Lollipop - Smart Baby Monitor

When it came to the nursery, clothing, baby gear, even our sons name, I picked it! I just filled my husband in along the way and made him like what I liked. I researched and picked the flashiest and best quality pieces. I guess you could say I am a bit of a baby gear snob.

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When it was time to shop for a baby monitor I didn't think we needed one but my husband did. So, I passed this ONE job along to him. He was thrilled — until I sent back every monitor he purchased for one reason or another. The quality was poor at night, too expensive or too cheap, the monitor took too long to load or the actual camera in the nursery was big and bulky and took away from my cute design I had worked so hard at. We had both given up on a monitor all together. 

 

Then, I found the Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor. Game Changer! I squealed when I opened the box and saw the adorable turquoise camera. I quickly downloaded the app and set the camera up. I had it all done in minutes while I was breastfeeding.

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The app is very user friendly. The best part about the app is that my husband can login while he is at work and see our baby. I’m also headed back to work in a few weeks and feel relieved knowing I can pop open the app and see my little one too. Additional “viewers” can either login under my account or I can send them an invitation email and they can create an account. Some people worry about their baby monitors being connected to wifi because others can hack in and view their baby. The Lollipop app shows you when anyone else is viewing your baby live. This technology is amazing to me because I can see if Dad, Grandma or anyone else is viewing the baby. This extra security is wonderful to have and I think will ease a lot of parents worries when it comes to hacking into their wifi baby monitor.

 

The monitor easily adjusts to view most of the nursery and can zoom in for a closer look at baby. It’s a wonderful feature! The quality is so great that I can see my babies chest rising up and down with each breath or sucking away on his pacifier. 

 

I can set the app to alert me when baby is crying with push notifications. This can also be adjusted to hear every squeak baby makes or only alert once there is crying. I can view live video from my iPhone or set to “night mode” and only play sound. There are just so many options! 

 

The great thing about Lollipop is you can attach it easily to anything! The bendable arm allows you to set it on a shelf, wrap it around the crib and right now I have mine attached on the bassinet. It’s simple to move from room to room. You simply plug it in, adjust it for the view you want and secure the wires and you’re done! Lollipop also comes with an adorable wall mount for once baby is staying put in the crib.

 

Now let’s talk about the picture quality. Amazing, AMAZING, AAMMAZZIINNGG!!! Not only is the  quality picture perfect during the day when there is plenty of light, but I can see everything at night too when our room is completely black. I find myself taking screen shots all the time of my little one sleeping or cooing in his bassinet. 

 

 

Other features includes two way microphone, music, picture of the day, data history and if you purchase the addition sensor you have access to temperature, air quality, bluetooth and more. 

 

Lollipop comes in pistachio and cotton candy and turquoise (as shown.) This is hands down the best and most adorable baby monitor on the market!

 

Lollipop Smart Monitor $149

Lollipop Sensor $55 

https://www.lollipop.camera/

 

*Products care of Lollipop, opinions are my own*

 

DOHM SOUND MACHINE by Marpac

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The Dohm is my favorite sound machine out there and after using many different sounds from the  swing to iPhone apps, I think my baby would agree. I love that the sound machine can be adjusted to different levels by simply switching a button to high or low and also by twisting the actual machine for more variations.


Having a sound machine in the room with baby helps them fall asleep and stay asleep longer. It is also a great tool to add to babies sleep routine. Hearing the sounds helps baby know it is time for sleep. Dohm is also recommended by the National Sleep Foundation which gives me an added comfort when using it.  

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Cocoon by UpChoose

Cocoon is a company that offers curated  sets of baby clothes delivered to your door. Think Stitch Fix or Birchbox  but with all the basics for your baby. It’s pretty genius!

You pick each set according to season and age. Currently you can be added to the wait list for “warm weather” or “cold weather” sets that range from 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 months. You can also choose between “classic” or “playful” sets that are both unisex. The classic is more neutral colors with solids and stripes while the playful is brighter with polka dots and more designs. Some of the brands included in my set were new to me. It was a great way to discover companies such as Kate Quinn, Penguin Organics, Under the Nile and Colored Organics.

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What’s Included in each set is:

5 long-sleeved  bodysuits

5 short-sleeved bodysuits

8 footed one-pieces

2 rompers

3 footed pants

2 hats

5 bandana bibs

10 burp cloths

10 washcloths

2 hooded bath towels

2 swaddle blankets

2 bedtime toys (yours to keep)

1 Cocoon storage bag

1 baby friendly laundry detergent

Access to Cocoon App

 

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Cocoon is delivered in a wardrobe/luggage type bag for convenient storage. I see the potential for this to come in handy for someone living in a tight space like an apartment in the city with limited storage. The bag of clothes can hang over the back of a door or in the closet. You can easily reach in for an outfit or burp cloth on the go. This storage bag wasn't very practical for me since I live in the suburbs and am fortunate enough to have the space for a nursery for my son with plenty of closet and dresser storage. It’s a cute idea though.

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After you’re little one has outgrown their set of clothes, Cocoon connects you with the next family ready to purchase your bag. You make money back while they get a slightly discounted used set. My son outgrows some of his outfits before I can even try them on him. I love that I can simply resell the clothes and not feel like I am being wasteful—like I do with so many other baby products that are rarely or never used.

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All the clothes are certified organic and ethically sourced. The fabrics are gender neutral and ridiculously soft to the touch and beautiful to look at! I loved dressing my baby in the outfits and enjoyed the high quality of each piece. My son is especially sensitive to fabrics (he has extremely dry skin and eczema.) He gets very fussy when I put him in clothes that aren’t soft enough. I never had to worry about this with any of the clothes or towels from Cocoon. He was a very happy baby while he modeled for me. He fell right to sleep when I wrapped him up in the swaddle. I had a hard time returning this particular piece because it became his favorite!

Cocoon’s mission is to educate and provide sustainable products. What better way than to start at the beginning of life! Making the transition to consuming and wasting less couldn’t be easier than starting with baby products.

Baby clothing can also be expensive, especially when you are purchasing organic. Cocoon makes this process of shopping for your baby easy and more affordable. If I were to have purchased every piece from this bag, I would have spent hundreds more and never made any of it back.

 

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Prices range from $550-$590 with $240 cash back after you resell your items.

https://www.upchoose.com/

* Products care of Cocoon by UpChoose, opinions are my own *