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Don't let fear mongering empty your wallet and put your child at risk
on 1 March 2016
Don't get me wrong, this shell looked very pretty on the Gro Egg and made a great night light style product. However, I was forced to return the shell along with the grow egg, as on cold nights the egg was showing that it was too hot and on cold nights it was showing that it was too hot. At first we thought we were going crazy, but after a few trials I found this was definitely the case.
The Gro Egg was sold to me and my partner (soon to be first time parents upon purchase) by a marketing campaign of fear; fear that without constant and to-the-degree monitoring our baby would suffer the ultimate tragedy and succumb to sudden infant death syndrome, on the basis that the infant can't regulate his own temperature.
If this was the case, our child would have died. Though selling an incorrectly calibrated product like this could have been incredibly dangerous for our child, our take away was not too replace it with a better thermometer, but to trust our instincts as parents.
Were it not for out instincts, we may have blindly followed what the Gro Egg said and wrapped our baby up even further while the radiator was up to full blast, or took layers off with the window open. Instead, we unplugged it and sent it back, relying on cues from the baby and sensible regulation of the room temperature, and even a little more skin to skin contact.