This past month we celebrated fathers in all walks of life; living Earthside or in our hearts; fathers of us, our children, grandfathers, step-fathers, like-a-fathers.. I could go on and on.
I know as a mom I have personally made lots of seemingly unimportant decisions and reviews for our children and children’s products. This time around, I’d like to share the reviews of the Daddyman in the house!
First up are the Philips AVENT Nighttime Pacifiers! These pacifiers feature a silicone orthodontic, collapsible, and symmetrical nipples. Why is this important? For things like correct development of the palate and teeth, or for a less-talked about issue – nipple confusion. The nipples collapse to help form with the mouth as things develop, rather than working against the mouth. For our growing kiddos, this is important!
“These pacifiers are way cooler than the ones we’ve used previously. They glow in the dark, which would have been handy during those middle-of-the-night hysteria sessions. The smooth design makes it impossible to put the binky in wrong, because it’s the same either way. And the safety ring is pretty cool, you could hook it to a keychain I guess! (laughs) Oh or one of those pacifier clip gadgets! 8/10 stars, I think the only thing it’s missing is a lo-jack option for when all of the binkies inexplicitly disappear at once. That’s just never fun.”
These pacifiers come in blue or yellow, and two different sizes: 0-6 mos, and then 6- 18 mo. You can get them at Walmart, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, or Babies R Us for a mere $5.99 for a 2 pack. AND they come with lids. LIDS! For when you need to store it in your purse or diaper bag, but don’t want the nipple to get gunked with last week’s cheerio powder (Yeah, it happens here too, don’t worry!).
Next up, the Philips AVENT Digital Video Monitor!
Philips AVENT offers up three different monitors that all have zero interference and automatic channel selection. All models also come with DECT technology to help secure the connection. How awesome is that?!
The monitors also offer a range of other options, such as lullabies ad night lights, a talk back mode, room temperature displays, and even vibration alerts.
The Digital Video monitor in particular came into handy use, with the two littles being a full-blown preschooler/toddler combo. While naptime isn’t a big “thing” here, bedtime sure is, and they are permitted to go upstairs to play sometimes. I feel more comfortable allowing them to go upstairs now, because the monitor is mounted and I can hear/see most of what they’re up to. I really appreciate the night vision, as well as the camera’s ability to turn or rotate for different views. Although this is a manual thing, it’s better than a camera that is simply mounted and has no option to pivot or rotate.
But enough about my thoughts, lets here what DAD SAYS:
“9/10 stars. The range isn’t as long as our other monitor, but that’s a sacrifice for a video feed. I think it’s acceptable, we can still be anywhere in the house and in part of the backyard and still have a connection. The connection is clear, too. The monitor lets you adjust the volume, the sensitivity level, and gives you the option to mute the whole thing unless it registers a noise or change in the room. This is awesome, because we run a fan for white noise. There’s no talk back option here, but there are four different lullabies you can pick from to play for baby. Without getting up. Are you hearing this? That’s awesome. I can assess the situation and apply a treatment of a lullaby from my couch!
Installation was pretty easy, it even comes with a mount and screws. I suggest placing it up high, because the field of view is rather small unless you’re at a downward angle. Again, that’s a sacrifice for having the ability to pivot the whole camera, but I digress. This digital video monitor might be a bit of a splurge, but I think it’s worth it. I mean, the parent unit has a belt clip that flips around to be a propping device. Totally worth it.”
I agree, Daddyman! And if you don’t, there are cheaper options out there! The DECT Monitors (SCD560 and SCD570) both come with talk-back features, 1000ft ranges, lullabies, nightlight, and sweet looking bases for $119.99 and $149.99, respectively. Both cheaper options for Philips AVENT monitors are still absolutely quality and reliable products, guaranteed to help us keep an eye on our littles
I’m laughing typing these reviews out, and I hope it’s a lesson for us all that dads matter! Dads have opinions on the “crap” we buy! Dads care! Dads rock! Dads…..want us to offer a giveaway? OOOKAY!
****Philips AVENT provided us with these products in exchange for honest opinions and reviews. Philips AVENT is responsible for providing the giveaway prize to the winner. THANK YOU, PHILIPS AVENT!