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Mimo – Relief from Mommy Brain


No two ways about it, having a newborn is stressful for both Mommy and Daddy.  The condition known as Mommy Brain (which I can testify is also suffered by Daddy) is brought on by the lack of sleep we all experience as new parents.  I can best describe this as when you can’t remember anything, or do silly things like put the milk in the cupboard or leave the water running.  This is of course due to severe sleep deprivation since you’re awake every two hours either caring for or checking on your little one. 

Mimo is a smart baby monitor that takes a lot of worry from parents while it monitors and tracks your baby’s sleep and more.  The companion iOS or Android app gives caregivers insight to their baby’s breathing, body position, skin temperature and sleep quality while they sleep.  It uses low energy Bluetooth to transmit data to the caregiver’s smartphone so you can check on your baby without getting out of bed unless it’s necessary. The Mimo Smart Baby Monitor lets you know whether your baby is sleeping soundly and resting well or awake and restless.

The data from Mimo can be shared with other caregivers, so grandparents can get in on the action with their iOS or Android smart device as long as they have downloaded the Mimo app. It will send real-time alerts and nightly reports on your baby’s sleep to your smartphone as well as those you have shared the data with. It also sends real-time audio so you can monitor your baby from the next room or from anywhere.

Mimo consists of the following components:

  • 3 soft cotton kimonos (0-3 month, 3-6 month, 6-12 month sizes)
  • 1 Lilypad (charger and base station)
  • 1 Turtle (low-power Bluetooth transmitter)
  • 1 USB cable and wall charger
  • 1 audio cable (for Android programming)

The Turtle is inserted into the kimonos and is the monitoring and audio transmitter.


The Mimo kimonos are 100% cotton, they are machine washable (tumble dry on low) and are available in different sizes so that you can continue monitoring your baby as they grow.

Since there will be no more babies in my household I will miss the opportunity of being a Mimo user, but based on the buzz around this product I wish I had one five years ago when we brought our daughter home from the hospital.

It is important to note that Mimo is not intended to replace adult supervision.

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Carmine Delligatti-Drummer, former Support Manager for Deneba Software, ACD Systems, Mareware, Inc. and Swiss Made Marketing. Avid technology blogger and Managing Editor of