There are several reasons why you may feel that your kid is not 100% safe. Maybe you don’t know the nanny or nurse well enough and would like to keep an eye on what is going on when you can’t be with your child, maybe you want to see what is going on during your child’s bus ride to school, or private lessons.
Let’s face it, as much as we would like to, we CANNOT be with our children 24 hours a day. That’s exactly the reason why I started looking into spy cameras for kids and how to protect my child as much as I possibly could.
If your child is non-verbal like Natan Shai then this is a very big issue. I do trust his caregivers in school, especially because there is more than one so the chances of something negative happening are reduced due to the fact that he is never alone with one particular teacher or therapist.
My main concern is on the bus ride to school. I feel that the person who is supposed to be supervising on the bus isn’t the right person for the job and doesn’t have enough empathy for special needs kids.
It’s not that I suspect this guy of mistreating my son but I feel that other kids could harass Natan Shai on the bus (there are about 10 kids and all have different types of special needs) and because he can’t protect himself or verbally express his feelings, he needs someone who is going to be on the lookout for him all the time for the whole journey (about an hour each way).
Unfortunately, this guy sits up front next to the driver and doesn’t pay enough attention to what is going on during the bus ride.
In fact, when Natan Shai first got his G-tube we had the unlucky experience of him arriving home with the whole tube on the outside of his body. As he can’t use his hands himself, it was obvious that someone had pulled it out!
His clothes were soaked and the hole where the g-tube goes in was beginning to close. Basically, if your kid’s gastro comes out you have about an hour or so to get him to the nearest hospital in order to get it back in. (yes, not much time).
The supervisor absolutely denied that it had happened during his ride and claimed that it had happened in school (which is very very unlikely). Obviously, this was a nightmare experience for us and I didn’t send him back to school for about three months after that. I did everything in my power to have the supervisor on the bus changed but to no avail. In the end without having any other choice I sent him back to school.
Just recently I found a perfect solution for keeping an eye on Natan Shai during his bus ride…….and I’d like to tell you about it. I’ve just ordered one from Amazon so I’ll let you know how it goes in another post, but in the meantime here are the specs about it……
MVOWIZON Spy Cam with Mini Smiley Smile Face Button Pins with camera Spy Camera Security Camera Nanny Cam – Review
This product is a simple smiley face button that can be pinned anywhere on your child’s shirt, or even on a bag. It was created specifically for the purpose of spying and has a hidden camera inside one of its eyes! Pretty ingenious to say the least. Let’s take a look at some of the features:
- Compact high-end video resolution of 720×480
- 8GB extended use micro sd card
- Built-in rechargeable Polymer Lithium battery (makes about a 60 min video)
- Has automatic shutdown function
- Can support up to 32 GB micro sd card
- Camera network function (can be used for network conferencing)
- USB rechargeable
One customer was amazed and pleasantly surprised by how well the tiny camera worked and what good quality it was for the price. She claims the video was crystal clear and the product easy to conceal. Nobody guessed that this smiley badge was actually a camera until she let on!
So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to record discreetly then just click on the picture to find out more details. With Amazon’s Prime free shipping and it’s great return policy you really can’t go wrong.
Of course, this camera may not suit everyone’s needs, you may be looking for something that can record for a longer period of time, or via WiFi, if so then take a look at the large collection of cameras that are available on Amazon. The most important thing is that you are doing your best to keep an eye on your child even when you can’t physically be with him/her and don’t trust the environment he/she will be in 100%.
If you have any other suggestions on how to keep an eye on what is going on with your children I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
With much love Hannah (Natan Shai’s Mom)