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    4 things you should know before buying a Baby Monitor

     

    There are so many baby monitors to choose from; it can be difficult to know which one is right for your family. They come in all different budgets and designs, so it’s important to figure out exactly what you need before you part with your money. Here are some things to consider before buying a baby monitor:

    1. Which type of baby monitor is right for you?

    If you want a simple, low-budget option, an audio monitor might be right for you. A sound-only monitor allows you to listen to your baby while he/she is in his crib. A video monitor also shows you a live video of your sleeping (or not sleeping!) baby. Video monitors use night vision so you can see a clear image of your baby even when the lights are off. Transmissions from a digital and audio monitors are encrypted, so it’s almost impossible for sounds from your baby’s room to be picked up by other receivers.

     

    2. Where will you use the baby monitor?

    It’s important to get the right baby monitor which fits your lifestyle. Wi-Fi monitors can be accessed online and so don’t have a maximum range. The potential downside is that if your Wi-Fi connection goes down, your baby monitor isn’t going to work. Wi-Fi monitors can be a good option if you are planning to monitor your baby while traveling or from your workplace.


    If you plan to use the monitor when you’re at home, consider buying a non-WiFi one. With a non-Wi-Fi monitor (whether audio or a video one), you will be able to move around your home without losing connection as they do not depend on Wi-Fi connection.  You will only need to consider the size of your home and the range of the monitor you have your eye on.

     

    3. How wide a range (or how strong a signal) will you need?

    If you have a big house, you will need a baby monitor with a better range. For most of the homes, a Baby Monitor with an indoor range up to 50m and outdoor range up to 300m will give you enough flexibility to move around the house and make sure your monitor is always connected.

     

    4. Is your home likely to experience interference?

    There are two types of interference concerns when it comes to baby monitors. The first is the distance between the monitor and the handset, and the second is the radio frequency the sound travels on. A monitor that uses encrypted digital of DECT technology can reduce the risk of interference and keep sound transmissions secure. DECT ensures the clearest sound coming through the monitor to the handset.

    Expert Tip: Whatever your choice is, the best is to install and test your baby monitor before the baby comes home. Giving your baby monitor a good test run can help you to ensure that it works as you expect and does not experience interference. Set up the baby monitor in the rooms where your baby will sleep and then carry the parent unit around the house to check the connection.


    Ready to shop? The following options offer a secure and reliable connection with a wide range of handy functionalities. Find the best baby monitor for your family today.