Sunday, April 19, 2009

How would I live without it?

We all know there are GREAT baby products out there. There are also some that seem great, but end up being a waste of money. This is my first post sharing a product I love and wonder how I could live without. This first one, in fact, I wonder how I lived without it while raising my first 2 children!!!! It is THAT cool.

Now, I know I have only been using it for 5 days, but already it is a lifesaver. I used it in the hospital and of course now that we are home. It is the Itzbeen Baby Care Timer...

This product was made for ME. I have always kept a journal with my kids, recording their nursing, diapers and such for at least the first few weeks. I am not an obsessive schedule momma, but I do forget easily and like to have a reference in case my brain goes scatter! This timer doesn't allow me to be scatterbrained!! It has 4 different timers, for whatever you need to time.

Right now I am timing her feedings, and my 2 pain medications. Each time I begin one, I just click the appropriate button and it begins counting up again it shows me how long it has been since the last time.

It also has a light up button, so I can see it in the dark, as well as a nightlight which I use while feeding her at night. It has a lock feature-so the buttons don't accidentally get reset, and a clip so I can wear it on my hip if I need to (when I begin moving around a lot again).

I am in love with this gadget, so glad I have it to be my brain while I am still looking for mine.

13 comments:

Patricia said...

so glad you write about this!! I am from the Netherlands,Europe, and have been thinking about buying it for our 2 week old son (eh, for his mom: me!).
But the question is: does it keep a record of MORE data. So does it only know the LAST nursing time or can I keepa record of what the nursing times (and so) were for DAYS?

Could you please answer that?? Cause you HAVE it and I don't know anyone who actually has an "itzbeen".

My mailaddy is patricia*sonshine.nl if you would have a minute ;-) (or here, I will check)

Jolanthe said...

oh how I wish I had had one of those!!! :) wonder if I can invent a reason to have one now....

Carisa said...

Patricia-No it does not keep a record, I still use my journal for that. It is just a help not having to know and remember times, I just look at the timer. At the beginning of my nursing I restart the button and it counts up. I record in my journal the time I began and how long it had been between feedings, so I can get an accurate count for the day as well as an average of how long she's going between feedings.

It is WELL worth the $25!
;) Carisa

Dianna said...

I thought about buying this for myself, and now that you've reviewed it, I think I will buy it as a shower gift!

Blessedw5mom said...

Oh WOW! Wish I had know about this!

Charissa said...

Now I know we are kindred spirits. Not only do we share a name we both love this tool. I agree that the journal is still needed, but I think not having to write in it in the fogginess of the middle of the night is great. My family also used it so that they knew when I last feed to know if they should wake me up to feed in the morning (for example, if I fed at 5am my husband would try to hold her off until 8am if he was awake when she started waking up at 6:30 but I didn't stir)

Letters,Numbers and Books said...

wow i wish i had one of those! i just carried around a little spiral notebook but that would have been so much easier!!!

Karin Katherine said...

where oh where has this thing been all my child rearing life? I AM an obsessive scheduled mom and I have logs for days. My daughter is already 13 months but I can see how this would be helpful for me for her naps and medications when little ones are sick.

I just may have to talk hubby into another child to make this a worthwhile purchase!

Patricia said...

thank you for answCering!!

Laura said...

Oh, thanks for the review. I think I have to buy one for our new addition. Running around after a toddler and being sleep deprived is probably not going to help my forgetfulness.

joyceandnorm said...

I just saw this in a magazine, and added it to our wishpot wish list. We used trixietracker, but I still had to do paper/pencil if I wasn't at the laptop or if it wasn't on, and then transfer the info over. Thanks for the review.

Chawksgirl4ever said...

it is soooooooooooooooooooooo great i love it i bought mine today!!!!!I still use a jornal as well,when i remember it,but the itzbeen is great.
i use the journal to right down the minutes my little buddy nursed and what kind of diaper he had.and what medicine and when. but what is really nice is I know how long he has been sleeping. I love it!!!

itzbeen said...

Hi Patricia,

This is Greg, the inventor of the Itzbeen. Just wanted to let you know that the memory model Itzbeen is on it's way... coming this fall! Stay tuned!

Best!

Greg