The Baby Monitor

If not for the baby monitor, you wouldn’t be reading this entry. An invention that some argue interrupts sleep, leaving you jumping every time your baby stirs, has provided me with early morning wake up calls, and much needed inspiration.

One such early morning, ours was Broadcasting R-rated lyrics to Brahm’s Lullabye. I awoke wide eyed in terror, what if the neighbors were listening in? No really, they claim their monitors pick up things. What I applauded as clever concealing of his potty mouth, might have come across the airways as bad parenting. Only I was sure it was my husband’s attempt to hide his frustration from our son and calm himself in his defeat with the sleeper snaps.

The morning after, (and many after) were spent shopping the online boutiques for a better sleeper. One that would save our sanity, and get us back to bed a little quicker. Much to my surprise, it did not exist.

If I would have listened to my husband and turned off the monitor, I may have gotten some much needed sleep, and possibly prevented some neighborhood gossip, but diaper changing wouldn’t have gotten any easier!

The task of designing my first product and getting it onto retail shelves, has taken almost two years. Mostly satisfying, but not withstanding some limitations and upsets. I plan on sharing my road to reality with you, and with any luck, introducing new innovative products.

One thing is for sure, inspiration comes from everywhere. Share your thoughts, you never know who might be listening. I know I will be. Just in case, I think I’ll keep my baby monitor plugged in (even though I don’t need it anymore).

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