A baby safety monitor to monitor their sleep

You can’t just help it : your little one is doing great but you can’t just get used to leaving baby by himself when he is sleeping. To check up on your little, one, you should perhaps think about using a baby safety monitor. These small devices are very efficient which often very affordable prices and very cool designs.

Baby safety monitors consist in a transmitter and a receiver. Those “baby phones” allow you to listen to what is happening in your child’s room when you are in another room. Using radio waves, the parents’ device receives sounds transmitted from the baby’s bedroom. Hence, you can keep an eye on your little one from the other end of the house without disturbing his sleep!

Listen to baby. Where should you install the devices.
One device, the transmitter has to be installed in baby’s room, out of baby’s reach for security reasons. Place it near baby, preferably a little bit higher and never in baby’s bed. Most baby safety monitors run on batteries, rechargeable batteries or AC power. During day time, the first two types are more convenient to bring along with you when you need to walk around in the house. Ideally, the parents’ receiver comes with clip that allows it to be attached to the belt, so you can remotely monitor baby whether you’re in the house or on the patio.

Choosing baby safety monitors
The length of reach of baby safety monitors is important: it is usually between 50 to 400 m or 165ft to 1300ft, depending on model and where you are. Remember that it work at its best in open spaces and that obstacles will decrease the reaching distance. The number and the composition of the walls separating the rooms can also limit the range of reach. The waves more easily travel through stone than through concrete! Remember that the information provided by the manufacturer on the box usually refers to an open space…

Baby safety monitors should be user friendly. Remember to check the readability of the information that shows up on the screen if there is one. The ability to adjust the volume is also an important element.

The most inexpensive baby safety monitors have between two and four channels, the more expensive ones, up to 64. Of course, the more there are, the less interference you will get from your neighbors. If you live in a big house, favor baby phones that have a lot of channels.

More options

Some devices have a control function of the scope, in this case a bi-directional digital control (DECT) verifies that the units permanently parents and baby are in the same area and working properly. The transmitter send every two or three seconds a signal received by the parents’ module. But do not worry: this function can be disabled!

A little lamp can be integrated the transmitter of the baby safety monitor, and can often be remotely controlled and most of the time, remotely turning on the lamp will be enough to calm your crying baby. Some devices even include a lullaby, which will bring baby to sleep in just a few notes!

Models that have a screen on the receiver can display the temperature, if you need to keep an eye on this parameter.

More and more baby safety monitors are equipped with a walkie-talkie, to reassure the child by speaking to him through the monitor. Some baby safety monitors have a remote camera system, where baby can be filmed when he sleeps through the night vision. Called “babycam”, these models are composed of a camera, connected through wireless to a portable monitor screen. Parents can watch their baby sleeping, while doing other activities: cooking, housekeeping, watching tv… In addition, when connected to a computer or other devices, it is even possible to keep a picture or video of baby.

It is important as a parents not to wake your child up every time they sound a little bit agitated, and usign a baby safety monitor can be extremely reassuring for young parents.

Date: Sunday, 21. June 2009 14:10
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