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A baby monitor is a device which allows parents to monitor their baby from another room. Monitors come in all various shapes and sizes and offer a range of features – from straight audio monitoring to lullabies designed to relax and calm the baby, to sensor mats which monitor whether a baby is moving or not. Monitors typically have a baby unit which is fixed in the baby’s room and a parent unit which is portable and can be carried as parents move around the house.
Did you know? Modern baby monitors
offer a range of additional features such as lullabies and temperature gauges which all give parents more peace of mind with your little one?
more peace of mind many retailers also sell sensor monitors which place a sensory mat under the baby’s bed sheet. This passes information remotely to the parent unit, informing the parent if the baby is still for too long.
What are the most important features in a monitor? The most important feature for most
What is the difference between an analogue and digital monitor? The key difference between an analogue and digital monitor is the technology used and therefore the quality of the sound. Most Digital monitors use DECT technology – the same technology that is used in phones – to ensure you can hear every whisper between the parent unit and the baby unit. Older analogue monitors are based on radio frequency. Some of the older analogue monitors do not pick up very quiet sounds or suffer from interference such as crackling. On occasions, they have also been known to pick up other baby monitor frequencies in nearby houses or radio channels.
Are there any other types of monitor?
Other types of popular baby monitor include video monitors and sensory monitors. Video monitors feature a camera in the baby’s room and stream video pictures and sounds to a parent unit with a screen. Parents often like to be able to see their baby when they’re not in the same room for added reassurance. For those who want even
parents is the sound quality as this is the primary use for the monitor. Second of all, clever features such a remote talk-back, vibrate alert, and room temperature allow parents to make the most of their monitor. A long range and out-of-range indicator is always important so that parents can be assured that the monitor is working correctly.
Finally the quality of a monitor is very important – a monitor which has won awards tends to be a good way of proving that its well-built and isn’t going to fail on you!
Did you know? Some video monitors allow
parents to connect more than one camera to the parent unit. This means that you can have a camera for each of your children's rooms and you don't have to buy multiple baby monitors as your family grows?
Did you know? Not all monitors have the same sound quality? The best sound quality
comes from Digital DECT technology, which is the same technology that is used in home phones
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