After the birth of the baby, the parents do really have to work hard. They need to feed and clean the baby day and night. Tend to check on their sleeping baby and want to make sure that their little bundle of joy is safe and sound, while sleeping alone in his or her own crib or craddle. At night the parents also need a good night’s sleep. If the baby is sleeping alone in the other room, the parents have the tendency to keep going over to check on the baby. Hence, a good baby monitor is always a handy tool. Here are a few tips to buy a good baby monitor.
What are baby monitors?
Baby monitor usually consist of two different units, one is called the transmitter, which is placed in the room where the baby is. The second unit is called the receiver unit. This is a portable unit. The parents can carry this unit with them wherever they go. The baby monitors are really great. You can leave the baby peacefully sleeping in the other room and get some of your work done and take some rest in the other room. And with the baby monitors you can immediately be with the baby as soon as the baby wakes up.
The baby monitors should be place about 3 to 10 feet away from the baby. The video monitors need to be placed more near to the baby, to record the baby’s movements. Trial and error will give you the experience on where to place the baby monitor.
Three tips to buy a good baby monitor
Here are the three most important tips to buy a good baby monitor
- Audio v/s video
- Frequency of sound
Here we will discuss the security issues of analog and digital baby monitors. Analog baby monitors are less expensive and small in size. Other baby monitors will receive the signals sent by analog baby monitor. And this may invade your privacy. The digital baby monitors have security measures that can block all the signals sent by another baby monitor or does not send signal to other monitor. So, it is advisable to use the digital baby monitors.
Audio v/s video
Audio monitors are less expensive and are portable and take up less space. Video monitors are of wider range with different lens size, camera and night vision lenses. They take up more space and are costly. Through video monitors you can watch your baby sleep. Today there are also baby monitors that can help you monitor your baby’s vital body signs like the temperature of the baby, room temperature and when your baby will wake up.
Frequency of sound
The most basic baby monitor models run at 49 MHz frequency. The long range ones work at 900 MHz frequency. The digital baby monitors have 1.9 GHz frequency and have the least disturbance and interference.
The flaws of a baby monitor
Like other machines, the baby monitors also have their own flaws. The concrete will block the signals of baby monitors. The baby monitors might pick up signals from your neighbor and vice versa.