Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Knox Leader

From Knox with love

Theodore Murdoch recently gave birth to Matilda at Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna. They used an initiative at the hospital called Look@MyBaby where there is a camera on the baby's cot that provides a live video stream to a family's computer or smart phone so they can watch their baby.

 Theodore Murdoch recently gave birth to Matilda at Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna. They used an initiative at the hospital called Look@MyBaby where there is a camera on the baby's cot that provides a live video stream to a family's computer or smart phone so they can watch their baby.

AFTER little Matilda Murdoch was born, she had relatives from as far away as the UK cooing at her.

And it's all thanks to the whiz bang Look@MyBaby service at Knox Private Hospital.

Parents Theodora and Adam got a camera set up on Matilda's cot that allowed relatives with a username and password to view silent, live, unrecorded footage of Matilda via the internet.

Mrs Murdoch's mum lives in the UK and couldn't be there for the birth.

But Mrs Murdoch said it was fantastic her mum could still bond with her granddaughter from the other side of the world.

She said the camera also allowed her husband to see Matilda while he was at home looking after their other two young children.

The Look@MyBaby technology has been available since 2009.

The initiative has recently joined with the L'il Aussie Prems Foundation, started by Wantirna mum Julia Toivonen, after the premature birth of her son Ronan.

Mrs Toivonen said the service offered parents peace of mind.

Look@MyBaby Australia communications manager Kellie O'Neill said several Melbourne hospitals offered the service.

For more information visit: lookatmybaby.net.

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