So I am not sure why I have never posted about this before. The other day I was asked by a mom how I manage to get out with my daughter to run errands early in the morning. I told her about all of my […]
First time moms are PARANOID! I was so scared to bring our daughter home from the hospital. I made people not only wash like crazy but then smother themselves in sanitizer. I wasn’t going to risk anything for her. I also barely slept in between feedings because I was always jumping up to see if she was breathing. Does she have a fever? She sneezed, call the doctor she has the flu. Like I said, paranoid.
Recently I found out about this new product called the Baby Check. It’s currently in a Kickstarter phase, trying to get enough funding to go into manufacturing for sales but wow. This thing is AMAZING! I really wish I had this when my daughter was a new born It would have eased so much stress. So, how does it work you ask? Well, sit down and let mama tell you all about it.
How It Works:
When your child is sick we all know you’ll be checking up on your little one all throughout the day and night. The hassle with taking multiple measurements and trusting a good thermometer has become something we’ve all just accepted these days… not anymore. The Baby Check Monitor reads and records in time allowing temperature to trend as long as it’s in use, meaning more hands free and some parent sanity. With its adjustable, medical grade fabric band made to softly hug the arm, it’s not only safe for extended periods of use, but also hypoallergenic. Using the most current Bluetooth technology it requires no wires, plugs or additional equipment. Simply strap the band to the upper inner arm of the child, sync to your smart device and done.
If you’re worried about those days or nights of fever spikes, not a problem. The Baby Check app has an alarm feature where you can set a max temperature and the app will notify you when it’s reached. Got twins? Not an issue as the Baby Check App can sync and record multiple monitors at the same time, offerring in app customization to distinguish between your loving babies.
When done, simply disconnect the device from your phone. All data will be stored in the app to show your doctor, or for review later. When returning to use the device, give it a shake to wake it from sleep mode (a mode created to prevent battery consumption when not in use) and Baby Check is ready to go. Messy kids, spills or sickness is not an issue as the device is completely removable allowing a quick wash of the band (wash machine safe) and its ready to use again.
Really, aren’t you just in awe right now? The product will be launching in June of 2015. You can help them and get ahead of the pack to get yours. You can check it out at their site or on their Kickstarter page.
Baby Check is a child temperature and position monitoring wearable that works with your iOS and Android devices. With Baby Check you can monitor your child’s temperature and position while sleeping, or during play. You can link multiple devices, set alarms for temperature spikes or notifications, and even record medication doses within the app and reminders of when its ok to give another dose.
Pain, discomfort, bloating and the potty dance. Where is that sippy cup? Ooh tv! Yummy, snacks. Whee, ride the car. I can’t believe how much time and effort it costs me to just to use my bathroom alone. It’s expensive to pee alone. Oh but it’s so worth it. Just those 2 minutes of tinkling in peace can change your mood around. When you get a shower and can do more than wash your hair, ooh da la lee!
Shaving your legs when you have little ones is the equivalent of Aphrodite having a spa day. Oh, it’s truly that glorious. It’s amazing when you can actually wrangle those eyebrows with out stabbing yourself in the eye with tweezers or drip wax where it doesn’t belong. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve over plucked or even misplucked because I had someone hanging off my leg and hollering like a banshee.
The trick to be alone for 2 minutes to 15 minutes is distraction. Being a stay at home mom means daddy is gone for work already when we start our day. So now I grab a cereal bar, sippy cup FULL of juice, some sort of tiny finger food and start up some Disney Junior. NO SHAME! Show her some fun toys she can play with, explain 5 maybe 6 times that mommy is going to be in the bathroom and take a shower but by herself. Make sure nothing is around that can hurt her and the doors and gates are up. Explain another time that I’ll just be right there. Stress for another ten minutes watching her around the corner.
Finally I can hop in the shower. But that’s not the end. The meter is still going and the price keeps rising. While you want to just enjoy the fact that you’re getting the grossness out of your hair,
impossible you can’t. Did she just scream? Pops head out to listen. Ok, she’s alright. What was that? Is someone knocking on the door? Dog isn’t barking so I guess not.
The meaning of a quick shower changes after you have kids. Pre-motherhood a quick shower meant you usually weren’t going to do a full body scrub and/or make sure your legs are completely hair free. Now it means you’re just trying to get the 3 day old stink off. Yes, you could shower after they’re in bed but who likes to go to bed with a wet head? Ugh, not me! While I’m sure I will have to worry about what my child is doing when I’m in the shower for at least the next 17 years, I guess I will. Guess it’s time mommy buys the wine glass shower hook. Who am I kidding? I just bring the bottle in there with me.
Tell mama, how do you get some privacy and free time? What is the cost?
This sweet squishy face is 4 years old now. I still remember the moment she walked in the door and I saw her tripping over her ears. Just the cutest little wrinkled baby. She’s not so little now, weighing in near 100lbs (she’s a beast). I of course like any crazy dog owner, wanted to celebrate her turning another year older. Normally we go to the local doggy bakery and get her things. But obviously since I’m a blogger I have to make something myself.
1 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 cup peanut butter
1 banana mashed
Preheat your oven to 350°. Grease your pan. I used a pie tin but a 9×9 pan would work too. Mix your ingredients together well. Then pour into greased cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Check it with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean. Then let it cool before frosting.
Oh the frosting, Audrey ate it as a dip with her apple slices and loved it. You’ll need a beater for the best results.
1 container yogurt (we used vanilla)
1 banana mashed
2 cups peanut butter
Place all of your ingredients in your mixing bowl and beat until you see a creamy texture begin. Then turn up the speed to whip in some air and make it lighter. Let chill in the fridge for up to an hour while your cake is cooling. This will make it easier to spread. Then frost your cake.
Voila! A dog cake that’s safe for the whole family to eat.