Christmas is near: trees decked with holly and ornaments, twinkling lights that line city streets, malls crowded with lines in an effort to see Santa and buy presents, the smell of pine in the air, and Christmas music playing in stores. For many Christmas is their most favorite day of the year. For me I hate Christmas.
Countless people have told us we were brave for taking an infant on board a cruise. Some words other than brave were included as well. Since we like traveling we thought it would be a good idea to experiment with a cruise. Food is catered to us. Our rooms are cleaned while we are out. Entertainment is freely given to us. It’s like having a butler while having an infant. Now I wouldn’t recommend a cruise for families with infants that cry all night. However, if your child sleeps well at night, at cruise can be a great experience. Of course they won’t remember it, but you will. So for parents looking for tips for taking an infant on a cruise, here are mine.
Traveling is one of our favorite things as a family to do. As a child the only thing I truly wanted to do more than anything else was to travel the world. Jolene and I have traveled many places. Still, we plan to travel many more location. Above our fireplace is a map of the places we have traveled, and also places we plan to go. About 2 years ago we went on our first cruise. We found out that traveling by ship is not our favorite way to go. We thought we would try again, this time with MSC Cruises. So I thought I would write about our first impressions of MSC Cruises.
As a child I was raised by my grandparents for the majority of my upbringing. Both my grandparents and parents had sayings they would tell me over and over again. Often I never understood why they said these things, but as a parent I do understand now. Below are saying that my parents use to say that I now say.
Halloween is one of Johanna’s favorite holidays. Each year she loves to choose a princess and guise herself around our town trick-or-treating. Each year we buy about $80 of candy and hand it out to all the children and adults who visit. It takes about two hours before we run out. Bus loads of children are dropped off in our neighborhood. This year, Halloween angered me because of 3 boys who seem to have never heard the answer no before.
We always love the change of season. Each season has it’s perks. Winter has rain and snow, which generally is our favorite time of year. Plus you can’t forget Christmas. Spring, all the flowers begin to grow and our fruit begin to sprout. Summer we go to the beach, lakes and river. Fall has it’s own special intrigue. Trees begin their change and preparation for winter. Their leaves change color, making it one of the most colorful seasons. Halloween and Thanksgiving are also fun holidays to experience this time of year. Everything pumpkin spice makes it way to market. Apple season begins it’s surge. Luckily today marks the first day of fall.
My baby boy looks like a red banana, literally. Most of his skin is a red tinge, but if you place pressure on his skin the underlying color is yellow. The sclera of his eyes also have a yellow hue to them. My baby boy has jaundice. If my daughter had not had jaundice when she was born I would have been more worried.
I am a techy. When anything new in technology comes out I am all over it. I’ve used different types of cameras for surveillance, as well as a bay camera. This year Netgear came out with the Arlo Baby camera. It’s their version of a baby camera, with the perks of of Arlo. All baby cams have their pros and cons. However, for me Arlo Baby has the most pros.
My choice for the best camera is Arlo Baby. The reason I chose this camera is because one it is 1080p. The quality of video is great. Which is useful in seeing if your baby is awake, sleeping, or even alive for that matter. It does have Infrared lights for night vision. It has two way audio. It does have a couple sensors for temperature and humidity. One of the most important things is motion and sound alerts. Also important for me is the use of my cell phone. I don’t have to have a monitor to view it. I can set my wife and my own cell phone to view alerts and video.
The cons of this camera is the delay between sound, notifications, and video relay. Waiting a couple seconds to actually see what’s going can be a problem. Now, I have yet to see a camera that doesn’t have a delay. So in reality, there isn’t much of a difference from it’s competitors.
I appreciate Arlo’s move to make the camera look like something other than a camera. We like the camera, and when we no longer need it for a baby camera we can still you it to watch my house when I’m away.
What’s also important for myself is the integration of Arlo with IFTTT. They are many IFTTT combinations that can be used in tangent with it.
Copyright © 2017 Daddy's Turn. All rights reserved.