Alexa Utterance Details for Rest+ and Hatch Baby Skill

Alexa Phrasing

The phrases that Alexa can recognize are limited.  Please start by reading the Hatch Baby Skill for Alexa. If you are having trouble getting Alexa to do what you want, or you are just not sure how to talk to her, below is the complete list of phrases that Alexa understands.

Using the Hatch Baby Rest+ Alexa Skill

To get started, ask your Alexa device to turn on the Hatch Baby skill. Alexa should say “I’m ready with Hatch Baby, do you want to talk about feeding, sleeps, or diapers, or would you like to control your Rest+?”

Answer “control your Rest+”. Alexa will then give you a few example commands, and here are some more to try out:

General recipe for commands:
“Tell Hatch Baby + action + device”
Your Rest+ can be referred to by, “Rest Plus”, “Rest”, “night light”, “lamp”, “sound machine”, “hatch”, “hatch baby”, and “hatch baby rest”.

Power

Turning Device On/Off

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn Rest {on/off}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn the Rest Plus {on/off}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn {on/off} my night light”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn sound machine {on/off}”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn {on/off} my hatch baby”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in “on” or “off”, in order to turn your Rest+ on or off.

Sound

Turning Sound On/Off

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn volume {on/off}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn {on/off} the volume on the Rest Plus”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn volume {on/off} on Rest”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn the volume {on/off} on my sound machine”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn {on/off} the volume night light”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in “on” or “off”, in order to turn your Rest+ volume on or off.

Turning Sound Up/Down

Examples:

“Tell Hatch Baby to turn volume {up/down}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn {up/down} the volume on the Rest Plus”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn volume {up/down} on Rest”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn the volume {up/down} on my sound machine”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn {up/down} the volume on night light”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in “up” or “down”, in order to turn your Rest+ volume louder or quieter incrementally.

Turning Sound to Specific Volume

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to set volume to {volume number}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to set the volume to {volume number} on the Rest Plus”
“Tell Hatch Baby to set Rest to volume {volume number}”
“Tell Hatch Baby set the volume to {volume number} on my sound machine”
“Tell Hatch Baby set the hatch baby to volume {volume number}”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in a volume percentage between 0 and 10, in order to turn your Rest+ volume level as desired.

Changing Track by Order

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to play the {next/previous} track”
“Tell Hatch Baby to play the {next/previous} song”
“Tell Hatch Baby to play the {next/previous} sound”
“Tell Hatch Baby to play {next/previous} track”

Say a phrase similar to these, substituting in “previous” or “next”, in order to switch through the soundtracks on your Rest+.

Changing Track by Number

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to play track {track number}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to play track number {track number}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to play song {track number}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to play sound number {track number}”

Say a phrase similar to these, substituting in a track number, in order to change the sound on your Rest+. A detailed chart of the sounds is found in the Appendix.

Light

Turning Brightness Off

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn brightness off”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn off the brightness on the Rest Plus”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn brightness off on Rest”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn the brightness off on my sound machine”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn off the brightness on night light”

Say a phrase similar to these in order to turn the light on your Rest+ off.

Turning Brightness Up/Down

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn brightness {up/down}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn {up/down} the brightness on the Rest Plus”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn brightness {up/down} on Rest”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn the brightness {up/down} on my sound machine”
“Tell Hatch Baby turn {up/down} the brightness on night light”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in “up” or “down”, in order to turn your Rest+ brightness louder or quieter incrementally.

Turning Light to Specific Brightness

Examples:

“Tell Hatch Baby to set brightness to {brightness number}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to set the brightness to {brightness number} on the Rest Plus”
“Tell Hatch Baby to set Rest to brightness {brightness number}”
“Tell Hatch Baby set the brightness to {brightness number} on my sound machine”
“Tell Hatch Baby set the hatch baby to brightness {brightness number}”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in a brightness percentage between 0 and 10, in order to turn your Rest+ volume level as desired.

Setting Light Color

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn rest {color}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to turn my Rest Plus {color}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to set the color to {color} on Rest”
“Tell Hatch Baby set the color to {color} on the sound machine”
“Tell Hatch Baby set the color on night light to {color}”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in a color name, in order to turn your Rest+ to whatever color you want. A complete list of colors can be found in the Appendix, but you can try out any basic color (blue, green, red, pink, orange) as well as more specific ones (bisque, papaya whip, powder blue).

Timer

Setting Timer

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby to set the timer for {timer duration}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to set timer to {timer duration}”
“Tell Hatch Baby to set a timer for {timer duration}”
“Tell Hatch Baby set a timer”
“Tell Hatch Baby set the timer”

Say a phrase that similar to these, substituting in the timer duration in minutes, in order to turn your Rest+ timer on.

Stopping the Timer

Examples:
“Tell Hatch Baby stop timer”
“Tell Hatch Baby to stop the timer on my Rest Plus”
“Tell Hatch Baby cancel the timer on the night light”
“Tell Hatch Baby to cancel timer on hatch baby”
“Tell Hatch Baby cancel timer on my sound machine”

Say a phrase that similar to these in order to stop any timers currently active on your Rest+.

Appendix

Color Guide for Rest+: 

"alice blue"

"antique white"

"aqua"

"aquamarine"

"azure"

"beige"

"bisque"

"black"

"blanched almond"

"blue"

"blue violet"

"brown"

"burlywood"

"cadet blue"

"chartreuse"

"chocolate"

"coral"

"cornflower blue"

"cornsilk"

"crimson"

"cyan"

"dark blue"

"dark cyan"

"dark goldenrod"

"dark gray"

"dark grey"

"dark green"

"dark khaki"

"dark magenta"

"dark olive green"

"dark orange"

"dark orchid"

"dark red"

"dark salmon"

"dark sea green"

"dark slate blue"

"dark slate gray"

"dark slate grey"

"dark turquoise"

"dark violet"

"deep pink"

"deep sky blue"

"dim gray"

"dim grey"

"dodger blue"

"fire brick"

"floral white"

"forest green"

"fuchsia"

"ghost white"

"gold"

"goldenrod"

"gainsboro"

"gray"

"grey"

"green"

"green yellow"

"honeydew"

"hot pink"

"indian red"

"indigo"

"ivory"

"khaki"

"lavender"

"lavender blush"

"lawn green"

"lemon chiffon"

"light blue"

"light coral"

"light cyan"

"light goldenrod yellow"

"light gray"

"light grey"

"light green"

"light pink"

"light salmon"

"light sea green"

"light sky blue"

"light yellow"

"lime"

"lime green"

"linen"

"magenta"

"maroon"

"medium aquamarine"

"medium blue"

"medium orchid"

"medium purple"

"medium sea green"

"medium slate blue"

"medium spring green"

"medium turquoise"

"medium violet red"

"midnight blue"

"light slate gray"

"light slate grey"

"light steel blue"

"mint cream"

"misty rose"

"moccasin"

"navajo white"

"navy"

"old lace"

"olive"

"olive drab"

"orange"

"orange red"

"orchid"

"pale goldenrod"

"pale green"

"pale turquoise"

"pale violet red"

"papaya whip"

"peach puff"

"peru"

"pink"

"plum"

"powder blue"

"purple"

"red"

"rosy brown"

"royal blue"

"saddle brown"

"salmon"

"sandy brown"

"sea green"

"sea shell"

"sienna"

"silver"

"sky blue"

"slate blue"

"slate gray"

"slate grey"

"snow"

"spring green"

"steel blue"

"tan"

"teal"

"thistle"

"tomato"

"turquoise"

"violet"

"wheat"

"white"

"white smoke"

"yellow"

"yellow green"

Audio Tracks: 

Track Number Audio 
2 Water Stream
3 TV
4 Washing Machine 
5 Ocean Waves
6 Wind
7 Rain
9 Birds
10 Crickets
11 Brahm’s Lullaby
13 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
14 Rockabye Baby

Using the Hatch Baby Alexa Skill

Selecting a Baby

If you have only one child registered to your Hatch Baby account, you don’t ever need to say the baby’s name. However, if you have more than one baby registered, you need to tell Alexa which baby you are referring to. If you don’t specify a baby, Alexa will ask you which baby. The examples below use the baby name “Ellen” to tell Alexa which baby you are referring to.

Using the Hatch Baby Skill

Alexa needs to know that you want to use the Hatch Baby Skill, so you need to start with something like

  • Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to…
  • Alexa, ask Hatch Baby to…
  • Alexa, use Hatch Baby to…

This set of phrasings is controlled by Amazon. To see more of the details, you can read this: https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/docs/supported-phrases-to-begin-a-conversation.

You need to start with the phrase above before you use the phrases below. For example, a complete chat with Alexa would be “Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to log a wet diaper.”

Diapers

Diapers can be categorized as

  • Wet, pee
  • Dirty, poopy, poop, poo poo
  • Both

The examples below use “wet” for the diaper type, but you can use any of the above.

Note that in the UK, “nappy” is used instead of “diaper”.

Recording a Diaper

Use this function to add a diaper record to your Hatch Baby account.

  • log a diaper
  • log a wet diaper
  • log a diaper for Ellen
  • log a wet diaper for Ellen
  • create a diaper
  • create a wet diaper
  • create a diaper for Ellen
  • create a wet diaper for Ellen
  • save a diaper
  • save a wet diaper
  • save a diaper for Ellen
  • save a wet diaper for Ellen
  • add a diaper change
  • add a wet diaper change
  • add a diaper change for Ellen
  • add a wet diaper change for Ellen
  • log a diaper change
  • log a wet diaper change
  • log a diaper change for Ellen
  • log a wet diaper change for Ellen
  • record a diaper
  • record a wet diaper
  • record a diaper for Ellen
  • record a wet diaper for Ellen
  • record a new diaper
  • record a new diaper for Ellen
  • record a new wet diaper
  • record a new wet diaper for Ellen
  • record a diaper change
  • record a diaper change for Ellen
  • I changed a diaper
  • I changed a wet diaper
  • I changed a diaper for Ellen
  • I changed a wet diaper for Ellen

Get the Diaper Summary

Use this function to get the baby’s diapers for the day.

  • how many diapers today
  • how many diapers has baby had today
  • how many diapers has Ellen had today
  • how many diapers for Ellen today
  • how many diapers for baby today
  • how many wet diapers today
  • how many wet diapers has baby had today
  • how many wet diapers has Ellen had today
  • how many wet diapers Ellen has had today
  • how many wet diapers for Ellen today
  • how many wet diapers for baby today
  • today's diapers
  • diapers today
  • today's diapers for Ellen
  • diapers today for Ellen
  • how many diapers has the baby had
  • how many diapers has the baby used
  • how many diapers has the baby gone through
  • how many diapers has Ellen had
  • how many diapers has Ellen used
  • how many diapers has Ellen gone through

Last Diaper

These commands will have Alexa tell you when the baby’s last diaper change was recorded.

  • when was baby's last diaper

  • when was the last diaper for Ellen
  • when was baby's last diaper change
  • when was the last diaper change for Ellen
  • when did I last change baby's diaper
  • when did I last change a diaper for Ellen
  • how long since the last diaper
  • how long since baby's last diaper
  • how long since the last diaper for Ellen
  • when was the last wet diaper
  • when was the last wet diaper for Ellen
  • when was the last wet diaper change for Ellen
  • how long since the last wet diaper
  • how long since baby's last wet diaper
  • how long since the last wet diaper for Ellen
  • when the baby's last diaper was
  • when was the baby's diaper changed last
  • how long has it been since the last diaper change
  • how long has it been since the last diaper change for Ellen

Get the Sleep Summary

Using these phrases, Alexa will tell you how much the baby has slept today.

  • how long has baby slept today

  • how long has Ellen slept today
  • how much has baby slept today
  • how much has Ellen slept today
  • how many naps has baby had today
  • how many naps has Ellen had today
  • how many naps has my baby taken today
  • how many naps has Ellen taken today
  • how many times has my baby slept today
  • how many times has Ellen slept today
  • how much has Ellen slept today
  • how many sleeps has baby had today
  • how many sleeps has Ellen had today
  • today's sleeps for Ellen
  • sleeps today for Ellen
  • today's naps for Ellen
  • naps today for Ellen
  • today's sleeps for Ellen
  • sleeps today for Ellen
  • today's naps for Ellen
  • naps today for Ellen
  • how long has the baby slept
  • how long did the baby sleep
  • how long did the baby sleep today
  • how long has Ellen slept
  • how long did Ellen sleep
  • how long did Ellen sleep today

Last Nap

To find out when the baby took her last nap, use these phrases with Alexa.

  • when was baby's last nap
  • when was the last nap
  • when was our last nap
  • when was the last nap for Ellen
  • how long since baby's last nap
  • how long since the last nap for Ellen
  • how long has it been since baby's last nap
  • how long has it been since the last nap for Ellen
  • when did baby wake up
  • when did Ellen wake up
  • how long has baby been awake
  • how long has Ellen been awake
  • how long has Ellen been asleep
  • how long has Ellen been sleeping
  • how long since Ellen fell asleep
  • when did Ellen fall asleep
  • when was the baby's nap
  • when did the baby nap
  • when did the baby wake up
  • when did Ellen nap
  • when did Ellen wake up

Start Sleep Timer

You can use Alexa to time your baby’s sleeps by telling her when the baby goes to sleep and when she wakes up. Here’s how you can start a sleep.

Please note that currently, the Alexa sleep timer is not integrated with the sleep timer in the Hatch Baby app.  Timers started and finished via Alexa will appear in the app once they have finished. Timers started in the app can only be controlled through the app.

  • Ellen went to sleep
  • Ellen fell asleep
  • start sleep
  • start sleep for Ellen
  • start a sleep
  • start a sleep for Ellen
  • begin sleep
  • begin sleep for Ellen
  • begin a sleep
  • begin a sleep for Ellen
  • the baby went to sleep
  • the baby fell asleep
  • the baby started sleeping
  • Ellen started sleeping

Finishing the Sleep Timer

Once the baby wakes up, you need to tell Alexa. The sleep record will be created and you should be able to see it in your Hatch Baby app after refreshing.

  • Ellen woke up
  • Ellen is awake
  • finish sleep
  • finish sleep for Ellen
  • stop sleep
  • stop sleep for Ellen
  • the baby woke up
  • the baby is awake

Cancelling the Sleep Timer

If you need to cancel a running sleep timer (maybe you started one but forgot to end it on time; or maybe the baby never actually fell asleep!), just say these phrases.

  • cancel sleep
  • cancel sleep for Ellen

Get the Feeding Summary

Alexa will tell you how much your baby has eaten today.

  • how much has baby eaten today
  • how much has Ellen eaten today
  • how much did baby eat today
  • how much did Ellen eat today
  • how many times has baby eaten today
  • how many times has Ellen eaten today
  • today's feedings
  • feedings today
  • today's feedings for Ellen
  • feedings today for Ellen
  • how much has the baby eaten
  • how much has the baby had to eat
  • how much has Ellen eaten
  • how much has Ellen had to eat

Last Feeding 

To find out the last time the baby ate, use these phrases to ask Alexa.

  • when was baby's last feeding
  • when was the last feeding for Ellen
  • when was baby's last snack
  • when was the last snack for Ellen
  • when did baby last eat
  • when did my baby last eat
  • when did Ellen last eat
  • when did my baby have a snack
  • when did Ellen have a snack
  • when did my baby last have a snack
  • when did Ellen last have a snack
  • how long since Ellen ate
  • how long since Ellen last ate
  • how long ago did Ellen eat
  • how long ago did Ellen last eat
  • when did I last nurse
  • when did Ellen last nurse
  • when did baby last nurse
  • when did I last nurse Ellen
  • when was my last bottle
  • when was baby's last bottle
  • when was the last bottle
  • how long have I been feeding
  • how long have I been nursing
  • how long has Ellen been nursing
  • how long has Ellen been feeding

Last Nursing Side

If you are nursing, and you want to confirm which side you last nursed on, you can ask Alexa using these phrases.

  • what side did I last nurse on
  • what side did I last nurse Ellen on
  • what side did I last feed on
  • what side did I last feed Ellen on
  • what side did Ellen last nurse on
  • what side did Ellen feed from
  • what side did Ellen last feed from
  • what side did Ellen feed on
  • what side did Ellen last feed on
  • which side did I last nurse on
  • which side did I last nurse Ellen on
  • which side did I last feed on
  • which side did I last feed Ellen on
  • which side did Ellen last nurse on
  • which side did Ellen feed from
  • which side did Ellen last feed from
  • which side did Ellen feed on
  • which side did Ellen last feed on
  • on which side did Ellen last nurse on
  • on which side did Ellen feed from
  • on which side did Ellen last feed from
  • on which side did Ellen feed on
  • on which side did Ellen last feed on

Start a Timed Feeding

Alexa can also help you time and record your feedings. When you start a feeding, you can just tell Alexa in these ways. (Key words associated with a timer are start and begin.)

  • start a feeding
  • start a feeding for Ellen
  • begin a feeding
  • begin a feeding for Ellen
  • start feeding
  • begin feeding

The Hatch Baby app distinguishes between bottle feedings and nursings. Alexa understands the terms

  • Nursing
  • Bottle, bottle feeding

Start a Timed Bottle Feeding

The Hatch Baby app distinguishes between bottle feedings and nursings. If you are going to feed the baby with a bottle, you can start a feeding with these phrases. This will eliminate the step where Alexa asks you “bottle or nursing?”.

  • start a bottle feeding
  • start a bottle feeding for Ellen
  • start a formula feeding
  • start a formula feeding for Ellen
  • start a feeding of formula
  • start a feeding of formula for Ellen
  • start a bottle of formula
  • start a bottle of formula for Ellen
  • begin a bottle feeding
  • begin a bottle feeding for Ellen
  • begin a formula feeding
  • begin a formula feeding for Ellen
  • begin a feeding of formula
  • begin a feeding of formula for Ellen
  • begin a bottle of formula
  • begin a bottle of formula for Ellen

In a bottle feeding, the Hatch Baby app allows you to record what type of milk the baby ate. Alexa understands these terms.

  • Formula
  • Breast milk, milk

Start a Timed Nursing

If you are starting a nursing, you can use these phrases to tell Alexa.

  • start a nursing
  • start a feeding on the left
  • start a feeding on the left side
  • start a feeding for Ellen on the left
  • start a feeding for Ellen on the left side
  • start a nursing on the left
  • start a nursing for Ellen
  • start a nursing on the left side
  • start a nursing for Ellen on the left
  • start a nursing for Ellen on the left side
  • begin a nursing
  • begin a feeding on the left
  • begin a feeding on the left side
  • begin a feeding for Ellen on the left
  • begin a feeding for Ellen on the left side
  • begin a nursing on the left
  • begin a nursing for Ellen
  • begin a nursing on the left side
  • begin a nursing for Ellen on the left
  • begin a nursing for Ellen on the left side
  • start left side nursing
  • start left nursing
  • start feeding timer on the left
  • I'm breastfeeding on the left side

For all side commands you can say “right” instead of “left” in the examples above.

Switching Nursing Sides

During a nursing, you might want to switch sides. The Hatch Baby app can record separate times for left and right side during the same nursing. You can inform Alexa by saying these phrases.

  • switch to the left
  • switch to the left side
  • switch to the left for Ellen
  • switch to the left side for Ellen
  • switch to the right
  • switch to the right side
  • switch to the right for Ellen
  • switch to the right side for Ellen
  • switch sides
  • switch sides for Ellen

Pause/Resume Feeding

During a feeding, you might want to take a break, but keep recording as a single feeding. You can pause and resume the feeding timer with these phrases.

  • pause feeding
  • pause nursing
  • pause the feeding
  • pause the nursing
  • pause feeding for Ellen
  • pause nursing for Ellen
  • pause the feeding for Ellen
  • pause the nursing for Ellen
  • pause breastfeeding
  • resume feeding
  • resume nursing
  • resume the feeding
  • resume the nursing
  • resume feeding for Ellen
  • resume nursing for Ellen
  • resume the feeding for Ellen
  • resume the nursing for Ellen
  • resume the bottle feeding for Ellen

Record a Manual Feeding

Alexa can help you record previous feedings. When you want to record a past feeding, you can just tell Alexa in these ways. (Key words are log, create, save, add, record.)

  • log a feeding
  • create a feeding
  • save a feeding
  • add a feeding
  • record a feeding
  • Ellen just fed
  • Ellen just ate
  • I fed Ellen

The Hatch Baby app distinguishes between nursings and bottle feedings. Alexa understands the terms

  • nursing, breastfeeding
  • bottle, bottle feeding

Record a Manual Nursing

If you are adding a previous nursing, you can use these phrases to tell Alexa

  • log a nursing
  • log a breastfeeding
  • create a nursing
  • create a breastfeeding
  • save a nursing
  • save a breastfeeding
  • add a nursing
  • add a breastfeeding
  • record a nursing
  • record a breastfeeding
  • Ellen just nursed
  • Ellen just breastfed
  • I nursed Ellen
  • I breastfed Ellen

Record a Manual Bottle

If you are adding a previous bottle feeding, you can use these phrases to tell Alexa to log a bottle feeding

  • log a bottle
  • create a bottle feeding
  • save a bottle feeding
  • save a bottle
  • add a bottle feeding
  • add a bottle
  • record a bottle feeding
  • record a bottle
  • Ellen just had a bottle feeding
  • Ellen just had a bottle
  • I fed Ellen a bottle
  • I gave Ellen a bottle
  • I gave Ellen a bottle feeding
  • Log a (amount) feeding
  • Create a (amount) feeding
  • Save a (amount) feeding
  • Add a (amount) feeding
  • Record a (amount) feeding
  • Ellen just had (amount)
  • Ellen just ate (amount)
  • Log a (amount) feeding of (type)
  • Create a (amount) feeding of (type)
  • Save a (amount) feeding of (type)
  • Add a (amount) feeding of (type)
  • Record a (amount) feeding of (type)
  • Ellen just had (amount) of (type)
  • Ellen just ate (amount) of (type)

Record a Manual Sleep

This function adds a sleep record to your Hatch Baby account. (The key difference between manual and timed sleeps is that manual sleeps have a duration specified.)

  • Ellen went to sleep at (time) for (duration)
  • The baby slept at (time) for (duration)
  • Ellen slept at (time) for (duration)
  • Ellen slept for (duration)
  • Ellen went to sleep for (duration)
  • The baby slept for (duration)
  • Ellen slept for (duration)
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