Panasonic long-range baby monitor

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Panasonic. The opinions and text are all mine.

My baby (I guess I’m supposed to call him my little toddler now?) turned one this month, but it doesn’t stop me from keeping an eye on him at all times when he’s down for a nap, or for the night.

Our boy has been sleeping in his own nursery room since he was about 4 months old. We wanted something that would have long-range, to use inside or outside the house (if we’re in the backyard, the porch having coffee, or even in the basement), something easy to carry around the house and use with ease.

Let me tell you about the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor [model number KX-HN3001] that we’ve been using.

The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor comes equipped with a 3.5 in Color monitor with a built-in long-life rechargeable battery, AC adapter for the camera unit, camera wall mount and AC Adapter for the monitor unit.

Baby nap-time is when I can finally drink a warm coffee, or heat up a hot lunch, depending on the time of day he decides to nap. Put on some tunes and we’re golden for a little over an hour. Ah, a bit of “me-time”. I love it. Let’s talk about the features that I love about the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor.

The signal for the baby monitor is excellent, up to twice the range of comparable video baby monitors. This one has a range up to 1500ft. That’s more than 4 football fields – just visualize that.

You have the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom to keep an eye on your baby if they move around in the crib a lot as my little guy does. I like that the pan range of movement is 309°, the tilt range of movement is 72°.

The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor has a built-in rechargeable battery in the monitor, and it stores power for up to 13 hours of standby time, and up to 5 hours of power for continuous use. I love that this baby monitor doesn’t have to be plugged in at all times and the battery doesn’t die instantaneously!

Since I like to check on baby when I wake up countless times in the middle of the night (it’s a habit I can’t break, but do I want to break that habit?), I enjoy that the night vision is clear, even in a pitch black environment in the baby’s nursery. No need to tip-toe into his room and squint for my eyes to adjust to the darkness of his room.

This is one of my favourite features. Save your money! You no longer do we need any extra bulky white noise machines that take up space in the baby’s room! The Panasonic Long Range Baby Monitor does it for you, and you can set it remotely or auto-play based on the sound sensor. The lullabies and white noise can be played anywhere from 5-120 minutes, and there are different types of white noise sounds and lullabies! Bonus.

The monitor has microphones and speakers for a 2-way talk communication with your little one. I don’t use this feature since it makes him get more upset, even if I was trying to calm him. But this will be useful when he’s older.

You can easily customize these settings to detect motion, sound, and temperature.

Since my baby is a light sleeper and wakes up with any different-than-normal sounds going on, I’m happy that the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor is quiet when I want to check on the baby and need to tilt the camera, zoom, or pan around his room. The baby monitor cords are extra-long, giving you more flexibility with where you place the monitor and camera in the room(s).

When I receive a product, especially something for my baby, I read the instruction manual, cover-to-cover to ensure I’m doing everything correctly. But the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor was so user-friendly, it was incredibly easy to set up and, for example, go through to find the lullabies to soothe him. As soon as you add the battery to the monitor, turn it on and select your language preference, the baby monitor is ready to use then and there. As I said, it’s quite easy to use the product without any issue.

Here’s a few shots of the baby monitor in action.

You can see the alerts pop up on the screen, which I set up to notify me when there’s motion detected.

The Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor is a really good video baby monitor. I mean, it’s really good. The video and photo quality is excellent, the video doesn’t lag. It helps me relax as a parent and allows me to enjoy his nap times more since I can check on him anywhere inside or outside the house. When he gets to be older, we’ll still be using it to check on him during his day-time naps or quiet time in his room. If you need a baby video monitor, get the Video Baby Monitor System by Panasonic – HN3001W. It won’t disappoint.

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Tips to use self-tanner if you’re afraid to dive in

I’m loving self-tanners. I waited until the 2010’s to start diving in, and I’ve been adding a bit of glow to my skin regularly for the past five years. Mainly because “back in the day” the tanners were streaky, a tad orange, and well….still a bit stinky (okay they still are stinky). I didn’t want to dive into a pool of orange streaks. But now that I’ve pretty much have the routine down pat, I thought I’d tell you what I know, so far.

Folks, it’s that final stretch of winter where we can almost see a glimpse of spring. I have a simple self-tanning hack that will bring your spring glow (not summer, ’cause we aren’t getting dark-dark here with this tanner hack).

All you need is a cream or liquid self-tanner (I favour the mousse formulas, but skip this for this tanning-hack), and your daily moisturizer. And gloves. Always wear gloves. That’s it.

Mix a dime sized amount of self-tanner with your moisturizer and apply to your face/neck. Repeat every morning until you start to see a bronzed tint appear, it doesn’t take long (a couple of days) for the colour to build up. Your end results end up being more of a subtle glow, and quite natural looking.

What tanner(s) do I use? I’ve been using these two in combination with one another for a few years: St. Moriz ($12) & Fake Bake Liquid ($32). Wait for an ULTA 20% off sale, and stock up then.

A bonus tip: during the hot summer months, consider storing your self-tanners in the fridge so they don’t go bad as quickly.

Hope this helps!

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Decluttering my life

So I haven’t logged into my WordPress since December. SO much has changed and now I feel like I’m learning the whole platform all over again. It’s really strange looking and kinda basic. Why’d they change it? lol. I can’t preview any of my 200+ drafts (lol yes I have too many unedited posts that I’ve never posted, some, years old).

Anyway, this post is a four month old draft that I’m revising and wanting to post. I’d love to blog (and Instagram) more. I miss chitchatting on here. I want to share my favourites with you again. My weekly edits, of what my favourites are. What I’m wearing (if you care) , and my simplified beauty routine. My life is starting to become clean and clutter free. Ugh it’s fantastic. I recently followed Clean Mama on Instagram and it’s keeping me accountable because I can use her hashtag with my daily house-chore progress hah! I used to reserve it for just one day a week, and if I missed that day I’d get super annoyed with myself.I believe our environment affects our stress levels. No doubt about it. For instance, now I don’t want to fuss too much in the morning with what to wear. I’ve created my own sort of uniform to wear each day the past few months, which consists of basic tees and jeans/leggings. Everything matches. It also helps to lay out everything, the clothes you’re going to wear the next day including undergarments the night before. Anyone else do that? I’m a fan. Plus, I don’t want to dip into any precious time by unnecessarily making decisions on what to wear.

Know what I’m getting at?

I’m not posting this decluttering my life all because of the Marie Kondo Netflix show. Although, I did watch that and enjoy it. I’m not turning minimalist, but at the same time I don’t mind if it goes that way. I mean, I’m getting rid of stuff that keeps my mind too busy with “what should I do with this?”. The clothes in the dresser drawers that I never reach for have now been donated. The piles of PR makeup + bought makeup have also been given away months ago. I’m relieved. Now my space where I get ready is much neater. It was pretty freeing donating all that endless amounts of makeup/clothes. I kept a few makeup pieces that I wear daily. Then the rest is a few backups, and some (not going to lie) props for flatlays. Geeze, flatlays really are my jam. If I could be a product photographer, I’d love it. Any brands listening? Just someone come by and clean up the mess after that’d be great.

I’m deliberately seeking a more manageable, calm mind. Being in the present with my baby boy the past 11.5 months. Living in the moment, and nurturing and holding on to it. Of course I’m exhausted sometimes Who isn’t. Caffeine helps. But I’ll never complain about him, or whine about how tired I am.

To wind down in the evenings I mindlessly scroll on Instagram. It’s my vice. I just love it, and I love flicking through the photos of clean design. Beautiful and simple home decor.I’m making time for things that matter most in life and I’m not in a comparison trap with anyone. I love where I am.

The end. Welcome 2019.

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