-deprived all the time. But did you know that if you start sleep-training your baby after a certain age, you can get a good night sleep of at least 7-8 hours?

You can start sleep-training once your baby is about 4 months old. At that age she can safely sleep through the night without being hungry if you let them. Establishing a routine does wonders for babies; so wake the baby up at about the same time every day, and don’t let her take long naps in the afternoon. When putting the baby to sleep for the night, stick with the familiar actions: change her into pajamas, take a bath or read a book. Your goal is not to get the baby any more excited, so choose quieter activities.

Helping your baby distinguish day and night will also help her sleep through the night. To do that, keep the crib close to the window and do not use blinds. Gradually, the baby will learn that darkness means night and it’s light during the day. When you are putting the baby to sleep, keep the lights dim. Similarly, if the baby wakes up at night, keep the lights low.

When you are ready to start sleep-training, you have to stick to the plan. Prepare yourself for a couple of nights of cries, but always remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Note that the younger the baby is when you start sleep-training, the easier it will be for her to learn the new rules.

The baby should be awake when you put her to bed. When the baby learns to fall asleep in your arms only, it makes it difficult for her to learn to fall asleep by herself in the crib. If she wakes up at night and starts crying, do not rush into her room. Instead, take a peek through a video baby monitor with night vision. Modern nanny cams allow you to even talk to your baby through the monitor from a different room. If you do decide to go in, remember to keep it quiet, try not to pick up the baby unless absolutely necessary, and do not offer any food.

Continue to stay consistent, strong and firm once you start sleep-training. It will only take a week or two for a baby to learn to sleep through the night, and you will be glad to have longer nights.

How To Wean Your Baby Off Pacifier

baby in the crib
Pacifier provides comfort and soothing to your baby, but one day it has to go. How can you make that day easier?
Weaning your baby off pacifier might seem like a daunting task. In reality though, children usually take it much easier than most parents anticipate. We picked some of the best tips on how to make the transition smoother and faster.

  • Pick the right time. Many parents try to do delay saying goodbye to the pacifier. Experts recommend doing it not sooner than when the baby is 6 months of age since using a pacifier at early age reduces the risk of SIDS. Using the binky for a long time can lead to problems with teeth, ears, and even exacerbate speech and language delay. Do not wean the baby off during transition time, for example, if you are starting a daycare.
  • Find the right way. Cut off half of the pacifier, ‘lose’ it, make it taste bitter, don’t give it at night… you’ve heard it all. Only you can choose whether to go cold turkey or allow your child to wean gradually – and knowing your child will tell you the right way. Most of kids are only upset for a day or two at the longest, irrespective which way you go.
  • Be firm and stick to the plan. Once you decided it’s time for the binky to go, do not turn back. Stay strong when the child starts crying and demanding the paci. At night or during nap time, use a video baby monitor with night vision to check on the baby. If yours has a two-way sound, talk to your baby through the monitor first rather than heading to her room right away.
  • Provide comfort in another way. Babies love pacifiers because they help them feel safe, comfortable and calm. When you take that away, you need to offer something else to compensate for the loss. For instance, you can give your baby more hugs and kisses during the transition period, or start reading together at nap time. Reading is an excellent excuse to cuddle in the bed and stay close to each other that will help your baby.


Where To Place A Video Baby Monitor: Best Practices

Modern looking baby nursery for a girl

Where would you place a baby monitor here?

The best place for a baby monitor in baby’s room is the one that provides the best angle of the baby and is safe for your child.
A Wi-Fi video baby monitor is something that the majority of modern day parents get to keep an eye on their kids. It helps parents to know what is happening with the baby, never miss the baby crying or waking up, as well as talk to the baby through the monitor and take videos and photos.
Once you get the nanny cam, the question arises, where do you put it? We recommend three safe places for your gadget.

  1. On the crib. This is the most obvious place, and many parents prefer it, especially for static monitors that do not turn. You will need a wall mount for that. When placing a video monitor on your baby’s crib, remember to place it away from your baby’s head, and make sure it sits firm and does not wobble. There should be no wires hanging within your child’s reach. Finally, as soon as your baby starts to get up in the bed, you will have to remove the monitor to a further distance from the baby.
  2. On the wall. This place is good in case the monitor does not have a wall mount, or your need to move the monitor away from the crib. Do not place the shelf (and the monitor) above the crib, especially if you live in seismic active areas. Secure the cord along the wall and do not let in dangle where the baby might grab it. If you are not planning to move the camera around your house, you can consider adding a double-sided scotch tape to the base of the monitor.
  3. On the baby changing station, or table. This place is usually close to the baby crib, and if the monitor is placed there, make sure no cords are within baby’s reach. Also, make sure the baby cannot knock the nanny cam out with her arms or legs.

Take advantage of special holiday prices we have for our HD video baby monitors, and tell us where do you place it in your baby’s room!

iBaby Video Baby Monitors Get Special Holiday Prices

iBaby special holiday prices
The holiday season is all about family, love, food, and great discounts.
This holiday season, iBaby is offering special discount prices for our smart baby monitors: iBaby Monitor M6, iBaby Monitor M6T and iBaby Monitor M2. You can now save on purchasing our nanny cams on our website, and from our authorized retailers (Amazon, Babies R Us, and others).

  • iBaby Monitor M2 – holiday price $99.95
  • iBaby Monitor M6 – holiday price $179.95
  • iBaby Monitor M6T – holiday price $199.95

These monitors feature crystal clear HD video, two-way sound system, sound and motion alerts, night vision, and more. The most advanced iBaby Monitor M6T even comes with humidity and temperature sensors!

With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year coming up, don’t miss a chance to take advantage of our discounted prices for our award-winning video monitors for your family and friends.
And if you want even more discounts… follow us on social media not to miss our Cyber Monday deal for iBaby Monitor M6T.