snu:mee Baby Monitor and Music Player

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snu:mee Baby Monitor and Music Player

My kids are lucky enough to fall asleep to a live acoustic guitar set most every night, courtesy of their father.  They get to dance to a song or two, and then it’s into bed and they drift off to increasingly relaxing songs.  This arrangement works great for me too except when he’s out of town!  I have recordings of him playing on my phone, but it’s very distracting to find and play the songs since my phone lights up each time I play a new song.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I was sent a snu:mee Baby Monitor and Music Player to review!  The first thing I did, after setting it up, was create a playlist of his songs.  After the set plays, snu:mee turns into a Baby Monitor (via my phone).  They just started their Indiegogo campaign, so for the next month you can get a big discount on your own snu:mee by donating to their crowdfunding project.
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Baby Monitors: necessity or luxury?

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Our monitor

We got by without a baby monitor for months, so what made us finally buy one?  Well, after Frances moved into her own room it became harder to hear her cry.  My mommy instinct is pretty good at picking out the soft sound of an infant crying, but once we put a movie in the DVD player, it was almost impossible to hear her.  Especially if we were watching an action movie!

What finally tipped the scales was all the traveling we had scheduled for the summer.  We weren’t sure what the situations would be for napping and sleeping, and I didn’t want to have to miss out on the fun because I had to stay inside and listen for my baby.  Having a monitor handy meant we could spend warm summer evenings on the deck with friends and family, or put Franci downstairs to nap and have a noisy meal in the kitchen upstairs.
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