Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Review and Giveaway! (by Sarah B.) US - 10/24
We are on our second baby and while I'm still exhausted this time around, I have a slightly better handle on what I'm doing and when it needs to be done. But, it can still be difficult to keep track of everything that babies need and when you last did it, which is why the Itzbeen Pocket Nanny can be a great help for brand new parents, seasoned veterans, and all caregivers in between. The Itzbeen is a small electronic device about the size of a baby monitor that helps you keep track of all the vital stats about your baby such as when he last fed and which side you breastfed on, how long he's been sleeping, and when his diaper was last changed. Plus it has an extra timer if you need to keep track of when to give your baby medicine or other items. And, there's a clock, a nightlight, and the display can be backlit with the touch of a button so you can read it without turning on a light at night. It can stand on its own or be clipped to your belt for easy access anywhere. When I received the Itzbeen, I gave it a test run, and even though I do know what I'm doing this time, the Itzbeen helped me keep track of things so I could focus on chasing our 2 year old and getting some work done. Each of the tracking functions can also be set as an alarm. So, while I timed our baby's diaper changes, feedings, and naps with the appropriate functions, I used the extra timer for a variety of things such as setting a time out for our older boy when he misbehaved. I even used it to time some muffins I was baking so I could go upstairs and put laundry away while they cooked without forgetting about them. I think the Itzbeen would be especially useful for parents of premature babies or babies with special needs. It would really take some of the pressure off tracking the medicines and extra care those babies need. And Itzbeen is also great for babysitters and other caregivers. Just hand it over to the babysitter, and she'll know exactly when the baby was last fed and changed, and she can keep track so you will know just what needs to be done when you get home. Overall, it's a highly useful product. My only word of caution...don't lose the directions! There is no way I would every remember the combination of buttons to push to set the clock! The Itzbeen retails for $24.99 and is available at baby retailers world wide as well as online at Amazon, Target, and other online retailers. To find a store near you, visit Itzbeen.com. This review was completed by Sarah B. Sarah is a military wife and stay at home mom to a 2 and a half year old and a 2 month old. She loves to bake, craft, and play with her little guys, and enjoys blogging about her experiences as her children teach her how to be a parent. Read about all her adventures at The Education of a Stay at Home Mom. Sarah received the above product through Sublime Media Connection in exchange for an honest review. In no way was she asked to give a positive review. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Homeschooling Mom 4 Two is not the host of this event but participating in promoting it in exchange for a link in the Rafflecoptor form. This blog is not responsible for the giveaway or shipment of prizes.