Do you Suffer from the Baby Monitor Delimma?

Geral and Levi

Where do we hang the baby monitor?

Gerald Beranek is a husband, a dad and fortunately an inventor. Four weeks before their son was born, Gerald Beranek and his wife encountered a problem of modern-day parenting: where to put the baby monitor.

“Before my son Levi was born, my wife and I were getting the nursery ready and the last thing I had to do was hang the camera for the baby monitor,” Beranek recalled. “I was trying to find the best place for it that would offer the best view of the crib, but I didn’t want to put a screw in the wall.”

Having read about the risk of death by strangulation from baby monitor cords, he also did not want to place the monitor on or near the crib. “I remember thinking, there has to be a better way to do this.”

Beranek, who is a mechanical engineer with product design experience, ultimately used his 3-D printer to solve the dilemma. According to Beranek, he made a quick design of an angled corner shelf, 3-D printed it and hung it using 3M Command strips so it could be removed without damaging the wall.

“When other new parents came to see the baby they all noticed the little shelf holding the baby monitor camera that was stuck in a corner of the nursery and they wanted to know where they could get one,” said Beranek. “So I started printing more on my 3-D printer and began selling the shelf which is now know as VuSee, Universal Baby Monitor Shelf.”

VuSee is manufactured by BeraTek Industries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Vusee now hangs in more than 15,000 nurseries around the country, including Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

VuSee is available for purchase on vusee.co, Amazon, Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and Walmart.

“As a dad, I’m happy I can help other moms and dads eliminate the baby monitor dilemma and offer them VuSee as a simple and easy-to-use solution. At the end of the day, it is all about keeping our little ones safe,” said Beranek.

Top 10 Must Haves for the Nursery

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Planning a baby nursery can be an enormous task. With so many products on the market how do you choose? Most of your purchases will depend on personal preference but a few nursery basics will get you prepared for the arrival of your newborn. It’s important to make your nursery is as much functional as it is fabulous!

A crib or bassinet

This is the most essential item, your baby’s bed. Whether you pick a fancy crib or a simple bassinet, your baby’s sleeping spot will most likely become the focal point of the nursery. They both come in a variety of styles and price ranges. How much you spend and the style you choose is up to you, just make sure you are purchasing a quality item made of the best materials. Your baby will be spending a lot of time here!

Baby video monitor and mount

I can tell you from personal experience, one of the hardest things for a new parent to do is to relax when your baby is in another room. Baby monitors help relieve that stress by allowing the parents to have constant audio and visual contact with their baby. This is a top essential for most parents. Once again there are a ton of brands and price ranges. See our list of top baby video monitors and find what best suits your budget.

The VuSee by Beratek Industries is the only universal baby monitor mount on the market. It is quick and easy to install, compatible with most baby monitors and allows you to see the entire crib with perfect monitor angle. The VuSee also is a safety product that helps prevent strangulation from a monitor cord. It is a must have for baby’s nursery!

Changing table

Lots of diaper changing will be going on during your baby’s first year. While you ae busy learning how to change a diaper on the fly it is incredibly helpful to have an organized, stationary changing table in the baby’s nursery. Having quick access to the essentials like diapers, wipes and ointments is a huge help during this hectic time! Whether you pick a table with shelves, drawers or a combination of both how you organize it is up to you. Most changing tables come with a comfortable changing pad for baby to lay on, if not they are available to purchase separately as well.

A fan

Hot in baby’s room? Maybe not but an electric fan does more than cool off the room during nap time. It provides white noise that helps mask household noises like doorbells or barking dogs. The hazy whirl that helps relax and put your little one to sleep can be a life saver! No room for a fan? Try setting a radio between stations to get that sweet sound of static, or download one of many cell phone apps with your choice of noises from hair dryers, vacuums and heart beats. As always make sure to keep fans and cords far away from baby’s reach.

A dressser

Your little one will definitely go through several changes of clothing each day. Keeping all those tiny clothes in an organized dresser is a much needed thing. Dressers should have at least three drawers and should have several compartments to separate socks, bibs, onesies and other small items.

Night-light

So your baby won’t be afraid of the dark right away (or maybe never) so mom and dad this one is more for you! A decorative night-light will help to guide you through the nursery for those 2 am feedings without bumping your toes! The night-light’s mellow glow instead of the glare of a light bulb also will help your baby learn to distinguish between night and day!

While not truly a night-light my youngest son loved his Glowing Seahorse (Fisher Price) Bonus, it searved a source of light AND it played soothing music which was a huge bonus!

Clothes hamper

With all the clothes that your baby will go through, you will quickly find a convenient hamper in the nursery is a huge help! Hampers are available in a wide range of styles, sizes and materials. Keep in mind that many bedding sets offer coordinating hamper designs.

Rocking chair or glider

A comfortable rocking chair or glider for feeding and rocking your baby to sleep is very important. You will spend countless number of hours bonding with your baby but you will be almost completely immobile. Consider a side table next to your chair to keep snacks, bottled water, a few magazines or a novel to help keep you comfortable while soothing your baby.

Mobile

Mobiles have long been a nursery fundamental. They help to soothe babies to sleep and keep them entertained when they wake up. Most mobiles have a music feature and variety of moving figurines that range from lights, mirrors and figurines. Some crib bedding sets come with matching mobiles but there also is a huge variety of them on the market that can be purchased separately.

Now that you are set with the nursery essentials you can start adding those personal touches and themes that will make your nursery unique to your parenting style! Pinterest is a great resource for nursery themes. Congratulations and happy shopping!

Best Baby Video Monitors in 2016

Mount your baby monitor on VuSee and always keep an eye on your little one.

Keeping your little one safe is a top priority for parents. Thanks to technology and use of a baby video monitor, parents can have peace of mind and always have watchful eye on their babe, especially as they sleep in the nursery. But with so many models available, how do parents choose? Here are a few of our favorite top parent-recommended baby video monitors.

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

This baby video monitor is one of the most popular and is highly recommended by parents. The Infant Optics DXR-8 features a large 3.5 full color LCD display and sound-activated LED display. It was the first-ever monitor with interchangeable optical lens capability- allowing you to customize the viewing angle and zoom. This monitor offers a long battery life and its 10 hours power-saving mode is a bonus.

Motorola MBP853CONNECT Digital Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Internet Viewing

This wireless monitor allows you to watch your little one on the parent unit with a 3.5-inch diagonal color screen, as well as on compatible smartphones, tablets and computers with the free Wi-Fi Hubble app. The monitor features remote pan, tilt, and zoom; and two-way communication. The two-way communication feature allows you to communicate with your little one without being in the same room. Use the free Hubble app on your compatible viewing device and receive sound, motion and temperature notifications so you’re sure to always stay connected to what’s going on.

Summer Infant In View Digital Color Video Monitor

This Summer Infant baby monitor is popular with parents since it features a large 5” flat-screen color LCD video monitor with digital zoom, swivel camera and sound activated LED lights. Digital technology ensures privacy and security, with a range up to 600-fee. Sound activated LED lights indicate the noise level coming from baby’s nursery. The included camera features automatic black and white night vision, so parents clearly see baby in a darkened room. A basic monitor with good video and a good price.

Samsung SEW-3037W SafeView Baby Monitoring System

Never miss a sight or sound in your little one’s nursery with this wireless Samsung monitor. The baby monitoring system has a high-resolution 3.5-inch LCD monitor and wireless night-vision camera with invisible infrared LEDs for advanced night-time monitoring. The video monitor’s resolution offers clear image quality and a sleep mode so the screen doesn’t keep you awake. A built-in mic and speaker on the camera allows two-way communication between your baby at a long-range transmission of up to 900-ft.

Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe Plus

This Angelcare baby monitor offers both sound and movement monitoring in one device. With a range of up 820 feet and eight channels to minimize interference, the monitor offers continuous or voice activated sound transmission and will sound an alarm when no movement is detected for 20 seconds. For convenience, the monitor features a temperature display and sound and movement indicator lights. The deluxe plus system includes two parent units and two “under the mattress” sensor pads.

Lorex Sweet Peep Baby Monitor

The Lorex Sweet Peep baby monitor was recently voted Best Value by BabyGear Lab. The monitor features good sound, long battery life and offers a lot of features for a budget-friendly price. It offers sound activation, a nightlight, lullabies, talk to baby and digital zoom. Rest assured this video baby monitor will keep you tuned in to your bundle of joy, no matter where you are in the house.

Once you select the perfect monitor for your nursery, rest assured you will be able to mount the monitor quickly, easily and safely with VuSee. To request a discount code enter your email below.

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