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Drive Safer with the Garmin babyCam


Disclosure: I am part of the Garmin Influencer Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

As a mother of a little one I'm always trying to be safe, especially when it comes to driving on the highway. Moving to Colorado brought about quite a lot of changes for us. Not only were we in a state where you are required to have a vehicle, due to their lack of public transportation, but I was also in a state where I didn't know how to get around. I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York and all that I needed was to learn the transit system and I could get from one borough to the other using the train with no problem at all. After all it's truly the best way to get around New York City. However, here in Colorado, you need to learn how to get from Point A to Point B, and while my phone did the trick for a while, I needed something a bit more reliable so I invested in a GPS navigation system and the only one I thought of getting was a Garmin. I've been in Colorado for 4 years and in each of our vehicles, (3 of them), they all contain a Garmin Navigation system.


When I was sent the Garmin babyCam Bundle, which is available for purchase on Garmin's website, I couldn't wait to test it out. I originally own a Garmin Nuvi 2689LMT which I just loved but this was something different, something new. If you have a baby/toddler/pre-schooler still in a car seat, you know how it can be. My daughter is one of those who would constantly talk to me and try to get me to turn around while I'm driving, either to show me something, to give me something or just to talk. I have found myself turning around on occasions just to see what she needs, and we all know that just taking your eyes off the road for even a second can have disastrous effects. So too is looking at your cell phone, trying to see where you're going. Cell phones can also go into dead zones and there's also the chance of having your battery die, leaving you lost. I personally prefer to keep my phone charged and on hand in emergencies for phone calls.


The Garmin babyCam bundle comes with the Garmin 50 navigation system and the system comes already activated and ready to go, so it's just simple as plug and drive. With the Garmin babyCam, this allows me to get to where I'm going with a navigations system that I know and trust, and also allows me to see my daughter in her car seat. The camera was super easy to install and I installed it as instructed, onto the headrest of my front seat, since my car seat is directly behind the passenger front seat. It can however be installed to view your child whether they're rear-facing or front-facing. Now I no longer have to turn my head around and I get to keep my eyes in front of me, however it does require me to touch the screen. Video can be set for 10, 20 or 30 seconds. I currently have mine set to 10 seconds which is enough time to see what she's doing or wants to show me. My eyes are still focused on the road but I'm not looking down at a cell phone, or turning my head behind me, taking my eyes completely off the road. The babyCam also seamlessly switch from navigation mode to babyCam view display. The video is also pretty clear (my camera doesn't do it justice) and it also gives a clear vision at night due to it's night vision feature.

The Garmin babyCam only works with Garmin products, they cannot be used on other branded GPS systems. As I mentioned I already owned the Gamin Nuvi 2689LMT, which has Bluetooth and a bigger screen. I was able to connect the Garmin babyCam to my Nuvi and to be honest, I found that it was a lot easier to use this way. I would just say "show video" and I'm then able to see Madison seated. However, this is by far one of my favorite feature. Whenever you turn off your vehicle and you're exiting, the GPS reminds you to check for passengers. With the increase of parents leaving their children in locked cars, having something that reminds you is an added bonus.



Our kids are our priorities and we want to keep them healthy and safe and while we want them to be in the best car seat possible, from the time we take them home from the hospital, we also want to transport them safely wherever we're driving to. The Garmin babyCam makes that possible. Not only is your GPS navigation right there in front of you, and trust me, I've never gotten lost every with my Garmin, but now I can see what's going on in the back seat. Just a take a look below at the video at what you can expect.


I am so in love with the Garmin babyCam and I'm happy that they decided to add it to their system. It now takes the stress out of me driving on the road. Whether you're going on a road trip or just driving to the supermarket, Garmin takes the stress out of driving and will help you get there safer. Driver safer with your little one with the Garmin babyCam today!

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Let's discuss: What do you think of the new Garmin babyCam? 

Annmarie John
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  1. What a brilliant idea! My youngest is four now but I would have loved having this product when she was a baby. It would make a great gift for new parents too!

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    1. Oh I use this with my 4yr old. You can use it with any age. I love being able to see what's going on in my car, so you're not too late in getting one but it would have been nice to get one when they were newborns.

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  2. Whoa, this is so cool! I love Garmin products (I use their fitness watch and GPS) and I have so many friends with kids who would probably love this!

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    1. Oh I love Garmin myself too. I never use anything else. Not if I can help it. EVER!

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  3. When my boys were little they would always say, 'MOM LOOK AT ME' while I was driving. And I would always say, 'I can't right now I am driving!'. It was very frustrating. I also love the idea of being able to see a rear facing child! You can't even turn your head to do that if you wanted do. What a great product!

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    1. Oh my daughter does that all the time and now I can actually look at her. I just LOVE this!!

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  4. I've actually been thinking about getting one of these for my sister. And maybe my other sister. They have newborns! We've used Garmin in our family for many years.

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    1. While you can get the bundle, if they already have a Garmin GPS Nav in their vehicle then you only need the babyCam.

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  5. Wow Garmin is absolutely brilliant. Its a genius idea to have integration that enables you to check on your kid and great for car safety.

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    1. Yes it is and I just love their products. I would never have any other product guide me anywhere.

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  6. I can see where this would come in handy, especially with the kids facing backwards. I wouldn't mind trying this out.

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    1. You'll love it and wonder why they didn't invent this sooner. I use to have the mirrors but this is so much better!!

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  7. Oh my gosh - I love this! When my son was an infant, there a few times when I really wish I could have seen him in his rear facing seat ... especially when he was so tiny, I would panic about what he was doing back there when he was quiet. And, there was one road trip where he was just screaming and I had to pull over. I think being able to see his face would have been helpful, and safer, and what peace of mind! Garmin has hit it out of the park with this addition :)

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    1. Oh they most certainly have, my only complaint is that they should have done this years ago!

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  8. This actually equiptment that parents need. Little distraction always bring risk while you're driving, and with such help like what Garmin Babycam provides is a relief - I believe - to the parents. You can even place the camera accordingly.

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    1. Yes you can. It is super easy to install and I just love how easy it was for me to get it up and working. No time at all.

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  9. I love this! What a great idea. I haven't seen it before, but with three little ones in the backseat, this would definitely come in handy!

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    1. Oh it most certainly would and I think you should get one. You won't regret it.

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  10. That would be so handy to have! Much easier than having to turn around and look, that's for sure!

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    1. Must easier and a whole lot safer too.

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  11. Yeah I love this idea way more than the carseat mirror. I love how advance technology is advancing and better to keep eye on children.

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    1. It sure is way better. I remember I would have to look up in my rearview mirror to take a look at the mirror to see my daughter when she was in her carseat. Now that she's older I have to turn around, now this eliminates all of that!

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  12. What a great product! I know it can be difficult to see our rear-facing babies, and I think that entices people to turn them around sooner than needed. I could definitely use this to keep an eye on the baby. Those little headrest mirrors can definitely be hard to see.

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    1. Oh yes I had one of those mirrors and it was a pain. I could never see properly and they sucked especially at nights because you couldn't see at all then either. This beats it out of the water big time!

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  13. I absolutely love this! I will definitely be looking into it so that I can monitor my kiddos in the back.

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    1. Please do, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it.

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  14. I love this cam. When my boys were little, I always worried while I was driving that I couldn't see them well when they were in their rear-facing carseats. This would have helped to ease my anxiety.

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    1. It surely would have but now you know what to get at baby showers. :)

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  15. Such a clever idea! Especially when toddlers are facing forward, so then the little mirror trick doesn't work. It seems like an awesome tech to have, especially since phones can run out of batteries so easily.

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    1. It sure doesn't and that's why us moms are constantly looking backwards either physically or in our rearview mirror. This eliminates all that!

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