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I have two hard headed boys, a 6 and almost 10-year-old. Needless to say, they are brothers and know exactly how to push each others buttons. Most of the time they seem to do it on purpose to just tick the other one off. It’s apparently a really fun pastime. As parents, we can only take so much bickering before its time for them to part ways and go to their owns rooms for some quiet time. Otherwise, my head might explode. We don’t want mommy’s head exploding do we? Trust me it’s not a pretty sight.
We separate them and tell them to stay put until we come and say otherwise. It’s not like we stand guard at their doors though making sure they aren’t leaving their rooms. They aren’t prisoners so there are no locks on the doors. They are free to leave to go to the bathroom but nothing else. Do they really listen, though? Are they sneaking to see each other when we aren’t looking? Are they really listening when we say “Stay put!”? Well, we now have these answers thanks to our Gynoii Smart Baby Monitor.
The Gynoii Smart Baby Monitor is Great for Older Children
Baby monitors aren’t just for babies, they are great for older children too. There are times when you may need to do yard work or are just on another floor of the house but still want to check in on your kids. Baby monitors are perfect for this. We set up our Gynoii Baby Monitor in a common room on our second floor. From its spot, we can view when the kids come out of their rooms and who is coming up and down the stairs. Perfect to make sure they are listening when we tell them to stay in their rooms.
Setting up our Gynoii Baby Monitor was easy. First, you find the perfect spot for your camera and plug it in. It only works with the included power adapter, there’s not a battery option. Then, download the free Gynoii Baby app and create an account. The icon looks almost like the Instagram icon but green and says Gynoii. To finish up follow the instructions in the app.
I did have some trouble connecting the camera to my wi-fi at first. It took me several attempts but eventually it did connect and has been connected perfectly ever since.
The Gynoii Smart Baby Monitor comes with a lot of bells and whistles. I especially love the two-way talk feature. When my boys are being too rowdy and I’m downstairs I can tell them to quiet it down without having to yell or run upstairs. Remember this is mainly for home use. Don’t expect this feature to work if you are away from the house. I’ve tried, it doesn’t work.
My other favorite feature is the time lapse video. When I tell my boys to go to their rooms I click the time lapse button on the app. Later on, I can check the video see if they really did stay in their rooms. Of course, I ask them first but check the video to make sure they are telling the truth. So handy because I don’t constantly stare at the video feed on my phone. Although if I am watching the feed I can snap a picture of any wrong doing right then and there.
The camera also has a sound and motion alert option as well, though. You get a handy notification when one or both these things happen.
The kids are just out of luck when it comes to sneaking around these days. Our Gynoii Smart Baby Monitor even has night vision so the cloak of darkness won’t even help them out. The camera is in color but only if there is enough light. If it isn’t bright enough the picture will be in black and white. You’ll feel like you are watching an old timey movie. So fun!
My older son tries to be slick sometimes and moves the camera so it’s facing a wall. Little does he know I can use my phone to remote pan 355 degrees and tilt the camera 100 degrees. Poor fella just can’t catch a break. He just has no choice but to listen to mommy.
Do you video monitor your kids?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.