Now. Please know that nanette has sponsored multiple videos previously on this channel. They sent me this unit to review and i’ve been advocating this brand for years now, but just know that all the thoughts and opinions here are my own. So the pro is nan it’s third generation baby monitor it comes in a wall mount or floor stand version. The one that i’ve been using is the floor, stand model right out the box we’re, looking at the camera itself, a zero to three month, breathing band the floor, stand a wall mounts and screws, a third leg attachment for the stand and a power adapter. Now the camera hardware has some new improvements compared to previous generations. First, the body itself has a slimmer profile compared to the nano plus and now it’s, equipped with an updated chipset for faster processing, onboard storage and added security uh. The internal speakers also got a bump up and most notably, the camera is now recording at 1080p up from 960p, which now solves like the one issue that i always had with the with nana and that’s just a picture quality. The image is now much sharper than previous generations and it’s on par with options like cubo ai back to the floor stand though new for this year, it can be freestanding with that third leg attachment and they’ve added some glow in the dark accents which the child In me, kind of gets overly excited about pretty cool, though all right, so let’s dive into the software side of things.
Now there are a lot of features here. Some parents are going to find a lot of value in some, not so much in others, but all together, here’s what you get the first feature and probably the thing that offers the most value is going to be nana’s insights, which comes free for the first year. This is the function that’s going to give you the sleep tracking and analysis. The sleep dash video history and highlight reels uh to see your entire nights of sleep. A lot of parents that i know and hear from like this is where they’re gon na get the most value out of nana it’s with insights um, particularly a lot of people like to see how long the baby has slept when they’re getting up and – and they Just try to build a routine off of that, as nana provides those insights, it’s, actually learning about your baby’s sleep habits and, if needed, it’ll, actually ping, you with personalized sleep guidance tips from pediatric, sleep experts now this is actually not something new they’ve been doing this. For years now, they’ve been using real data from real babies and they’ve, gotten better and better and better. Now, if you’re wondering what we personally did after the first year, when the insights subscription was no longer free, we actually let that subscription lapse and we continued using our monitor uh without the insights. And what we plan on doing is when we have another baby fingers crossed uh.
We plan on re upping that subscription so that we can get access to the sleep data and the breathing monitoring again, which you do need insights to access, breathing monitoring after the first year, we’re completely content with using nano purely as a camera without insights. Now i mentioned breathing monitoring let’s talk about that. This is going to be another place where parents are really drawn to nana right. They love that breathing, wear it’s, entirely fabric there’s, no electronics, weaved into that they are proprietary, swaddles bands, sleeping bags and pajamas that have a specific pattern on them that allows nanite to lock into the design and track breathing. Now, if i were to make one suggestion to nana, it would be to add, like this rubber or silicone dotting, to the back of the band sort of like what squid socks have, so that the band doesn’t move so much. Some parents report shifts in the band overnight which led to a couple false alerts, not a major issue, but just a small thought. I won’t dive too much more into the breathing word tech, since i made an entire video on this alone and how it works. But if you want to see that it is linked below uh now, while i think the breathing wear tech is cool and maybe for some parenting, styles it’s, always more important to abide by the abcs of safe sleep, which is alone with no pillows blankets, bumpers or Stuffed animals on the baby’s back is preferred and always in a crib, so don’t rely too heavily on the monitoring alone.
Um. Some of the footage by the way does show our son with stuffed animals just crib blanks or whatever he’s two so he’s. Well, over that 12 month threshold, but remember to stick with the abcs for the first year now real fast let’s cover some other features. Here, we’ve got motion, alerts and sound alerts. You can toggle the sensitivity of this if you’re getting too many alerts. Now i know a lot of parents who like these, but for me i’ll, usually just run with the sound alerts or just leave them off altogether. The next feature is going to be background, audio monitoring and that’s. The feature that i like, more uh. You can have your phone asleep and still listen for the baby throughout the night and for me hearing the baby cry always does a better job at waking me up than the ding alerts from from my phone uh there’s, an onboard light and sound library, both of Which are cool, but we ended up just using the hatch rest a little bit more. There is also two way talk, but that’s not a function. I found particularly useful until the later years with our toddler when we talked to him uh, not so much during the infant stage, though now one of the newest features here is growth tracking and you actually don’t need to have insights enabled to access this. But it does only work uh when paired with their sheets, which, unfortunately, those are sold separately for 35 bucks for testing.
We took a real measurement of our sun just to see how it’s stacked up against stanit to take the measurements. You actually have to do this when the room is well lit, uh and not in night vision mode. Now the way it works is you’re, basically taking a short video clip and finding a freeze frame to then move the tracking dots onto specific points of your baby and once you’re done, it’ll calculate the height and when we did it, it actually came pretty close. Now, by no means is this, like a pivotal major feature that parents are definitely going to use, but i mean i think it does speak to the innovation that nanette really is trying to provide us as parents and and how they want to offer a holistic view Of our baby’s development outside of sleep now it’s important to know that this is a connected monitor if you haven’t already clued into that, you do need a wi fi connection for this to run smoothly. The advantage here is that you can access the feed from anywhere and it is compatible with ios android, kindle fire and uh echo show devices. Now people often ask me like: can you connect this to a hotspot and technically, the answer is yes, but you’re very likely to have some sort of connection issue and maybe even data overages, so i would just stick with wi fi now. On that note, if you do lose wi fi for any reason, nana will continue to stream the camera’s feed to your phone it’ll.
Kick you to what’s called local view only mode where you can still see the baby, but you might have some hiccups in the sleep data stored, video and breathing monitoring uh for the period that it is offline. Also, we had some weird temperature readings in that local view: smart monitors in general, not just nano i’m talking about all smart monitors, they’re going to be susceptible to some kind of connection issue, everyone that i’ve tested there’s, always something and i’ve experienced the least personally with Nan now, as a backup, i always have a cheap, sound monitor going on just in case. I can always hear the baby. That thing never fails. I recommend you get one as well it’s what we also use to travel, because we don’t really travel with nana or taking on trips or anything like that, but full transparency. There are a handful of parents who have reported a couple issues uh, for example, with a recent firmware update. Some plus users said that it messed with the camera a bit uh and others say that the same firmware rollout solved all the issues that they had before. So i wish i could speak to that more, but i genuinely haven’t really had many problems with nano and that’s why i’ve advocated it for uh for it for so long, i often chat offline with another uh creator and reviewer. His name is john from a channel called fathercraft and he’s kind of in the same boat.
As me, he’s had a great experience and uh, i think he’s. A massive fan of nana right john, is that accurate, huh what yes, andrew, hey what’s going on? Yes, i love nanette and actually nana happens to be one of my favorite baby monitoring systems. Okay, thanks man. Well, there you have it it’s. Not just me, john’s had a great experience as well. By the way, john runs a channel called fathercraft go check it out. He’S got a lot of great baby tech reviews, as well as a fellow dad creator out there good stuff, so let’s wrap this up and let me hit on the buying decision. This monitor is at a premium price point at 299 for the wall, mount version and 379 for the floor stand model and for folks here in the u.s, all of them and its gear is hsa and fsa eligible. I will stand by what i’ve said in previous videos: i’ll say it again. I think nano is the best monitoring system out there. I bounce around a lot. I test many monitors i’m gon na post a cubo review next week, but i always find myself consistently returning to nano. As my default monitor of choice now one hand you have parents that argue that you know not just nana, but all smart baby monitors right. It’S a gimmick right this stuff is unnecessary. We’Ve been parenting for millennia without this stuff. Why start now you’re automating parenting and disconnecting from your child just get wise or infant optics like valid? I get that, but then, on the other hand, you have parents who get real value out of this category.
They get real comfort peace of mind. They believe this tech is in its infancy and even though it’s not adopted by everyone, yet it still hasn’t even reached its full potential and has way more innovation and studying to go. And it can have positive implications on how you can supplement your parenting and even teach you about your child. Personally, i fall into that ladder group. I believe in these products that’s why i’ve reviewed them for coming up on four years now, almost five years, do you need it? No, but should you register for it anyway, yeah, i think you should it brought me value. I don’t know if it’s going to align with your parenting style, but i believe that it can bring you value too that’s. All i’ve got for you guys if you found this video helpful hit that like button down there, if you’ve had any experience with nana. Please comment your thoughts down below it’s, going to help other parents who are shopping for it for more videos and reviews from new parents. Please consider subscribing to our youtube channel thanks for watching this video and come back for the next one.