It is often said that from the day your new born arrives into the world, your life changes forever. These little angels become your number one priority, which makes juggling life’s daily challenges a difficult feat. As the distraction of daily tasks pulls you away from spending every living moment with your children, guaranteeing your child’s safety becomes imperative.
While various research articles tell you how to strike that right balance between your work and home life, in reality parents know that it’s not all that easy. But thanks to the advancements of technology, we may never need to be apprehensive about being apart from our children every again. The introduction of a baby monitor to the home can provide the extra security needed to make your child safe. So while you are in the kitchen cooking dinner or doing any other chores required, rest assured you can keep check of your child.
Very simply a baby monitor consists of two units, a transmitter which is generally located in your baby’s room, picking up any sound’s your baby may make. The second unit is the receiver which is kept by the parent where any sound picked up by the transmitter is heard. There are many variations between monitors but all monitors have these basics capabilities. As there is such a huge range of baby monitors in the market today, it can sometimes be difficult to choose the monitor that is best suited to your needs. Please read on if you wish to find the best monitor for you, as I will be going through all the different types of monitors available in the market, discussing all the key features and also some of the best products in the market today.
When looking for an economical monitor you cannot go wrong with mains-powered monitors. As the description states, they are powered by your mains power and therefore do not require batteries. This type of monitor is recommended if you will not be moving around the house a lot as the transmitter needs to be plugged in to the mains power. The disadvantage to these monitors is if you ever have a power cut the monitor will be useless until your power is up and running again.
Digital Baby Monitors
The digital monitor is quite a popular choice for parents, as they offer the most reliable signal strength and range. The digital Monitors are also far more private than its analogue equivalent as most models have microprocessors built in to ensure that the only sound you will be hearing will be from your baby’s nursery. This is the main difference between the analogue and digitals monitors, as analogue monitors tend to pick up a lot of outside interference.
This device allows you to see as well as hear your child from anywhere within the home, day or night (depending on model). The device generally comes with a video camera on the transmitter which records every move your child makes. This live feed is then sent to the receiver, which generally has a small display allowing you to see your child’s movements. Some devices also allow you to zoom in to your child and take snapshots. Please be aware that video monitors generally lose signal more often than the sound-only option and are a huge drain on the batteries.
Sensor monitors are the latest in the baby monitor range. These monitors observe your baby’s movement and breathing patterns alerting you when there are in any signs of danger. If you have hearing difficulties, these monitors will alert you by light indicators. The louder your baby cries, the more lights are illuminated. However these types of monitors have been known to have a few false alarms which can be very distressing.
As described there are many beneficial features that baby monitors offer. These monitors allow you to see, hear and talk to your child from almost anywhere within the home at any time of the day. We hope this article has helped clarify any uncertainties you may have had regarding the types of products available in the market today, and has brought you closer to choosing the right monitor for you.