Best baby safety products according to redditors

We found 1,243 Reddit comments discussing the best baby safety products. We ranked the 458 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Cabinet locks & straps
Furniture corner & edge safety bumpers
Electrical safety baby products
Indoor safety gates
Stove safety covers & appliance latches
Bottle safety caps
Baby sleep positioners
Kids outdoor safety products

Top Reddit comments about Baby Safety Products:

u/finnknit · 115 pointsr/CatsAreAssholes

Perhaps consider installing something like these childproof knob covers on your stove.

u/Flitterbee · 56 pointsr/breakingmom

It's ok. You woke up because your instincts told you something was up. That's the good thing here. The other good thing is that now you know she can unlock that stupid door, and that she will go outside. Now you can install and turn on these door chimes. Both of my kids escaped the house and were brought back by neighbors before they should have reasonably been able to unlock the damn door, and now we have these on every door AND one on the bathroom door so kiddo isn't getting in there at night either.

Additionally, I use a door monkey to lock him in his room at night and I have a vertical bar baby gate on his doorway since I'm paranoid. Little shit isn't getting out anymore.

u/TheRobotSpy · 38 pointsr/Parenting

That is the problem to me with this type of baby monitor. There are so many options that it is too easy to screw up. Should your husband have gotten it right, sure. But people aren't perfect.

Do yourself a favor and buy a cheap audio only basic baby monitor and leave it on with the monitor in your bedroom. This lets you continue to use the nice one with all the features but if there is a screwup no one gets harmed.

https://www.amazon.com/VTech-DM111-Digital-Monitor-Parent/dp/B00JEV5UI8/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1484603659&sr=8-4&keywords=baby+monitor

u/aleii1 · 34 pointsr/Parenting

I can solve your lock problem. This magnetic lock is solid and there's nothing on the outside for them to play with to get it open. Therefore you just need the key somewhere out of reach (since its magnetic you can look for a high place to put it like a fan to stick it on.

For the bathroom, use a door monkey. It pops on with no installation needed and you can put it up high so only you can reach it. He'll have to call you when he needs to go though. If he is training with a little toilet you can always put that outside of the bathroom.

u/DrDilatory · 29 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

> If it was two little human kids with leashes people would go crazy and the police would be called.

Um. I'm guessing you're not from America? That's a thing here...

They sell them on Amazon. Only $7.53, what a deal!

u/idgelee · 23 pointsr/breakingmom

Door Monkey!

Mic drop

u/XyQFEcVRj1gk · 21 pointsr/lifehacks

Seconded. There are so many options out there for this that work better and are in the same basic price range. Here's one that's 192 inches and very configurable.

https://www.amazon.com/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Wide-White/dp/B003VNKLIY/

u/cmcg1227 · 20 pointsr/Parenting

People always talk about how important baby-proofing is. Lock the cabinets with the cleaning supplies, cover the outlets, secure the furniture - this is all REALLY important. What they tend to gloss over is how to toddler-proof the house to keep the HOUSE safe from the toddler.

You can't expect to get very far by gating a toddler IN to something, but you might have some luck by gating the things you don't want the toddler to get into. For example, the Christmas tree. Sure, it looks ugly, but something like this blocking off the tree is better than picking up a bazillion broken ornaments every day (or even picking up the tipped over tree multiple times a day). It can be frustrating and daunting to really toddler-proof the house, but in my opinion it is SOOO worth it. Yes, it means that you pretty much end up with your living room looking pretty bare. No, it does not stop the cushions getting removed from the couch (I mean you could get a couch that doesn't have removable cushions, but that also makes it much harder to clean, so I prefer just picking up the cushions).

I'm not sure what this says about me as a parent, but my kid is generally gated out of our kitchen (where our cat's water bowl is), unless me or my husband are actively in the kitchen (we just move the water bowl). Things are better now, but for a while blocks/toys with a lot of pieces were "special occasion" toys, but otherwise out of reach (don't get me wrong, they got played with multiple times a week, but if I wasn't in the mood to pick them up, I wasn't offering them - this actually made them more special and fun for my kid).

Obviously, toddlers still get into everything and leave a path of destruction wherever they go. Taking my child to anyone's house that isn't toddler proofed is...not fun (dear MIL, please please please can you just move the antique glass baby doll in its very fragile wooden cradle off the floor in the living room BEFORE we come over? PLEASE?). I'm still doing nightly clean up after a really fun, easy, and stress free (lmfao NOT) bedtime routine, so I feel you there. I'm holding out hope that ONE DAY my child will be old enough to put their own toys away (and other days I consider just letting my child have their wish of the tablet being their only toy). One day, we'll get there. Maybe.

u/Abrohmtoofar · 19 pointsr/ShittyBuildaPC
u/deceasedhusband · 18 pointsr/beyondthebump

https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Clear-Stove-Covers/dp/B00068O22S


Also don't put grocery bags on the stove. Our kitchen burned down when I was a kid due to the same scenario.

u/Hashtaglibertarian · 18 pointsr/samoyeds

We have a cat that likes to do this too sometimes. Also a toddler.

You can buy cover knobs to make it so they can’t get bumped to “on” position to avoid this devastating scenario in the future.

Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers (Set of 5) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00068O22S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FS9OBbQ4TYADA

Your cloud is the best cloud - what a good boy!

u/ekib · 17 pointsr/cars

Another idea... there are a bunch of childproof locks you could probably use that would be a lot easier than moving a 50 pound chair everyday. Something like this or similar: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007A2ZSZ8

Edit: this one is self locking so you’d never forget to lock it in the first place: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SK5BRDL

u/gingerpye · 17 pointsr/BabyBumps

Forest themed nursery. I wanted his room to be calm colors and used decorations that we already had in our home for the most part.

My top 5 items in the room:

  1. The crib - ikea Crib crib
    We wanted something simple and affordable this checked both boxes.

  2. Rocking Chair- Glider
    Loved the price and it’s my favorite chair in the house already.

  3. Twin bed- Tuft and Needle . We have this mattress in our room and LOVE it so naturally because we needed to get a bed for the room we got the same one.

  4. Book shelves- ikea
    We went with these because they seemed a little sturdier than the ikea spice racks.

  5. Baby monitor- infant optics video monitor
    I liked that you can move the camera to see and zoom in and out as well. My SO also walked to the end of our street and still had full connection so the range is great.
u/oculusrox · 15 pointsr/oculus
  1. Install a stripper pole
  2. Get one of these and tether it to pole
u/Mitoni · 15 pointsr/guns
u/aka_____ · 15 pointsr/BabyBumps

In no particular order:

  1. Snuza Hero (SE). Was $120 when I bought it, looks like it's gone down to $100. Really helped me sleep soundly knowing we'd be alerted if anything stopped baby's breathing. We had a few false alarms where it simply became detached from her diaper, so it definitely works.
  2. 7 A.M. Enfant Nido. So, this was not actually a splurge at all because I somehow lucked out and found it on clearance for $18, but I would happily pay full price ($60) knowing how well it worked for us. It is designed to be safe to use in the car seat (nothing touches the straps at all). My daughter was toasty warm all winter long. We live in Michigan and get a lot of snow. This product was invaluable for me.
  3. Solly Baby Wrap. ($65) There are cheaper wrap carriers out there. This one was the best I tried. I loved this product so much. I'm actually going to have a hard time not buying a second one in another color 😂
  4. Uppababy Vista Stroller. ($930) We had another (cheaper) stroller at first, but I ended up selling it and buying this one before my baby turned one. I wish we'd just gone with this from the get-go. The ride is incredibly smooth and the quality is amazing.
  5. Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Monitor. ($165) I actually thought we could get away with no baby monitor at all because our house is so small. It's true, it's not a *necessity*, but when we went to visit my MIL and she had purchased a monitor to use at her house while we were there (for 3 weeks). It was so nice having it that I purchased this one as soon as we got home. I didn't realize how much freedom it allows you (I can go have tea on the back porch, or do a bit of gardening, or go run on the treadmill downstairs, all without worrying that I won't hear the baby waking up) until I lived with one first hand. We survived just fine for over a year without one, but I could have been so much more productive with it. This time around, I'm getting an add on camera for this unit to put in our room (where new baby will sleep). The original camera will stay in my toddler's room.
u/heymariehi · 14 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have the Infant Optics DXR-8. It comes with two lenses, has audio, and good display. It often shows images of a child who was just put down doing crazy stuff like waking up and moving wildly, and it often emits what seems to be a crying noise, but other than that, it's great! 😉

u/llamanoir · 13 pointsr/childfree

First, I'd put away any of your fragile and expensive collectibles. Put them on a high shelf or see if you can keep them at a trusted friend's house.

Try to get a latch for your door or a door knob cover.

As far as babysitting, if you just do a crappy job, they won't ask you to do it (hopefully). If they leave you with them, call the parents constantly and ask dumb questions about childcare.

  • "What do you mean I'm supposed to put a clean diaper on the baby instead of leaving it naked in the crib?"

  • "What do you mean the small kid wasn't supposed to have candy for dinner?"

  • "What do you mean I wasn't supposed to invite over my friend with a criminal record?"

    Better yet, leave the house as soon as the parents start heading for the door.
u/tibbles1 · 10 pointsr/daddit

We bought this:

https://smile.amazon.com/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Adjustable-Mounts/dp/B003VNKLIY?sa-no-redirect=1

I can't recommend it enough. We have a step like that too leading to our family room. It creates a natural support for the giant baby gate. We still had to anchor it into a stud for our little Bam Bam, but it keeps him contained to one room.

u/Nayzo · 10 pointsr/Parenting

So we have this: https://www.amazon.com/Door-Monkey-Lock-Pinch-Guard/dp/B004ECJWK4

Now, this thing has worked wonders for us since our son learned how to get out of his crib and manipulate knobs at 18 months. It leaves the door slightly open (inch or two), so the child can call for you. To open the door, you just push the hook aside and open it. To open from the inside, you push a button and the hook moves. Put it high on the door. Now, 2 things. If there's an emergency, you can just pretty much run through the door from the outside, and the device pops off (it's plastic, so there's a flexibility to it). 2, this fits newer frames, but it doesn't fit older door frames. Measure to make sure this will fit.

I do know that it's an unpopular opinion to "lock"kids in, however, another poster mentioned that in a fire or other emergency, you want to know exactly where your kids are. I second this. We have smoke detectors everywhere in our house (including all bedrooms), hardwired and backed up with batteries. If a fire started in a child's room, we'd know very ducking quickly because all of the alarms go off

u/KaBar42 · 10 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

> 30 other ludicrous solutions later and we finally realized we never put locks on the kitchen doors. Turns out the smartest person in my household is not even a person. We are currently awaiting the horrible day that, that cunning, goofy bastard learns how to unlock those doors.

Try these.

They're magnetic, so they require an actual magnetic key to open. They surely make one for fridges.

u/Rhynri · 10 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Yes, we have these dandy ones, they work very well, have a lock-stop button for times when you want them to stay unlocked (e.g. cleaning time), and are fairly easy to install. $25 for 8 isn't a bad deal either. Any sufficiently strong magnet can unlock them if you lose the key, but we're pretty much talking neodymium magnets here, so toys won't do it. We keep our key on the side of fridge.

u/sammib15 · 10 pointsr/Parenting
  • Baby-proof the shit out of your house. Every cabinet, every stair, every plug. That way you can relax on the couch and your little crawler, walker cannot get into any trouble. We have 4 gates in my house. My kid could try with all her might to kill herself, but she wouldn't be successful.
  • Your baby won't remember this time. That's a good thing. Don't beat yourself up about what you're not doing. What you are doing is giving him a forever buddy. They will be closer than close, and thicker than thieves. You haven't messed anything up.
  • Invest in a baby jail.


  • Have family come later--we had support in weeks 2-6 this time, and the emphasis was wearing out the toddler, and letting me sleep with and nurse the baby.
  • If you can do it: have another wave of support set up for the 4 month sleep regression. It feels so much worse with 2.
  • You'll be able to get them napping at the same time--don't worry about that. The first month, the baby will sleep anywhere and everywhere.
  • Get your older baby used to hand washing, as soon as you can. My second born was sick a lot b/c she was born in December, during the worst flu season on record. We avoided the flu, but she got cold after cold from her sister. Persistent hand washing, and keeping the oldest's fingernails short helped.
  • Your second baby will be better at putting him/herself to sleep... pretty much out of necessity. I'm able to put down my baby and walk out of the room (unheard of with my first!), because I have to tend to my toddler.
  • Teach your oldest sign language. He will be right in the middle of trying to speak and not being able to yet. Sign language will help you communicate without a lot of frustration. Pick up "baby signs" to start, and then add on books as he masters the first signs (it took until my daughter was a year to really get the baby signs down. By 14 months, she had a sign language vocabulary explosion, and could ask for water, juice, to go in her stroller, to sleep, bathe, and for lots of different types of food. It helped us avoid many breakdowns and tantrums.

    The bad:

  • Your partner and you will be like passing ships in the night for a while. Two babies: two parents, two baths, two bedtimes... you'll both have your hands full. Try your best to connect with a hug each day.
  • There were many days where showering wasn't possible due to one baby or another needing me. I've had to jump in with my toddler a couple of times--once to her extreme emotional dismay, and another she didn't mind since we used mama's bathtub (the SPECIAL bathtub).
  • Pregnancy is harder. Your body is looser. You'll feel the aches and pains earlier, The nausea is more intense. You won't feel connected like you did with your first because you'll be so busy with your first.

    The good:

  • Birth is much better. Dreamier, even. I had a hard first birth, a very long labor, and was too sore to walk without pain for 6 weeks. The second birth was gentle, quick, and I was walking without any pain days after birth.
  • You will be so confident this time around. You'll know what works, what works for you, what works for your family.
  • You'll already be in the shit, so it won't feel like going backwards. And when you're out, you will be out (if you want to be).
  • Your oldest will love being big brother, and he will love his sibling. Being a big boy helper is so exciting! Pushing a stroller is fun! Showing baby how to do things is thrilling! Soon you will be able to sit back, in your baby proofed home, and watch your similarly-aged children entertain each other like magic.

    You can do it. It will be hard. Very hard, but then suddenly, it won't be. And you won't even remember what life was even like with a family of three, because your children will love and need each other. It will be like you've been waiting for this child, and life is unimaginable without them--it happens so fast, and it is so worth it.

    Good luck!

    And now that I have a 3 year old and 18 month old:

  • Your second kid will make you feel like you don't know WTF you're doing sometimes. You will learn. Be gentle on yourself.
  • Miralaax for constipation saved my life with my second kiddo. It is non-stimulating, and was suggested by our pedi around month 8. If your kiddo is having trouble pooping (esp if formula fed), this is a very helpful option to ask your pedi about.
  • Two small kids in the bath--woo that was dangerous for a minute. There are some sit-me-up baths that will help facilitate a safer bath with two for your little one. I found a mom who had this bath seat from germany. If you order it new, be aware it will take a while to get to the US. It wasn't a perfect solution, but it definitely helped!
  • I had PPD/PPA(gression), and it took me until almost a year after having my second baby to get on medication. I was in heavy denial, even in counseling, thinking that the meds would change me in some fundamental way. THEY DO NOT. They help you shake off that terrible voice in your head (mine sounds like my mother) telling me that I'm not doing a good enough job. If you are feeling like a total failure, are angry at the whole world--that's also postpartum depression, but it's expressing itself in anger. Please, please, don't suffer. Zoloft has saved my last pregnancy from being a complete torture. I'm looking forward to seeing how post partum is without the depression!
  • My kids start sleeping through the night around a year old. So that's how long it took for me to feel like "we made it" through the hard part. Naturally, I got pregnant around 10 months PP.
u/gsuEAGLE21 · 10 pointsr/NewParents

I highly recommend the Infant Optics. Big fan of it not requiring a WiFi signal, as it uses its own radio signal. The range of motion is great, and the camera comes with a 2x Zoom lens (can be used without as well)

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_ub0WBbE3A0RGA

u/doublejinxed · 9 pointsr/Parenting

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003VNKLIY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1525363286&sr=8-1&keywords=regalo+yard&dpPl=1&dpID=51BMb5OVKNL&ref=plSrch

We used this to make one room completely baby proof. It had a couch, a fenced off tv and toys. And I contained him in his “cage” anytime I needed to get something done. Or else nothing would get done... well worth the money! Plus he learned to play nicely independently:)

u/OrganizedSprinkles · 9 pointsr/Mommit

The ones with the magnet locks are awesome. They shut off when you don't need them and are easy to open when they are locked with the key, we have one in each room. Also when they are locked the door doesn't budge at all so the kiddo won't incessantly jiggle the cabinet door. We only have them on the really important cabinet doors. The rest he can get into like the pots and pans and he did for a few weeks but the newness wore off and now he doesn't bother them.

The best is to just secure as you go. Kids will find something to play with but in a few weeks they'll forget it and find something else to mess with so sometimes it's not even worth rearranging.

u/mellow-drama · 9 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Was gonna suggest this for OP. Someone posted these magnetic locks to kid-proof cabinets, they require a magnet key to open. Install these and protect your dirty clothes, OP. http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-System/dp/B004GCJMLG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453149261&sr=8-3&keywords=magnetic+baby+locks

u/clgmae104 · 9 pointsr/beyondthebump

I've had this Infant Optics one for a year now and it's been great. The volume is pretty loud and the screen works well though it's not huge.

u/half_dozen_cats · 9 pointsr/relationships

> He's not sure he wants to use them, but logically says there's no reason we shouldn't.

I'm going to say that this is more about emotions than logic. Forget the money or whatever invested, the best thing to do would be to donate that furniture to a womans shelter or something along those lines and start fresh. It is the best way to respect the memory and begin to create new ones, in my humble opinion. You can't just overwrite the past.

Also, silly as this sounds, I'd look into getting an Angel Care baby monitor. It was extremely useful for easing my nerves with our children and they sound an alarm if a baby stops breathing. They are stupidly effective.

/avoid crib bumpers unless they are mesh

//nightvision camera's are never a bad idea

http://www.amazon.com/Angelcare-Movement-Sound-Monitor-White/dp/B00GU07FLQ

u/crossfitchick16 · 8 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/Nix-geek · 8 pointsr/NewParents

To add, you can get the video baby monitor cheaper on amazon than in store. We have one of these, and it's pretty good.

While it isn't cheap, it's less expensive than in-store ones. It can also be expanded pretty easily with more cameras, and the ability to change the lenses makes it pretty versatile. We've had ours for 3 years, and it's still great.

We used to live in a 2-story house, and it was invaluable to hear when the babies were stirring to run up and attend to them before they full woke and then couldn't get back to sleep :)

u/Tea_Rex1117 · 7 pointsr/Parenting

It's sounds like you're being really thoughtful to their needs which is awesome! Are you renting a house/cabin etc for this visit? Are they flying or driving? Is there a place nearby they can stop for diapers, wipes, snacks etc if needed when they get in? If they are driving they might just bring all that stuff with them- it they are flying that gets trickier. I would also add a bit of childproofing (or make sure these things can be provided) make sure there are outlet covers in their bedroom and the common areas everyone will be hanging out in... Also move breakable decor higher there if need be. I don't know the layout but the other 2 things I would think of are if there is a cabinet in the kitchen with lots of cleaners etc put a childproof lock (varies by cabinet design- knobs or not) and lastly if there are any stairs to watch out for. Maybe since you are renting a crib/highchair you could rent a gate or see if the property already has one you can use?

u/thirdjane · 7 pointsr/beyondthebump

My sister uses a play yard to fence off her living room. It can be connected to fully enclose an area, or spread out to block a wide doorway. If you straighten it out fully it loses a lot of the stability, but if you zig-zag it, it should be fairly secure.

This super long gate also has pretty good reviews.

u/Lizzy_boredom · 7 pointsr/breakingmom

If the goal is to be able to contain him, but still be able to hear him, you might try a monkey door clip, it's up high, so he can't reach it, but not permanent, or difficult for parents to deal with

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www.amazon.com/Door-Monkey-Lock-Pinch-Guard/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454012934&sr=8-1&keywords=door+monkey+latch
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u/sedona03 · 7 pointsr/ferrets

I have magnetic cabinet locks in my kitchen. Keeps them from knocking over glass dishes and getting into cleaning supplies. I keep one cabinet unlocked though for them. It's full of grocery bags that they like to nest in.

u/bonzombiekitty · 7 pointsr/Parenting

You may want to look into something like this. It's a play area, but it can be folded up in such a way that it makes a gate. I used this (or something similar to this) to block off my kitchen back when my daughter first started walking.

The downside is that when the kiddos get big enough, they can move it. But you can probably figure out a way to secure it sufficiently - i.e. eye hooks in the wall and just tying it to the railing.

u/ZeosPantera · 7 pointsr/audio

OK lets avoid the bluetooth speaker in general.

Micca MB42x +Lepai 2020 +Bluetooth adapter +12V battery(for the beach just put everything in a bag)

80+20+20+20 = $140

u/Buxfitz · 6 pointsr/gifs
u/Cmrade_Dorian · 6 pointsr/todayilearned

Difficult right?

I mean I totally get letting your child destroy a priceless and irreparable thing because stopping them is just so damn hard, and expensive too. I mean a whole SEVEN. DOLLARS.?!? Way too rich for my blood.

u/EmilyofIngleside · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

How about a bath sponge? You just put it in the sink or tub so it's comfortable and non-slip.

u/captainslow39 · 6 pointsr/NewParents

How about getting something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V0.DDbATP0K44

But only use 1 fixed panel and the door panel...

u/selfreference · 6 pointsr/Parenting

We have a gated living room area to prevent wandering and destruction outside of the designated zone. We attach the gate to our couches that are on either side of the living room so we all basically sit inside of it. It's not pretty, but we can go to the bathroom and cook dinner without much worry. These gates are modular so you can move them around as needed.

u/kodack10 · 6 pointsr/homeautomation

I bought these plastic clips that lock the doors closed with a gap all the way around, like keeps it open 1" and I have them on all the bedrooms (live by myself) and it dropped the temperature in my home by 3-4 degrees on the hottest days. Before I figured out my airflow problems, my home was over 80 degrees some days even with the AC running 24x7.

If you want to pay $$$ to suck in hot air, and be hot and throw money away, be my guest.

u/bear_on_the_mountain · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

I really like the door monkey. It's a bit expensive, but it's worth it for the improved air flow and protection of people & walls. I would also recommend checking out KIScords for your cabinets. They make two different models and I've been happy with both.

u/bent42 · 6 pointsr/microgrowery
u/Wurm42 · 6 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

We used the Safety 1st locks for our childproofing. Very effective, and nice to have something that doesn't show or mark up the outside face of the drawers & cabinets.

It is tricky to align the latch properly, but that will also be a problem with the adhesive latches. You can take out the screw and drill a new hole if you mess up the alignment on the Safety 1st latches-- do the adhesive latches come with extra sticky pads?

Safety 1st was also nice because you can "turn off" the latch without removing the hardware.

But yeah, get two of the key magnets. You will lock one inside a drawer at some point.

u/TheVillageOxymoron · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

hahaha maybe you just need some childlocks! I bought these off of Amazon to keep my toddler out of our cleaning chemicals, and they work well!

u/wild_fire987 · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

Like some other people have mentioned, I wasn't a fan of wifi enabled monitor. So I ended up with this one: https://www.amazon.com/Infant-Optics-DXR-8-Monitor-Interchangeable/dp/B00ECHYTBI/

I like it so far, the range is good enough for us to go the neighbors house and still pick up the video and the monitor has a battery so we can take it around the house with us.

u/puppersforlife · 6 pointsr/pregnant

The monitor I have has a color bar on the side that gets more red the louder the baby gets. Maybe a monitor w this type of option would work for you. Visually seeing you’re baby on the screen combined with the color bar may help you determine if baby is upset/ hungry or just getting comfy.


Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OsqQBbDM322HA

Edit: I’m not hearing impaired I just thought this feature could be helpful to you.

u/emperorOfTheUniverse · 6 pointsr/NewParents

100% this one. This was recommended to us by a friend (who does a lot of research on products usually), and we have found it to be invaluable. I've also noticed it at other people's houses and we always have a 'best baby monitor ever, right?' moment.

The range is great. We walked across the street and checked our mailbox when testing it. The picture quality is great, especially in the dark. And it's easy to add multiple cameras which is very handy. We had a camera on our boy's crib and his playpen so that we could still see him while washing bottles in the kitchen as he played.

u/babytwingirls · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

Great advice! I think I am going to order some lanolin right now to start prepping for breastfeeding. Thanks for writing out all your tips =)

Also, this reminded me of something:
> Our first night home, hubs and I had a hard time sleeping out of anxiety because Quinn wasn’t in our room. His room/crib is literally fifteen steps from our bed but it made us uncomfortable not being able to look at him and hear his little fusses and snorts.

You may get better sleep if you look into a Snuza Hero or Angel Care Monitor! They both track the babies breathing and will alert you if it doesn't detect anything for 20 seconds. They aren't inexpensive but you may be able to find them second-hand or at consignment. I know I got much higher quality sleep when I wasn't lifting my head to make sure LO was breathing 5 times a night.

http://www.amazon.com/Snuza-ILSHER-Baby-Monitor-Hero/dp/B008OJ7C6Y

http://www.amazon.com/Angelcare-Movement-Sound-Monitor-White/dp/B00GU07FLQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1411361301&sr=1-1&keywords=angel+care

u/ScoutHound · 6 pointsr/predaddit

We use a cheapo like [this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JEV5UI8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1) one. It picks up sound real well. And then we use a wifi security camera (D-link) focused on the crib. We already had the camera and just re-purposed it.

edit Our mantra has been "don't spend money on stuff that has limited usefulness"

u/ph0en1x778 · 6 pointsr/daddit

Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Digital Camera HB24, Night Vision Temperature Monitoring & 2 Way Talkback System, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZUD4R8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zjkRzbVQ9088M

u/KnockoutMouse420 · 5 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Get a couple of the childproofing covers if you're really concerned.

u/abadonn · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

I personally would not 3D print this part, socket covers are basically free on amazon. If you break a tine off the 3D printed part inside the receptacle it will be a PITA to get it out.

The only reason I could see going with 3D printing is if you add some kind of fun theme over the standard plain ones. But here again, I don't think it is a good idea to attract a toddler's attention to the outlet.

u/witch_life · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

They have those ones that click together to make a sort of custom shaped/sized playpen or gate. You could get three pieces so it goes along the side of the railing and into the door of that room.

I’ll try to get a pic of what I’m talking about cuz i no explain gud 😞

like this

or this

u/hemipenis · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Get the play yard version of that brand. I have 2 of them and love em!



Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003VNKLIY?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf


I've split mine up, had them both together, etc. Its so versatile, and j have the same baseboards too. 0 issues

u/jam2612 · 5 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have this Regalo gate wrapped around the front of my brick fireplace. Total length of 192 inches, but panels can be removed.

I'm sure there are cheaper options out there, though ...

u/ElleAnn42 · 5 pointsr/Parenting

We used a door monkey for awhile to keep our toddler in her room. We've since learned that this is dangerous in the event of a fire.

u/Lil_MsPerfect · 5 pointsr/breakingmom

So, she's 1. You can do sleep training with her, and she will get better about sleeping in general. There is a sleep regression just after 1 year though and that may be why she's being so difficult to get to sleep. I'm really sorry that you are going through this with no help and no support. Do you have a friend or family member nearby who could watch her for a night so you can get some much-needed rest? The sleep deprivation will really do you in temper-wise. Can you put her in a playpen or a babyproofed room and use something like a door monkey to keep her locked in and safely watching some cartoons while you get some sleep? This may also be a good time to give her some melatonin 30 mins before bedtime (kid doses only, you can find them at the pharmacy in a bottle specifically dosed for kids with 1mg or something like that). She will sleep better. I used it for my kid when he was having a sleep regression and it helped a bit. You need some sleep though, so you can be a more patient mom. this is a hard age even if you were getting enough sleep.

u/breadfollowsme · 5 pointsr/Parenting

We used this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ECJWK4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1 to lock our kid in his room for short periods of time. The fact that it keeps the door slightly ajar means that if something does go wrong, you can hear it easily. Being unable to come out of a room is a lot healthier for them than a parent who has gone off the deep end.

u/SkivingSnacks · 5 pointsr/Parenting

Hmmm...idk how easily it would be to attach one, especially to the metal. I know it sounds odd, but we've always used a playard. Every section is removable and you can rearrange the entire thing to the dimensions you want. To make it work as a gate (to like block off the kitchen, for instance) we've just bended and folded around furniture. Anchoring behind heavy things my son can't move. The gate is placed between the wall and the heavy object, and then bent just so that it can't easily be moved, even if one of us trips over it and falls...which has happened lol. Currently it's anchored behind a washer and an old sewing machine table. Also when we need to place it somewhere else, it's really easy to move and folds in on itself, accordian style.

We've lived in two places since our son was born and neither really had an easy place to secure a gate. We kinda just got creative lol.

u/tinycatsays · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

When I was little, we had these plastic things over the doorknobs, to keep littluns out of the dining room. They worked by squeezing, or by placing your thumb on the actual knob. Hard for a kid to figure out (they just spin over the knob if you try to open it normally), but easy enough by the time I was old enough to be allowed in there.

Sort of like this: http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Count-Door-Knob-Cover/dp/B007A2ZP6K/ref=pd_tcs_subst_ba_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=06GY0CDQ6P2M8SS2N7CC

u/euThohl3 · 5 pointsr/AskElectronics
  • Keep in mind the author of that video doesn't seem to know much electronics either. "Pulse Wave Modulator." The "low voltage hurts motors but slow PWM is good" bit is bullshit. It's AC motors that melt when the voltage is too low.

  • Most DC motors like those are totally symmetric in operation forward and backward. They have a positive and negative lead because they need to specify which direction it goes w.r.t. input polarity.

  • Swapping the power switch and pwm controller will work... the problem is that the PWM controller probably always draws a little bit of power if it's powered up, even if it's turned down to zero or no motor is connected. It will run down the battery when turned off.

  • I am pretty sure the diode is not required if you use a PWM unit designed for motors. If you use one intended for a resistive load like a light bulb, then yes, you would definitely need it.

  • Driving cheap motors with high frequency PWM can be a bit sketchy at times... their brushes make a lot of noise, and you can't put big diodes caps on them because the PWM will melt them.

  • When I search for "12v li-ion battery" on amazon I get a lot of cheaper options, like this. YMMV. Some of them look a bit sketchy. You could also use an SLA battery, but it's heavier for the power. But you don't need a lot of power.

  • The drill chuck is kinda ridiculous, and probably half the total weight. I guess if you don't have access to a lathe to make yourself a proper spool and can't find one online you have to improvise...

  • If I were designing this -- and almost certainly how all the professionally designed ones are built -- it would use a motor with an optical encoder. That would have the benefit of not changing speed due to variable friction or battery voltage, and would be able to do fast and slow movement with the same motor. Doing that from scratch is probably well in excess of your electronics skills, but there's probably an arduino sketch of something similar out there.
u/ladypixels · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

Yes! I just ordered this Infant optics one. I checked the price history and it is normally around $165. Currently $123, which is the lowest price in the past 6 months. Heads up, the Honey extension for Chrome is really useful!

u/gogopup · 5 pointsr/JulyBumpers2017

We registered for this one, Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

My friend has the same one and has gone through a few and said she loves it.

u/Meghany21 · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

We have this one. It's the Infant Optix DX-8. I can't recommend it enough! We've been using it for 19 months with our son and we bought another one to monitor our daughter. They also have surveys for you to fill out after you register it and you can win another camera or additional lenses for free. I was able to snag a second camera from them that way! Although it doesn't stream online, it's excellent around the house.

The zoom is great, the night vision is great, the temp is always correct, you can talk through it (although that scares the crap out of my son) and it's completely on wi-fi. We have really crappy wifi in our house from one end to the other but we literally never have a problem with our monitor losing connection. I literally can't think of one negative about our camera, except maybe the price? But even that's reasonable for what you're getting.

u/z64dan · 5 pointsr/daddit

Someone bought us a Nest Cam, but I returned it... I didn't really see the advantage to clogging my wifi, or having to use a cell phone as the monitor. We got one of these instead... The good part is that it's not on the wi-fi, the monitor never loses signal, and it doesn't need a cell phone.

I don't remember if the nest cam was movable, but with ours, we can also turn the camera if our baby crawled to the other side of the crib, which is nice. Also, it has a microphone so you can talk to your baby without getting up (although i think it will only be useful when he's a little older).

u/FifthRendition · 5 pointsr/daddit

Do you want to use an app to watch it or just a straight monitor?

I prefer not having the IP based ones because it keeps it off the net. I don't mind changing the settings on them, just easier to not have to.

The one I bought is a straight video monitor/wireless camera. Camera/Monitor

u/sweet_primitive · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Oh my god I can so relate to this. To get over it, I can't recommend this monitor enough. It beeps if no movement/breathing is detected for 15 seconds, and it's allowed me to feel so much better when the baby is sleeping. I see now that there is a version of this that comes with a video monitor, which I didn't see when I bought mine, but looks pretty awesome.

The one drawback to this monitor is that it's pretty stationary since it needs to be plugged in and there are cords, so it doesn't work if you have your baby sleeping in several places. For something more mobile, I've heard good things about the Snuza monitor that you clip onto the baby's diaper and it vibrates and has an alarm if it senses no movement.

Note that for both kinds of monitors, having anything that moves in the crib (like a mobile) or using it when baby is in a swing or bed sharing (in the case of the Snuza) can interfere with effectiveness.

Hope that helps!

u/impregnantnowwhat · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

We've received two as hand me downs. I really like "Hello Baby" it's picture is really crisp and there is a talk back feature so you can intercom your voice over to baby. We don't have extra cameras but I know you can sync up other cameras for different views which is pretty cool.

u/sde1500 · 4 pointsr/woodworking

Might I recommend: https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Child-Proof-Covers/dp/B00068O22S

Came home one day to the stove lit, dog had gone counter surfing and managed to turn the stove on. Went and ordered these immediately.

u/bookchaser · 4 pointsr/askanelectrician

My son would have ripped off the tape lickety-split. Outlet plugs are pretty cheap. It's a baby proofing item I'd definitely get. They're inexpensive. Amazon has 36 for $2.09.

u/StriderTB · 4 pointsr/dogs

Definitely do positive reinforcement classes. Our trainers used a time out technique for instances when a pup needed correction. Instead of using NO as a verbal cue to indicate something bad, since it's so over used, we were taught to use TOO BAD. Even now at 3, if I tell my dog TOO BAD, he knows he did something wrong. The technique we used was to mark the inappropriate behavior with the verbal cue, and then immediately put him in a quick 15-20 second time out.

We used an open topped playpen like this: https://www.amazon.com/North-States-Superyard-Metal-Gate/dp/B000U5FOT2/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1467385077&sr=1-1

This was really useful whenever he would go over threshold, chew on something that was off limits, or dealing with his adolescent nipping phase.

The sooner you start, the more success you will have. Good luck!

u/Rackemup · 4 pointsr/Parenting

We have a set of these:
metal super-gates of awesomeness

no horizontal footholds = no way to climb.
they're more expensive, but they're pretty good quality.

u/inthedollarbin · 4 pointsr/dogs

Strict landlord criteria! The shelters are full of adult little dogs though so you shouldn’t have a problem.

A yard isn’t really necessary. Plenty of people have dogs in apartments with no outdoor space at all. However, if you supervise you could probably try something cheap like a roll of plastic mesh and some posts from the garden section at the hardware store.

Or you could cordon off an area with a freestanding gate like this.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003VNKLIY/

u/kemamo15 · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

We put a lock on babies room so toddler can’t run in there. When baby was a newborn, I would co sleep with baby on the fold out and was terrified the toddler would come running in and land on baby.

This thing was a great solution!

Edit to add: I love that it’s so easy to take on an off. We take it off during the day so it’s nice and quiet for nap time, and then just put it back on before bed.

u/mamawritescode · 4 pointsr/Mommit

Try this lock, high up on her door. I've never used one but it seems like it might work.

Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-LBGzbAG3JJ1

u/Banter725 · 4 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Maybe something like this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NTY1HU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_sjE0BbSQ61DKJ

Though how many people will be there? I've found with lots of family around kiddos have a lot more people who want to sit and play with them, chase them from room to room etc. than normally at home. As long as there are some toys and at least one kid safe space (like a living room rug) where people will be sitting around too I don't know that you'd necessarily need to contain just the two of them together.

u/silentstrfkr337 · 4 pointsr/Parenting

We got what we called the "cage" lol! Its those big gates that you can make into an octagon shape or a square. It worked well for us. We mainly got it to kind of separate the living room and keep toys organized we were able to use it until a few months after walking when he figured out how to loft it up. Best 100$ investment! It comes in neutral colors as well.

North States Industries Superyard Play Yard, Colorplay, 8 Panel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NTY1HU/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_ctssub15PZ34N

u/Monotone_Robot · 4 pointsr/daddit
u/sdesapio · 4 pointsr/daddit

This is what you're looking for: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006NTY1HU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We've got a couple of tricky spots and these always do the trick. What I'd do with that setup is take two of the panels and create a 90 degree angle. Set them on the floor and tie one end to the rail with the other end turning into the wall behind that piece of furniture that seems to be on the opposite wall.

Maybe even take 3 panels and wrap around the rail entirely. It's a very versatile gate system. We use them everywhere.

u/VulturE · 4 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport
u/ArcusArtifex · 4 pointsr/cats

I got you, bruh! Here you go!

Edit: Also, le asshole cat gives his judgment

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Pregnancy AND baby: Boppy pillow. When I was pregnant and had killer hemorrhoids, I sat on it. Felt so much better! Now that my baby's here, I use it to nurse. I also use it for his tummy time and also as a seat.

Baby: Vtech audio monitor. This thing is crazy sensitive, I can hear the ceiling fan in my son's room when I have it cranked up. It alleviated so much of my paranoia about him.

SwaddleMe wraps are freaking awesome. I don't use them during the day when it doesn't bother me so much if he wakes himself up (he tends to slap himself in the face while sleeping) but if I use a SwaddleMe at night I can get him to sleep for six hours straight. Their sizing is a little funky- the small/medium size is supposed to be good up to 14 lbs, but my son's between 10 and 11 lbs and is already in the large SwaddleMes. He only wore the small/mediums until he was six weeks old. C'est la vie.

Avent Breast Shells. I haven't used the vented ones in the set, but I use the non-vented (collection) ones each time I nurse. When I dump them into a bottle after I nurse, I usually have about an ounce of milk each time that I can save that would have otherwise ended up just soaking a nursing pad. They're really helping me to build up a supply of breastmilk in my freezer for when I go back to work.

u/Newuser1987 · 4 pointsr/puppy101

First of all congrats on your new puppy and second of all - calm the hell down. It’s not been even a week. If you are okay checking on the puppy at night multiple times, then only lock the kennel door. Also, if you don’t want to look at the camera every now and then in the night, get those 40$ audio baby monitors so you will wake up when puppy wants to go pee. Puppy doesn’t yet know what constitutes his home. Is it just kennel, is it kennel and playpen, is it just your living room, is it home and backyard. Let him have more and more space gradually. Accidents will happen and the puppy may even regress after a good streak as well so don’t second guess your methods right away.


If you lock the kennel for far too long even if the puppy can hold his pee, he may think that he can’t get out of kennel when he wants to and may end of not staying in there. You have to make him feel like kennel is his bedroom he can go and come out of any time he wants. Plus you also don’t want him to get used to sleeping outside so keep him there but check every few hours and let him out and if possible, sleep outside the kennel a few days till he knows you are just a small noise away.

4 month old puppies can hold pee for 6 hours but can’t say that with every puppy. So assume yours can’t. And not always.

Before work, make it a habit to take puppy to park or give him plenty of exercise and opportunity to smell new things. So when you are ready to go to work, puppy has kind of finished his day-work.

All the best.

VTech DM221 Audio Baby Monitor with up to 1,000 ft of Range, Vibrating Sound-Alert, Talk Back Intercom & Night Light Loop https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NG5UF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_WobPswARe64b3

u/funkyb · 4 pointsr/predaddit

I picked up a Foscam 8921W for video that we view on our smartphones. We use this vtech monitor for audio. The total cost when I got them was $180, though the Foscam looks to be way cheaper now, so it's only $120ish for the package.

Works great, no complaints.

u/YorkshireBelle · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

I'd personally recommend a video monitor with night vision and zoom. Two-way audio is a nice plus but not essential (my husband and I do use it to communicate while one is putting the baby to bed). We have the Infant Optics DXR-8 (the best seller on Amazon) and it's great. The interchangeable zoom lens is really a fantastic feature, as the way our nursery is set up the camera had to be pretty far from the crib. I couldn't live without the video aspect as our son tends to spit up a lot and it's essential to see if I need to go and change the sheet, plus I just like to see him for peace of mind.

Some friends of ours got a really expensive wi-fi monitor so that they can view the video from anywhere, but I only think you'd need this if you had a nanny and needed to check on things while you were at work or something.

u/HappilyPooped · 4 pointsr/predaddit

http://smile.amazon.com/Infant-Optics-Monitor-Interchangeable-Optical/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=zg_bs_166870011_3

We could have gone cheaper, but nothing had ratings as good, or as many features. There are more popular Motorola models, mbp36, but they didn't have nearly as many positive reviews. I've tested it from the upstairs nursery to the basement and back yard with no issues or interference.

Price fluctuates between $209 and $171 (got lucky when I bought it for that a month or so ago).

Pick a model you like, and use camelcamelcamel to watch the prices for you.

Edit: Features I wanted include talk back, pan and zoom, expandable by adding another camera, good night vision, large viewable handheld monitor, good battery life, optional wide angle lens for when she's older and moving around her room and a far reaching range that didn't interfere with my WiFi.

u/PlaysOneIRL · 4 pointsr/NewParents

I love our monitor. It’s got a great picture, you can adjust the camera, the screen is clear, volume control is great. The downsides are that the battery doesn’t last as long as I’d like and it takes forever to charge. I usually just leave it plugged in all night so it doesn’t randomly die, which seems like it would be a great solution except there’s a bright as hell blue light that comes on when it’s all charged. So that wakes me up around 2-3am every night, since the monitor sits like 2 inches from my face on my nightstand. Lol Also, when our microwave is running, it disrupts the WiFi signal if the monitor is in the kitchen with us. Other than those things. it’s been great.

This is the one we have.

ETA: I realized I don’t think it’s actually connected thru WiFi because we frequently take it to my inlaws and don’t use their WiFi. I don’t know how it works. Magic, most likely. Either way, the microwave interrupts the signal.

u/BlueberryFaerie · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I think 10 months is too little to really understand why you won't let him play with the most fun thing in the world. I mean really, gas stoves are the best toy you could ever have! :) j/k obviously. They do make covers for the knobs so he can't turn them and locks for the oven. They also have guards for the burners. Would be totally annoying for you guys, but at least you wouldn't have to gate him off as much? Maybe if you bought him a play stove and put it in the kitchen and make a big deal about how great it is? Not sure if he would fall for it.

knob covers

oven door lock

stove guard

u/FirstMiddleLass · 3 pointsr/OSHA

Install two of these. :)

u/RehaDesign · 3 pointsr/Parenting

We used a harness when my son was learning to walk, from about 9 to 18 months. But it was mostly to help him learn. He was falling quite a bit. It looked a bit like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Mommys-Helper-Kid-Keeper-Count/dp/B00081L2SU/ref=pd_bxgy_75_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Q5BXFDFQ1K0QE0SB1K60

But I think at 18 months, your child might not accept it and you may have trouble getting her to wear it. However, she is now old enough for discussion. For example, I would try to speak to her before going to the shop:

"Do you want to come with me to the shop? Or do you want to stay home with Daddy? If you come to me, you have to stay in the shopping cart seat and behave. If you do not want to do that, you should stay home."

She might not get that completely at first. But slowly, such negotiations in advance should help to improve the situation.

u/TPanzyo · 3 pointsr/pics

You mean like this? I see them all the time out on trails in popular areas.

u/tomselleckschesthair · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I'd say use whatever works! Personally i never used baby tubs but really liked the sponge thing you can sit or lay baby on. Kinda like this: https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Comfy-Bath-Sponge/dp/B000H953Y2

u/bblars · 3 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

We bought two of these to go across our fireplace and TV stand. They worked great.

https://www.amazon.com/North-States-Superyard-Metal-Gate/dp/B000U5FOT2

u/hyperventilate · 3 pointsr/Pets

Go get a baby gate with a proper gate on them. They're relatively inexpensive. I suggest getting the tall ones so the cats can't jump over it

Now, the cats can just walk through the bars, so to prevent that in my house I bought a sheet of fiberboard (it's in the same section as the peg board at hardware stores) and cut it to size, then I drilled some holes and zip tied it to the baby gate. In my case I turned it into a chalk board for my daughter, but it keeps my ferret & cat out of the hallway.

u/shinkouhyou · 3 pointsr/changemyview

>> but this requires confidence that you will never, ever leave the nursery door open; never, ever turn your back on the baby when your partner comes in the door to ask a question.

Just get a self-closing baby gate. The extra tall ones are nearly cat and dog-proof (I use a 42 inch gate to keep my cats from getting into my sewing workshop when I'm not home) and the door can still be closed with the gate in place for added security. A $40 gate can keep pets and babies separated until you're 100% sure that the pet is appropriately socialized.

Well-socialized pets generally aren't going to seek out a baby to attack (the idea of cats getting "jealous" and attacking a baby is pure myth). It's much easier for a cat to get into a crib than out of a crib, though, and a cat who finds itself trapped in an enclosed space with an unfamiliar animal is likely to panic. So it's a good idea to keep cat and baby separated until the baby is past the crib stage. Cats aren't as trainable as dogs, but they're really not that hard to train if you keep natural cat behavior in mind.

I'm sure there are rare cases of exceptionally violent animals who can't be kept in a house with children at all, but a responsible owner will explore behavioral therapy and other options before giving up the pet.

u/IamDoge1 · 3 pointsr/dogs

Ended up ordering this!

Regalo Easy Step Extra Tall Walk Thru Gate, Bonus Kit, Includes 6-Inch Extension Kit... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001OC5UNA/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_daqTBbWSVV65G

u/derbybunny · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I have a 50lb <1y/o mutt, a rather pissy big old cat, and a tiny grumpy old man bunny. The dog chases both of them, but he chases everything (leaves, bugs, birds, anything that moves). Cat holds her own, so pup will chase her if she runs down the hall, but backs away as soon as she stops. And when he "gets" the bunny, he just stands over him. I'm still cautious (bunny basically lives under the bed & has escape routes) and I keep the dog separated from the rabbit when we're not home, but I've been happy to see that they get along well.

But I do want to caution you on what type of gates to get if you go this route for extra security: my mutt was like a rock climber, he scaled or pushed his way under the baby gate. We finally got rid of the old one & picked up one of the ones that's primarily vertical bars so he couldn't climb it. It's been amazing.
https://smile.amazon.com/Regalo-Easy-Step-Extra-White/dp/B001OC5UNA/ref=sr_1_9_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1500641106&sr=1-9&keywords=baby+gate

I hope they end up getting along beautifully, but if he's a chaser like mine, always keep escape routes/areas and separate areas of the house for them. If he ever seems like he's making an effort to actually get the cats & hurt them, seriously consider rehoming them. It sucks, but as said before, having a dog that's killed another pet is just awful.

u/BasicBrewing · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

What about one of the accordion style closet doors? Will take up much less space in your kitchen when you open it (or even enough to still open into the laundry room?)

There are also vinyl ones that fold up much tighter, but they usually look kinda cheap.

They do make taller baby gates that are about waist high (here for example), but still might not be tall enough for you.

u/PhoenixGate69 · 3 pointsr/CatAdvice

I hunted around for something similar for a long time and finally found this. It's listed as a baby gate but stands 41 inches tall. It's worked very well for me, neither of my cats (one seven pound, one thirteen pound cat) has attempted to jump over it yet. (I've had it since June)

u/Jen_Snow · 3 pointsr/Parenting

We have a Regalo Easy Step Extra Tall Walk Thru Gate. It's too high for the cats to jump and for the toddler to climb. The toddler can open it if it's unlocked but that's not an issue for us given where we use it.

Edit: This probably won't help you. I misunderstood your cat-restraining needs. We need to keep our cats out of where the gate goes. You want yours to be able to jump it.

u/randiesel · 3 pointsr/AskVet

Believe me, you're in for a bit of a challenge in the playing regard. It's pretty important to not let them play at all initially.

/u/AnalgesicSex explained it very well above, but basically they are taking the knee apart, grinding/cutting away in there, and trying to put it back together better than before. It's pretty fragile until the muscle grows back, so if you're not able to keep them calm, our vet(s) recommended crate rest only for a few weeks. In our case, we bought this (extra tall, he's a lab) baby gate and put it on the door to our office. I basically kept him in here with me every possible waking hour, and put him in the crate when I couldn't directly supervise. It wasn't much fun for him, but the dogs all got used to it very quickly.

Surprisingly enough, neither! We got a dog with a totally shaved leg (it looks hilarious) and some gruesome nasty crusty staples covering the raw incision. I was pretty surprised myself, but they said it was better to let it air out. They did provide us with a cone of shame (Elizabethan collar), but we didn't need it after the first day. We were also on an antibiotic for 10 days. As always, YMMV with that stuff, and I'm sure the vet will do whatever is best for your pup. Our main concern was to go above and beyond all the instructions to ensure the recovery went well.

u/elleBshe · 3 pointsr/Parenting

>See I don’t feel like I can leave my daughter to play alone. Every time I do she ends up doing something destructive or something she shouldn’t. [...] So my entire day consists of me on the sofa playing with her or just making sure she doesn’t wreck the house.


Dude. You aren't a SAHD, you're a prisoner. I was a SAHM to three toddlers. You can't do that for 12-hours a day. Shit. You need to toddler proof the hell out of your house or make a small area you can gate off that you can leave her with toys and books for a bit at a time.


Look at the customer images on this Amazon product page for examples of what I mean.


https://www.amazon.com/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Wide-White/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=sr_1_7_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1511217041&sr=8-7&keywords=Baby+gate+metal#CustomerImages


Edited to add that this picture while not mine is exactly what I had.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/B003VNKLIY/R32COIGRMHROU1?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl


It was right between the kitchen and living area it was awesome.

u/kobusingye · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Our 2 year old son sleeps on a mattress on the floor with a space heater in his room and I was also super worried about it (and truthfully still slightly am, but can't figure out any other solution), but so far it hasn't been a major issue. He has been on a floor mattress since he was ~6 months old, but only had the space heater in his room since we moved 6 months ago (so space heater situation started when he was around 19 months old). Obviously, your situation could be different, but I find that when he's in his room alone and not in his bed, he's more interested in playing with his toys/stuffed animals than he is with messing with the space heater. He does switch it on/ off and change the heating setting sometimes during the day so I always check it before saying goodnight, but once we say goodnight I have never seen him mess with it (we have a video monitor). We also specifically chose a space heater that doesn't get hot to the touch when on and automatically shuts off if it gets knocked over. When he was younger we had [this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VNKLIY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) gate up in his room to separate the kid-proof part from the non kid-proof part. We took it down before he was able to climb over it so can't say whether it will work for you, but we found it to be sturdy (it connects to the walls so wouldn't fall over) and generally kid-proof.

u/anatomizethat · 3 pointsr/triathlon

I did this all the time with my son post-partum. Cycling was my jam starting 4 weeks after delivery because I could get in a good workout while he chilled in his rocker or even did tummy time.

That said...word of advice: Once he starts moving, you'll realize your trainer is infinitely more dangerous, and your kid will be attracted to it. I used an exersaucer during my workouts once he started standing and moving around on furniture, but now he's running around so we just bought this baby gate for our home gym to separate him from us while we workout. That gate can also be used as a play yard! Your workout setting may change as he grows, but it's totally possible to keep it up!

u/IHeartDay9 · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

This is a thing.

u/kghyr8 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Not a hook like this
Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ik4Gyb9K5YJ76

Opens easy from either side, and if you're really in a hurry just push the door real hard and break the hook.

u/Measured-Success · 3 pointsr/Parenting

TLDR (at bottom) recently switched daycares.

My daughter (3yo, will be 4 in Feb) is just getting out of this phase as we speak. (Literally this week things are getting better.)

The mistake of taking her out of her crib early I think is what started this. When she was in the crib she was a good sleeper throughout the night. We also have a 5 and 2 year old that sleep perfectly.

We have a pretty specific routine/schedule and diet that doesn’t consist of sugar and juices. So we ruled that out early on. Plus no tv or iDevices. However, on the weekends we allow a kid’s movie. And that’s when the night terrors began (OMFG)... thank you Coco and Monsters Inc.

It usually takes 90 minutes to two hours to get her down. And she’d only want my wife and then she’d come in two times in the middle of the night. We don’t allow them to sleep in our bed. However that may be the less of two evils.

We bought door locks for when she wants to be extremely difficult and that worked a little because she sees that as a punishment. However we don’t lock doors overnight or extended periods of time.

She naps well too so there really isn’t anything to change there. I thought we need to take her to the doctor because this shit isn’t normal lol. We also tried kids Zarbee Melatonin... the little girl’s will power was too strong for that.

Soooo..... what has changed!?!?!? The daycare. The previous daycare from two weeks ago was good in its own right. However we felt it didn’t push or really stimulate her. And I would go as far as saying the caregivers/teachers didn’t give her the personal attention or “love” she may have needed. And that’s not specific to my girl.

u/RiotGrrr1 · 3 pointsr/NewParents

Get a door monkey. We use one of these, but we just use it for going to bed and take it off after he falls asleep (you can keep it on all night if you have safety issues like stairs). When our son first transitioned out of crib he kept escaping his room instead of going to bed until we used this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w4gBCb780GZ7Y

u/Green_Bike · 3 pointsr/Parenting

If you feel like you need baby gate, consider a Door Monkey. Temporary installation, works great.

u/DistantRaine · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

Have you tried these? Only buy one, because if your trim is too rounded, they don't hook, but they're amazing. No need to install, no drilling or damage, they can be put at different levels if you want to let an older kid out while keeping a younger kid penned.

u/rsv123 · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Masking tape gets you a whole lot farther than you'd think for the 9 month old, although with the 2 and 4 yo around you have more challenges. Good for outlets, cords, other things you just need covered up.

This thing worked way better than I expected on our doors- it doesn't let you close the door fully but there's no permanent installation and you can put it way up high.

Baby gate at the kitchen, if it's behind a door/ doorway, will cut down on access to a lot of the worst of it.

u/zeronine · 3 pointsr/daddit

Get a magnetic locking system. You mount them on the inside of the drawer (if they'll fit) and hide the "key" up somewhere high.

Such as this

u/lynkfox · 3 pointsr/AskParents

As for Child Locks on cabinets:

i recomend these: https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-System/dp/B004GCJMLG

they are a bit more expensive, but rather easy to install (i did all 20 of mine in less than an hour and a half, and got a lot faster once I got the hang of it) and unless they have the key (which you can place up high on your fridge, out of reach) there is no way they are opening those locks.

best part is if you know you have to be in and out of a cabinet a lot (say, cooking and thats where your supplies are) you can turn the lock 'off' for a bit, with just a push of a button.

Very great locks.

u/Backonredditforreal · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well, my friend, have I got the product for you!

Safety 1st Magnetic Cabinet Locks, 8 Locks + 1 Key https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GCJMLG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_M9aHzbDJQPV27

I used this set on a piano bench that I now store ammo and magazines in. Works very well. May be adding one to my bedside drawer to keep a gun in.

u/pregonewb · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

The magnetic cupboard locks may work and they aren't ugly. They don't allow the drawer to open at all with out the magnetic key. I have these ones

u/bfwilley · 3 pointsr/lifehacks
u/DesseP · 3 pointsr/breakingmom
u/Bmorehon · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

the superyard is without doubt my best friend/purchase to date.

u/skreak · 3 pointsr/videos

Eh - they learn quick what things hurt - tho mine won't stop climbing onto the back of the couch. these are pretty awesome. But instead of containing the child, we put them around our entertainment center which keeps him out of it.

u/KualaG · 3 pointsr/Nanny

First, i would talk to your family and see if they are willing to do some baby proofing to help you out. You might offer to provide some of the things you need to make that possible. Ask if fragile things in low spaces can be moved while he is still learning the boundaries. They agreed to let you bring you kiddo so I hope they are willing to help you out on this part.

In the mean time, a playyard might be best for you. It can be used in a circle, used as a barrier to block rooms/doors, and is easily taken apart and stored. It was a life saver for me when i watched babies in places that weren't baby proof.

Edit: As an unintended benefit, the kiddos i've watched that spent time in this 'baby jail' learned to pull themselves up on furniture/gates much earlier than other kiddos. Motivation to try hard!

u/jethroboom · 3 pointsr/oculus

My solution, right outside my play area.

u/UnicornToots · 3 pointsr/AskParents

This is basically the go-to babyproofing method for door knobs:http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Count-Door-Knob-Cover/dp/B007A2ZP6K

u/Sneakybunghole · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

http://www.amazon.com/VTech-DM221-Sound-Digital-Monitor/dp/B007NG5UF4


We have this and love it. We haven't had any issues with it and have been using it daily for the past 2+ months. I have the $20 Vtech baby monitor at my work and I hate it. This one is definitely worth the extra $10.

u/mamacora · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Our expensive video monitor was unreliable and eventually stopped working. We got a low-tech audio monitor and have been really pleased! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NG5UF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_DwnEAbN3BQTGT

u/otherchristine · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Well that article is not something I ever considered! Though honestly, I think it's probably not something to worry about. It seems pretty unlikely that anyone would actually do that.

I registered for an audio-only model on Amazon, because we live in a one floor, two-bedroom condo. Video seemed unnecessary; honestly, any monitor is probably unnecessary in our space, but I figured it would be useful when visiting family.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NG5UF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_egnazbKDR9163

u/SeaTurtlesCanFly · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hah. I have a therapist that specializes in pregnant women and mothers and she gave me this same advice. Overall, this advice worked out really well for us. We kept things really simple. This way, we didn't end up with a lot of crap that the baby didn't like that we wasted money on. We got things as we needed them.

Regarding a baby monitor, the only reason I got one was so that I could sit outside and know if the baby was freaking out inside. For this purpose, I got the cheapest one on Amazon that had decent reviews: this one. For us, it really works. We only use it at night right now, because I'm not going to sit outside in a Chicago November and we use a lot of loud white noise in the bedroom at night. This thing works great. For $40, I can even hear my son sigh on this thing on the first level of volume. For $40, I think this monitor is pretty great.

Anyway, if you don't want a monitor, that is fine too. But, if you find that you do want one for whatever reason, this very simple model is pretty kickass for the price point.

u/yellowjacketbaby · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We use the infant optics monitor in our bedroom while he’s in our crib. It has audio where you can turn the video on if you want. We sleep with audio only and when we hear him cry we turn on the video to see what’s going on.

u/Oysterous · 3 pointsr/homeautomation

There are a few advantages of the regular baby cams.

  1. It is a standalone system, so it's easier to travel with. You can take it on vacation or to a friend's house more easily and have it just work without internet.

  2. It's sometimes easier to just carry around the monitor with you and have it be a dedicated machine compared to having to pull out a phone, wait for an app to load/connect, etc. Baby monitors are always connected and real-time, so if your baby is crying you can see why much quicker.

  3. My baby cam (Infant Optics DXR-8) has a volume meter on the side, so even if you have the volume muted, you can see if the baby is making noises, and how loud those noises are (crying vs babbling, etc). This is great for just a quick check while you are watching TV or doing something where you can see the monitor but not hear it.

    The downsides are basically what you stated- you can't really re-use the system when your baby grows up, and the quality of most IP cams is better. Our baby cam at least has some different lenses and the ability to pan around the room, so it serves its purpose pretty well.

    Good luck with your decision!
u/InannasPocket · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

It was cheaper when we bought it, but we have this and really like it.

u/mooducky98 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Not sure about wifi ones... but search in Amazon for “ baby monitor audio only”

This one is similar to one we used years ago


VTech DM111 Audio Baby Monitor with up to 1,000 ft of Range, 5-Level Sound Indicator, Digitized Transmission & Belt Clip https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JEV5UI8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_abi0Cb7352HE

u/Srslycurious · 3 pointsr/predaddit

We went low tech at the beginning; with just an audio one, but we found it to be a bit unreliable and we couldn’t tell if baby was just crying in his sleep or actually crying for something else, with his eyes open.
We ended up buying this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZUD4R8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_plELAbYBP722Z and love that it also tells us the (approximate) temperature in the room. It’s pretty cheap for a video monitor and doesn’t require keeping your phone’s (Vimeo / Amcrest / other) app open to keep an eye on him/her.

u/quackquackquirk · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have the one for you, because that was exactly my criteria.

Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Digital Camera HB24, Night Vision Temperature Monitoring & 2 Way Talkback System, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZUD4R8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rvCRzbNW7XB4X.

I wanted temp read out, battery operated, not wifi/hackable, and cheap. Love this one so far. It also has a "VOX" mode where the screen turns off and saves battery until there is sound.

u/j5kDM3akVnhv · 3 pointsr/predaddit

Wife bought this one and I've been impressed with it especially considering the price. No app or smartphone tie in but if you are using just for the home it works fine. Even has night vision mode for a dark room and allows 3 cameras on the same monitor.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CZUD4R8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1

u/ernieball · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

My son is almost a year old, so we've accumulated a few things over at my parent's house. They live just a few blocks away so we're over there a lot. The permanent Grandparent's House items we have include:

  • Basic Pack N Play
  • Changing pad on a camp table
  • Diapers, Wipes, Cream
  • High Chair
  • 360 Sippy Cups for water and Take & Toss Cups for milk
  • Baby spoons
  • Bibs
  • Infant bucket seat base (in her car) - he's about to outgrow this so we'll get her a convertible car seat soon
  • Toys (a riding toy, blocks, baby lego, puzzles, stacking buckets)
  • Swimsuit/Swim Diaper (they have a pool)
  • Baby Gate/Jail

    Everything else we bring with us when visiting. When he was a fresh baby I'd cart over the Rock N Play and his tummy time mat (the one with hanging toys). When he was around 4M I'd bring the sit me up with me. At 5M is when my mom bought a high chair (it made more sense for her to get her own as ours isn't the most portable). We'd also cart over the swing or the jumparoo sometimes. I'd bring all formula, bottles, food, and change of clothes packed in his diaper bag. They go through clothes so fast it'd be difficult to make sure he had shit that fit over there each time we came. I also keep my umbrella stroller (summer infant 3d lite) at my mom's, since I still predominately use the stroller that came in our travel system (chicco Bravo trio).

    ETA - I'm in California, so we also keep an emergency earthquake bag at my parent's house that has diapers, wipes, a can of formula, bottled water, bottles, a blanket, two changes of clothes, pajamas, puree pouches, and emergency contact info. in it. Can't stress this enough.
u/magnetic-fields · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

First, you should talk to your extended family to see what they use in their home. They may be able to bring the larger, more expensive items (e.g. baby gates) with them depending on how they're traveling. But I've also made a list below.

Full disclosure: Most of this comes from research and talking to my parent friends since I only have a two week old. Some of these might be unnecessary depending on your home - they're just suggestions.

  • Cabinet latches - You'll want them for drawers, cabinet doors, the refrigerator, and even your toilet seat cover. There are many different kinds, so shop around.

  • Cord wraps - If you have venetian blinds (or something similar), you'll want to be able to tie up the excess cord since it's a choking hazard.

  • Outlet covers - they make different kinds: covers that plug directly into outlets, plastic boxes that completely cover outlets that already have cords plugged into them, and cases that go around surge protectors.

  • Stove knob covers if the knobs on your range/oven can be reached by a toddler. These are especially important if you have a gas range and don't want your house to blow up.

  • Door knob covers - In case the toddler or four year old wants to wander into rooms it shouldn't.

  • Baby Gates - if you have stairs, you'll need a gate at the top and bottom

  • Solid plastic door stoppers - instead of the metal door stoppers with plastic toppers, which can be pried off and choked on. I'm not sure how necessary these are, but they're worth reviewing.
u/justpickanyusername · 2 pointsr/askMRP

Your job is to protect the family and the home. So, when you aren't there you have to protect them from the dangerous things inside.
This is all you had to do as a father and a leader.

https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Child-Proof-Covers/dp/B00068O22S?th=1

That way your wife can go to the bathroom for 5 minutes every so often. Your wife didn't fail for leaving for 5 minutes. You did.

u/Banana_Bubble · 2 pointsr/Parenting

While you're at it

Stove safety knobs

and

Oven Lock

We used those and they were a life saver for us, especially for the oven as ours loved opening it.

u/coffeetater · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

The first time I felt the stove top on when I wasn’t there was so scary. These are life savers: https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Clear-Stove-Covers/dp/B00068O22S

My wife couldn’t figure out to open them. Haha.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Non-mobile:

u/DarlingDestruction · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was/am in the exact same boat - first kid, limited funds, starting from scratch, going through reviews and prices drove me insane. It took me probably three months to get my registry together, and, even then, I am still switching things up, lol.

lucieslist.com was invaluable while picking everything out. I highly recommend you check it out.

What we have bought ourselves that fit our tight budget:

Graco Comfy Cruiser Travel System. We had already decided to go with that car seat, given that it seems to be the top-rated budget option, and the stroller ended up being a much-needed bonus. We go on walks a lot, so it works for us. If you don't need the stroller, the seat itself is, I think, only ~$100.

The Pack N Play, which I've heard from literally everyone and their mother is almost a necessity.

Because we don't have an IKEA near us to get our hands on a swanky $99 crib, we bought this DaVinci crib. We still only ended up paying $100 for it, as we found it on sale, however, we would have paid the $200 for it, given that the reviews are good, and, when compared to some other cribs that cost $400 and up, the price isn't bad at all.

As for the rest of the registry, we have on there a Moby wrap (affordable baby wearing, yay!), nail clippers, outlet plugs, nursing pads, a wipes case, a baby tub, baby wash, assorted crib sheets, waterproof crib sheets, Pack N Play mattress, and sheets to go with, crib mattress (we actually bought this one when we found it on sale for $20, and it's just fine), receiving blankets, dirty diaper bags (because we aren't getting a diaper pail, just a small can with a seal-able lid), changing pad, and a cover to go with, pacifiers, Dr. Brown's Gia Nursing Pillow, a bottle brush, bottle warmer, thermometer, booger sucker, camera to monitor the baby, and a few other assorted things that I couldn't really find a definitive "best in class" for, so pick at your own discretion: diaper bag, swaddles (although I've read good things about the Summer Infant brand), bottles (we're going with Phillips Avent), a bouncer (we got this one), and a swing.

I agonized over this stuff for what felt like forever, lol, so I hope it helps you and saves you some hair-pulling. It's all so overwhelming!

u/Send_Me_Gold · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

You will never convince them. I'm not sure the fear of fire is exactly what's going on. They have more to worry about with wall wart power supplies, phone chargers and plugged in laptop supplies.

On another note, I knew crazy people who think cell phones cause cancer, as well as microwave ovens, and even electricity would leak out of unused outlets and had outlet safety plugs in all of their outlets: https://www.amazon.com/Mommys-Helper-Outlet-Plugs-Count/dp/B00081J3N6

u/zlzl · 2 pointsr/christmas

During heavy rain, water can blow the individual fuses within each string of lights -- but more often this is caused by having too many strings of lights connected. Limit it to however many it says on the box.

Water will also trip a breaker. This happened to us with any amount of rain. For years, we'd tape up the ends with a piece of tape, but this gunked up the connecters after a while.

The best solution we found is to use electrical outlet plugs like these

They're cheap and they keep the water out. Good luck!

u/chizzle91 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Wincal308 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Probably this.

Helpful but boring.

u/Painting_Agency · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Absolutely not, but I do suggest a harness/tether system or one of those tether backpacks for once they learn to walk but haven't learned to/are too short to hold your hand reliably. I'm pretty sure ours saved both our kids' lives a dozen times.

u/Quazijoe · 2 pointsr/gaming

They've been hard at work over at the occulus labs and they finally have a product to address this. Amazon Link

u/Imageekswife · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Comfy-Bath-Sponge/dp/B000H953Y2

We use it in our regular bath. The water soaks into the sponge keeping baby warm. They can stretch out. Best of all your baby stays put (until they can roll etc.)

u/cgsf · 2 pointsr/Buyingforbaby

The first few baths, I used a baby bath sponge (about $5-$10). It was so great! I used it in both the sink and the tub with no problem at all. Now, however, we have started just all showering together, so we just hold him; or when I take a bath, I just bring him in with me.

u/Cheerforernie · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Comfy-Bath-Sponge/dp/B000H953Y2

My mom suggested this bath sponge and it has worked great so far!

u/p_kitty · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

We got two of these to create a baby pen for my son, with the expectation that we'd be adding two more kids to it. It's expensive, but it's awesome. Solid as a rock and because it's bars, rather than a grid pattern on the panels, he can't climb it.

There's nothing wrong with putting your babies in a confined space to keep them safe.

u/WigglyBaby · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have two of these and love them. I read a lot of the reviews before getting anything. This one is heavy (toddler can't push it), and has straight bars (rather than e.g. a criss-cross pattern) that toddlers can't climb up easily.

u/catsreaction · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Have you looked at playpens that can also be used as a gate, like this one http://www.amazon.com/North-States-Industries-Superyard-Metal/dp/B000U5FOT2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1425749099&sr=8-7&keywords=baby+playpen+gate They have removable panels so you can make it smaller, or but additional panels to make it bigger. And if the size isn't perfect you can angle the panels to make it fit.

u/xo_two · 2 pointsr/puppy101

A little pricier than other options, but I got this one for my GSD puppy and it has been awesome. It's technically for kids but it has worked well for her.

I like that the bars are metal and there are no horizontal bars across it so it keeps them from being able to climb. It is basically indestructible. You can buy additional panels that are super easy to attach. It also comes with a kit to anchor it to walls if you want to use it as a gate to block off rooms instead.

u/andeva · 2 pointsr/akita

These are the gates I use in my house, they work very well and are tall enough so the dog cannot jump over and the vertical bars do not allow climbing.

u/JadedorTraded · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I highly recommend the Regalo Easy Step Extra Tall Walk Thru Gate. Toddler went be able to open it, and you don't have to climb over it.

u/Checkmate1234 · 2 pointsr/toddlers

Even an extra tall gate? We have this one from Amazon. It's delightful because it's a walk through door which you don't need to drill into the wall, but it's extra tall so my 2 year old can't climb over it!

u/MrsDrennan · 2 pointsr/puppy101

This is something similar maybe searching these will help you find what you want.
www.amazon.com/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_lfgGxb5ZDZZB7

u/Ilovetacosohsomuch · 2 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FWmjDbFDEXWTP

This is the one I have 😁👌🏼
We have it drilled on either side of our living room and it stretches across nicely to keep the kids out of the kitchen. We bought two smaller Regalo brand gates for our doorways exiting the living room

u/akifyre24 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Replace it with a bar style. The ones that have holes end up being like a ladder.

[this is the play yard we use to block off our kitchen. the space is oddly shaped.](Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1UJnDbE5ME8SZ)

u/BurritoTime · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Fellow one-year-old-haver here who has just dealt with baby-gating an odd shaped stairway - adapting something off the shelf is my way to go wherever possible. I'd just go with a metal baby gate with extra panels:

Like this

There may be some rated for outdoor use, but I understand the normal ones last at least a year or two outside anyways.

u/SolidBones · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have a couple of these screwed into the walls to block off a long area. It's got a door you can walk through

Blackout curtains and a noise machine, and I don't see any reason why this won't work. I recommend the dohm

u/rehpotsirhc123 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This would be super child proof because it attaches to the walls, it's 16 feet total in 8 2-foot sections with a gate. You could get an additional 50% more space inside of it if the desk were in a corner.

u/spaketto · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

It sounds like you're probably looking for something like this:
https://www.amazon.ca/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Wide-White/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1540578509&sr=8-4&keywords=Play+yard

I have this particular one but not attached to any walls. Unfortunately i think this is a version that would need to be attached with screws but there may be other versions that can pressure mount.

I used this one in an octagon shape. It's metal bars and each hinge locks into place. Kids can't open the gate. I used it when my kid was younger and will be using it again with second.

If you bought 2 sets you'd probably have enough or close to enough to get the size/shape you want.

u/numbers_game · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Not sure what your living space is like but we have this and created a penned off area
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_eQA8Bb39ZJ8HG

u/Deuceman927 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Get this... https://www.amazon.com/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Adjustable-Mounts/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1550775339&sr=8-1&keywords=regalo+4+in+1

You can mount 1 end to the wall on the right of the stairs, and 1 to the wall on the left of the stairs...

I have 3 of these things... You can take out panels and make it shorter... you'll basically have a little box at the foot of the stairs with a door.

u/drew714 · 2 pointsr/daddit
u/thehumanhive · 2 pointsr/InteriorDesign

You can find baby gates that are long and bend at the joints. Perhaps one of these mounted to the walls next to the cabinets?
EDIT: Here is a cheaper/longer one.

u/toriaanne · 2 pointsr/BabyBumpsCanada

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B003VNKLIY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My bub is almost 8 months old, and I needed a place that would keep him out of... well, to be honest, everything. He sticks whatever he can in his mouth. Hell. He tries to stick the bars of this baby jail in his mouth.

I love the fact it is flexible and I can make it whatever shape I need it to be, and that it attaches to a wall when needs be for extra stability.

Now, for a newborn, we bought a more common playpen.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B019D3SVPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For our uses, the newborn sleeping space was useless. Our kid had issues sleeping... well... anywhere not on us. We ended up with him in a glider for our own sanity for sleeping. Three weeks of not being able to put him down were enough to make me cry Uncle. We ended up using it for cloth diapers as we made copious use of the changing table.

u/APSkinny · 2 pointsr/CFB

Get a gate.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VNKLIY/ref=s9_acsd_top_hd_bw_bBI9zX_c_x_3_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=XNTF1WB7HZVB35M36N42&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1445f0dc-4598-5447-845c-b4767ed78476&pf_rd_i=166868011

Like that. My kid is 3 now and we only use 2 smaller dog gates to keep him locked away from the stairs, but when he was 1, we used that gate to completely shut down the living room. it works.

u/vacantbaby · 2 pointsr/Parenting

These for any door you don't want opened or slammed: http://www.amazon.com/Door-Monkey-Lock-Pinch-Guard/dp/B004ECJWK4
And these for outlets that aren't hidden that need things plugged into them: http://www.safebeginnings.com/WebComponents/Catalog/Public/showproduct.asp?id=939

u/flantagenous · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

We use a baby gate but I've seen people mention these before -- Door Monkey -- I don't have one but it's nice the door is open just a little bit and it seems like it would be quick to get off in an emergency.

u/El3ctr1cAv3 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

If you want to keep her out of the bathroom while still allowing adults access, we like these. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jJuBDb520CRR9

That said, by 30 months many kids are potty trained and need to wash their hands. By that age my daughter had access to a sink and was allowed to “play” in it if she didn’t make a mess. We had some ground rules - water stays in the sink, etc. 30 months is the age when many kids start outgrowing the need for baby proofing, a better longterm solution would be to teach her appropriate rules for using the sink.

u/Paislazer · 2 pointsr/Mommit

Door Monkey

Once my son was two he could get past all of our child proofing gizmos but these. Still work at 3 1/2 though thankfully we hardly need them anymore.

u/brfergua · 2 pointsr/Dads

There’s something called a door monkey that we find useful. Keeps that from getting into mischief in the morning before I hear them banging around and get up.

Edit: here it is. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9kN3Db7X4SMP9

u/CapitalGGeek · 2 pointsr/DIY

Nevermind, you can get locks that work for both swing directions.

Swinging in is easy and can be done with a broken fork - https://lifehacker.com/use-a-broken-metal-fork-as-a-quick-door-lock-1629334758

Or you can purchase a similar device - https://www.amazon.com/Addalock-Portable-Travel-AirBNB-Lockdown/dp/B00186URTY/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=door+lock+bar&qid=1571501794&sr=8-15

If the door swings away, then you need something like this - https://www.amazon.com/DOOR-MONKEY-Door-Pinch-Guard/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=removable+door+lock+bar&qid=1571501864&sr=8-7

You can search 'temporary door locks' for options

u/Mama2lbg2 · 2 pointsr/gifs

They sell lever locks in the child proofing section of most stores. Maybe that could help until you figure out a pup training idea?

They also have top of the door locks like this
Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_g5W8ub1QRWQG0
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_g5W8ub1QRWQG0


We had a Houdini dog once too

u/JunpeiIchiban · 2 pointsr/woodworking

So I have a 4 month old and have been looking into cabinet locks...and the locks they use seem to be similar to the [Safety 1st magnetic Locks] (http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-Complete/dp/B004GCJMLG). I think I may have to come up with some plans for these myself. They are awesome.

u/Lunulae · 2 pointsr/Mommit

The number one thing id say is to make sure you secure your furniture to the walls. Honestly, ir only takes a few mins and some cheap brackets, its definetely worth the effort. I'm going to be another person who praises the magnetic locks. They keep the cabinet door tightly closed so its impossible for him to get his fingers in there and open it like with the spring locks (which took him less than an hour to figure out). Easy to install, it comes with templates. They are really easily switched on/off so you can leave it unlocked if you're cooking or what ever and need to get in a particular cupboard often and dont want to faf around with the magnet key (which works remarkably well through wood!). You cant tell at all from the outside that they are there which i appreciate and it feels really solid and secure. The only downside is that they're a bit more expensive than other kinds of cabinet locks. I definitely think they're worth the money though. The only cabinet I have that you can see the lock from the outside is a spinning lazy Susan corner cabinet that has my pots and pans in. I looked at various products that were specifically for childproofing and they all looked cheap/weak and they made it so you can only spin one way. Then I had a look around and realized that a sliding bolt lock would be able to hold it firmly in place but also retract completely and not impede the cabinet spinning. I usually leave it unlatched coz I dont care if he bangs the pots around but if I'm trying to let my husband sleep it can be loud. Its tight enough that even as a burly, impossibly strong 16 month old he still can't physically get it open. Anyway, the point of that story is that you dont have to rely only on products that are specifically "childproofing" if you can think of a cheaper/stronger alternative that works better. Most of the other things we protected against where things that could hurt him by accident and not particularly things that he might get into if he wasn't being supervised coz I already watch him like a hawk and try to teach him appropriate boundaries. Stuff like sharp corners he might hit if hes running or falls against it and covers for the power outlets, especially the ones that have things plugged into them coz he tries to pull the plugs out and put his finger in the gap between the loosened plug and the wall! Before he was mobile though I just made sure to keep him on a safe surface and make sure nothing dangerous was within his reach. He spent a lot of tummy time on the lounge room rug coz it was easy to keep vacuumed of things he would otherwise try to eat and its really good for core strength. :)

u/velicos · 2 pointsr/daddit

Just installed these Safety First magnetic locks on my kitchen last week.

My son is 15 months and the morning after he tried his normal routine of opening all of the cabinets and pulling everything out. His attempt failed and the look of disappointment on his face was classic, but then he found something else to entertain him about 5 seconds later.

Takes a couple hours to install but it's all hidden and clean... fairly affordable and highly rated on Amazon.

u/eaglel66 · 2 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

If that's the case I'm not sure how well it would work but there are magnetic locks that you use a magnet to open that at meant for cupboards. You could try and fashion one of those to work but otherwise that is the only way I can think of that doesn't involve cutting or cable routing.

Something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Cabinet-Locks/dp/B004GCJMLG

u/Graendal · 2 pointsr/Parenting

For drawers and cupboards we went through several options and our son was able to get them all open until we did magnetic locks.

They are a bit more expensive but so far the only thing that has actually worked. We don't even have anything truly dangerous in the locked cupboards, just pots and pans that are heavy enough that they could dent the floor or hurt his feet if he pulled them out, and a recycling bin that would make a huge mess if he got into it, stuff like that.

u/a-priori · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We use these things and they're great: http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-System/dp/B004GCJMLG

So far they're velociraptor baby proof.

u/possiblythebest · 2 pointsr/DIY

You're post reminded me of these! My friend used them to baby proof their cabinets. They don't budge if the magnet isn't there. Post updates when you've got it working!

http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-System/dp/B004GCJMLG

u/aevulto · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Cabinet latches didn't work for us, but we did find these magnet locks that worked really well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GCJMLG

u/unnecessarywisdom · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Yes, sorry for the delay. I have no Internet at the moment as we just moved and using my phone only is awkward...


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004GCJMLG


This product looks like the right one. There may be other versions. If you search "magnetic baby locks" there are several hits.

u/UnsureThrowaway975 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

There are several variations but this is the most popular one where I live:

North States Superyard Colorplay 8 Panel Playard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NTY1HU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_I-55AbM54XEYE

u/darium4 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Once our daughter was big enough we got her an activity table that went around a seat, it converts to a high chair/booster that grows with kiddo which saved us buying a high chair.

Activity center: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LTI0ARO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vt5MDbQPJ4TAX

Once she was a bit bigger we used her bouncer and kept her in our line of sight.

Bouncer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016XS2O7O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Mu5MDbGS0KDD7

Now that she’s walking we use baby gates and a play yard fence to keep her in a solidly baby proofed area and she still loves her bouncer at 17 months old

Play yard fence: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NTY1HU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vv5MDb89CNM0C

Edit: we also had a larger swing in the living room and a smaller portable swing I’d move around when I’d need to go to a different room to clean or something.

u/poorsoi · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Door knob covers worked really well for us if you have the right type of knob.

u/fbthowaway · 2 pointsr/DIY

if it ever becomes a concern, probably 100 childproofing products to choose from

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A2ZSZ8/

btw, really awesome work on your remodel

u/emilystarr · 2 pointsr/IFParents

We used these at our previous house: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071RD46LX

When we moved out, I was able to just use a hair dryer to warm it up and it came off without any problems.

The munchkin things: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A2ZSZ8 I had a much harder time getting off.

u/travelsaur · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Very helpful so far for us. We moved our LO to her room and crib when she was 4 months old (so you still have time... especially with Black Friday coming up). The monitor gives us the ability to check in on her without going into her room.

We have a Wyze 2.0 for the video part and bought Vtech sound monitors. We chose this combo as a cheaper alternative to the video/sound baby monitors. The cameras can be used for other things after the baby grows up. It continuously records too... so it could be used for security purposes.

Typically, we wait to hear a sound and turn the camera on to see what's up. We tried just using the wyze camera sound, but you have to leave it running continuously on your phone and sometimes it stops. So the vtech monitors work best in combo with it.

u/rocketmonkeys · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

I have the vtech:
https://www.amazon.com/VTech-DM221-Sound-Digital-Monitor/dp/B007NG5UF4/

The one with 2 receivers. They were bad at first; lots of interference/losing signal. Now they work perfectly. I'm not sure what changed, something with outside interference. But it works great now.

We used to have the Sony analog (the most popular one). Awful, could hear all the cell phone interference right through it. Bad. Digital is very good.

EDIT: Didn't see that 2nd question. I don't think hikvision has any relationship to axis. I could be wrong, but I think they're completely independent. You can find hikvisions for $100 or less on aliexpress. I don't think you can find any good cheap axis, though that may have changed.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/HIK/813038_253674341.html

I haven't ordered yet, mainly because I don't know which exact model I want. But they're very well regarded.

u/Peachmaru · 2 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Pregnancy: Liked Old Navy Maternity I loved wearing foldover waist things like capri pants, skirts, and pants. Though for work I was able to keep wearing my pre-pregnancy pants as my fat redistributed and they are elastic waist anyway. And the Old Navy Maternity tank tops are amazing, I still wear them after giving birth. I also wore Poise pads to catch my pee leaks, they worked great.

Did not like Ginger gum, that shit's gross.

Postpartum: Liked Kotex pads. The squirt bottle they gave me at the hospital. Colace.

Did not like Always pads (fucking cheese grater). Those witch hazel pads didn't do much for me, neither did the numbing cream.

Baby Like Pampers Baby Dry diapers, Fisher Price Rock and Play, Nosefrida snotsucker, Fisher Price plug in swing, Chicco Keyfit 30, Chicco NextFit, Harmony Odyssey stroller, Infantino pouch feeding products, Vtech baby monitor, Cuisinart food processor, lightweight car seat toys, Ubbi diaper pail, IKEA high chair (I probably have more, but these are some of the things I love on a daily basis or have saved my sanity).

Did not like Swaddle blankets (specifically swaddling), moby wrap, boppy pillow, Graco battery operated swing, huggies diapers, and MAM bottles.

Bonus Mom Supplies Pump wipes (my pump room at work has no sink and these are perfect to use after pumping), leisure bra (I cut holes where my nipples are and I can double pump hands-free, so helpful!), and JuJuBe diaper bag (it's small and cute and I know where everything is now!)

u/Ham_Damnit · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

An audio "only" baby monitor baby monitor like
this is less than $40 and you can carry one end around wirelessly. We've been using ours for 6 years and it still works great.

Sounds like you are a soon-to-be first time parent, congrats! Just trying to save you some trouble. The last thing you're going to want to do is figure out is why you can't hear your kid crying through an Echo.

u/the_blue_wizard · 2 pointsr/audio

What kind of money are you willing to spend?

There are simple scout phone. These were frequently used by football coaches. They are simply two speakers, a switch, a capacitor, and a power source (battery or power amp). When you close the switch the speakers are energized and act as both speaker and microphone. I had a friend who did this for an intercom with his mother upstairs, but he didn't even bother with the power source, just two speakers, one in each room.

Here is a very simply circuit, though I'm having trouble finding a better one. In this case, they used a resistor for isolation. But you can use a capacitor to block the DC from the speakers, but allow AC to pass through.

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/87306/simple-microphone-speaker-circuit

This shows a microphone and a speakers, but two 3" or 4" speaker will work as both microphone and speaker. I can't find a better photo/drawing, probably because I can't think of the right search terms for the device.

I would also check out Walkie-Talkies, today these or the equivalent are pretty sophisticated. They could be connected to an external Power Supply so you wouldn't have to worry about batteries.

[https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb\_sb\_ss\_i\_4\_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=walkie+talkies+for+adults&sprefix=walkie+t%2Caps%2C678&crid=224K3J59V8PXK](Adult Walkie-Talkies)

I think some of these will offer open 2-way communication. Though many of them are Push-to-Talk radios.

It is possible that your digital intercom is turning off because it has a Stand-By mode. Many devices shut themselves off after a period in non-use. There is perhaps a way to defeat this.

You could also consider some type of Baby Monitor. That would at least allow one way communication, and in some cases perhaps 2-way -

https://www.amazon.com/VTech-DM221-Vibrating-Sound-Alert-Intercom-x/dp/B007NG5UF4/

Not necessarily recommending this specific unit, just using it as an example.

A microphone and Active Speaker could be made to work in one direction, and need not necessarily cost a fortune. It would be better if you could rig two-way communication, but if one-way works, then it could be done.

u/secretsquirrel17 · 2 pointsr/CaregiverSupport

I’ve been in your situation. If you haven’t already, I recommend an air flow hospital bed. It will make both of you more comfortable. It will help her sit up with a push of a button and avoid bedsores. It also has a bedrail. My mother in law felt trapped with the rail up, but sometimes I just had to - times I couldn’t listen for her and be there ASAP. I understood her hate for the bedrail but we found a balance. It’s better than a broken hip. Hospice will provide this. Also, I did not get an over the bed tray because they are so bulky. I just used an over lap tray. My MIL became very picky too with food. Just do your best. We did a lot of Campbell’s chicken noodle soup, crackers, cookies, cut up melon, apple sauce. Etc. but it’s ok not to eat - that’s what the body does at this stage.

Also, I highly recommend a Baby monitor that has a button on the parents side that you can push and talk back, like a walkie talkie. You can sleep in your own bed and keep it near you. If she needs help and calls out, you will hear it over the monitor. You just push your button and let her know you heard her and you will be right there.

Here’s the one I used: https://www.amazon.com/VTech-DM221-Vibrating-Sound-Alert-Intercom/dp/B007NG5UF4

Finally, if you get hospice, ask for a home aid to come bathe your MIL. They can do chair baths and bed baths and change the sheets.

u/Sassy_Pants24 · 2 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

This is the monitor we got for our registry and so far, it's pretty neat (obviously not baby tested yet).

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QyLCybWPE46B8

It has the option to turn off the video but leave the sound, has night vision, and reads the temperature of the room (and other cool features).

We also got the Snuza over the Owlett after much debate. I turn my phone off at night so the Owlett wasn't going to work for us but with the Snuza's audible alarm, I could hear it over the baby monitor.

u/katekim717 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

This is the one I’m getting:

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JaKbAbC77VPCN

I’m expecting number two and I’ve been doing research on baby monitors that can have two cameras, and have split screen, or dual monitoring. This one by FAR has the best reviews of any that I have looked at.

u/AFlyLady · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Hi there! I'm not one of you any more. In fact, my little boy is 18 months old now. I came back to baby bumps and I wanted to make a post about an awesome baby monitor on sale on Amazon today. I seriously LOVE this monitor. I've tried a couple out, but this one kicked the pants off any of them. It's the Infant Optics DXR-8.
Infant Optics
It's one of the highest rated/most sold monitors on Amazon for a reason.

u/senora_sassafrass · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have this one: Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_czlEAbNB4XBEZ

You can buy a second camera for it, which we did. Baby's room is in the front of our house and I can take the monitor with me to the back boundary of our half acre yard and still get reception.

The charger it comes with is awful, but it's just a micro USB so we use an old phone charger instead.

u/sat0123 · 2 pointsr/daddit
u/jenny248 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

We registered for this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI?tag=blvisitor-20

Why we bought it: Good reviews on Amazon. I liked the different lenses and that you can add on another camera. I liked that you can have the monitor "off," but still see if there is sound (the lights will light up).

Why we didn't want a webcam: 1. the security issues (people hacking and talking/seeing baby), 2. we don't have the need to see baby when we aren't home (baby will be at daycare. If we were going the nanny route, I might have changed my tune), 3. i don't want to have to use my iphone as a baby monitor. I'd rather have something that can be "on" all the time rather than toggling to an app/website.

Can't help you with how hard was it to secure - haven't used it yet!

Edited to add: also liked that it came with a temperature sensor. We will probably buy the wide angle lens once baby gets older/mobile.

u/kneedrag · 2 pointsr/daddit

We went with the infant optics. after it was recommended by several friends. Super easy to use, all the normal features, but it is also very easy to add cameras to and ha s interchangeable lenses so you can use narrow or wide lens views as your kid grows. Only $165.

Personally, I find it a lot easier to have a physical monitor to walk around with that is always playing the audio instead of needing to use a phone and open an app. Plus its easy to hand off to nannies/sitters/family members without messing around with everyone's phone.

Not accessible remotely, but I also don't have to worry about someone else ever logging into it.

u/gumbowitch · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

[this one](Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vesPybASVPHBS)

Two years and going strong. My sister had an expensive Motorola one and it blew out in less than a year. She got this one by my recommendation and loves it.

u/i_got_jiggy_with_it · 2 pointsr/homedefense

I’m all for cameras- but not ones that connect to the internet. We’ve had a great experience with this non-networking baby monitor: https://www.amazon.com/Infant-Optics-DXR-8-Monitor-Interchangeable/dp/B00ECHYTBI

Another pro is that the camera travels well too - no need to worry about the condo’s WiFi

u/saf621 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I always say audio and video. I caught my son climbing out of the crib at 11 months, before he could walk. He grabbed the top of the rail and used his sweaty feet to walk up the slats. I ran in and caught him as he was swinging a leg over the edge. If I didn’t have the video on I would have had no idea that’s what he was doing.

We have an infant optics dxr-8. So far it’s great and the customer service has been awesome. My one complaint was the battery died after about 8 months, but it cost around $10 on Amazon for a new one and it’s worked great ever since.

u/siriuslyserious · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

When I was pregnant with my first I didn't think we needed a video monitor, but then when we moved her into her own room I decided we did. It is SO helpful. When she would cry out in the night I could peek on the monitor and see if she was actually waking up or just snuggling back in to sleep, so I didn't get out of bed if I didn't need to.

That first one I bought was a Foscam that isn't available anymore and I wouldn't recommend anyway. It had a feature where the screen would turn on if it detected noise, which sounds nice, but was actually really annoying. We ended up keeping the screen on all the time, which burnt it out pretty quickly.

Just a few months ago I ordered this one and I love it. Great picture, good sound quality, and the sound when speaking through the monitor to the baby/kid is good too. We don't use that feature often, but it's nice to have. It also shows the temperature in the baby's room, which is really good because our daughter's room gets cold quickly. We plan to get a second camera to use in the second baby's room because you can link it to the one monitor and go back and forth between views. They also have the option to add on a wide angle lens to see the whole room rather than just a close up of sleeping baby, which will be nice as our kids get older.

u/TheMantelope · 2 pointsr/daddit

Consumer reports only rated 3 monitors with video capabilities, and don't have any recommended models with video.

  1. Summer Infant Slim & Secure 02800/02805 baby monitor(rating 54)
  2. Safety 1st True View baby monitor(Rating 51)
  3. MobiCam AV Wireless Monitoring System baby monitor(Rating 33)

    Their top rated audio monitor was the Philips Avent DECT SCD510 baby monitor, which scored an 88.

    For what it's worth, we used this Infant Optics DXR-8 model, after having issues with a motorola video monitor we had registered for: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECHYTBI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
u/nmm267 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

After A LOT of research, this is the one we're going with: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECHYTBI/ref=br_it_dp_o_nS_ttl?ie=UTF8&colid=1SB3NXTEYXV2H&coliid=I1PIUKGEX1655U

It gets pretty great reviews and the couple of complaints I saw were much more manageable seeming than some of the ones found for Motorola and similar big-name brands. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but we're hopeful!

u/_Kit_Kat_ · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

FTM here... I got this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECHYTBI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I originally bought a different one (a WiFi/phone app one), but it was pretty laggy on my phone (which is a pretty good phone & we have pretty good WiFi). DH & I decided to just return it & try another one (the one above). We haven't 'officially' tried it out yet (I'll be 34 weeks tomorrow), but we've played around with it & tried it out a bit for ourselves. In short, the picture is pretty good, the sound is very good, and the parent unit/monitor is very responsive. It's VERY highly rated on Amazon. I know it's early to tell, but I think we're going to be very happy with it. It is a little pricey (around $167 on Amazon), but I still think it's worth the money.

If you're not sure, I just Googled things like 'best baby monitor 2017' or 'best video baby monitor' (depending on the kind you want), and some websites provide very helpful reviews of different monitors (pros & cons, etc).

u/ZorbaTHut · 2 pointsr/InsanePeopleQuora

For what it's worth, we got this monitor and it's worked pretty much flawlessly for a year and a half. Range isn't amazing but is plenty good enough to go from one side of the house to the other and down a flight of stairs and it charges off standard USB Micro. The only issue we've run into is that the battery was kind of crummy and stopped holding a charge after a year, but a replacement battery was literally $9 and I just don't care too much at that point.

No Internet connectivity, of course, but besides that it's just fine.

u/toomanyees · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I think an Angelcare monitor might help you relax a little more. She'll probably never need it, but at least it'll give you some peace of mind.

http://www.amazon.com/Angelcare-Movement-Sound-Monitor-White/dp/B00GU07FLQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394069146&sr=8-1&keywords=angelcare++monitor

u/orleon · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

The Angelcare monitor, a thousand times over. I knew I did not want a monitor with a video option as I felt I would be checking it REALLY often.

This monitors breathing (and with a baby that insisted on tummy sleeping, this was literally a life saver), room temperature, and has the regular old audio feed as well. At $75 new, it's well worth it.

http://www.amazon.com/Angelcare-Movement-Sound-Monitor-White/dp/B00GU07FLQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421948981&sr=8-1&keywords=angelcare+monitor

u/Papa_Grumps · 2 pointsr/RedditDads

I had two kiddos that were both born at 25 weeks gestation. They lived in the NICU for 4 months each and came home with no medical equipment. However every single sound, movement etc they made terrified me that something was wrong. I worried to death that they would stop breathing while sleeping. So our doctor recommeneded this for their cribs - Angle Care Breathing Monitor this thing was amazing. If they moved off the pad the monitor freaks out, if they pause breathing for more than 10 seconds it freaks out. From what I am reading you would probably like this. It will help you feel more secure about letting them grow on their own. I think everything will be fine, and you are doing a great job! Besides that worrying means you care and more attention is always better than less with babies.

u/vzw · 2 pointsr/wow

I've got this one but with two receivers.

We don't use the heartbeat sensor though. I did a lot of monitor research and to be honest there's no real consensus on the "best."

I like this one because it has really good battery life and it's sensitive enough to ignore the sound machine we have and only turn on when the baby cries.

Also, I'd recommend not getting a video monitor. I have plenty of friend that have them and they are checking them all of the time. It raises your anxiety a lot.

u/xyzzzzy · 2 pointsr/Parenting

> I can barely sleep I'm so terrified I won't hear her struggling

One tangible thing I would suggest is getting a movement monitor, https://amzn.com/B00GU07FLQ or https://amzn.com/B008OJ7C6Y. I scoffed at these for our fist child, but in hindsight she was easy and we were naive. Six miscarriages later and a difficult birth for our second, I totally understand the comfort that these provide - and you need all the sleep you can get!

u/annerevenant · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We were gifted this one, it had been used about a year and still works great. We live in a split level, I use it when baby is napping downstairs and I need to go do laundry or dishes upstairs. I have nothing to compare it to but it picks up her little sighs so I feel like it's pretty sensitive with good range.

u/RKflorida · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I was just disabled for about 3 weeks and our neighbor loaned us a baby monitor. They are very reasonable. It had a camera and a microphone so my wife could peek in on me. It didn't have the best picture but it was good enough.
If you can live with sound only there is one on Amazon for about $18. The parent unit is portable so you can take it from the bedroom to the kitchen for example.
https://www.amazon.com/VTech-DM111-Digital-Monitor-Parent/dp/B00JEV5UI8/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1501688954&sr=1-4&keywords=baby%2Bmonitor&th=1

u/nlwric · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I didn't have any kind of monitor for the first 6 months. We have a small house and I can hear her from anywhere. Then we got a video monitor so we could travel to my MIL's house where the sleep area is really far from the living area. We set it up at home to test it and I immediately wished I'd had it from day 1. It would have been soooo helpful to know WHY baby was crying (because she'd lost her paci or busted out of her swaddle or if she's really awake vs. just stirring). And it would have been reassuring to be able to watch her sleep in those paranoid newborn days. And I would have spent way less time straining my ears and wondering if I'd heard the baby make a noise. We have this one and I love it.

u/libdib_vc · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We LOVE this one and haven't had any problems with it in 3 months of useage: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072LTSWND/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

u/guineabull · 1 pointr/videos

I had the same problem with my dogs. They'd jump up, trying to see if there was any food up there and inadvertently turn on a burner. I've always been fire conscious, though, so I always make sure any areas around open flames are clear by at least five feet. As for the knobs, we got some of these. They work a treat while I continue my efforts at conditioning them out of counter-surfing.

u/qnxb · 1 pointr/Parenting

36 packs are around $2.50 online, and similarly priced at Walmart.

If you're more handy and want something that looks better, tamper-resistant outlets are around $1 a piece.

u/retrodreamer · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Unfortunately yes, it is the tub. No idea why anyone would think it is a good idea to set that up so close to the floor. And I am planning to buy these for that outlet. Thanks for the advice for silicone

u/2PieceCombo · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

For almost a year I was stuck using powine adapters. I was fortunate enough to maintain a mostly consistent connection. I did a lot of "testing" to try squeeze every last megabit out of the things, and here's everything you can do to get the most out of them.

  1. Never use a powerline adapter on a power strip. This is almost always on the included instruction page, but it's worth saying. Power strips block out 'noise', which in this case is your data. Most of the time you won't even be able get them to link up, so just don't do it.

  2. The signal between the adapters is easily effected by interference going through your wiring circuits, so it's best to move them into different wall outlets to find the combination that produces the most reliable connection.

  3. Tieing into 1 and 2, whichever outlets you end up using, be sure to not plug anything into the second outlet slot. I'd even suggest putting one of those child safety outlet blocks in the unused one, just to prevent others from using it

  4. The newer your house, the better results you will likely have. Old houses have shitty wiring, for the most part. If you live in a really old place and the wiring has not been updated, chances are you won't get great results.

    I had a 100mbps connection from my isp, and my 'network' setup consisted of:

    Modem > power line > unmanaged desktop switch > my computers. I lost about ~20mpbs using Power line, but 80 was still a decent speed. The biggest issue was the occasional disconnect. It was usually a VERY brief interruption, but as you're probably aware even a second of missed gameplay can be devastating. I was never able to overcome this issue, as it was caused by short bursts of interenefce (someone turning on an applience or other device somewhere in the house)

    There is another option you can check out, called MoCA adapters. Rather than using the wiring in your house, this makes use of existing coaxial cable to bring internet to rooms that you cannot run Ethernet to. This obviously only works if your house (or at least starting and destination rooms) are wired with coax.

    If you are stuck using powerline, get a decent set. I have the netgear PL1200, but before that I tried a cheaper actiontec set, which was garbage.

    Edit: fixed link and clarification
u/JHoNNy1OoO · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Or just get one of these.

u/hyperbolasquared · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Mommy's Helper Don't think it's what the Stones were singing about... our baby is the cutest.

u/heregoesnothing1212 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Yes! I actually have the same one (love it!) and found that I needed a bigger foam insert to keep my baby upright during bath time. Just a friendly suggestion :)

Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H953Y2/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_bHzgDbR5AZ8QT

u/MrsStephsasser · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We love this tub too! We also use this sponge to help stabilize her, since she is not sitting up yet:

Summer Infant Comfy Bath Sponge https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H953Y2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Fdmozb1BFB2C9

u/Toomanyvariables · 1 pointr/Mommit

[summer infant bath sponge](Summer Infant Comfy Bath Sponge https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H953Y2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Tdr7ybCW5R0BC)

These bath sponges. Easy to travel with, lay in the tub, set it in the sink. Comfy for baby, easy to wring out and store. Loved them.

u/Christine8 · 1 pointr/Mommit

I used one of these in the bathtub but you could use it in the shower for him to sit or lay. It's like $6 at Target or Babies R Us. http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Comfy-Bath-Sponge/dp/B000H953Y2

u/Ladydipstick · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We got one of those sponge things that seems to help. I get in with him and nurse him when he gets crabby. I think my baby just hates being naked. He hates getting diaper changes and changing clothes. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000H953Y2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?qid=1458024281&sr=8-1&keywords=baby+bath+sponge&pi=SY200_QL40

u/KI2000 · 1 pointr/daddit

If you can afford it, I would suggest upgrading to the metal version: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000U5FOT2

The plastic version is a lot easier to climb (the diamond pattern provides horizontal toe holds) and the metal version comes with wall brackets.

u/walleyrund · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I wish I could help. Our top-of-the-stairs gate needs a bolt that goes all the way through the wall to be screwed in with a nut/washer on the other side. another gate is tearing out the door frame. The only one that really works is this free-standing one we have at the bottom of the stairs.

u/FractiousPhoebe · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I have this one with 8 panels
North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 144 inches Long Play Yard: Create an extra-wide gate or a play yard. Hardware mount or freestanding. 6 panels, 10 sq. ft. enclosure (30" tall, Beige) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000U5FOT2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VoJFDbPZST87Q

We had it over a foam mat. Now that we moved and LO is older, we have 3 panels with the gate mounted to seperate the living room from the rest of the house. Keeps toddler in and pets out.

u/Frostfox · 1 pointr/daddit

This wouldn't work for you? Works great for me. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000U5FOT2/

u/Somnambulates · 1 pointr/Parenting

I had gotten a gate that went to 10 feet I believe (we had a really wide area between the living and dining room) I’ll check and see if I can find it again. You can remove panels from it.

Yeah lol I’d rather not “wait and see”
“I’d rather ‘try and do’ but thanks”
People are ridiculous. I remember when I first got pregnant I was asking my friend who had already had two kids and was on her third (was pregnant around the same time as me no less) I asked how I could get Medicaid and she couldn’t tell me. I’m like why do people not want to tell you THESE Things but will tell you before or when asked but will have no problem giving you “advice” on things they really shouldn’t.

Going to go look now and calm down a bit.

Edit: found it!!

u/smeggysmeg · 1 pointr/daddit

We used this gate around my desk area until our little guy was about 2. Now he just leaves it alone... mostly.

u/lbw12345 · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

I agree, baby gates are likely your best tool so you can ensure the dog can't get to the son without your knowledge and supervision. They have ones with doors in them so you don't have to constantly climb over them.

This is the one I use https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001OC5UNA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_j8plDbG1JKBZN

u/cjskittles · 1 pointr/dogs

I found a tall gate that worked well for us: https://www.amazon.com/Regalo-Easy-Step-Extra-White/dp/B001OC5UNA/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1522192719&sr=8-3&keywords=tall+baby+gate

Or if she is not a crawler, you can get one of the frame mounted ones and just mount it a little higher. That's what I've done for my current dog since he doesn't like crawling.

u/Daleth2 · 1 pointr/Parenting

Get a baby gate for her door, or at the top of the stairs, whatever works best for your floor plan and where you want her to be. We have one of these in the door:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OC5UNA

u/UmbrellaCo · 1 pointr/Dogtraining
u/Kristin2349 · 1 pointr/puppy101
u/pearlescence · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Baby prison. I got basically an indoor fence, set it up around get play rug. Best $90 spent. She practices pulling up and cruising on the bars, I get to do chores without worrying about her crawling around and putting things in her mouth.

This is the one I got:

Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_WmhsDb3N14GWA

u/DigTheWig · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Is this for the bottom of the stairs? You can DIY one with pvc pipes and fabric that will fit between the railings, seen here. There are also a super wide play yard by Regalo that you can set up in whatever configuration you want, and screw each end into the wall.

u/biggern · 1 pointr/AskParents

We have two of these Regalo 192-Inch Baby Gates that are really flexible so you could wrap them around the sides of your stairs

u/dandanmichaelis · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We actually bought this one to go around our brick fireplace. It’s adjustable and huge and works great to block space.

u/wh0andwhy · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I use
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Gate and Play Yard, 2-In-1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_vrMhtIz8RkImt

Regalo Home Accents Extra Tall Walk Thru Gate, Hardwood and Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L8JIO4G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_yqigGEmp22Que

Evenflo Position and Lock Tall Pressure Mount Wood Gate https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055LV3XW?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

It all depends on your dog. It may work, it may not, I can lay a small fence resting on the bottom steps of a stairwell and my dog won't come up

u/phoenicoparus · 1 pointr/Mommit
u/cawpin · 1 pointr/daddit
u/newdogparents · 1 pointr/puppy101

Oh man, the playpen climbing, haha. Have you looked into the one Regalo makes for humans? It's a little pricey, but it bought us some more time since there are no horizontal bars.

u/Squirrels_Gone_Wild · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Good luck. She will still push the buttons, or pull the cords, or spill stuff on it. Only thing that worked for me was https://smile.amazon.com/Regalo-192-Inch-Super-Adjustable-Mounts/dp/B003VNKLIY/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=baby+fence&qid=1554683862&s=gateway&sr=8-3 and sectioning off part of the room.

u/hawtp0ckets · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I just bought this one from Amazon but I haven't used it yet. It has really good reviews so I'm hoping it'll be great!

u/MakeItHomemade · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

We chose not to crate train. There were some times I regretted it for 20 minutes, but I knew I would face other issues with crate trianing so it was a wash... but for our pup overall it worked out. So far.

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We went with this baby gate: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VNKLIY/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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We used it to block off the kitchen at first, and at night we moved it to the bedroom and folded it down to fit only around his bed. It was a pain moving it every night.. but at some point we have to enforce a budget!

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Then we stopped using it to block off the kitchen. Somewhere around 12 weeks.

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About 13/14 weeks we opened up the baby gate around his bed, and now he has access to about a 1/5th of our bedroom.

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We both work from home and were able to ALWAYS have eyes on him. So very few potty mistakes, and hes been good for the past month (except 2 accidents - 1 a random poop in the house when I proabbly brought him in to early from our morning potty break, and another "I'm so happy" small pee puddle. We haven't left him alone yet and will be working on that next.

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Eventually, I will train him to be fine in a crate for traveling and his safety.

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Lots of pros and cons to crate training or not.

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Thunderstorm! Need to go positive reinforcement training! See ya!

u/sometimesiburnthings · 1 pointr/DIY

Amazon sells one baby gate at/over that length (listed at 192 inches). It may work for you, depending on how exuberant your dogs are. It's kinda pricey, but any semi-respectable gate system is going to be that way. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003VNKLIY/ref=mp_s_a_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1479656316&sr=8-3&keywords=extra+wide+baby+gate&pi=SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=51rdOf%2BkUJL&ref=plSrch
The only other thing I can think of is to buy a baluster/rail/spindle rig like what you would have on a set of steps. But that's going to be even more expensive and won't have an easy way to get through. And you would have to assemble it from scratch.

u/PriseFighterInferno · 1 pointr/lifehacks
u/progressnerd · 1 pointr/Parenting

You need the Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard. Works great.

u/fearnotthewrath · 1 pointr/Parenting

If you dont' want to lose the knob, look into one of these....

u/call_Back_Function · 1 pointr/daddit

I use this.

https://www.amazon.com/Door-Monkey-Lock-Pinch-Guard/dp/B004ECJWK4

Keeps the door cracked so you can hear if anything is really wrong.

Kid goes to sleep with no issue when fighting gets nowhere.

u/umm_mika · 1 pointr/Parenting

I see. I understand. Again, I’m not sure how to help stop the screaming, but, I’m hoping my suggestions will make it more manageable. There’s also something called door monkey that you can put on his door. Here Just leaves a small crack enough for you to hear if he’s in trouble. Hopefully, that can also help muffle his screams and not wake up his brother in addition to a white noise machine inside his brother’s room.

u/Kallisti50253 · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

These are the only cabinet locks my twins didn't figure out within a day or two. They're bit of a pain in the ass, but it's worth it to not have dishes and shit all over.

We also used these for the doors, since we had lever handles.

Also the basic outlet covers you can get pretty much anywhere and a baby gate so they could be corralled at one end of the house. That was it as far as baby proofing for us

u/BinaryPi · 1 pointr/Parenting

We used these things on doors with non-standard handles.

u/svenSVEN7 · 1 pointr/SexToys

That's a tough one, but I would see if there was any type of special cabinetry or storage space that could be secure for when guests arrive but not so inconvenient to be annoying to get everything out.

My first thought was installing these magnetic cabinet locks or something similar but who knows. Just an idea!

https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Cabinet-Locks/dp/B004GCJMLG

u/ViviElnora · 1 pointr/JUSTNOMIL

As other commenters have said, she could be looking for ways to help/things to do. Think of her like a toddler or a puppy, if you don't give her something safe and acceptable to do, she will have to come up with something on her own. You could set up "task stations" throughout the house; clean towels to fold in the laundry room, recyclables to wash in the kitchen, coloring or a puzzle in another room, have the broom and dustpan out where she can easily see them, etc. If they are easy, common (familiar) housekeeping tasks she should be able to do them without getting frustrated and feel like she is contributing. When you are working in the kitchen, you could have her wipe down the counters or table. Include her in as much of the housework as you can, if she spends 20 minutes washing the table, or ten seconds on the table, four minutes sweeping the floor, and 5 minutes washing recyclables and dishes that won't break, even if she does it all poorly, she was occupied where you can keep an eye on her, while you actually accomplish things.

If she can still read, you can type out instructions for things like creating a load of laundry (picture of a basket filled to a full load of things that can be washed together with instructions saying that the basket needs to be this full of the same color of dirty laundry before it can be washed). Also put reminders on the machines that you have to wait until the cycle is finished before things can be removed and a new load started, and a reminder to take out the load in the machine before adding a new load. Don't make a big deal about the instructions being for her, you and your partner can loudly remind each other to follow the instructions every time you go do laundry. You will still want to supervise her, but the signs might be enough to get the problem under control for awhile. You can also use a sharpie to make a bold mark showing where the dial should point.

Another commenter suggested having a decoy garbage can of clean recyclables for her to dig through, you could expand on that by having a large container of clean, mixed recyclables and some smaller bins to have her sort them into. She gets the fun of digging and gives her a way to "help". Things she finds that she seems especially enamored with (like your pill bottle) can live there. You could also try having her wash the recyclables as you get them and she can add them to her collection, if she has a constant inflow, you might be able to have a secret outflow. Going from ten to zero is much more upsetting and noticeable than removing the same number as are put in to maintain 20.

I agree with everyone saying to lock up the garbage and dog food. These are great for locking cabinets and you can get ones that use strong double stick tape if you don't want to put screw holes in the cabinets. You can also get safety locks (aimed at toddlers) for washers and dryers, it is possible that you could find one, or a combination of a couple, that would be too hard for her to figure out.

For your packages, if you have space by your door, you could get a locking storage bench (if the one you like doesn't have a way to lock it, it isn't too hard to add some hardware). UPS, USPS, and FedEx all have ways to add driver/delivery instructions to shipments, where you could put the combination, on their apps and webpages (unfortunately, I think you have to manually add them to each shipment).

And don't forget to buy some healthy dog treats (or reserve part of the pup's daily food allotment) and put one days worth at a time in a special treat container (or half a day to make it last longer), so she can still "spoil" the pup.

u/alldayipas · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

This won't help for the fridge , but for the cabinets we got these and they work really well. https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Cabinet-Locks/dp/B004GCJMLG

u/dahamsta · 1 pointr/videos

So basically it's a gun safe with child locks?

u/LanMarkx · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Father of 3 kids here, PC cabinet has a magnetic kid lock on it. The plastic ones are junk that most kids can open by the time they are 3 or 4.


Edit: the oldest one (6) loves to watch me play games, so I've got a future PCMR gal up and coming. Can't wait to build her her own PC someday to game with. Minecraft is high on the list when she gets a bit older.

u/trip-c · 1 pointr/bourbon

I use this from Ikea. The shelves are sturdy enough to handle some weight and the shelves are adjustable to handle some tall bottles and some short squaty ones too. I used [these] (http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-Complete/dp/B004GCJMLG) hidden child safety locks to keep out prying eyes and fingers of all types.
Edit: Also, when I cant get the locks to open its time to quit for the evening.

u/mommyAIC · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Magnetic locks for the cabinets and drawers. We went thru two other crappy kinds before these - I wouldn't use anything else.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GCJMLG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/GSUBass05 · 1 pointr/IAmA
u/buba447 · 1 pointr/VanLife
  1. We got the stainless steel backsplash cut to size from a local steel shop. It cost us about 90 bucks. The stainless steel was grade 300, which has too much nickel in it to be magnetic so we had to put a thin layer of 26 gauge steel behind it that we pieced together from small squares found at Home Depot. Everything was glued onto the wall with subfloor adhesive.
  1. We had a time finding child safety locks for the cabinets that were strong enough. The first kind we bought broke off the drawers the first time we hit the brakes while driving. The second set we bought lasted about 2 weeks then just kind of fell apart. After much trial an error we found that these were strong enough and also offered the ability to disable after weve parked somewhere for a while: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GCJMLG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
u/scherlock79 · 1 pointr/woodworking

Please add locks to all the doors. You never know when a little one might encounter the cabinet, could be tomorrow or years from now. If you don't want change the aesthetics of the door, you can use these. They are magnet but hidden.

u/BuckyDog · 1 pointr/hometheater

A baby gate. You can even buy two and hook them together if needed. This is what we used. You can move it when watching a movie if desired and put easily put back: https://www.amazon.com/North-States-Superyard-Colorplay-8-Panel/dp/B006NTY1HU/ref=pd_cp_75_3/135-4847551-3754254?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006NTY1HU&pd_rd_r=26d33f3d-e5b3-4ac9-9d8f-5730e2beb2ee&pd_rd_w=M1Myt&pd_rd_wg=Mj46I&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=XFR1JT4SK18HDWKP64X5&psc=1&refRID=XFR1JT4SK18HDWKP64X5

It does not have to be totally enclosed. Most toddlers will leave it alone if the ends are just secured to a weight or something (or nothing, depending on the child).

u/miel0429 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Setup a playard like this (if you have hard floors setup a playmat as well within the gated area. This type of setup gives them lots of room to play):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006NTY1HU/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_eoiXCb43A4D11

Or use a playpen like this (I think this option is better for small spaces and/or you want to be able to move it from room to room easiest):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0725JZ9KQ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_vpiXCb5JR7RH8

u/LemonMagician · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I have two of the same cages for my birdies! I'm planning on just putting this play yard thing around the cages, and using binder clips to secure the doors as those take a good bit of squeezing to open. I already have to use them on the little side doors in my budgies cage because she has learned how to push them open, lol. Black or grey zip ties that blend in to prevent chewing or leather toy straps would probably also work.

u/dobberkins · 1 pointr/IFParents

So, for poop in the bark yard issue I've got one of these that sits outside permanently in a circle so the dog can't poop in that area and the babies have a grassy area to play in. Once we get their outdoor play house I'm going to hook two of those gate things together and it will live around the playhouse to keep dog/poop out and babies in.

I've got no solution on the behavior issue though. Our dog is an asshole and almost 11 years old, so she isn't changing any time soon. She growls and nips at them if they get close, so now that Ben's crawling we've had to make sure he doesn't get too close to her.

u/typingthings · 1 pointr/breakingmom

We've had to get some of these (this style, not this brand specifically). Bonus fun: watching grown ups who've never seen them before try to open your door lol.

u/Jessie_James · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Sorry, I did not realize you did not want to drill.

Maybe these might work? It looks like it.

https://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Xtraguard-Action-Multi-Latches/dp/B007A2ZSZ8/ref=sr_1_7_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1487321513&sr=8-7&keywords=childproof+cabinet+locks

I use those on all sorts of doors, including our sliding glass doors with an even larger gap/frame than your windows. Stick it it the glass. You can easily scrape it off later. They are excellent.

u/PinkiePiesDelight · 1 pointr/breakingmom

Flip lock for top of the door:

Prime-Line Products U 9888 Flip Action Steel Door Lock, White Finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LR1YA6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_L.fMybQ334BF9

Sticky lock thing:

Munchkin Xtraguard Dual Action Multi Use Latches, 2 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007A2ZSZ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_cbgMybVRQX2X2

u/charcuterie_bored · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I would just get rid of the nightlight. Is it really necessary? When my son was born I bought this chargeable light and it has been a great investment. It's dimmable and since you charge it with a USB I can move it around to wherever I want without worrying about cords or outlets. It's also saved my ass any time the power has gone out.

Edit: and get latches like this for the diaper pail.

u/sweetsails59 · 1 pointr/DIY

I'm a little late to the party, but we had a lot of luck with these and our jumbo kitty that likes to get under the sink. Some reviews say they're a pain to remove (we haven't tried yet) so use caution if you're renting.

u/panther1294 · 1 pointr/sleeptrain

I use these on my oven door and my dishwasher door

Munchkin Xtraguard Dual Action Multi Use Latches, 2 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007A2ZSZ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WuENDb5DAREC1

u/itsrattlesnake · 1 pointr/predaddit

We got this one.

I haven't tried it out outside until just now. With the monitor in a front facing room, the range seems to reach about three car lengths into the back yard. It goes through three interior walls and an exterior wall to achieve that, so I guess that 2500' model might be better after all :-/

u/Knitbits · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Have this. Works great.

u/AntisocialDiggle · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Like this one? We have this one and regular security camera in her room. It works plugged in, and not. Sound is good, and it travels well throughout the house.

u/kunigit · 1 pointr/predaddit

We started with his crib in the guest bedroom. The plan was for me to sleep in the guest room with him, so that my wife could get sleep for mental health reasons.

We did this for a couple weeks, but when we were going to have family visit, we decided to move him to his nursery, rather than move his crib to our bedroom.

We use an audio monitor (VTech DM221-2) and a dedicated web camera (Wyze Cam). It's super easy to hear when he's fussing or crying, and I have more confidence in the Wyze's security than a random video baby monitor.

I don't think there's a clear consensus on when the best time is to transition a baby to their own room, but I found that I obsessed a little too much with him in the same room, and it was starting to affect my sleep quality. Since I'm usually a light sleeper, I was waking up with every tiny sound he made. The audio monitor has a vox/squelch setting that filters out those little sounds, and the audio is loud enough that I wake up right away when he's actually crying. If I were a heavier sleeper, there are even options to make the remote unit vibrate and/or beep (I had those enabled at first, but it instantly annoyed me).

u/Soggy_Stargazer · 1 pointr/daddit

We use two cheap dlink ip cams with zoneminder. Overkill if thats all you're doing with it, but we had the system already and the ip cams were like 50 bucks each.

for audio we use the vtech DM-221. They work well and the range is great.

u/Gluestick05 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have a $30 vtech sound monitor that works just fine. The baby unit needs to be plugged in though, so I'm not sure if that would work for you?

u/rcrracer · 1 pointr/howto

sound generators to stop dog barking 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 6 If you read reviews at Amazon you will see that those type of people are known as "inconsiderate assholes" My neighbors plunked a dog in their backyard on Feb. 7th this year. Obviously purchased the dog based on his barking abilities. Great Dane. Wiki says a lifespan of 6-8 years. Fuck if I'm am going to spend the remainder of my life(old person) listening to a dog barking nonstop for hours on end. Our city has a law that says > 30 min illegal. I started calling the cops after I saw nothing was being done to shut the dog up. After the forth time the cops showed up I think a cop that had been there before showed up and was pissed. That and the legal paperwork the city sent the "inconsiderate assholes" nipped the problem in the bud, at least temporarily. The type of people that allow their dog to bark nonstop feel entitled. I expect the barking to start back up one of these days. Then it will be lawsuit time.

If I end up getting a lawyer. Security system, DVR, with 4 cameras and 85 foot infrared range. Additional infrared illuminators. Microphone. Graphic equalizer software. Aim 3 cameras and illuminators into neighbors backyard. Aim 4th camera at graphic equalizer software display running on computer. It is against the law to record conversations here so the owners are in the backyard with just a microphone could end up being illegal. Related links. 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9

Seinfeld: Elaine Benes dognapping episode.

In your case possibly"you can't squeeze blood from a turnip".

Another idea is to record the dog barking. Play it back as a loop at an increased volume. When the neighbors are sleeping would be a good time. If you have a few thousand bucks you could use an LRAD speaker to beam the sound.

u/vllewella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Your super power is too cool! I wold want the power of invisibility for a few reasons. First I could go out even when I look like rot and no one would see me. Second, well, I could be a sneaky spy. I could spy on my kids, I could spy on my husband, I could spy on the neighbors cause I'm nosy like that. And third. I could be invisible for those times when I don't want to be bothered. If they can't see me they can't bother me :D

This baby monitor won't make me invisible, but it will help me to hear even when I'm not there which is sort of the same thing, right?


We are RAOA. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

u/itzaklevi · 1 pointr/gadgets

You mean something like a baby monitor? Here's one for $40 from Amazon.

u/Xerlic · 1 pointr/predaddit

We have this one and it suits our needs. We bought a WiFi camera to use as a monitor as well, but we found ourselves constantly checking on him and it was unnecessary so we returned it.

u/sentient_jellyfish · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

So I’m in the US, but nearly all of my family is from Germany and many of my cousins have small children!! Most of them are using the VTech which has good range, I definitely saw them using it both wirelessly and finding a central and place to just keep it plugged in and it has the two-way talk function. I found it on amazon.de and it clocks in between the two you listed at 63€! I’m probably registering for it here in the US too because it seems like a good system! Hope that helps ☺️

https://www.amazon.de/VTech-DM221-Sound-Digital-Monitor/dp/B007NG5UF4

u/k_tiara_von_lobster · 1 pointr/predaddit

My parents insisted on getting us a video baby monitor, but DD is 7 months old and we still haven't set it up. If I were you I'd start with an audio baby monitor and then decide whether you really need a video monitor when baby is sleeping on their own. We use this VTech audio baby monitor every day, and it's great. It meets our needs perfectly.

u/knitpixie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We use this one and it works well. We do have a smallish house though so I don't know how well the range is in say, a two story home. We took it with us to my in-laws at Thanksgiving and they have a bigger, one story house and it worked just fine.

u/DontFuckWithMyMoney · 1 pointr/Parenting

After our disastrous first try with some crappy brand, we bought two of these for our kids: http://www.amazon.com/VTech-Communications-Sound-Digital-Monitor/dp/B007NG5UF4/

The sound is great, range is great, and it's got 2-way so if the kid is being rambunctious I can tell them to calm down via radio (this works surprisingly well.) Everyone's going to have their own preferences, but I've been happy with these for a while now.

u/Stupidlag · 1 pointr/predaddit

I looked for ones with good reviews. I found this one Baby Monitor because of the price and reviews. They have a 2 hand sent version as well. VTech seemed to make a good monitor.

I didn't think we would utilize a video monitor because we have a small house and the baby will be sleeping in our room for the first 6-12 months.

u/AngryFooDog · 1 pointr/Mommit
u/thundercatswhoa · 1 pointr/JulyBumpers2017

We still use this audio only monitor with my toddler. It picks up great, no static. We never personally saw the need for a video monitor. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007NG5UF4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1491398131&sr=8-1&keywords=vtech+baby+monitor

u/SugarandSass · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Thanks for the input, everyone!

I'm liking the price and reviews on this vtech one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007NG5UF4/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

u/sloanerose · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

This one. I have no complaints except that the charge doesn't last a ton of time so we usually leave the parent unit plugged in until we are needing to take it with us somewhere.

u/waxyourboard · 1 pointr/DIY

That looks like about $80 for parts, excluding wiring, connectors, speakers, and enclosure. Here's my take on it:

Ditch the lead-acid battery. Your portable stereo will not be very portable with that 5 pound monster. Additionally it is not made for deep cycle use. Instead I wold recommend this or something along the same lines. Or even build your own from raw cells.

If you can avoid having to run any 110v into the unit, you'll save a bunch of weight and complexity. The power pack I linked to comes with its own external charger. You can get something like this if you want USB power.

u/WildCheese · 1 pointr/diyaudio

oh ok sweet. then I could keep a pack charging and a pack on my backpack. I sometimes spend 6 to 8 hours wearing it so its important to either have a long battery life or quick charging/battery swapping. getting the weight down would be awesome.

Are these the batteries you tested as working fine on the lepai?

u/homeless-robot · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Boosting up to a 12 volt from a 3.7v batter strains the battery pretty heavily. power is the same on both sides of the converter minus efficiency losses, so this would require 3 times the current on the low side.
Typically, a battery's mAh rating is tested under specific loading conditions. Puekerts law states that drawing too fast from a battery can change its actual capacity by a greal deal (maybe 40%).

I would use a 12v battery like thishttp://www.amazon.com/Portable-4500mAh-Rechargeable-Battery-Wireless/dp/B008UKKXRC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1418685970&sr=8-4&keywords=12v+lithium+ion+battery+pack#productDetails

then use a buck converter to step down to the led voltage. you can even buy a buck converter IC to make it simple. The IC will regulate the output, although LEDs arent terribly sensitive to voltage fluctuation

u/jackubt · 1 pointr/diyaudio

Similar to this. Its not great quality though and I've never had a chance to fully test battery life yet but I think it would last at least 4 hours on full volume continuously.

u/HappyCats623 · 1 pointr/Parenting

We have this one and I chose it because it does not connect to wifi and uses radio frequency to transmit the signal. I did a LOT of research when choosing a monitor and this is one of the best ones on the market. We have had it for almost four years with no problems. I like that you can use a wide angle lens for when baby gets older and playing in their room to keep an eye on them in the toddler stages.

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LUdwDb9WVT9GR

u/iphonehome9 · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

We just bought this. There is a second camera add on.

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor With Interchangeable Optical Lens, White/Biege https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_8pzrxbJ2S5EFG

u/edelysa · 1 pointr/Parenting

i have a baby monitor that has the temp of the room without use of wifi and its in color video.

link

u/Mroc_a_bye_baby · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Yes. In my reading and research it seems as though some of these companies purely are using the "monitor system" and "SIDS" as a marketing tool to target anxious parents fears and anxieties when in fact there has been no proof that these monitors have any effective purpose to prevent SIDS at all.

I just finished doing a ton of monitor research and initially thought I was going to want one of those with a monitor system but in the end decided on this one based on reviews and research.

u/CLawVit · 1 pointr/daddit

We use this one. Our bedroom is downstairs and the baby’s room is upstairs and it works well. We have a kitchen and living room between us and the stairs with the room being the first one once going up. It will occasionally be spotty like the audio will breakup or something but that is due to Wi-Fi interference and doesn’t inhibit the monitor that much.

u/MsZuko · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

I got this monitor and really like it. Granted, I haven't viewed a baby through it, but the picture is really clear and you can control the camera movement from the hand held base, so if baby moves you can move the lens without needed to walk into the room to adjust.

u/DFWtransplant · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I tried to find something like this! Admittedly, I didn’t try all too hard though.
We ended up going with Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OxQXBbSK5TKCH

It only has a monitor and no phone app but for us, we decided it would be more annoying to switch from app to app constantly if the only video access was on the phone. Baby isn’t here yet but so far the camera seems good. We also have interior nest cameras that I really like but again, it’s only an app on your phone and doesn’t offer an additional monitor so I didn’t want to go app to app.

u/DeadPlasmaCell · 1 pointr/NewParents

Our son is 2.5 years old and we've used a Nestcam/dropcam since day one. No issues with it. WiFi, 1080p recording, two way communication, night vision, 24 hour with 10 or 30 day cloud storage. Plus you can make time lapse clips and draw out a notification zone where you'll get specific alerts. You can view it on any device at home or when you're out and about. We also used the Infant Optics video monitor as well initially. It's not WiFi, but the range is really great and also has two way communication, night vision, temp monitoring and you can move it around remotely plus you can add on multiple cameras to the system.

u/shtbucket · 1 pointr/Parenting

Infant Optics. We did a ton of research and this was the best: https://www.amazon.com/Infant-Optics-DXR-8-Monitor-Interchangeable/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1542723600&sr=8-4&keywords=baby+monitor

HOWEVER, it's not amazing. You aren't getting an HDTV with 4k resolution and color reproduction. The screen works fine, but it's not amazing. The alternatives were $500 units which didn't make any sense. This seemed to offer the best bang for the buck. We wanted the ability to make it wide angle, have numerous cameras via one actual monitor, and have IR at night. This checked all of those boxes. We bought the wide angle and telephoto lenses, two cameras, and the screen. I think we spent $200-300 all in. The second camera was used for the livingroom when she was learning how to walk, and my wife was in the kitchen or something. Now, it's used when we go to other people's houses if she ends up falling asleep there.

u/LvdSinSD · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I've been torn as well on the phone app vs parent unit. My best friend had a baby in december and she pushed me toward going with one with a parent unit. She said it's easier to just grab and look at in the night vs opening and navigating your phone, and she likes not having to close out of whatever she's doing on her phone to look at the app during the day (sounds lame at first thought but I can see it haha). BUT I do like the idea of being able to pull it up from wherever. I registered for this one, we'll see! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI?tag=blvisitor-20 I was planning to go with the nannit had I gone the wifi/app route

u/fart_fig_newton · 1 pointr/woodworking

[Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_f.svzbYDENB3C)

u/FuzzyMistborn · 1 pointr/homeassistant

Just curious: do you NEED it to be wifi (as in an IP camera). So it's accessible on your phone/tablet? Or would a normal baby camera that's not hardwired work? You say it has to be "wifi due to placement" but I'm not sure if you mean it can't be hardwired or connect to your wifi. I have this monitorand the range is excellent.

Obviously if you're looking to integrate into HASS then yeah you'll need a wifi camera. I personally use Wyze running the custom firmware from Dafang-Hacks on Github, so I have RTSP. It....works. But there's a bunch of drops, and I can't get audio to work. However, Wyze has said RTSP is coming in the stock firmware (it'd be a forked version) sometime in Q2 of this year. So it may still be an option if you can wait.

I think the Yi cams can be hacked to run RTSP but i'm not sure. Otherwise, you're looking at something like an Armcrest for like $60 or 70ish.

u/JimboLodisC · 1 pointr/nfl

https://www.amazon.com/Infant-Optics-DXR-8-Monitor-Interchangeable/dp/B00ECHYTBI

#1 best seller in baby monitors, frequently recommended in top baby monitor lists, been very happy with it

u/bichonmom4444 · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

We have these: https://smile.amazon.com/Infant-Optics-DXR-8-Monitor-Interchangeable/dp/B00ECHYTBI/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=dxr-8+video+baby+monitor&qid=1570477289&sprefix=dxr&sr=8-3

Only bought one, and it’s great to view both cribs.

We later got a Nest for the whole house and now use both.
The infant optix I like bc it tells me the temp in their room, and we dont have to use our phones to view them.
Nest is handy when we are out of the house (if they are with sitter or grandma) and we can check in.
We didn’t go into this wanting 2 systems but it works for us!

u/Beachwood45789 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We were given this one as a gift at our baby shower and I love it!

u/Lookinsharp7 · 1 pointr/sleeptrain

Good job so far! Like most people were saying, don't pick him up and don't do check ins if he's not crying. The first two nights are the hardest and then it gets so much better. Have you thought about getting a video monitor to give you peace of mind? You can see them in the dark too. I love ours:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00ECHYTBI/ref=pd_aw_sim_75_of_27?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HCRNTD85FVE65V3AX9W0
I think he will find the best sleeping position on his own. My girl prefers sleeping on tummy with her face in the mattress. At first I would go in to turn her but then she'd go back to the same position. It really freaked us out, so we bought a breathable mattress. It's been two months and it's still her favorite position. Hope tonight goes better. Keep up the good work!

u/momma-wolf · 1 pointr/NewParents

It's the same one others have been recommending, but it's just that good...

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00ECHYTBI?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

u/My_Business_Acct · 1 pointr/NewParents

I couldn't be happier with the infant optics.

Seems to me like most "blogs" and "reviews" are just promoting whatever product they're paid to promote. The motorola one that is almost $300 has 45% 1 star reviews on Amazon.

u/BabyJourney · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I just bought the Infant Optics one from Amazon today, nice Black Friday sale and all reviews I found seem great. It's also hack safe.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECHYTBI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/RedlegMike · 1 pointr/daddit

I got the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor. Easy set-up. Pan/Zoom, temperature, hear baby and talk to baby - working good for us so far. Got it on Amazon:
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECHYTBI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/rumblecast · 1 pointr/daddit

Not from the UK but got this one from Amazon.

Liked this model as the video is just local between the camera and monitor, and not streamed over the internet.

Would recommend based on use so far, though to be fair it is on the pricey end.

edit: bought from US Amazon so in our case need to have the camera plugged into a power adapter...which is ok for us as camera stays plugged in all the time anyway. The portable monitor just charges via USB so easier to use existing USB chargers around the house. Also night vision works well.

u/mitsubachi88 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

For a Baby Monitor - I cannot recommend this one enough. https://amzn.com/B00ECHYTBI It's a little bit pricier than the others but it's works great! We bought a different one to start out with but it had really poor reception in the house. (As in it stopped working one room away). So we returned it and got this one. The video clarity is great, you can move the camera around which is awesome once your LO starts moving. And it travels well. But really it's their customer service team that sold me. I 'might' have broken the camera by dropping it. They replaced it for free even though I admitted it was my fault.

u/museiam · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I was paranoid that my guy would stop breathing (he was a preemie, so it was very possible). So I went for a monitor with the sensor pad under his mattress. When there would be no movement for 15 sec ( and it detects movement from breathing!) it'd beep once and no movement for 20 sec- it'd start beeping loud. Here is the one I have and it's amazing. It also has temperature sensors for too hot or too cold and you can adjust the sensibility of the monitor too. The little soft light button is handy too ( I may or may not have used it a few times to shine under his crib to find a fallen dummy!)

u/floodle · 1 pointr/pics

http://www.amazon.com/Angelcare-Movement-Sound-Monitor-White/dp/B00GU07FLQ - saved my sanity and allowed me to sleep in peace, you likely will get a few false alarms but it works amazingly well

u/freemoney83 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

There is a movement monitor that goes under the mattress, so if baby stop moving/ breathing for more than 20 seconds an alarm goes off. HERE!

u/Mirandacake · 1 pointr/Parenting

I could hardly sleep through the night without getting up to make sure my daughter was breathing. Until I got this monitor

https://www.amazon.com/Angelcare-Movement-Sound-Monitor-White/dp/B00GU07FLQ

The sensor pad goes under the crib mattress and will alarm if it doesn't detect movement (breathing). When my daughter, now 2.5, gets out of bed it alarms and wakes me up. She doesn't get to run around the house and get into things that she shouldn't.

u/strickjh2005 · 1 pointr/daddit

I bought three of these: https://www.amazon.com/VTech-DM111-Digital-Monitor-Parent/dp/B00JEV5UI8/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_lp_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=1D5J7VN0Y0G0HSF94JWQ&th=1

Basically I learned about DECT 6.0 and the white papers behind them mention the encryption standard. I have no interference issues and they are reliable.

u/ErinDinSchenectady · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We use a Wyze Cam along with a cheap audio monitor. The wyze app never lags out on me and the audio monitor is great for consistent sound so I can know if he’s crying and then check the video to look at him. Much cheaper than the baby-specific video cameras but works just as well.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Person Detection, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076H3SRXG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.g0NDbF2W9V0C

VTech DM111 Audio Baby Monitor with up to 1,000 ft of Range, 5-Level Sound Indicator, Digitized Transmission & Belt Clip https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JEV5UI8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_uZ0NDbVTWGAR8

u/corcar86 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Our Motorola video couldn't even handle being across the house (we have a one story ranch) so I found out this VTech audio only has some of the best reception through walls. You could do something like a nest camera as well instead

u/jinkiesfreddy · 1 pointr/Parenting

Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor with Digital Camera HB24, Night Vision Temperature Monitoring & 2 Way Talkback System, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZUD4R8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GjR5CbWQKN3S8

This is the one we have and we never had any issues with it. They have additional cameras if you need to add it but it’s $70 for the whole thing which was a great price for us. It’s not the best picture quality but it works great and we can still see more than enough when we used it.

u/Marionberri · 1 pointr/Septemberbumpers2017

I'm registering for a monitor, and for now put down the Hello Baby. I didn't do any research...I just know that my friend used it with her baby, and I liked it! Haha. I do like that it is wireless.

We live in a small-ish place (1200 sq ft in the shape of a square, so not spread out), but I like that I can look in on the baby when she makes sounds and see if she's actually awake, or is just being a noisy sleeper. I think it'll help us not jump up to see her every time she makes a sound.

Plus, it'll be nice when we go swimming/hanging at family's/friend's homes and she's napping. We can hang outside without worrying about her being inside!

u/nogiraffetattoo · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I originally wanted a wifi enabled camera thingy majigger. We got one, set it up, and used it to spy on the dog for a few weeks. Thing is, there wasn't a monitor piece to the whole contraption. You used your phone or tablet or whatever. Seems convenient enough, right?

Well, I couldn't do anything else on my phone if I wanted the monitor on. No reddit, no youtube, no facebook, no solitaire. Nothing. Unless you have a separate device for viewing, it's really really annoying. Plus it's a battery drain!

Also, I had my fair share of crying in baby's room. I agree, that's not the place to have your in-laws peeking in on you and babe. Skype is a much better tool for what the in-laws really want.

We ended up getting the monitor my sister has, Hello Baby. It has a function called vox that basically turns off the monitor until babe makes enough noise to trigger it back to life. You don't have to use the vox function, but it helped me to stop staring at the baby wondering if every slight movement was her waking up. You can also talk to baby through the monitor (I think we'll use that more as she gets older), play lullabies, and check the room temp. It's pretty reasonably priced too. We're gonna get a second one for baby 2 soon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZUD4R8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_A-URzbDRV74F0

u/heedlesscreature · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

The Hello Baby monitor! It's so easy and functional and the monitor stays charged for days at a time. I love this thing. Plus it's only $70 and requires nothing except what it comes with and you can add multiple video feeds to the one monitor. I farm for a living and this thing has a pretty impressive range. I'll be a 3 minute walk away from the house in the garden and it still works perfectly.


https://www.amazon.com/Hello-Baby-Wireless-Temperature-Monitoring/dp/B01CZUD4R8

u/Kayleebug13 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

They make tv straps that can be attracted to the wall, or whatever it sits on (or both). Definitely secure any furniture that baby may have access to.

An alternative is using a baby gate, something like this to keep them confined to a smaller area (if you have room). This worked for us until our daughter was pulling up and trying to walk and then she started just pushing it around.

Some babies get into every little thing (like mine did) and some don’t. I would start with securing big things and then just seeing what your baby starts getting into. I would move breakables up high, along with anything that could be a choking hazard.

u/nataliatriesreddit · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Here's the rest of the pictures 😁😁

https://imgur.com/gallery/Q03hZZk

Top Five

In the living room

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 Travel System
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 travel system

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Graco-FastAction-Fold-Click-Connect-Travel-System-Bennett/374308673?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222228237510206&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=283899052272&wl4=aud-566049426705:pla-539613311477&wl5=9003876&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=374308673&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1pblBRDSARIsACfUG10R9JBufXv4b1xe6xeFntXyvAzYwQKzGB07mpet7ccLlbFaEL0MxMIaA

(We'll probably have the stroller in the car most of the time)


Evenflo Versatile Play Space, Cool Gray

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2zNPCb6QQMGHB

(Usually comes with a sixth panel, but we wanted to save space until we needed to add it)

Our room sharing set up

Bassinet was handed down to us all put together, and I can't find a link sorry!

Night Lights for Kids, VAVA Baby Night Light, Bedside Lamp for Breastfeeding, ABS+PC, Touch Control, Timer Setting-Pink

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HSTL75K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MCNPCbBNG4FR6

(Not pictured)


Ubbi Money Saving, No Special Bag Required, Steel Odor Locking Diaper Pail, Gray

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00821FLSU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_byNPCbWY1Z2F8


Honeywell Mistmate Ultrasonic humidifier

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Honeywell-Mistmate-Ultrasonic-Humidifier-HUL520B-Black/37690122?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222228027316373&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=43910449232&wl4=aud-566049426705:pla-84286515392&wl5=9003876&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=37690122&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1pblBRDSARIsACfUG12UXQFyrKBbTM4Eq7IlBEg7IxwOorzgvPuFbH8x7isxW8BIMyNhJ_QaAk4HEALw_wcB


Munchkin Laundry Hamper with Lid, Grey

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077PTSZVK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_6hPPCb84MDT0G


Super Strong Folding Step Stool - 11" Height - Holds up to 300 Lb - The lightweight foldable step stool is sturdy enough to support adults & safe enough for kids. Skid resistant and open with one flip

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ0VCQD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TINPCbBERP8HJ


Her side in my closet


South Shore Litte Smiley's Changing Table, Chocolate

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFJ9S1C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JANPCbP4FX2PG


GAGAKU Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer - Baby Shower Basket Portable Nursery Storage Bin Car Storage Basket for Wipes Toys Tote Bag

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DBXH1BP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3MNPCbDNHVK1V


Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CNOIQ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LJNPCbGX20KF4


mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer and Closet Storage Organizer Set for Child/Kids Room, Nursery, Playroom, Bedroom - Rectangular Organizer Bins with Textured Print - Set of 4 - Linen/Tan

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071P9GPV4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_czNPCbQ2QWJHZ

mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer and Closet Storage Organizer, 8 Section Divided Bin for Child/Kids Room, Nursery, Playroom, Bedroom - Textured Print with Solid Trim, 3 Pack - Gray

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZYC4439/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MNNPCbH4F8YGB


Modish Labels Baby Nursery Closet Dividers, Closet Organizers, Nursery Decor, Baby Girl, Deer, Floral Antlers, Flowers, Woodland

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WLQ8B5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_nBNPCbR1DRJ22


AmazonBasics Kids Velvet Hangers - 30-Pack, Pink Polka Dot

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FXNAD6U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_.HNPCbRTDQ9P5


For the kitchen

Philips AVENT Microwave Steam Sterilizer

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VBXKG2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mMNPCbGSZ1NJY


Boon Bundle Feeding Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KGPWGZJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fQNPCbJJKFAD7


Gourmia Jr. Single Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Warmer, Digital Display, Dishwasher-Safe Removable Parts, JBW150, ETL-Certified

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JZ991WH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TQNPCbAMJZFRJ

Not Pictured items

Rustic Wood Frame Gray Felt Letter Board 10x10 inches. 440 White & Gold Letters, Months & Days Cursive Words, Additional Symbols & Emojis, 2 Letter Bags, Scissors, Vintage Stand. by whoaon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CKT6S6G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qRNPCbYJZKZF8



Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Aqua Stone

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Fisher-Price-Auto-Rock-n-Play-Sleeper-Aqua-Stone/39577511?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222228031612947&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=55217708312&wl4=pla-113855432192&wl5=9003876&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=39577511&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1pblBRDSARIsACfUG10bahlDvXNs66-ReAkUjjQSfucHTHxORdYUyZ92T0oddQGzOtGb360aAoXjEALw_wcB


Fisher-Price Bath Tub, Rainforest Friends

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUO464Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_txPPCb7ZEHWCC

u/bobabouey · 0 pointsr/pics

Except your oven doesn't seem to be child proofed.

Looks like she childproofed hers by removing the knobs. Instead, you can get these: http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Clear-Covers-5-Pack/dp/B00068O22S

u/ItsMe_Princesspeach · 0 pointsr/kansascity

Nah I saw one the other day, out of curiosity I did a quick Amazon search lol
Toddler Leash & Harness for Child Safety - Keep Kids & Babies Close - Padded Shoulder Straps for Children's Comfort - Fits Toddlers w/ Chest Size 14-25 Inches - Kid Keeper by Mommy's Helper (Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00081L2SU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OpwDDbBNREYSS

u/darkvstar · 0 pointsr/WTF

http://www.amazon.com/Mommys-Helper-10101-Kid-Keeper/dp/B00081L2SU/ref=pd_sxp_grid_i_1_2
walking with your child's hand stretched over its head, hand firmly clasped in yours, leads to sprains and dislocations. Adults always underestimate their own strength and the softness of of kids ligaments, especially in times of stress or danger. Even the leashes that attaches to the kid's wrist is a bad idea. Around the time they hit the terrible twos, and your usually tractable child turns into a monster, you will wish you had this.

u/oijalksdfdlkjvzxc · 0 pointsr/videos

How about something like this? http://smile.amazon.com/Door-Monkey-Childproof-Pinch-Guard/dp/B004ECJWK4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407865005&sr=8-2&keywords=handle+lock

Or just go to your local Babies R Us. There's tons of products out there designed to keep kids from opening doors they're not supposed to, even for lever handles like you have. I'm sure the same things will work for a cat.

u/gaberax · 0 pointsr/funny
u/iheartbrainz · 0 pointsr/BabyBumps

I don't think there's a point to video monitors until you have a mobile toddler. When a baby is in his crib, sound is good enough. You know he can't get out, if he starts crying, go check on him.

That being said, we have one for my toddler who is almost 2. We got it for him when we transitioned him to his toddler bed so we could keep an eye on him if he got up out of bed. We first got the DXR-5 and it was great. We used it for a while and then upgraded to the DXR-8 because you could move the camera around.

I like the DXR-5 because it has a white noise function that will turn the sound off unless something happens over a certain decibel. The DXR-8 doesn't have that and the sound is always on (and it seems like there's always some static noises). You can talk to the baby through the DXR-8 though, and both have great night vision.

u/jukebox8790 · 0 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have this one. Works great!

Evenflo Versatile Play Space,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share