Feature Request - Turn off notifications when out of the crib

Liam Member
edited June 13 in Camera & App

Hi All,

id like to request a feature that I think there should be all the building blocks to implement - bearing in mind via insights it seems Nanit knows when there is a baby in the crib or not I would like a user selectable option to send notifications based on this.

the use case here is that our room is used with the bassinet/crib, for changing, playing and more. A number of those do not need notifications and are all defined by being in/out of the crib. This would save in some cases hundreds of notifications turning up on our devices (mine, my wife’s, iPhones, iPads, etc) that are completely pointless.

look forward to the feedback


  • Is this not the correct way to submit feature requests? If so please can someone at Nanit advise the recommend path?

    For me this is a significant issue that makes the notification feature almost pointless. It introduces so much noise that I may well prefer to entirely turn it off. In a multiple hundreds of dollars product built on it’s ability to ‘have insights’ into what is happening on the camera that makes me question the entire purchase to be honest.

  • Hi @Liam Thanks so much for sharing this here! I'm tagging @Tali our Sr. Product Manager here for visibility. We always appreciate getting this type of feedback and helps us as we continue to improve our product!

    While you cannot turn off notifications, you can, as you mentioned, turn off the camera when baby is not in the crib.

    Thanks again for sharing this here!

  • Also adding, you can customize your notification settings (motion and sound) so that may be helpful to take a closer look at in the meantime. Here's more information: https://support.nanit.com/hc/en-us/articles/235611028-How-can-I-customize-sound-and-motion-notification-sensitivity-for-my-Nanit-

  • Thanks for both of these options. The tweaking of notifications is useful but for a product like Nanit that’s marketed on much more insightful capabilities I am sure you have the capabilities to do more. I’d be happy to supply further details if needed

  • @Liam Thank you! I will be sure to reach out if our product team needs additional feedback or insight. Appreciate you sharing with us.

  • Hi, I agree with Liam. Nanit already has the capability to detect if the baby is in the crib. The smart thing would be to use this information to turn off noise alarms when the baby is away. Why? The room may be used by other people while the baby is away, and getting notifications for every conversation, vacuuming, etc. just does not make sense. When the baby is away it is likely with the caregivers anyway, so alarms are redundant.

  • Sid
    Sid Member

    I just set up my nanit and the number of false notifications in the middle of the day with no baby in the crib is very disappointing. Motion notifications when a shadow passes by, noise notifications when a motorcycle rides past outside etc. are not filling me with confidence that the premium I spent for this "insightful" product was well spent.

    Manually turning off the camera does work, and I would be happy doing that with one of the less sophisticated alternatives, but I expected better from Nanit.

  • NanitJessica
    NanitJessica Community Moderator, Nanit Team

    Hi @Sid,

    If you're receiving some false notifications from your Nanit camera especially when your baby is no longer in the crib, you may want to adjust your camera and motion sensitivity, which you can learn more here: Customizing notification settings.