BEFORE BUYING BABY MONITORS…..
Gone are those days peeking into the baby’s room outdoor baby swing seat. You don’t have to get up thousand times at night to see whether your baby is safe. Baby monitors reassure you with 24/ 7 security. Let us see what are the basic guidelines we should check before setting a baby monitor in your child’s room. Before you buy it is good to consider your room size, range needed, health variables, age of the child, and lifestyle
Whether you need a baby monitor?
Ask yourself. Find out how long you are going to leave your baby alone. It is advisable to get one installed because even if you take a cat nap other in the home can be alerted.
What details to check before buying one?
There are many variants of baby monitors with different features wooden baby swing outdoor. There are movement monitors which alert you if the baby doesn’t move after a specific time. There are camera Mount monitors which show the video and audio at the same time. Certain baby monitors give two-way communication. There are baby monitoring apps that can be easily installed on your smartphone.
What can be the price range?
The price of the monitor changes according to the functional features. If it is only audio monitoring the price tends to be less. The more it functions the more it costs.
Where to fix it?
Make sure that you get a clear picture once you fix the monitor whether it’s audio or video. Try to keep the monitor really higher so that you get the whole area zoomed. There are options to Pan and tilt the camera if it’s a video monitor. Whereas for movement monitors you cannot keep it away from the child.
How long can I use baby monitors?
It can be helpful still your baby detects that you are spying. Jokes apart. it depends upon where your baby sleeps. For children having habits like sleepwalking, bedwetting, and getting nightmares, it’s advisable to keep one till they really grow up. For children having health conditions like asthma and other breathing problems, it’s safe to have even if they grow up. It also helps when your kids are sick, when you travel and when you have people over for an evening. My idea is to use it as long as it is useful for you in one way are the other.
What else to check?
If you are living in a large home you need to check the range of the monitors. This is also needed if you are a person who loves to keep yourself at our doors for fresh air. Other key features include frequency, security, portability, battery level indicator, etc. Some baby monitors allow video recording and play tunes into your room if the baby is restless and need sleep. Reading real life experiences of parents will help you understand what monitor works well for you and your baby and what can be checked at each point.
So my dear reader, if you are a parent who has now got a bit of idea about baby monitors change my words into actions-Hakuna Matata…