Monthly Archives: January 2016

How To Introduce New Baby To A Sibling

A toddler boy hugging his baby brother and smiling while lying in the bedIt’s exciting to be bringing a new baby home. But if you have other children, you might be worried about sibling rivalry.

You must have heard the terms, ‘sibling rivalry’ and ‘sibling jealousy’. If you are expecting a new baby soon, it is time to take action to prevent this behavior.

It is critical to start before the baby is born, so that the transition is less stressful for your firstborn. Here are some tips you can incorporate in your daily life to reduce the possibility of sibling rivalry.

Before the baby is born…

  • tell your child s/he will be a big sister/brother. You can connect your due date to a holiday so that your child understands how soon the baby will arrive.
  • explain to your child how babies are different – for example, they need help to do things that your older child can do herself.
  • go through your first child’s baby pictures with your child so that she has an idea of what babies are like. You can also explain that you will be carrying a new baby a lot, just like you did with your first child when she was a baby.
  • get your child excited for the time you will have to spend apart while you’re in the hospital. Prepare her by letting her know who will be taking care of her and what fun things they will do in that time.

After the baby is born…

  • you can prepare a gift ‘from the new baby’ to your older child when she comes to visit you in the hospital. Tell her that baby loves her older sibling and is happy to have her as a big sister/brother.
  • explain baby’s behavior to your older child – for instance, if the baby grabs her sibling’s hand, it’s a way of showing love
  • assign your older child some baby tasks to feel more special and important – for example, ask her to bring a new diaper, inform parents if there is an alert on baby monitor, or help bathe the baby.
  • praise, praise, praise.

How Baby Monitors Make Parents’ Lives Easier – Tips From Our Customers

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Thinking whether or not you need a wireless nanny cam? Check out why iBaby customers are raving about video baby monitors.

‘But my parents did just fine without a baby monitor!’. We hear this argument often, but times have changed. The majority of our customers swear that once you try a video baby monitor to watch the baby, there is no way back.

We looked at most common ways iBaby monitors make parents’ lives easier. Do you recognize yourself in these comments?

iBaby monitors help babies get uninterrupted sleep:

“When I’m in the next room over from the baby it is nice to be able to just look at the monitor instead of risking waking the baby by going in their room.”
“He sleeps through the night, but like every parent they want to make sure their baby is sleeping good. He may sometimes get up because his pacifier fell out or want a random bottle at 2 in the morning. The simple fact that it [iBaby monitor] has night vision would make this mamma’s nights better.”

iBaby monitors‘ motion, sound and temperature and humidity sensors make the difference for other parents:

“We have a space heater in her room and it can be tough to tell if it’s to warm or cold by walking in. The motion sensor is the coolest. She’s always trying to escape these days. I need to know when I need to intervene and when she’s just happily laying there babbling to herself.”

iBaby also offers a top-notch viewing ability for a wireless baby monitor with a 360°/110° movement:

“I love the pan and tilt controls so I can see every angle in his room. I love that I can see my son from my phone. Being able to use my phone is so convenient. And the feature that takes pictures and video every time there is a change will help me feel better about his sleep habits.”

iBaby also allows moms to get more things done and be a happy parent:

“With the monitor watching the baby I have more time on my hands to take care of our older son, keep the house clean, and occasionally binge watch my favorite TV series on Netflix. I’m also looking forward to spending quality time with my husband once the baby goes to bed for the night.”

And most parents appreciate having alerts delivered straight to their phones:

“My home’s walls are so thick, I can’t hear her cry from 2 rooms over.”
“Being able to view the camera from my phone or iPad will help me easily stay connected no matter where I am and being able to take picture and video through the monitor is so great for capturing moments of how adorable little ones can be while sleeping or playing.”

There is a reason iBaby Monitor M6T was named the best baby monitor of 2015. Let us know why you love your baby monitor!

How To Make Baby Sleep: Tips That Actually Work

Adorable baby sleeping with a hand next to her face
For the times when you’re wondering how to make your baby sleep, we picked several tips that actually work. 

Even if your baby has a good routine, sometimes she just wouldn’t fall asleep. The reasons for that could be feeling of discomfort (too hot or too cold, soiled diaper, or scratchy clothes), teething, colics, or if the baby is too excited to sleep. Here are some ideas to try for the times you’re starting to feel desperate:

  • Take your baby out for a walk. Strollers that make baby lie down are the best for this purpose. Fresh air always does wonders to babies.
  • If it’s raining, or it is easier for you, take your baby for a drive. Pick the most scenic drive and enjoy it yourself.
  • Take your baby for a walk. You can put her in a sling – and also run some errands that way.
  • Try gently blowing air on your baby’s forehead. It often has an inexplicable calming effect on babies, especially crying ones.
  • Cuddle with your baby until she falls asleep and then transfer her to her crib.

In general, help your baby learn to fall asleep on her own. For that, put the baby in her crib once she is sleepy but still awake. You can also give her a security object each time she is in her crib that will signal nap time. Step out of the room not to distract the baby when she’s trying to fall asleep and keep an eye on her with a baby monitor.

If you learn how to make your baby sleep through the night, it will also help your child to have a sleeping routine and make napping easier on you.

Setting Up iBaby Monitor M6/M6T And Common Setup Problems

Setting up an iBaby video baby monitor takes few seconds only is you do it properly. iBaby Customer Care shares the secrets of correct iBaby Monitor M6/M6T installation and some common problems they see.

There are only few minutes between the time you take your new iBaby wireless baby monitor our of the box and the time you start using it. Here is how to make the setup process smooth and fast.

iBaby Monitor M6/M6T Setup
To install iBaby Monitor M6/M6T, find a spot for installation near your router – preferably in the same  room. Connect your phone to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network, open the iBaby Care app, and create an account. Next, plug in the power adaptor, and wait until you hear the jingle. After that, select ‘Add camera’ in the app, and connect the monitor to your phone with a USB cable. Share Wi-Fi settings and install the monitor. Disconnect the USB cable and you’re ready to go. It’s that easy!

And if you are more of a visual person, here is a short video that explains how to set up iBaby Monitor M6/M6T.

iBaby Monitor M6/M6T Setup Problems
And here are some common problems that users face when setting up the monitor:

  • Setting up the baby monitor on 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi network instead of 2.4 GHz network or being too far away from the router.
  • Rushing through the process and not performing the setup steps in the right order. Remember, create an account, plug in the power cord, hear the jingle, add camera, connect with USB cable.

If you are having trouble setting up your new iBaby Monitor M6/M6T, please do not hesitate to contact our wonderful Customer Care team. They’ll walk you through the process, help resolve any issues, and give you helpful tips. You can call them at 650-396-2436 or email at support@ibabylabs.com. The team is in the office Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm PST.

iBaby Video Baby Monitors Are Now Sold At Target Stores

Target
The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here. iBaby Monitor M6 is now sold at Target stores in the U.S! 

We are excited to announce that you can now purchase an iBaby video baby monitor in any U.S. Target store – and that is – 1,800 locations to choose from. We currently offer iBaby Monitor M6 for sale in stores, but you can also purchase iBaby Monitor M2 from Target online.

This is a great opportunity for all people who prefer going to regular brick-and-mortar stores to see, touch, and feel iBaby Monitor M6 in person before purchasing. Tell us, do you prefer purchasing wireless video baby monitors online or in store?

Why You Need A Video Baby Monitor For Your Toddler

A black-and-white photo of a toddler smiling who has food smeared on his face
Most parents are looking for a baby monitor for their newborn. But here is why you also need a nanny cam for your toddler.

Most parents do not realize that getting a wireless video baby monitor is an investment that will serve them for many years after the baby is born. You might think it would be most helpful for the nights to watch the baby, but a video nanny cam is also helpful for the parents of toddlers.

Toddlers are moving around so much that some parents complain it’s hard to keep up with them! If you’re looking for a video monitor specifically for a toddler, choose one that swivels and turns, like iBaby Monitor M6T. This baby monitor with its 360° horizontal and 110° vertical movement and zoom feature will give you a detailed view of your child wherever she is.

Older babies will also show more interest in listening to short stories, especially before nap time. At the time when you cannot read a book to your child, you can easily turn on your child’s favorite bedside story while you are doing something else. You can always check on the baby through your app or wait for an alert to come to your mobile device.

Finally, a video nanny cam will come handy for your toddler at night. If your child sleeps in a separate room, you no longer need to get up and go to the  room to check on her. Simply log in to the app to see your baby sleeping peacefully. With iBaby Monitor M6T’s sharp night vision, you will sleep see your child clearly. You can even talk to your baby through the monitor’s two-way audio. iBaby Monitor M6T also makes it easy to check on the temperature and humidity in the child’s room.

Don’t think you need your video baby monitor anymore? Here are some suggestions on what to do with the baby monitor when you baby grows up.

Best Video Monitor iBaby Monitor M6T Giveaway Results

Best video monitor iBaby M6T
After careful consideration, we are ready to announce the winner of the iBaby Monitor M6T giveaway. 

Here at iBaby we have been overwhelmed with a great response we received for our best video monitor giveaway! It was a pleasure talking to all the candidates who submitted their stories and we were touched by all of them. We have had submissions from a nurse who has to work night shifts, mother of four young kids (including triplets!), mother of seven children, an angel baby mother, mothers whose babies have seizures, pregnant mothers, and so many more deserving candidates!

It was really hard to choose one winner from all the submissions we received.

Which is why we chose two winners.
Choosing who to give the nanny cams to, we were trying to choose people who the monitor would be most useful for. That’s why we read carefully on what you planned to do while your baby is sleeping and how having an iBaby Monitor M6T would be helpful to your family.
Here is what our winner Shalamar Kiper wrote:

“Hello! My name is Shalamar Kiper and I’m the mother of 4. Three of which are 1-year-old TRIPLETS. I want an iBaby Monitor because it will help us keep an eye on our three little ones who are constantly roaming around the house. The main features I LOVE are the ways you can communicate through both the monitor and the camera; being able to speak at the same time is an amazing feature that would help out so much. I also am looking forward to having the ability to record. One of the triplets has epilepsy and this will help us to be able to show the recordings, should an event present itself to his neurology team. The best feature I’m excited about at ether visual alerts! The ability to not have to hover and consume my time with watching the monitor for the trips is huge! This will give us the extra peace of mind that they are being completely monitored and we are always in the know of what’s going on despite not being directly in the room. I will be able to play with our four year old more with the comfort of knowing the babies are being cared for. I know I will be alerted if they are up crying or being unsettled. I will also be able to cook and know that I don’t have to have the noise on the monitor blaring to know what’s going on; I can use the visual alerts.”

And here is the submission of the second winner, Ashley Downing:

“I would like an iBaby monitor because I have a 20-month-old daughter who has seizures. Sometimes she has several a day. While she sleeps in my room I would be able to accomplish quite a bit throughout the day when she naps and at night if I had the ibaby monitor. My favorite feature that the ibaby monitor has is the video recording. I like this feature because if she were to have a particularly bad seizure I could record it and then show her neurologist so that we can go about better adjusting her medicine and what not. I also like that I can talk to her on it. If she were to have a seizure while I wasn’t in the room I could still talk soothingly to her while I am getting to her to take care of her. The iBaby would be a great thing for us to have and would help me tremendously.”

We appreciate all the ladies who submitted their entries for the giveaway and wish we could give away more! However, each entrant will receive a coupon code with a discount should they decide to get an iBaby monitor. Thank you all for your time and submissions and we wish you a wonderful year!

Video Monitor, Air Monitor And Other New Products At CES 2016 From iBaby

CES 2016 starts this week and iBaby is bringing a plethora of new Connected Home devices to swoon over.
iBaby Labs, a Silicon Valley based startup that left a significant footprint in baby monitoring industry is now expanding its product line with more family-oriented Connected Home solutions. The company owns two brands: iBaby, specializing in baby monitoring products, and iFamCare, which offers smart solutions for home and family.
‘2015 gave us determination to start moving in the new direction of the Internet of Things,’ stated the company’s VP Elnaz Sarraf. ‘Seeing so much immediate success with Helmet, we owed it to people to create more smart, useful, and fun solutions for the whole family. We are revealing three new products at CES 2016, but we have a handful of ideas that are just waiting to be realized,’ promised Ms. Sarraf.
This January, iBaby is bringing a plethora of products to CES 2016:

  • Helmet: a 1080p full HD Wi-Fi based home video monitor with incredibly quick installation, zero configuration, smart alerts, two-way audio, sound, motion and air sensor, and interactive pet laser. The monitor is Wi-Fi based, and comes with a free app and a wall mount. Works with iOS and Android phones or tablets. It gives users ability to share, like, and comment on pictures shared publicly with other users.
  • iBaby Monitor M6S: a Wi-Fi based HD video baby monitor. The new model offers improved 1080p video resolution, dual frequency (2.4 and 5 GHz) router support, air quality sensors, shorter installation time, faster video streaming, and a smart alert timeline. Like previous iBaby models, iBaby Monitor M6S allows 360° movement, night vision, two-way communication, sound and motion alerts, as well as video and sound recording. The monitor also has humidity and temperature sensors, music player and comes pre-loaded with lullabies and bed stories.
  • HomePal: a further advancement of the home monitoring line, this video monitor allows to remotely keep an eye on home, family, pets, or businesses. Besides new stylish design, the monitor allows 360°/90° movement, 1080p video resolution, and has a smart movement sensor and timelapse option. HomePal comes in a variety of three exquisite colors: white, black, and titanium. Face recognition and voice commands are some of its advanced features.
  • AirSense: AirSense is iFamCare’s Wi-Fi based air quality monitor executed in modern, elegant style. It can detect volatile organic compounds, such as carbon monoxide, cigarette smoke, benzene, methane, and ammonia, as well as dust and pollen with PM2.5 and PM10 sensors. The monitor features temperature and humidity sensors, ion air purifier, audio speakers, HomeKit integration capabilities, and tips and reminders. Equipped with a free app, AirSense tracks the environment and sends alerts and daily room reports to the user’s mobile device.

iBaby’s new products and features provide end users get a variety of choices and benefits of smart solutions that help people feel safe, protected and stay healthy in their home, office, or store.
Meet iBaby’s team at North Hall Convention Center at iLounge booth #6720.