What is Watch Them Grow?
Watch Them Grow is a new feature that automatically collects relevant images of your baby and compiles them into a monthly video. A new video becomes available monthly on your baby’s birth anniversary. Watch Them Grow videos are housed in the Memories section of the Nanit App to be viewed and shared with friends and family. Watch Them Grow images are captured and compiled automatically; special sheets are not required.
Watch Them Grow requires an Insights Premium or Insights Ultimate subscription. Once subscribed to one of these two tiers, Nanit’s algorithm will begin to detect opportunities to capture images and compile them for the next Watch Them Grow video. An opportunity to capture an image occurs when baby is awake, on their back, and not being attended to. The algorithm will determine the best group to create the video compilation.
- Camera generation: All
- Mount type: Wall Mount, Floor Stand
- Insights Subscription level: Premium or Ultimate
How do I enable Watch Them Grow?
- Install your Nanit Camera using Floor Stand or Wall Mount
- Make sure that the camera is powered, connected to WiFi, and oriented properly above the crib (see this article for more details)
- Open your Nanit App
- Tap the side (hamburger) menu
- If you have more than one Nanit camera, select the Nanit camera you wish to set up
- Choose your baby’s settings
- Tap the Memories tab & enable Watch Them Grow compilation (requires active Insights Premium or Ultimate subscription). You will see a progress bar leading up to your first two video compilations.
When should I expect to get my Watch Them Grow video?
For images to be captured, you must have an active Insights Premium or Ultimate subscription. Your baby needs to be awake in the crib and lying on their back for a few minutes with no parent intervention.
A new compilation will be created once enough images are captured, and you will receive a notification on your baby’s next monthly anniversary if a video is ready. You will see a progress bar in the Memories tab leading up to the first two compilations.
Troubleshooting: Why haven’t I gotten a new watch them grow video for my baby?
- Your camera does not have an active Insights Premium or Insights Ultimate Subscription
- The camera is not installed correctly over the crib
- The camera is not connected to a Floor Stand/Wall Mount
- The baby was not awake in the crib for enough time for images to be captured (you may see a compilation at next month’s birth anniversary)
How can I save the videos to my phone and/or share them with others?
- Open your Nanit App
- Navigate to the Memories tab
- Select the memory (Watch Them Grow compilation) you’d like to share
- Click “Share” or “Save To Device” to download the video to your camera roll. You can then send the file to friends and family!
How can I opt out of receiving the Watch Them Grow compilation?
- Open your Nanit App
- Tap the side menu
- If you have more than one Nanit camera - Select the Nanit camera you wish to set up.
- Choose your baby’s settings.
- Pick the Memories tab & disable the Watch them grow compilation
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Is WTG in color or black and white?
- You will either get a video in 100% color (daytime/light) or 100% black and white (dark/IR lights). Nanit’s algorithm will determine which you receive based on how many good images it has from the last month. For example, if there are enough good images in color from the last month then your video will be in color.
- Q: Why don’t I ever get WTG in color?
- This is because baby isn’t awake and on their back enough times when the room is light.
- Q: Why don’t I see the progress banner any more?
- After your first video, there will not be a progress banner. You can expect your next video to arrive on your little one’s monthly birth anniversary.
- Q: Can I swap out an image if I don’t like one?
- No, the video can only include the images selected by Nanit’s algorithm
- Q: Are images shown in chronological order?
- Yes, the images are in chronological order. Nanit’s algorithm will try to spread out the images as much as possible across the time period, but there may be some periods when there are more photos from one time period than another. This is based on the quality of images captured and how often baby is in the crib.