In the midst of being tired beyond comprehension, I was supposed to remember when my baby ate last and what color her poop was and if I fed her on my left or right. The hospital checked us out with a "feeding chart" on colored paper, but the record-keeping wreaked havoc on an already-enormous workload.
It would have been so wonderful to have an itzbeen in those days - to tell us exactly how long it had been since we fed or changed our baby. This little gadget is extremely clever. It features a clock, a nightlight, a L/R switch, and little buttons for you to push to track when baby was fed, changed, or napped last. It even allows you to set a "reminder alarm" for each timer - no more waking up in a sweat with "Was the baby supposed to have eaten by now?" on your mind.
Best of all, the itzbeen is just under $26 so it won't break the bank. And it can grow with you too. I still keep it by my daughter's bedside so I can check the time or turn on the little nightlight during night wakings. And some parents report using it to monitor TV time or to aid in the potty training process as well.
This little gadget was designed by parents - and it shows! You can purchase your own in green or blue here.
WIN IT! One mama will win the itzbeen Baby Care Timer by Coast Innovations. To enter, simply leave a comment and your e-mail address on this post prior to Monday, Feb. 4, at midnight. The winner will be contacted and announced on Tuesday, Feb. 5. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
* UPDATE * The winner is #38 Bess. Congratulations!