Why We Use Baby Monitors
Before there were baby monitors, most parents would sneak around the nursery and peek in on the baby – are they okay, are they sleeping correctly, and if not how can they be better? This used to mean getting up from your bed, out of your sleeping spot, and possibly waking your infant with a loud squeak, or creak! A lot of parents, especially first time parents, dreaded these “out of bed” scares. Luckily there is good news.
Most modern baby monitors (crib monitors) are wireless. This means you don’t have to worry about crawling through the dark to see how your baby is. These days you can purchase a baby monitor that connects right into your crib for easy viewing even when you are at work or running errands. Some baby monitors even allow you to view the baby even without being in your room.
Two Way Monitors Give You Total Access To Your Child
There are two-way baby monitors. These types of baby monitors allow you to communicate back to the parent using your mobile phone, or by speaking into a one-way voice kit. A good two-way monitor should pick up your baby at regular intervals, no matter where you are, whether you are feeding them or changing them.
Some two-way audio monitors come with an internal rechargeable battery life, while others require you to plug them into an outlet somewhere. Rechargeable batteries will give you more mobility, but if the battery life is going to end soon, you may want to look for a model with a rechargeable battery life. Many two-way monitors come with a three year warranty, so if there is ever a problem with the baby monitors the manufacturer will be liable to fix or replace the product.
The White Noise Options Can Help A Baby Sleep Better
The best baby monitors are those that provide you with relaxing sounds and background noise. Many new models are equipped with soft melodies and rhythms to help soothe your baby. You can also purchase lullabies for the crib to calm your baby at night. You can find these online or at most baby stores. It is important not to pick a loud lullaby or any type of baby monitor that uses extremely loud volume. These could possibly cause hearing damage to your baby.
Some baby monitors are equipped with multiple cameras, so you can see what is going on inside the home while you are away. Some have night vision capabilities to capture images in low light situations. You need to make sure you get one with multiple cameras so you can see what is going on while you are not at home.