ClioSport.net

Register a free account today to become a member!
Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Baby monitors and other baby stuff



CrippsCorner

ClioSport Club Member
  Mini Cooper S
I remember a few nights of him crying where we just looked at each other not knowing what to do! It was horrible.

I found bouncing up and down on an exercise ball with him helped quite a lot. Have you tried a baby carrier for when you need to get stuff done?
 
Is she suffering from Reflux, or perhaps Colic? My first had Colic, second had Reflux - we used the specialist formulas for both (Aptamil) and that helped. We changed their bottles to MAM as well, which let air escape from the base, reducing the risk of wind.

A little trick for the breathless screaming - blow gently on her face, it’ll stop that straight away ? (seriously!)
The blowing definitely snaps her out of it for a few seconds, and then I have to do it again.

Since we’ve had the infacol on the go and let it get working she’s been fine so fingers crossed.
 
I remember a few nights of him crying where we just looked at each other not knowing what to do! It was horrible.

I found bouncing up and down on an exercise ball with him helped quite a lot. Have you tried a baby carrier for when you need to get stuff done?
Have a baby carrier, which we have used when out and about. She’s just still a little slumped in it due to her size and not holding herself up yet but we will be using it if it makes things easier. We’ve also set up her cot for daytime naps to try get her used to being on her own, but of instinct tells her she needs to be near us then I doubt it will work but we can try!!
 

MarcJP

ClioSport Club Member
  A200, Passat
Have a baby carrier, which we have used when out and about. She’s just still a little slumped in it due to her size and not holding herself up yet but we will be using it if it makes things easier. We’ve also set up her cot for daytime naps to try get her used to being on her own, but of instinct tells her she needs to be near us then I doubt it will work but we can try!!
It’s worth persevering with the cot. My son was sleeping in his cot overnight and during naps from about 4 weeks old ?
 

Ben-

ClioSport Club Member
  V40 - E36
Dilemma, our second is due in September so we need a new monitor. We have a BT 6000 and it’s ace but our first will still need to use this for a while, but we can’t buy another (without paying over the odds) as they’ve been discontinued. What monitors are people using?
 

Darren61

ClioSport Club Member
Dilemma, our second is due in September so we need a new monitor. We have a BT 6000 and it’s ace but our first will still need to use this for a while, but we can’t buy another (without paying over the odds) as they’ve been discontinued. What monitors are people using?
We’ve got a BT 6000 too, great bit of kit except battery life on the main unit. You can still get them online and even get 2nd hand ones on eBay and you can hook up an additional camera to the main unit and toggle between the two..
 

Ben-

ClioSport Club Member
  V40 - E36
We’ve got a BT 6000 too, great bit of kit except battery life on the main unit. You can still get them online and even get 2nd hand ones on eBay and you can hook up an additional camera to the main unit and toggle between the two..
When I looked into adding the second camera, lots of reviews online said you couldn’t. Have you got two cameras on yours?
 

Feirny

ClioSport Club Member
I think I need to give this a good read. Any ones to specifically avoid? Me being me will want the all singing one that can connect to nasa etc...
 

Darren61

ClioSport Club Member
When I looked into adding the second camera, lots of reviews online said you couldn’t. Have you got two cameras on yours?
I’m under the impression you can add a second and have seen some reviews online to say that is the case. Although you can only toggle between them individually and not watch both at once.

I’m tempted to get a second hand unit on eBay and try it.
 

Darren61

ClioSport Club Member
I think I need to give this a good read. Any ones to specifically avoid? Me being me will want the all singing one that can connect to nasa etc...
Having had the BT 6000 since our little girl was born, can genuinely say it’s been great. Wide screen unit, auto switches to night mode when it’s pitch black. Tilt and zoom function which is helpful, as well as a talk function so you can speak to the other half if they’re upstairs for example (like a walkie talkie basically)

Based on advice from John Lewis and glad we went with it. We found it’s a bit of a minefield choosing a monitor if you don’t know what you’re talking about as there’s so many.

But the BT ones seem to tick most boxes!
 

andy_con

ClioSport Club Member
  clio 182
my daughter is now 7 years old and we are still using our 7 year old Motorola MPb36 or something like that, for our third child who is 8 months old.

its probably very dated now being 7 years old, but is still working faultlessly

amazing range, great battery life, pan and tilt etc and all the other functions you would expect
 

Cup172rich

ClioSport Club Member
When I looked into adding the second camera, lots of reviews online said you couldn’t. Have you got two cameras on yours?
I have this monitor for my twins and can confirm you can add additional cameras.

I actually ended up selling the second camera though as it was much more convenient for me to ceiling mount the one camera and PTZ between the two cots. Otherwise you have to navigate through the slightly faffy menus on the device and manually connect to the other camera.
 

Feirny

ClioSport Club Member
Having had the BT 6000 since our little girl was born, can genuinely say it’s been great. Wide screen unit, auto switches to night mode when it’s pitch black. Tilt and zoom function which is helpful, as well as a talk function so you can speak to the other half if they’re upstairs for example (like a walkie talkie basically)

Based on advice from John Lewis and glad we went with it. We found it’s a bit of a minefield choosing a monitor if you don’t know what you’re talking about as there’s so many.

But the BT ones seem to tick most boxes!
Brilliant cheers mate, I’ll get one of those sourced once my bank account has recovered.
 

Ben-

ClioSport Club Member
  V40 - E36
I have this monitor for my twins and can confirm you can add additional cameras.

I actually ended up selling the second camera though as it was much more convenient for me to ceiling mount the one camera and PTZ between the two cots. Otherwise you have to navigate through the slightly faffy menus on the device and manually connect to the other camera.
Rather than buying a second camera, I was tempted by the new BT Smart Monitor system.

 

RDH

ClioSport Club Member
Dilemma, our second is due in September so we need a new monitor. We have a BT 6000 and it’s ace but our first will still need to use this for a while, but we can’t buy another (without paying over the odds) as they’ve been discontinued. What monitors are people using?
BT 6000 is still available in Smyths Toys for £130.00?
 

Ben-

ClioSport Club Member
  V40 - E36
Any old wives tales/tips for a baby (4 weeks) suffering with constipation?
 

Ben-

ClioSport Club Member
  V40 - E36
He only seems to be going once every other day but we can tell he’s really uncomfortable on poo day until he’s pushed it out. We’re formula feeding so we’ve reached out to the Health Care visitor to see what she suggests, probably tell us to try a different milk formula.
 

seb

  S5 Sportback
He only seems to be going once every other day but we can tell he’s really uncomfortable on poo day until he’s pushed it out. We’re formula feeding so we’ve reached out to the Health Care visitor to see what she suggests, probably tell us to try a different milk formula.
defo try a different milk. We had the same with ours and a change of milk it made an instant change. I would say try prunes but too young at 4 weeks LOL (but that does work too.)

The other trick we did was when we could see her really straining but having no joy a damp bit of tissue paper to try and tickle her behind seemed to help too as weird as it sounds. We did the tummy circular motions too.

But the best advice is the milk.
 

MarcJP

ClioSport Club Member
  A200, Passat
Definitely look at changing the milk.

As Seb said, 4 weeks is probably too young for Prune juice.

One trick we used was a small amount of sugary water, that really helped our son.

In the end we were prescribed laxative for both our kids - the downside to bottle feeding kids is definitely the risk of constipation
 

Cribert

ClioSport Club Member
  Cup 172
How old is he? Shouldn’t be changing his milk if he’s been on it for a while. That’s not unusual for them to poo every other day. Quite common.

Try a bath too, that helps. Our wee guy (2 weeks and a few days old) only poos every other day and he’s on the mamia formula. Always does it at 5 in the morning. It’s f**king great
 
He only seems to be going once every other day but we can tell he’s really uncomfortable on poo day until he’s pushed it out. We’re formula feeding so we’ve reached out to the Health Care visitor to see what she suggests, probably tell us to try a different milk formula.
Our daughter would go days without a s**t, so we put her on Nutramigen, it did the job.
 

Ben-

ClioSport Club Member
  V40 - E36
How old is he? Shouldn’t be changing his milk if he’s been on it for a while. That’s not unusual for them to poo every other day. Quite common.

Try a bath too, that helps. Our wee guy (2 weeks and a few days old) only poos every other day and he’s on the mamia formula. Always does it at 5 in the morning. It’s f**king great
He’s just turned 4 weeks old so still pretty dinky. We’re using SMA as that’s what we used with our first baby last year and he was fine on it but I suppose all babies are different!
 

MarcJP

ClioSport Club Member
  A200, Passat
He’s just turned 4 weeks old so still pretty dinky. We’re using SMA as that’s what we used with our first baby last year and he was fine on it but I suppose all babies are different!
Both ours were fed on Aptamil. We tried SMA with our second, but she didn’t like it. We used the thicker, anti-colic formula so constipation was a constant problem for us.
 


Top