This post was sponsored by Levana. All opinions are my own.
Parenthood, eh? It’s the most awesome and terrifying thing I’ve ever experienced. I have these two perfect little beings that rely on me for survival, and I love them with all my heart, but whoa. It tests the limit of my sanity worrying about the what ifs. Yes, those pesky little fears that get in your head and cause paranoia. I remember when Judah was born I was a mess – I think I checked on him while he slept every ten minutes for an entire year, and then when Kaia was born I did it all over again. Once each of them reached toddlerhood cribs gave way to beds, and that’s when things started getting interesting. Having all this new found freedom meant that instead of going to sleep they would play around their rooms. While I like letting them have their freedom, I’m not quite ready to give up a watchful eye so being able to look in on them whenever I need to without intruding is important to me.
See that? It’s what Kaia does when she is supposed to be napping. Know what I’m supposed to be doing? Working. But I can’t do that if I’m worried about what she is up to in there. Is she swinging from the rafters of her bed? Is she climbing on her dresser or locking herself in her closet? Is she even in her room or did she somehow climb over the gate? Without being able to see I just don’t know, and as a parent I need to know. But then as a work at home mom I to be able to check on her without leaving my desk every few minutes so having a video monitor is a must.
There are tons of video monitors and brands out there, but none of them really appealed to me for one reason or another until I found Levana. They offer a range of high quality audio and video monitors loaded with features like wireless viewing, full color displays, two way sound modes, pan/tilt/zoom controls and more. They really pack a punch where it counts and the Stella is one of their heavy hitters. I love it because I can control each of its two cameras from the panel on my viewing unit, the display large and clear, and I can even use it as an intercom if needed. (Yes, I totally scared the you-know-what out of my husband with it the first time. It was awesome.)
Monitoring my kids isn’t just about sleep times though. I am not one of those parents who follow their toddlers around the house all day. I love giving them some independence, but left alone in a room together they tend to turn into a tornado of disaster. I mean whoa. They love each other, but things can get out of hand pretty quickly. Plus they fight over toys all.the.time. So while I’m doing things around the house and they are in a bedroom I can keep an eye on them and even talk to them through the microphone if I need to.
I’m pretty much smitten with my video monitor, and one of my favorite uses for it is during Judah’s therapy sessions. He has in home therapists come work with him for a few hours in his room every weekday, and I can’t really be in there with a two year old to handle at the same time. So during therapy sessions I turn on his camera and just watch from wherever we happen to be in the house. Besides being able to see what he is working on, it gives me peace of mind knowing what is going on behind the closed door.
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