This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. All opinions and text are my own.
I’ll admit it. It might not be too far off to call me an overworrier. (Is that a word?) When my kids were born, I was entirely prepared to hover over them forever, ensuring their safety at any given moment of the day. We cosleep, mainly because I get this weird anxiety that keeps me up some nights, and I like knowing they’re safe nearby.
I’ve gotten a grip over the years and settled down a little, but just as I started getting over the normal worries of motherhood, something happened. Something major. A milestone that started all of my worrying tendencies right back up again: my daughter got out of her crib.
It was all over. Once she knew how, there was no keeping her in. And once we moved her to a toddler bed, there was no keeping her in that either. So now, just at the point where I thought I’d be getting a bit of my freedom back, I found myself tethered to her room, afraid to leave her napping alone. Concern about a new baby is one thing, but a curious toddler who can actually wreak havoc on the house while you’re outside weeding or hanging laundry? The worry is real, folks.
That’s exactly why a video monitor is an investment that keeps paying off long after the infant months. I used to think monitors were just for tiny babies, but no way. A good video monitor that helps you keep an eye on your older child is even more useful in my book. And after trying a few different ones, we’re sticking with the Levana Ovia 2 Camera Video Monitor.
I had only recently heard of Levana – a brand of high-tech, stylish and reliable baby video monitors. These monitors are digital and wireless (eliminating the risk associated with cords), and they exclusively manufacture baby monitors, which means they are focused on wholly perfecting them. Plus, they base their features on what real moms tell them they want.
And just what are those features?
• intuitive touch panels controls
• silent pan/tilt/zoom camera for a full view of baby’s room
• the option to save photos an video to the included SD card (just think of the moments you’ll be able to catch and save!)
• a large 4.3″ screen that actually provides a clear image of your child. (The first of its size on the market.)
• Talk to Baby™ 2-way communication
• 24-hour battery life
…and the best feature? Have you ever worried that someone might hack into your video monitor? Well, not with this one. It features ClearVu digital wireless technology, which is the proprietary name for secure digital. Secure. Breathe easy – no peeping Toms!
Bonus: This monitor does NOT rely on your smartphone. It has a totally independent monitor that doesn’t require an app, has an easy-to-read home screen, and sets up in minutes. SO easy, SO not annoying. (I never want another phone app monitor.)
But really, you can get all the details and specs by visiting Levana online. I’m here to tell you how this monitor works as a real mom, and from now on, I plan to seize the day! Little things, like letting my son play on our new playset (below) while his sister naps, are making a big difference in our everyday life.
I can work here, on the back deck, and easily keep an eye on them both at the same time.
Hanging laundry on the line, weeding the garden, outdoor DIY projects, even working out in the yard – they can all happen now, since my little escape artist is safe under my watchful eye.
Big thanks to the pioneers at Levana for making life a little bit easier, and keeping our babies safe.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine.