Nursery Safety: Genesis Digital Color Video Monitor {Safety 1st} + giveaway

Safety 1st Genesis Video MonitorI love video monitors.In fact, I am so crazy about them that I still use one on my 6 year old. Yep, that’s right, I have a monitor on my 6 year old. The monitors I was using for my kids are super old. So old in fact, that my husband and I have learned to sleep to the dreadful sound of popping and static all night. When I was asked to review the brand new #sponsored Genesis Digital Color Video Monitor from Safety 1st, I was pretty excited. First let me say that this monitor has a 350+ foot range. This means that even though my bedroom is on the exact opposite side of the house, my monitor is crystal clear. I hear absolutely no popping or static (except from my older daughter’s monitor). Although the handheld device is smaller than I’m used to, it’s a 2.4” color LCD screen, it honestly doesn’t matter because the screen is perfectly clear. Even my husband said that! Plus, it has 2x/4x digital zoom. This means that I can zoom close enough to see even the smallest of details.

One of my absolute favorite features of the Genesis Digital Color Video Monitor has a 180° remote pan, tilt and zoom. Yes, that’s right, I can actually move the camera anywhere around the room. Say you have a toddler that’s sleeping in a big kid bed and you don’t see them in their bed. Simply move the arrows on your parent unit and you can scan their ENTIRE room in seconds! At that point, you can use the Talk Back (2-way communication) on your unit to talk to your child and tell them to get back into their bed. I really like that there are mounting holes on the back of the camera so that you can safely position it on a wall near your crib or child’s bed. It also has auto black & white infrared night vision so that you can see just as clearly at night as you do during the day.

This monitor is completely portable because it has it’s own rechargeable battery. Same with the camera. This way, if the power goes out, your monitor and camera will be able to run all night just on it’s battery power. I LOVE THAT! We keep our A/C at 75 degrees during the warmer months, but our bedrooms still tend to be on the comfortable side. Recommended temperatures for a nursery is between 68 – 72 degrees. Also, my child sleeps with a pillow, a crib bumper (which my first child never used, but this kiddo likes to stick her limbs through the crib) two blankets and about four pacifiers. It’s how she likes it. :) I have to say that this monitor has completely exceeded all my expectations. If we go sit outside for a bonfire, I can easily unplug the monitor and clip it to my jeans and carry it around with me. It’s such a no-brainer and gives amazing peace of mind. Check out this video demonstration below of some of it’s core features.

Another amazing safety item for your nursery is the Safety 1st Furniture Wall Straps. Toppling furniture has injured tens of thousands of children and killed scores in recent years. Even safety-conscious parents mindful of the potential for tall furniture to tumble can be caught by surprise, with tragic consequences. We never think it will happen to us, but sadly tragedy plays no favorites. Furniture like dressers, bookcases and TV’s are not designed for stability from the small hands of kids. Kids are curious and will climb into furniture or even attempt to step into dresser drawers as steps! They’re curious and we need to ensure that even if they attempt one of these things, that we’ve done everything possible to ensure the least amount of damage happens. Please, please, please make sure that all of your furniture is strapped to the walls. It all happens in the blink of an eye, so make your home a safe home.

furniture wall strap

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special thanks to Safety 1st for providing samples in order to conduct this review

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  1. October 29, 2013 at 11:40 am — Reply

    i dont have one yet, we are in the process of setting up our nursery for our first. i welcome advice though

  2. nici r
    October 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    Cribs are always scary because you need something to cover the slats. But there are wonder bumpers and breathable bumpers now.

  3. Cassandra Eastman
    October 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is making sure the crib is safe, no loose objects, blankets or pillows. And that the furniture is all secured to the wall!

  4. Anne Perry
    October 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    cords and electrical… we do not have a nursery… we have a family bed.

  5. Rochel S
    October 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is the crib and if its safe.

  6. amy pugmire
    October 30, 2013 at 3:05 am — Reply

    I don’t have a monitor and knowing if the crib is set up correctly.

  7. Pamalot
    October 30, 2013 at 3:57 am — Reply

    My biggest nursery concern is SIDS

  8. Melissa M
    October 30, 2013 at 6:34 am — Reply

    My biggest concern like all parents is SIDS

  9. Erin G
    October 30, 2013 at 6:50 am — Reply

    My biggest concern is the crib. I’m afraid i’ll buy one and then it will get recalled. I have nightmares over it!

  10. Jill H
    October 30, 2013 at 7:35 am — Reply

    My biggest concern isn’t until they are old enough to scale the crib and then it’s the blinds, curtains, and outlets in their room.

  11. October 30, 2013 at 7:37 am — Reply

    My biggest nursery safety concern is making sure that the crib is warm and cozy but breathable. I too am concerned with SIDS.

  12. Anne Taylor
    October 30, 2013 at 8:17 am — Reply

    I think just being able to check on baby, that they have a clear breathing area, and basic safety really

    October 30, 2013 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I’m always worried my little guy will climb up, or out, of the nursery furniture.

  14. Anonymous
    October 30, 2013 at 10:22 am — Reply

    making sure the furniture couldn’t be toppled over–(climbing,playing or anything else, too many horror stories)

  15. Alexia
    October 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    In a nutshell, crib dangers. I cannot stop worrying about all the things that can go wrong. I think I need to stop reading so much. =)

  16. Andrea
    October 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    Crib safety is my biggest concern. I worry about suffocation under blankets, crib bumpers, pillows and stuffed animals.

  17. malki b
    October 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm — Reply

    making sure the crib is safe!

  18. October 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm — Reply

    The crib, no bumper.

  19. Jessica
    October 30, 2013 at 9:41 pm — Reply

    I worry about my daughter hurting herself trying to climb out of her crib

  20. sandra davis
    October 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm — Reply

    biggest concern is baby being in a different room and not knowing whats going on at all times.

  21. loriag
    October 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    SIDS is the biggest concern, followed by crib safety.

  22. October 31, 2013 at 10:46 am — Reply

    Crib safety – the mattress, bumpers, etc


  23. Julie Bolduc
    October 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    Crib safety

  24. Jonathan Baker
    November 1, 2013 at 6:33 am — Reply

    Crib safety – that the mattress fits properly, the sheet is tucked in, and that no cords/cables are within three feet of the crib.

  25. Darwin
    November 1, 2013 at 11:50 am — Reply

    My biggest concern is that my baby is trying to climb out of the crib.

  26. Mandy Y.
    November 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern is crib safety

  27. angela m
    November 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    My concern is the crib and if the baby can breath

  28. adina
    November 2, 2013 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    im so scared my son will climb out of the crib!

  29. Mary I
    November 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    I always have a concern with the crib when she decides that she wants out.

  30. Trenda
    November 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    Have concerns of my son getting out of the crib on his own

  31. Lisa E
    November 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    Crib safety – my oldest got his leg stuck once.

  32. brooke t
    November 4, 2013 at 4:24 am — Reply


  33. Natalie S
    November 4, 2013 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Biggest concern is safety in the nursery – crib, furniture, etc.

  34. SueSueper
    November 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern if climbing out of the crib.

  35. November 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm — Reply

    My biggest safety concern is suffocation in the crib.

  36. November 4, 2013 at 7:49 pm — Reply

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  37. Abby B.
    November 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    Mine is things being in the crib and causing suffocation. I love all the cute blankets and stuffed animals but I won’t put them in the crib!

  38. Sarah G
    November 5, 2013 at 6:07 am — Reply

    My biggest concern is that all of the furniture is safely attached to the wall properly, like the bookcase.

  39. barb derick
    November 5, 2013 at 7:24 am — Reply

    This is coolest things great

  40. kim burnett
    November 5, 2013 at 11:00 am — Reply

    Cribs are always scary for me!

  41. lori b
    November 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    falling while climbing out of crib

  42. Kimberly
    November 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    My biggest fear is my little girl pulling furniture down or pounding on something so hard that something falls off the walls.

  43. May
    November 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    My concern is nursery furniture toppling over!

  44. Dayna Wilson
    November 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    My biggest fear is my son pulling his dresser on top of himself… but we rent, so we’re not allowed to secure it to the walls :(

  45. Amy Lee
    November 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm — Reply

    My biggest concern would probably be the crib.

  46. Wendy R.
    November 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    I was always concerned about the kids falling out of the crib when they able to climb.

  47. michelle tremblett
    November 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    SIDS is so scary, Also crib safety when the baby starts to move around, scary to think they could fall out :/

  48. November 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm — Reply

    My childrens rooms are on the complete opposite side of the house so I was always just scared of not being able to hear them when they needed me.

  49. Heather B
    November 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    we are just now moving our youngest to his big boy bed. I always worry about him waking up and getting into things or falling out of bed.

  50. jenn mcclearn
    November 6, 2013 at 5:04 am — Reply

    I worry about my 2 yr old
    getting out of his bed and leaving his room

  51. eleanor
    November 6, 2013 at 8:18 am — Reply

    My greatest concern is while my son is sleeping in his crib.

  52. Bree
    November 6, 2013 at 9:09 am — Reply

    Crib safety for sure!

  53. heather eg kaufman
    November 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    pillow & blanket safety.

  54. Josh S
    November 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    trying to climb out of the crib is a concern

  55. November 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    Blanket safety

  56. Thomas Murphy
    November 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    My biggest nursery concern is SIDS

  57. November 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    My biggest safety concern is keeping the toxins out of the nursery.

  58. Brandi Price
    November 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    I don’t have man concerns but the cribs seem to have had a lot of problems lately. That would worry me.

  59. zahra premji
    November 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm — Reply

    I dont have one yet, but when I do, I would imagine it would be making pillows, blankets or crib safety

  60. November 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    Getting out of the bed is a concern of mine.

  61. tina reynolds
    November 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    I worry about climbing now as about 6months to a year sids was such a big worry

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