Ademhaling baby monitoring



You’re overwhelmed and overjoyed to be bringing your newborn home from the hospital, and yes, a million and one thoughts and worries are crowding your mind. From deciphering your baby's different cries to figuring out how to swaddle, the list can feel endless.

One common concern for many parents? Making sure your newborn sleeps safely and soundly (with an emphasis on safe). Enter Nanit’s baby monitor with computer vision technology. 

What is breathing motion monitoring?

An infant breathing motion monitor, as its name implies, does precisely what you'd expect: it monitors and records your baby's breathing motion patterns while they sleep. Whether you're a new parent or an experienced one, the ability to observe your baby's breathing motion in real time and can provide a reassuring sense of comfort.

Are baby breathing motion monitors safe by today’s standards? Nanit’s innovative and comfortable Breathing Band completely bypasses the need for wires, electronics, or sensors, so it's completely safe for your baby. Our Breathing Wear is HSA/FSA-eligible, so you can save money and ensure your baby's comfort.

How do baby breathing motion monitors work?

A baby monitor that tracks breathing motion? Such a device must surely rely on a pinch of magical dust. But no, rest assured that the process is based on reliable science. Three crucial Nanit components work together to allow you to monitor your baby's motion:

  1. Breathing Wear. Made with a custom-designed pattern, we designed our Breathing Band, and more–to be soft and cozy for a comfortable night of sleep.
  2. Nanit Pro Camera. As your baby breathes, the Nanit Pro Camera tracks the rise and fall of the pattern on the Breathing Wear, using the movements to monitor your baby's breathing motion in real time.
  3. Insights Plan. Opting for one of our Insights Plans enables you to receive real-time alerts on your phone about your baby's breathing motion. Depending on your Insights plan, you can also get access to watch them grow in auto-captured time-lapse videos or review a 30-day sleep analysis of their sleep pattern, and so much more.



The benefits of breathing motion monitoring for babies

Why do so many parents consider an infant breathing motion monitor to be a must-have parenting item? Excellent question! Aside from bringing peace of mind to parents all over the world, here are some of the benefits you can expect from Nanit’s Breathing Motion Monitoring:

  • Alert you when no breathing motion is detected. Breathing Motion Monitoring tools will alert you when breathing motion is no longer detected. This will trigger a real time alarm on the camera as well as your phone, so even if you’re fast asleep, your phone will alert you so you can check on your little one right away.
  • Receive real-time updates on your phone. Staying up to date on your little one’s breathing motion is as easy as one, two, three with the help of the Nanit app. From the comfort of your phone, you can see their breaths per minute, receive alerts when they need you, and analyze their daily, weekly, and monthly sleep averages.
  • Remotely monitor their breathing motion. Did we mention that with the app you can be almost anywhere while you monitor their breathing motion? From folding laundry on the couch to laying in bed, you’ll have remote monitoring capabilities at your fingertips.
  • Monitor sleep in a way that’s non-invasive. Our Breathing Wear is non-invasive, so you can track your little one’s breathing motion without the use of any intrusive sensors or electronics.

About our Breathing Band

Our easy-to-use Breathing Band comfortably fits over most pajamas and sleeping bags, suitable for babies up to 24 months old. How to use the Nanit Breathing Band? Simply place your baby on the open band back-first, then velcro the Band gently under the baby’s arms and over their chest. The Band’s custom-designed pattern collaborates seamlessly with the Pro Camera, effectively monitoring your baby's breathing motion in most sleep positions. 

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Natalie Barnett, PhD serves as VP of Clinical Research at Nanit. Natalie initiated sleep research collaborations at Nanit and in her current role, Natalie oversees collaborations with researchers at hospitals and universities around the world who use the Nanit camera to better understand pediatric sleep and leads the internal sleep and development research programs at Nanit. Natalie holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of New England in Australia and a Postgraduate Certificate in Pediatric Sleep Science from the University of Western Australia. Natalie was an Assistant Professor in the Neurogenetics Unit at NYU School of Medicine prior to joining Nanit. Natalie is also the voice of Nanit's science-backed, personalized sleep tips delivered to users throughout their baby's first few years.

Kristy Ojala is Nanit’s Digital Content Director. She spends way too much time looking at maps and weather forecasts and pictures of Devon Rex cats and no-cook dinners. A former sleep champion, she strives to share trustworthy somnabulism tips with other parents—praying for that one fine day when no tiny humans wake her up while it’s still dark out. Her kids highly recommend 3 books, approximately 600 stuffies, Chopin’s “Nocturnes,” and the Nanit Sound + Light for bedtime success.

Mackenzie Sangster is on the Brand and Community team at Nanit. She supports content development and editing for Nanit’s Parent Confidently blog as well as other marketing initiatives. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking, being active, and using the Pro + Flex Duo to keep an eye on her fur-baby, Poppy!