An Apple for the Babysitter

iBaby Video Monitor for iPhones and iPads

ibaby video monitor!

Big brother is watching. So is the babysitter on her iPad, dad on his iPhone, and mom on her office computer.

As many as four people at once can keep an eye on your prize with the iBaby Monitor — the only mobile video monitor with two-way audio that we have spied on the market.

High-tech doesn’t mean complicated. Just download the app to your iPhone, iPad, or computer; plug the monitor into your network to register; and install the camera in the room. Our favorite perk is that you can control the camera lens with just a swipe of your finger. So if your little Houdini disappears from view, drag your finger across the screen to find him.

Alerts are issued when baby lets out a cry or makes a move. Two-way audio capabilities let you give a comforting “shhhh” from anywhere you have a connection. Plus, infrared night vision allows you to spy on baby in the middle of the night. You can even take pictures of tushy-up sleeping using your device’s camera.

Little sister will appreciate the memento down the road.

Available online at store.apple.com, $200. For more information, go to ibabylabs.com.

this week in atlanta!

Three Kings Day

What: Experience the Hispanic festival, Día de Reyes, through storytelling and live music.
Why: Free snacks? Sounds good in any language.
When: Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Buckhead. To register (required), call 404-814-4000. Admission is free.

The Rink at Park Tavern

What: Treat your snowflake to a session on the ice.
Why: The heated tent and hot chocolate both deserve first place.
When: Thru Feb. 14. Mon.-Fri., 4:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Where: 500 10th St. NE (404-249-0001). Tickets online at xorbia.com. Adults and children, $15.

Chinese New Year

What: Learn about the holiday and march in the parade (ages 8 and under).
Why: Tiny revelers make dragons to take home.
When: Sat., 1 p.m.
Where: Imagine It the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Downtown (404-659-5437). Adults and children, $12.75; under 2, free.

Photo: Courtesy of iBaby

Imagine It the Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
500 10th St NE
@ Monroe Dr
Atlanta, GA 30309