I believe this is an exciting time to be alive because of the new technology that is becoming available. Technology has a huge affect on my daily routines, so it only makes sense that I would use it with my daughter.
When Erin was building the baby registry a couple of months ago, it was hard for me to get excited about pink bedsheets and cute blankets. So when it came to the baby monitor, I was on top of things.
I went with the video monitor that has two-way audio, shows video in the dark, and plays music. We’ve only had a couple of opportunities to use it so far, but it’s been a lot of fun.
Daddy, Daughter, Data
When Erin and I got home from the hospital, there were tons of things we needed to keep track of—is the baby eating enough, sleeping enough, pooping enough, etc. After a couple of days without much sleep, we could hardly remember what we named our daughter let alone when we last changed her.
So I went searching for a solution and found an app called Sprout Baby+. It helps us keep track of everything important with the baby, and it shows us patters with data maps. You can see some of her diaper changing information on the right.
Though I’m a big fan of technology, I’ve also done a lot of reading on what’s best for babies and how technology affects young children. So we made the decision that we won’t let our children watch TV (on our TV, computers, tablets, phones, etc.) until they are 2 years-old.
It’s still a little early to know if that’s a pipe dream or actually achievable, but Erin and I really believe that limiting screen time for our children is going to provide a lifelong benefit.