A baby monitor is not only a must-have for new parents but often one of the bigger-ticket items they will buy or receive. Knowing this, companies aren’t exactly rushing to put their latest and greatest models on sale because there’s always enough demand that they don’t really have to. Right now, Nanit — which makes what five experts told us is the best-in-class baby monitor — is bucking this trend with a Mother’s Day sale. As part of it, you can get Nanit’s newest monitor, the Nanit Pro, for $100 — dropping the price of its basic bundle of monitor and wall mount to $194, which is about $50 less than you’d pay for the older Nanit Plus monitor the experts raved to us about. The Nanit Pro is considered a “smart” monitor that uses WiFi (instead of radio frequency) to track sleep and other biometrics, data that you can conveniently access on your phone via an app. Its over-the-crib camera provides a birds-eye view of your child and captures HD-quality video while tracking sleep metrics and breathing patterns (a breathing band is included) to provide insights like daily sleep reports along with personalized tips for improving a baby’s sleep over time. Other features include two-way audio, nature sounds and white noise, a built-in nightlight, and the ability to track your baby’s height using “smart” sheets (that are sold separately). Should you want to splurge, the Nanit Pro Complete Monitoring System — which includes those smart sheets and a stand that allows you to use the monitor on the go — is also on sale. As part of the sale, both options come with a free year of access to the data (sleep reports, personalized tips) provided by Nanit Insights, which otherwise costs $5 a month or $50 a year.
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