Video Baby Mon­i­tor

Mother & Baby - - LIFE & KIDS -

ABOUT

Don’t un­der­es­ti­mate the im­por­tance of a baby mon­i­tor. From keep­ing track of your baby’s sounds, to even keep­ing a close eye on her when she’s in her crib and away from you, a baby mon­i­tor be­comes a ne­ces­sity for a busy par­ent.

BEN­E­FITS

To keep an eye from an­other room: With a video mon­i­tor, par­ents or care­tak­ers do not need to con­stantly visit the child’s room. Just by watch­ing in the mon­i­tor, par­ents can be as­sured of baby’s safety with­out dis­turb­ing their play or snooze time. Baby’s sleep pat­tern can be dis­turbed by in­ces­santly check­ing in on her. Any po­ten­tial haz­ards can be avoided just by glanc­ing at the video mon­i­tor. To track sleep ac­cu­rately: When you are train­ing your baby to sleep on her own, it’s es­sen­tial for par­ents to check how much sleep she is ac­tu­ally get­ting. When you leave the child alone, it is com­mon for a baby to toss and turn with­out mak­ing any sound. An au­dio mon­i­tor might not be able to track all the move­ments. To pro­vide se­cu­rity: This is one of the big­gest ad­van­tages. It pro­vides se­cu­rity both out­side and in­side the crib. As your child will grow, there’s a good chance that she might try to get out of the crib. In the process, she can fall and hurt her­self. While you may not be able to com­pletely elim­i­nate po­ten­tial dan­gers, you can cer­tainly be aware of them. Mor­ever, if you have a nanny to take care of your baby, you can mon­i­tor the nanny’s ac­tions and en­sure she’s pro­vid­ing your child with the care he needs.

LIM­I­TA­TIONS

Sound in­ter­fer­ence: In wire­less video mon­i­tors, there may be some irk­some and buzzing sounds. These sounds can be caused by other wire­less de­vices around the house like the wire­less phone or wifi routers, that can in­ter­rupt the sig­nal and cause dis­tur­bances. Lim­ited range: Video mon­i­tors maybe free from the clutches of wires but they do come with a lim­ited range for has­sle-free view­ing. If you travel be­yond a cer­tain range, your phone might not be able to track your baby’s move­ments as you are not in the re­quired fre­quency range. An ex­pen­sive in­vest­ment: Most work­ing par­ents have a set bud­get for their ex­penses. Pur­chas­ing a video mon­i­tor can be an ex­pen­sive af­fair, es­pe­cially if you are opt­ing for spe­cial fea­tures like wire­less and HD cam­era.

SAFETY MEA­SURES

Se­lect a video mon­i­tor which de­liv­ers a longer range and cre­ates less in­ter­fer­ence. Size does mat­ter. Pur­chase a one that has a small re­ceiver that can be eas­ily car­ried around the house. Se­lect the one that can be con­nected with an ex­ist­ing smart de­vice you own. Low-bat­tery in­di­ca­tor is one of the im­por­tant fea­tures you should look out for. Get a mon­i­tor that lets you know with an alarm or flash­ing lights that you need to change the bat­ter­ies. Some lat­est mon­i­tors tracks your baby’s vi­tal signs. For ex­am­ple, a video mon­i­tor will alert the par­ents if the baby hasn’t moved re­cently, keeps track of the tem­per­a­ture in your baby’s room and even gives pre­dic­tions when your baby will be awake. Many video mon­i­tors fea­ture in­frared light or night vi­sion so you can see your baby on the mon­i­tor even when she’s asleep in a dark room.

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