We have a three bedroom house. The rooms aren’t the smallest, but it’s a reality. With six people, that means we have to some bunking up. The older two girls have shared a room since E’s arrival (almost three years ago). And, E, our fabulous little sleeper has been lounging away in her own room solo.
If she is woken up early, it is not good.
So, we’ve been hesitant about bunking E and B in the same room (despite my cute wall decoration and coordination). Of course, there has been a crib in there for B since before she arrived.
But, they have only slept in this room together one time as an experiment. From birth, B slept in our room. Once she was on a schedule, during her morning nap, she would sleep in her crib in the joint room. E wasn’t in the room because she doesn’t take a morning nap.
Then for her afternoon nap and night time, she was in a portable crib in our room because E was in the joint room.
Are you following?
Since Thanksgiving, B now rotates between three different sleeping locations because I can’t figure out how to arrange everybody. For her morning nap, she’s in their combined room in her crib. For her afternoon nap, she’s in a portable crib in our room, for bedtime, she’s in a portable crib in our bonus room (a catch all with my desk, a guest bed and exercise equipment, but not closed). It’s not feasible for her to keep that room because we use it throughout the day for so many other things.
Ideally, the two littles share a room for their night time sleeps. And, I can check on both of them with the Keera 2 Camera monitor that is set up in there.
As you can see, I also check on them individually when they are sleeping in the room, too. The features include:
- Levana’s 3.5” touch panel Pan/Tilt/Zoom video baby monitor.
- Touch panel buttons and simple graphic icons make selecting any of the many features easy and intuitive, even if you are distracted.
- Smooth & Silent Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Remember when your mother told you she had “eyes in the back of her head”? Now you can increase your own parental superpowers with a pan/tilt/zoom camera.
- Touch Panel & Icon-Based Menu for Ease of Use
- Record Video & Snap Photos Instantly
- 24-hour Battery Life in PEEP Mode
- Talk to Baby™ Two-way Communication
- Smart LED Indicator Ring
- Pink – Disconnected
- Blue – Low volume/Whispers
- Green – Low-Medium volume/Murmurs
- Yellow – Medium volume/Cooing
- Orange – Medium-High volume/Chatter
- Red – High volume/Yelling
- Invisible LED Night Vision
- Private ClearVu® Digital Signal
- 3 Soothing Lullabies
- Expandable up to 4 Cameras
I like that it comes with the two cameras for looking in on them and that I can easily switch between the two or that it will rotate between them. I wish that the screen that shows all four cameras had an option to just show two. We also use white noise, which means that the PEEP mode (when it’s not detecting any noise) doesn’t really work. The sensitivity can be adjusted, but I find it’s a fine balance between ignoring the white noise and not hearing crying.
Also, it doesn’t come with a manual. I know, most people don’t need them, but I like to be able to look. It is available online and allowed me to see how to switch between which camera was the one being focused on when viewing multiple cameras.
The circular button for adjusting the menu is a little small. I found myself accidentally hitting up when I meant to hit one of the side buttons with my fingers, but once I figured it out, it was okay.
Since I can monitor both of them, I’m feeling like maybe I can put the two littles together. But, I’m hesitant. Any suggestions for me? Just put E and B together and deal? Keep rotating the sleep locations? Move E in with the older two and leave B to have a room to herself? Kill the bonus room and make it a room for kids to sleep in and get rid of the guest bed, desk and elliptical machine? Or just magically sell our house and find a bigger one.
What has worked for you?