Snuza Trio Review and 2 Giveaways!

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Snuza and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Snuza Trio, including Hero Monitor
Snuza Trio, including Hero Monitor

When my oldest was born, the labor/delivery didn’t go exactly as planned. The short of it is that I was induced and he went into crisis well before I was dilated enough to deliver him. One emergency c-section later and we were both in a state of shock. Definitely not how I pictured my journey into motherhood beginning.

It’s fairly common for babies born via c-section to be a bit more mucousy and have some breathing difficulties at first. My boy was no different. For the first couple of weeks, he struggled with trying to get all that junk out of his lungs and was constantly waking up choking and needing a (literal) pat on the back to help him out. As new parents who had zero experience with babies, we were out of our league with this one. I remember how we’d both jump every time he made a single noise or coughed and how much I was afraid of sleeping through something critical.

After a couple of weeks, he settled and we eventually settled down as well. It wasn’t ideal but it also wasn’t uncommon. A lot of new parents experience some form of anxiety when welcoming their new bundle into the world. Heck, a lot of second and third time parents do as well. I’ve already mentioned my anxiety over the arrival of my little girl.

We’ve never been ones to rely on monitors and the one we did buy for our oldest son was…well…a piece of crap. It didn’t work well and when we tried to use it for our second, it just plain didn’t work. We talked about replacing it with something better but we just never quite got around to doing it.

Snuza Trio Baby Monitor
Snuza Trio Baby Monitor

With our third child, we definitely knew that we needed something because with two active (read: LOUD) boys, we need some separation so she can sleep but also want to know that everything is ok with her if we’re outside or in the basement playing. I’m definitely less paranoid than before but at the same time, I know there is some amount of freedom that comes with being able to step away from the baby and still know that she is ok.

The monitor is so small but the picture is fantastic.
The monitor is so small but the picture is fantastic.

I recently received a Snuza Trio Plus Mobile Baby Video, Sound and Movement Monitor to use with the Little Lady and I’m already hooked on this monitor. Not only is it a video monitor that is small enough to easily go with you throughout the house, it also includes two-way communication (so you can talk to baby through the monitor without having to physically get out of bed and tend to your child at 3 in the morning be in the room with your child if you know that the sound of your voice will soothe them. It also comes with the Snuza Hero monitor to add that final bit of peace of mind to any parent, be it with their first or fourth child.

The Camera (left), Monitor (right), Hero (front)
The Camera (left), Monitor (right), Hero (front)
Snuza Trio-2
Video Monitor
This camera makes me channel my inner geek and think of Star Wars
This camera makes me channel my inner geek and think of Star Wars

What is the Snuza Hero?

Snuza Hero Monitor
Snuza Hero Monitor

Snuza Hero is portable and easy-to-use movement monitor which clips onto baby’s diaper to ensure that normal movement is maintained. Hero detects even the slightest abdominal movement and will alert you if your baby’s movements are very weak or fall to less than 8 movements per minute. If no abdominal movement is detected at all for a period of 15 seconds, Hero will vibrate gently. Often this vibration is enough to rouse the baby, and Hero will revert to monitoring mode. After three vibration/rouse incidents, the Rouse Warning will alert you to the fact that your baby’s abdominal movements have stopped for 15 seconds on three occasions. If no further movement is detected for another 5 seconds, an alarm will sound to alert you.

 Ultimately, the Hero gives you peace of mind in knowing that your baby is safe. Because it clips directly onto baby’s diaper, the accuracy of movement is much better than motion monitors that sit under the mattress. The only drawback may be for those babies who insist on sleeping on their tummies, I’m not sure how well it would work in those cases. Most newborns though are put (and sleep well) on their backs.

We absolutely love our Snuza monitoring system. The video is so crisp and the audio is clear. It really gives us peace of mind in those moments when we would otherwise be questioning ourselves. We’re all sleeping a little better at night. I think this would be a great gift for an expectant mom, especially if she’s already overflowing in diaper shirts and receiving blankets. Perhaps it’s not going to garner the same “Ooo’s” and “Awww’s” but I guarantee that you will get a heap of thanks from the parents for a long time to come.

I’ll post a pic of the Little Lady sporting her Hero on Instagram soon. Right now, her belly button stump is just too nasty-looking to share. Once it falls off (shudder), I’ll clip it on and let you see how it looks on her.

Checking in on the Little Lady.
Checking in on the Little Lady.

The Giveaways:

Snuza is currently running two fantastic giveaways from now until October 31, 2014. They are giving away a Snuza Hero to 10 lucky entrants, including one exclusively for my readers (valued at $129.99) and a Snuza Trio to one lucky grand prize winner (valued at $299.99). Contest is open to residents of Canada and the US only. Fill out the entry form below for your chance to win one for yourself, or for a Mama-to-be!

Your Turn: If it is your first child, what was your biggest challenge with having a newborn in the house? If you’ve had more than one, what changed from your first to your latest child?

60 thoughts on “Snuza Trio Review and 2 Giveaways!

  1. My favorite memory of bringing home my firstborn baby was that both my parents were waiting for me at my house. They hadn’t been together in the same room in 20 years (since their divorce).

  2. My favorite memory of bringing home my little one was just having his at home in the nursery that I decorated and getting to cuddle and bond with him

  3. Being able to have a since of peace knowing that everything is ok. with something like this I think it would make it a bit easier to rest.

  4. Finally having him home. He spent some unexpected time in the NICU. My first night at home (the second night of his life) was so painful for me, because there was an empty bassinet next to our bed. I was thrilled when I finally got to put him in that bassinet 10 days later.

  5. what an amazing product. I wish they had this when my boys were little. Heck, I wish I had one NOW so I could watch them upstairs (playroom?) while I am downstairs. 🙂

  6. My favorite memory of bringing Ford home is all the sleepy snuggles we got. And watching my husband be such a good dad from day 1.

  7. I remember bringing her home & sharing the moment with my mom. When she had to leave I was devastated & scared out of my mind. I was terrified I would do something wrong & ended up in tears. I knew she had to go home, but I wanted her to stay so bad.

  8. My memory is just being home in the comfort of my own home and surroundings with my mother right there with me, thank goodness for mom’s!! and now it’s my chance to wait for my daughter and grandbaby to come home in a short few months!!!!

  9. Having hubby home with me since he missed my entire pregnancy because he was deployed, so having him right next to me to see this miracle and bring home our girl was amazing!

  10. Endless hours of snuggles on the couch. My daughter was born via c section so I wasn’t very mobile when we first brought her home.

  11. My favourite moment after bringing my son home was just sitting and cuddling with him without feeling guilty about neglecting house work!

  12. I was just so happy to be home after spending a week in the hospital…everything seemed great because we were in our own beds, not the hospital

  13. The one I loved was when after me being in the hosptial for 1 1/2 months before birth of my babies and the babies/me needing to staying an extra 2 weeks after they were born we all finally got to go home (twins). I finally got to lay beside them and snuggle with them and watch them while they slept.what an amazing feeling to be with your babies and be a proud parent. They got to sleep without being woken up by nurses

  14. I was so happy to be home with my son and to enjoy him by myself for us to be able to bond , at the hospital you really don’t get that bonding time as everyone is always holding him and we were in awe 🙂

  15. My favorite memory of home bringing, is within the first hour of being home, my LO needed a diaper change. My husband was standing next to me and as soon as I lifted the diaper he started to pee. He peed on the hutch shelf and splashed everywhere, including all down my husbands arm. Haha! Rookie mistake 🙂

  16. with my first daughter ella we were so excited to leave the hospital because she had been in icu for a few days. my husband had to stay home while i stayed at the hospital with our daughter so the morning we left was so memorable! to finally leave the hospital all together and begin our slow journey driving home 🙂

  17. It gave me a feeling of being complete.I felt like I finally had everything I really ever wanted when I brought my baby home.It was the best feeling in the world!!

  18. My favorite memory of bringing home my firstborn baby was being able to bond and cuddle more. You don’t really get that much time alone when you’re at the hospital. And having peace and quiet.

  19. My first was in the NICU, I remember getting the call 8 days after he was born that the doctor just approved for him to go home! I have just been visiting him in the hospital and wasn’t home long. It was such a wonderful moment rushing back to the hospital knowing I could bring him home for good.

  20. My favorite memory after having my 1st was how happy I was, I never knew I could love a little one so much! Now i’m pregnant with baby #3, and we are so excited!

  21. My favorite moment of bringing home my baby was the smile on my husband’s face as he is carrying our daughter into the house for the very first time. Let the adventures begin!

  22. my favourite memory of bringing home my newborn for the first time would be sitting on the couch, introducing the cats to the new baby as they sniffed her welcoming her

  23. One of my favourite memories of bringing home my newborns was simply sitting in the back seat of the car with them with the sunshine streaming in through the window and creating a lovely glow as they slept soundly in their car seats. They were winter babies, yet instead of the typical rainy winter days we get here there was glorious sunshine. There was so much peace and happiness surrounding us, illuminated by the sun. I couldn’t stop staring at them, with a big smile on my face.

  24. My favorite memories are walking in the front door and just settling into our normal at home life. I love watching my older children bond with their younger siblings.

  25. I had no inkling I would get to bring my son home on the day I did. I thought he would be a few more days in the NICU but the paediatrician said the New Years Eve was the perfect day to bring him home. I was unprepared and hubby had to work that night shift but it was the best feeling in the world!

  26. My son spent a few unexpected days in the NICU, and coming home without him was so hard. The day we brought him home I was so overwhelmed with emotion. I will never forget that day.

  27. Coming home it felt it like the whole world stopped just for the three of us..hubby, our baby and I. Stepping into the house I felt so overwhelmed and overjoyed I don’t know how I managed to not cry tears of joy the entire 30min drive. This was the baby that took us years of fertility, meds and heartache that now brought us so much joy. After a traumatic labor, delivery and 14 stitches later with second degree tearing I couldn’t be more happier to have my baby. And now without help I’m due with my second this Christmas! Which means both babies will be 14 mos apart! Thank you for the chance to win an awesome monitor system, twitter fan@plumerea

  28. Those first few days home are so amazing (and exhausting). I loved introducing my babe to my other babe, my dog. They bonded right away and are still best friends.

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