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It’s no secret that my life is currently focused on all things baby. When I’m not holding the baby, I’m worried about his safety. With a bigger kid running around like a madman, the struggle to keep the little one out of harm’s way is pretty freaking real. It’s gotten to the point where I feel like I need permanent surveillance in every single room of the house. When I had the chance to review a new baby monitor from AT&T, I jumped at the chance. I’m trying to have this house monitored as closely as the White House, y’all.
The very first thing I noticed about the Baby’s Journey Smart Sync baby monitor was how nice it looked. Seriously, this thing looks more like a fancy-shmancy tablet than a baby monitor.
After turning it on, I realized it worked like one as well. The touchscreen, with its clear picture and bright display, is easily the best I’ve ever seen. I love being able to see everything in crisp, colorful detail. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see this cutie up close and personal all day? Pro tip: don’t sit and stare at your child all day, because you will accomplish nothing.
The true test of a great monitor, though, is how sharp the picture is at night. I can say, once again, that this is the best performing one I’ve found. Our other monitor always made Maddux look like a blurry little alien at night. Hudson still looks human. Such a win.
In addition to looking like a tablet, this monitor also functions like one. It has multiple features that provide instant and intelligent information about your baby’s health and wellness. My favorite aspects of the monitor are the baby tracking and photo sharing capabilities. It’s like they read my mind and built a monitor based around everything I wished my previous one could do.
Baby Tracking: With the Log & Track function, I can keep track of his feedings, current weight and height, sleep, and diaper changes. You can also download the AT&T Smart Sync Mobile App, making it even easier to monitor and track things on the go. I used to have a separate app for tracking those things on my phone. If I didn’t have my phone, I couldn’t track it. Now it’s all perfectly synced between the monitor and my phone, making it possible to do it from either one.
Photo Sharing: With the Camera function, I can take and share photos directly to social media from the monitor or the app. It even date stamps the photo for you, which is awesome. I snapped one the other night when Hudson was smiling in his sleep in the middle of the night, and now I won’t have to struggle to remember when on earth that happened.
Other Features: The monitor also includes a built-in rechargeable battery, Wi-Fi connectivity, easy night viewing with infrared LEDs, and compatibility with any service provider.
There were only two downsides I noticed: the camera doesn’t automatically pan and there isn’t a two-way speaker situation going on. The first one would be a pretty big issue once the baby transitions into a toddler bed and has freedom to move around the room, but the second one isn’t a deal breaker at all for me. The one time we actually spoke to our older son through the monitor, he absolutely freaked out. I mean, it is pretty creepy when you think about it. Honestly, you’d just have to weight the pros and cons for yourself. To learn more about the Smart Sync monitors, head to the Babies “R” Us website. You can also check out Baby’s Journey on their website, Facebook, and Instagram.