Sunday, August 30, 2009

Baby technology & the stay at home Dad

There is always a bit of technology out there, and when it is done well, it can be a tremendous help. These are the things which I have found fun & interesting while I have been the stay at home parent.

Video baby monitor.
Although we have a small place, it is great to be able to see what little Claire is up to when we put her down to sleep. This has audio also, but often if you see her fussing before she starts calling out, you can get her calmed much faster. This thing has infrared also, so you can see at night.

This will probably be useful when she is in her teen years also...

Baby Activity Logger app for the iPhone.
Throughout the course of the day, with the infant you are always trying to remember "when did i feed/change her last? how log has she been asleep/awake?" I tried writing this stuff down for a while but thought that there must be an easier way to keep track of this.

You quickly select the activity you want to log.

You can edit things later, in case you miss some exciting event.

And then you can generate reports. The one below here shows Claire's sleep patterns over a week.

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