Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Review of the Summer Infant Babble Band

We were recently sent the new Summer Infant Babble Band which is the first wearable audio baby monitor to review. I'll admit that we do have a video monitor in Ophelia's room so I wasn't sure whether I needed another one. However, the fact that you can wear it around the house, got me very curious.



The Babble Band is the first of its kind. It's revolutionary in that you can carry on getting jobs done around the house or garden without having to move a monitor around with you. The wearable part is similar looking to a watch. It's a wristband made of silicone which is easily adjustable to fit both men and women. 

The audio transmitter unit is left in your babies room or wherever they are sleeping. The unit also doubles up as the recharging base for the wristband. To recharge you simply place the wristband on top of the unit and it fits neatly on. Once charged it lasts for 8 hours of continuous use.

The Babble Band has a range of 600 ft which is pretty far. It certainly covers my 3 storey townhouse and garden. 

There are 3 monitoring modes to choose from:
  • Audio and lights
  • Sound lights only 
  • Vibration and lights
We've used the Babble Band more than we thought we would. It's one of those products that you don't realise you need until you have it. As you may know I have 2 children so even when Ophelia is sleeping, I am still on the go either doing some activity with Eva or doing housework. 

When there has been sunny weather, Eva and I have been able to enjoy playing in the garden together without me having to go inside every 5 minutes to check on the baby. I have been able to peg the washing out and cut the grass. 

I've managed to cook and do the washing and ironing with the reassurance that I can keep track of Ophelia's sounds. 

I love the fact that you can choose which monitoring mode you want to use. If i'm doing a particularly noisy activity such as entertaining Eva and her friends or cooking, then I set the band to vibrate. If i'm reading or doing ironing then I have audio and lights.

It's really given myself and hubby the freedom to carry on with our everyday activities without being tied to one room and being fixated on a video monitor. I will say that we do still use the video monitor for bedtime. 

I like the fact that it's quite compact. The band fits neatly on top of the audio transmitter unit and therefore is easily stored away.

We have just returned from a holiday to Turkey and we had a ground floor apartment. We were able to leave Ophelia sleeping whilst one of us sat on the terrace (usually me reading a book whilst hubby was in the pool with Eva). It was a massive help on holiday and it didn't take up a lot of room in the suitcase. It's now a must have travel item of mine.




The only complaint comes from hubby who said he would like it to look more manly. Silly really as it's not a fashion accessory and he only wears it in the house and garden. I think he would prefer it in black though.

Overall, we are both really pleased with it. It's a very clever invention that has helped make our lives easier. It's reasonably priced at around £50. For a list of stockists check here, stockists.

Have you used this before or heard about it? Do you think it is something you would use?




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31 comments:

  1. This is such a clever idea! I always used to worry when the girls were asleep if I popped outside to hang out washing so this would have been perfect. Impressed with the price too

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  2. Wow what a brilliant idea! I wish I had had this one my little one was a baba. Really affordable too.

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  3. I think that is a super cool baby band. It offers such great reassurance and it's a really clever idea.

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  4. Oh my! I seriously wish I had this when my little one was born, it would have made everything so much easier for sure. Just knowing that I always know what's happening whilst I'm doing house work would be really amazing.

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  5. This looks so useful and clever. I have never seen anything like it before x

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  6. This looks fantastic, I love the idea that you can wear it round the house and out in the garden without worrying or popping back in (and dragging the older one back in with you!)

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  7. I love this! I haven't seen it before and it sounds great. I love that you can wear it in the garden, this is what causes me the most problem at the moment while Holly naps, I have to keep popping back to check her x

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  8. Such a great idea!! I still use the baby monitor and our twins are four years old. Would be easier to have this than carry their monitor around from room to room! x

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  9. This band is a fab idea. So easy to carry around on your wrist. I like this.

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  10. The Babble band sounds great especially if you don't want to carry or keep running in to check on the baby monitor. It lets you get on with chores.

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  11. this is a really clever idea! I like the sound of it x

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  12. I love this, i love the vibrate function which inhave never seen before in a baby monitor. In fact ive never seen one where you wear it on your wrist. Looks fab and really reasonably priced as well.

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  13. A wearable audio baby monitor???? Genius! Such a clever and innovative idea. Love the sound of the different monitoring modes as well, would be so handy to be able to switch between vibrate or audio/lights. x

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  14. This sounds great. What a fabulous idea! I would have loved this when Rosalie was small. I used to take her baby monitor with me everywhere!

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  15. Wow I've never seen this before, it looks so great. Babble band is such a cute name for our little babbling babes too.

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  16. What a great idea for it to be a wearable band. We don't have a monitor at all (baby is 15 weeks) and we live in a flat but I am intrigued. Might be useful for our holiday.

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  17. I've never heard of this!! But that's not surprising — we didn't buy a baby monitor at all for the twins!! I thought I'd want a video/movement one but ended up feeling comfortable enough not to want one at all :)

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  18. The band sounds great! I shall keep it in mind once we have our next baby! :)
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  19. What a great idea! I remember carrying around the monitor and it being a pain so having it on the wrist makes it sound easier x

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  20. That's really handy - so much more flexible.

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  21. Sounds like a great idea - especially for those who like to spend time outside and going on holiday

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  22. I've never seen this before, sounds great and very reasonably priced x

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  23. Haven't heard about this before but it is such a great idea!x

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  24. I've never seen anything like this before, what a great idea so you always have it close x

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  25. This is such a clever idea, would have been so handy when the boys were small x

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  26. I've never heard of them let alone used one. But I like the idea that you can wear it. If I had a baby, would consider getting this too.

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  27. That's an amazing idea! I would have loved one of these when my little chap was younger it would have been perfect, I hated being restricted by the corded range when we used to go on holiday, I was forever panicking.

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  28. This almost sounds space age, what a great idea and invention x

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  29. That's seems very useful i might buy this for my goddaughter who was born 2 days ago. :) xxx

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  30. Things like this get so clever, it really fascinates me how far we've come! Can't imagine the kind of things that will be out when I have kids later in life x

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  31. This looks like a great idea. We had nothing like this when mine were little!!

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