Baby Monitor Buying Advice
TOP 5 BABY MONITORS BUYING TIPS
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When looking for a baby monitor there are so many different types, models, colours and designs but there a few key points worth looking into before jumping in an buying one then suddenly realizing you needed an extra facility that the next model above has. Baby monitor technology is amazing and offers everything from two way communication, vibrating alerts, LED levels, right through to video options.
I have listed a few pointers I found useful when I bought a baby monitor, and hopefully help you on your way to deciding what type of baby monitor to go for. I have called them the Top 5 Baby Monitor Buying Tips as I couldnt think what else to call the document!
Baby Monitor tip one: First of all, decide if you want a one-way or a two-way system. It sounds obvious, but do you want to only be able to hear if baby stirs, or do you want to not only do that, but be able to talk to baby with some calming words. If you only want to be able to hear when baby stirs, go for the one-way baby monitors. If you want your baby to be able to hear you and be able to give baby some soothing words of comfort, go for the two way baby monitor system. Prices vary but typically a two way system is going to be more expensive than a one way system.
Baby Monitor tip two: Do you want to be able to see baby. If so, technology has moved on leaps and bounds in this area and it is possible to purchase baby monitors that have a camera and a screen in order to allow you to literally see baby as well as hear baby. Video baby monitors are usually more expensive than Audio only baby monitors, but adds to your comfort value if that is a requirement for you.
Baby Monitor tip three: Consider the range of the baby monitor and your house or flat. Some monitors struggle over longer distances or through solid walls, especially thick stone or solid concrete. If your house or flat is over a number of different floor levels, for example a townhouse, you may need to check the distance the baby monitor can transmit. However, typically the range is sufficient for most houses.
Baby monitor tip four: This is my favorite tip as you just dont realize this until you have been through it ! While baby is hopefully sound asleep in the nursery or elsewhere around the house, you are more than likely going to be moving from room to room. Look for baby monitors that allow you to attach the receiver part (its like a mobile phone) to your belt or clothing as you walk from room to room. It save you having to walk around with the device or worse still end up forgetting where you put it down !
Baby monitor tip five: Check and guard against interference as much as you can. If nothing else, at least be aware of the fact that a number of baby monitors become less effective when mobile phones, and other landline cordless phones around the house are being used. However, to be fair, as the technology matures this is becoming less of an issue than it used to be years before. Some baby monitors have a couple of channels to help minimize this issue.
These days you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to baby monitors, there are so many brands, colours, designs and specifications its difficult to know where to start. I hope the 5 tips above about buying a baby monitor helps you as I have based them purely on my experience of been there, seen it and got the T-Shirt
There are lots of baby monitor brands around and I have listed a few of them below:
1. Baby monitors from Philips
2. Baby monitors from Vtech
3. Baby monitors from Angel Care
4. Baby monitors from Fisher Price
5. Baby monitors from Tommee Tippee
6. Baby monitors from BT
7. Baby monitors from 4little1s
Our site gives you all the information you need to know and more about purchasing baby monitors for your little ones and I hope this article about our top 5 baby monitor buying tips helps in some small way with your final choice. Please do take your time to browse around our website and make sure you purchase the correct baby monitor for your own personal lifestyle. If you are ready to buy a baby monitor, why not check out our website at www.4little1s.com to see the latest prices on many leading baby monitor models. Either click on the baby monitor section or simply type the word baby monitor into the search section of our website. You will then be presented with a selection of what we have baby monitor wise. As always, if you have a question about baby monitors (or anything else for that matter) please feel free to drop us a line.
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Help choosing A Digital Baby Monitor for your little ones....
The digital baby monitor is a great device that allows parents to keep tabs on baby, while doing other things like watching TV, cooking, gardening, finishing jobs or just simply relaxing. The drawback of the old analog baby monitors is that they are often prone to interference from household appliances, the next doors neighbour baby monitors, their microwaves, radio signals and background road noise. In some cases, the neighbors may even hear your babys frequency! In areas that arent densely populated, such as if you do not have any people living near by, an baby analog monitoring system may be ok, but for everyone else, digital baby monitors are the best.
There are many good quality, digital baby monitors from which to choose from, in fact the choice is endless. Further above we mention a number of baby monitor brands you can choice from. The Philips DECT baby monitor gets the highest reviews for sound clarity and offers special features, like parent-to-baby intercom functionality, alert lights, room temperature gauges, a night-light and soothing lullabies.
If you want something a little cute as a baby monitor, take a look at the Vtech baby monitor....its a bear !
Finally we cannot write a baby monitor article without a mention of the Tommee Tippee and the Tomy range, great quality, well known brand names and great prices. All good products and do the job well.
You should definitely consider a digital baby monitor if you have nearby neighbors with babies because analog monitors often cross channels, making it easy to pick up another signal from a similar baby monitor system. Check which frequency your cordless phone operates on and ensure you dont end up with a 2.4 GHz cordless and a 2.4 GHz baby monitor, as these will interfere and cause static. Digital baby monitors encode signals before sending them, so theyre more secure and they have a limited chance of interfering with other signals. Even though a digital baby monitor is more expensive, youll want a monitor that does its primary job well or its simply not worth buying one at all.
A digital baby monitor makes a great baby shower gift for an expectant mother. For less than £99, you can find a pretty good quality baby monitoring set up that gets the job done. The parents will be able to go throughout the house with the device in range and finish all those household jobs or relax for a few miniutes, all the time knowing baby is sleeping soundly. Should baby wake, the baby monitor will alert you and you can be there in seconds.
The worst thing for new parents is not knowing how long the baby has been screaming for them because they were in another part of the house, out of range. Digital baby monitors, as well as video baby monitors offer freedom, security and comfort, while providing the baby with the parental attentiveness he or she needs for a happy development.
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