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Nanit's New Smart Swaddle Monitors Baby's Breathing

Emily Ferron
Updated Apr 7, 2021
2 min read
New parents the world over know the nervous feeling of being unable to take their eyes off the baby: Is she happy? Is she hungry? Is she breathing? That’s where Nanit’s new Breathing Wear comes in. Wrap your baby up in these specially designed swaddles or Breathing Bands, and your Nanit Baby Monitor will monitor baby’s every breath in real-time.


What Does Nanit Breathing Wear Do?


Nanit Breathing Wear comes in two soft fabric options – a swaddle and a breathing band – for infants up to 24 months old, or up to 30 lbs. Each one is specially printed with a simple geometric pattern. Once your baby’s wrapped up and placed inside the crib, the Nanit Camera/Smart Baby Monitor can read the design to track baby’s breathing. 

With the Nanit app, parents can keep a live eye on the crib and receive important notifications like movement or irregular breathing. The app also tracks sleep quality metrics and uses an AI algorithm to provide parents with personalized care suggestions based on their baby’s habits.

Be aware this type of monitoring is primarily intended to promote parent’s peace of mind. Breathing Wear is not a medical device, nor is it a protection against SIDS or a replacement for an attentive, caring adult. 

Promising Perks from Nanit

If you like the idea of a breathing monitor for your baby, Nanit’s offering is promising. There are other infant breath-monitoring devices on the market, but they require placing an electronic device or sensor on your baby or their clothing. Nanit’s Breathing Wear contains no electronic devices so it’s machine washable and soft against baby’s skin. The product is available for pre-order now, but it won’t ship for another 1-2 months, so we’ll have to wait and see whether or not it lives up to expectations. 

Based on Nanit’s reputation and the quality of their other products, we are cautiously optimistic that it will work as advertised. After all, the Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor is first on our list of the best baby monitors. Nevertheless, Nanit’s products are very tech-forward, with a price point to match. The Nanit Camera and Breathing Wear might be perfect for connected parents (you do need both to track the baby’s breathing) but a more traditional non-WiFi option like the Infant Optics DXR-8 might be a better fit for other households.

Want to preorder the Nanit Breathing Wear for a little one that’s on the way? Shop Nanit products now:

Written by your home security expert

Emily Ferron

Emily is an experienced writer passionate about covering topics at the intersection of tech, health, safety and humanity.

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