Giveaway! ITZBEEN Pocket Nanny [closed]

by Ashley on June 28, 2011

Our neighbors just had a baby–a sweet, beautiful little boy! We were over visiting recently and they were expressing that one of their challenges was keeping track of all of his various bodily functions, his sleep patterns and feedings.

To help make this easier, one can purchase baby-log apps for a smartphone, or keepsake books with pages for baby logs, but I keep hearing recommendations for the ITZBEEN Timer. It basically keeps track of how long it has been since your baby last slept, ate, or was changed–with the press of a button. There are four timer buttons with little icons; after each interval of care, you press a button to reset the timer. There’s also a left/right breastfeeding reminder, a nightlight, and an alarm.

One can imagine how (especially in a fog of sleep deprivation) it would be handy to know whether–when the baby is fussy–it has been one hour or two since he or she was last fed with just a glance at the timer. It seems super handy!

And the folks at ITZBEEN have been kind enough to offer one to a baby mine reader! To enter to win one of their baby care timers, please leave a comment below by tomorrow night, Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. The winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Thursday. Be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you, should you win. (You’ll also get to choose a color: blue, green, or pink!)

Sorry, U.S. shipping addresses only. Good luck!



AmandaP June 28, 2011 at 8:50 am

What a great gadget! 🙂

Paige June 28, 2011 at 8:56 am

That is awesome. We are expecting and this would be a wonderful gadget to own. Thanks for the giveaway.

Alli June 28, 2011 at 9:06 am

Great giveaway, Ashley! Sure beats a paper notebook that would likely get splattered and smudged with breast milk.

Ana June 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

Great giveaway! I recommend you all enter because this is amazing.

Christen June 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

This would be a very handy gadget to have with my baby on the way in January.

jodi June 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

ooh! excellent! i could definitely use that come december.

Meghann June 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

My best friend is having her first baby in January and I’d love to be able to give this to her!

Audrey June 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

How cool ~ with my daughter, I have recollections of paper everywhere with all kinds of notes and times, etc (and, like Alli said, smudged with breast milk, among other things!). I’m expecting another daughter any day now and I’d love to have a gadget such as this one. It HAS to be easier!!!

Lynessa June 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

Oooh! This would be perfect for my slightly absent minded sister who is expecting!

Jessica V June 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

Baby V is making his or her debut the end of this year and as first time parents (and a husband who loves gagets) this would be perfect to help ease the new parent concerns!

Erin D. June 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

My sister just found out she’s having a baby!! This would help her out so much I’m sure! Thanks so much!
[email protected]

emily June 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

oooh. now that would be helpful!

Clare June 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

The left and right switch is a great idea; it used to drive me crazy that I couldn’t remember which side I’d last fed on. I used a little silly band on my wrist and kept swapping it over, although I would always forget to do that so maybe nothing helps in the end except writing it down immediately! I would probably keep forgetting to flip the switch on here!

[email protected] June 28, 2011 at 10:57 am

What a great idea! We just found out we are expecting (yay!) and winning this super cool gadget would be a real treat!

lacey June 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

seems like a great idea! It’s been fun watching your pregnancy, especially since I am now 14 weeks along myself!

Holly June 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

Can’t wait to use it in only a few short months. Thanks!

michele June 28, 2011 at 11:20 am

i would love to win one of these for my best friend who is expecting in november!

Yannelli June 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

i need this! [email protected]

Mandy June 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

Having my first little bean in December and this little gizmo looks invaluable! Have loved following your pregnancy on babymine. Good luck to you!

Miegan June 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

My husband and I are expecting our first in September. This would be great for first time parents!

Erin June 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

Ooh this would be great when our baby arrives this September!

Jill June 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

Gotta love a useful gadget!

Teryn June 28, 2011 at 11:51 am

Great giveaway! So much easier than writing it all down.

Jesse June 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

what a fabulous giveaway, i can imagine how useful this would be!

Lisa June 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hi Ashley, super competition. I love the photos of the Greenmarket on Hither and Tither today.

Lindley June 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Wow! This is sooo cool! I’d love to give it to my beautiful friend who is very tech-savvy!

Jenna June 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

expecting our first in december! would love to win such a helpful little gadget!

Alexandra June 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

In the next few weeks I’ll have a newborn on top of my 13 month-old. I really need this thing! Thanks!

Susannah June 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

My sister-in-law is due in September…I’d love to be able to give this to her for my very first niece!

Valerie June 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

What a great idea! I’m due at the end of August and would love this lifesaver!

Dreolin June 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This is actually on my registry but my baby shower just happened and nobody purchased it! It would be awesome to have–one less thing to worry about as the machine “remembers” for you:)

mandie June 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

That’s such a great little gadget! I’d love to get my hands on one of those!

Jennie June 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm

This gadget is awesome! Great giveaway!

lauren June 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

this is amazing! i can imagine this would be incredibly helpful for babysitters too.

Abigail June 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm

How lovely! What a snag that would be for a new mom to be!

mary June 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

oh my goodness this looks incredibly practical & amazing! ever since i found out i was pregnant, every few weeks i’ll have a nightmare i forget to do these things (sort of like the nightmare where you show up naked to school!) and despite being a very organized person, having this would give me so much peace of mind! 🙂

kos June 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

we are expecting our first baby–a boy–Oct 3 so this would be so awesome. It does seem like quite a task to keep track of all those bodily functions. Awesome!

Katrina June 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I would love to win one of these for baby girl on the way. what a great way to keep all those small things in order!

shannon June 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I got an ITZ BEEN for a gift before my first, and it was awesome. I couldn’t have gone without it for the first month of two…it’s amazing how foggy your mind gets! Everyone should have one; I love giving them as gifts.

Annie June 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

What a nice gadget! I am expecting and this would be awesome to have…especially since I have such a bad memory!

Sarah June 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I was thinking of using some kind of white board or something so my husband and I both would know but this look a whole lot easier. Yes Please.

Ashley W June 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Awesome giveaway! I know of at least five lovely pregnant ladies (including myself) who would love to have this! Thanks for letting me play!

By the way, Ashley, you look fabulous! Crazy to think in a few short weeks you and Aron will be greeting your little man!

Tish Erickson June 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

That’s so much easier than trying to write it all down!

Jessica June 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm

What a great giveaway! We’re expecting in December, and I think this would be a great way to keep up communication among all those who will be caring for baby!!

leah June 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I love gadgets!

jessica June 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm

What a helpful tool. I didn’t even know these existed. We are expecting in September. Such a nice giveaway

Ruth June 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm

This gadget sounds so helpful. Thanks so much for the great giveaway, Ashley!

Beth June 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Seriously? This is how I know I must be getting old – I think this is crazy! The inventor of this gadget, which go-zillions of babies grew happily into adulthood without, is laughing all the way to the bank courtesy of contemporary need for a gadget for basic human interaction. Fussy baby? All parents eventually figure out the cry and what it means. Sometimes it means “I am miserable for no good reason at all” – is there a button to record that? The whole feeding and diapering thing is far more art than science.

Even though I am old and out of touch with this stuff (my baby is a high school senior) I enjoy reading your blogs (especially the travel information!) and wish you all the best for a healthy delivery and wonderful new life with your growing family.

Cookie June 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Would love to win this. Awesome item 🙂

Lauren June 28, 2011 at 11:07 pm

This looks so handy. I’m not expecting, but one of my very close friends is. I know she would love this. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Justine June 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm

My co-worker and his wife are expecting in September. I’m sure this would come in very handy!

ashlee June 29, 2011 at 12:55 am

This is genius…perfect gift for any mom to be 🙂

Lisa June 29, 2011 at 1:14 am

This would be so useful. I was looking at this device just the other day. We’re expecting twins, so will need two, so winning one in your giveaway would be extra helpful and save us some expense!

L x

Laura June 29, 2011 at 2:56 am

I thought about getting one of these for my baby due in two weeks…but sadly just haven’t gotten around to it. This seems like it would be so useful!

Jenny June 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

would be great! Thanks

Marian June 29, 2011 at 9:01 am

I have this on my registry-seems so genius! Hope I win!!

ashley June 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm

thanks for posting about this cool product; it’s the first time i’ve seen it. great giveaway!

mfree June 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm

awesome giveaway! i’ve been coveting this product since i saw it on babble! Thanks!

Traci June 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Fancy gadget!

Tina June 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Oh, that sounds like it will help cou nter the sleep deprivation!

Ashley June 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

Thank you, everyone! (I really appreciate all of the nice, personal little notes!) Congratulations to #10, Jessica V, selected using

haley November 29, 2011 at 2:45 am

I would absolutely love having this! [email protected]

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