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27th Oct 2016

No More Night-time Ninja: Meet The Smart Camera That Can Monitor Your Child’s Breathing

Amanda Cassidy

I have spent so much time in stealth mode tummy shuffling out of the nursery in the dark holding my breath that I feel like I deserve a medal from the defense forces.

Inevitably, I would wake the baby, and we would be back to square one of sleep training hell. My night-time adventures were usually born out of my fear that the baby had stopped breathing altogether. And despite having a baby monitor or a video camera – I never had peace of mind until I actually knew they were breathing.

But Knit could be about to change everything. Knit is a device that tracks sleep, breathing and your child’s every movement. It is a secure non-hackable camera that works as a video monitor but also monitors and tracks room temperature, humidity, light and noise levels.

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It provides weekly updates about trends of your child so you can figure out their ever-changing sleeping patterns. It monitors how often the wake-up and what the ideal sleeping conditions are for your individual child.

It links to an app that lets you know if they are asleep or how well they slept. It streams live footage of your little one and also captures video clips. Because everything is transmitted over secure local WiFi, it is safe from hacking. A travel version is also in the mix that will connect the camera to your phone without any wireless network. It even gives you celebration stars when your child is finally asleep!

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The idea was the brainchild of three friends who worked together at a big design firm. When one of them became a father and realised how much time parents spend worrying about sleep, he decided to create one device to monitor sleep, breathing and growth.

Thanks to their vision, you could soon collapse on the sofa to binge watch The Good Wife without playing nursery ninja.

The Knit device retails at 199 dollars and is available to order now for April next year. It also has features for children up to the age of 10 years.

Night duty may never be the same again!