Liv Cam – the travel monitor for on the go families.

We were recently asked to review the newest Summer Infant baby monitor, The Liv Cam.  Bronwyn and Georgia tried it on their recent trip to South Africa and were very impressed, see how they got on…

Before we set off on our holiday we got daddy to set up the monitor and link it to our phone and iPad – the set up was easy. Simply download the free Liv Cam app (iOS or Android) and follow the prompts. You pair the camera with your device by putting in the password found on the bottom of the camera. You don’t need a wifi connection or mobile coverage to be able to use the monitor which makes it perfect for travelling.

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Jump forward to night 1 of our holiday. We had just travelled 11 hours overnight and neither Georgia or myself had had a particularly good nights sleep – one of the first things I set up was the Liv Cam as i knew that way I could relax in the living room and know what Georgia was up to when I put her down. I plugged it in (don’t forget an adapter if you’re going abroad!) and hooked it onto the end of the travel cot – it was that simple. I connected it to my iPad and we were good to go. I used it in 3 different places whilst on holiday – the clarity is brilliant, day or night.

 

There are also some nifty features like having a 1 minute video replay function as well as remote zoom and the option to record and share photos and videos.

 

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The camera has a range of 76m and the battery when fully charged lasts 3-4 hours. Perfect when on the go. I kept it plugged in and clipped to Georgia’s cot whilst away so that it was ready to go and charged when she napped or went to bed. Its small and light making it perfect for travelling.

The only issue I found was if you didn’t have a 2nd device, you would have to disconnect from the wifi network on your mobile/tablet to be able to connect to the camera’s wifi – meaning you wouldn’t be able to use your phone (on the wifi) at the same time as using the monitor  – its easily fixed by using a tablet / 2nd phone.

At around £100 for a video monitor, it is mid-range, price wise. I would definitely recommend this product. The monitor is available from Argos and is currently on sale at £89.99 (Normal price (£99.99).

We will be running a competiton to win your very own Liv Cam – Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.

 

 

 

 

Fab Christmas bundle up for grabs worth 0ver £180 perfect for visiting friends and family this Christmas…

We have a great Christmas bundle up for grabs – with an assortment of goodies perfect for traveling and visiting family and friends this Christmas.

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Prizes include:

Babbleband by Summer Infant – The first wearable baby monitor, this is great when at home or visiting grandparents and friends, it’s small and portable and best of all you wear it on your wrist, you can turn it on vibrate or listen out for baby. So while baby sleeps you can be safe in the knowledge that while you are playing charades you always have a second ear listening – RRP £39.99

Slumber Buddy – Eddie the Elephant is an ideal bedtime companion, for those little ones who need a little reassurance, it’s small enough to take with you when visiting, keeping babies sleeping environment constant– RRP £24.99

Totseat – so many times i would visit friends and family and there just wasn’t anywhere for my little one to sit and join us at the table, the Totseat is a fab fabric highchair that can sit on any chair – it is great for visiting friends and families at dinner and tea time, little ones can be part of everything! – RRP £23.99

Gro Blackout blind – if you are staying over at friends or with family this Christmas you can’t be sure that their bedroom will have the same degree of blackout blinds you might have at home. The Gro Blackout blind is perfect for popping up any time, anywhere giving a few extra hours of zzzz’s if you’re lucky! – RRP £34.99

Penguin pool party game (by Smart Games) – cute little £D puzzle game ideal for travel– RRP £12.99

Califone kids headphones – These headphones have been specifically designed for kids, they can enjoy Peppa Pig, or their fav stories/music  in the car while you listen to your own music for once!  – RRP £19.99

Cozyosko blanket – this cute little pushchair blanket is small and warm, ideal for popping over cold tootsies on a winter stroll – RRP £20.00

Carddies, cavemen drawing cards – Great portable colouring in set, my son loves these, he likes to colour and then role-play, they all fit neatly into a little box too, so ideal for travel – RRP £8.99

For your chance to win the prizes above just head over to our website here:

Holiday Tots competition

terms and conditions apply

Competition ends 13th December midnight.

Win a short family break in Brittany in one of these toddler friendly holiday cottages…

For your chance to win a holiday in Brittany for a family of four just visit our competition page on Holiday Tots.

There are seven stunning child-friendly holiday cottages to choose from all with a different character, situated in acres of farmland perfect for a toddler holiday in Brittany.

Located  only 10/15 minutes from the sea and several lovely sandy beaches they offer a fabulous base for a family holiday. Many have enclosed private gardens safe for toddlers with wonderful countryside views.

Just 3km away is the owners farm restaurant and the children will love the animals and pony rides.

From funky to romantic and everything in  between…

Travel info

Roscoff 1 hr 15
St Malo 1 hr 20
Brest 1 hr 30
Cherbourg 3 hrs 20

Enter Here.

Terms and conditions apply – see competition page. Competition closes midnight 23rd March 2017

Good Luck!!!

Win a copy of Mummy Fever (Mission Accomplished)

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

Visit our website for the chance to win a signed copy of Mummy Fever (Mission Accomplished) in our monthly competition.

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Mummy Fever (Mission Accomplished), written by Charlotte Pearson, is a great read for mums and mums to be. It covers the good and bad of motherhood, babies, toddlers and relationships in an honest way. It’s like listening to a friend…

For your chance to win a signed copy just pop over to Holiday Tots and visit the competition page. Closes 31st October 2013.

If you can’t wait or want to read more reviews visit Amazon or read my review on the Tot Friendly Blog.