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Baby Monitors - Using Baby Monitors, How to Choose Infant Monitor
Using baby monitors help you to keep a watch on your baby even when you are not around. Read on to know how to choose infant monitor

Baby Monitors

The universal problem that a mother of a newborn has to face is little or, sometimes, no sleep or rest. Also, it is simply not possible to stick around your baby during all the twenty-four hours of the day. At the same time, you can't stop worrying about the troubles that your little one can face when he/she is not under your careful observation. It is in this situation that the baby monitors prove to be the most helpful tool to make you aware of your tiny angel's needs. Read on to know about how to use baby monitors and find some helpful tips on how to choose them.

Using Baby Monitors
These monitors are actually used to see or hear your infant when you are physically not present near him/her. These monitor have two sections; one should be near the baby and the other with the mother. It can work both with battery and directly through electricity. One part of the baby monitor is to be placed in between 10 feet of the baby's crib, so that it can make you alert of the baby's moving or crying etc. Though the widely used baby monitors are the audio monitors, but there are infant video monitors where you can view your baby on-screen with all his different gestures. You can also get to know the room temperature of the infant's room.

Another variety among the baby monitor is the baby-breathing monitor. Premature babies require these breathing monitors and the hospital authorities generally give it, if they find such requirement. It might be, some times, possible that the walls or the cordless phones or even other baby monitor can be an obstacle and send you wrong alerts. So, it is better to have a frequent checkup whether your baby monitor is working properly or not. Also don't keep a baby monitor near the water or there can be serious accident.

How to choose the best baby monitors
  • It is better to opt for a small size infant monitor, so that you can carry it in and around the house.
  • There are some monitors that give you the alert regarding when your battery needs to be changed. It is better to use those baby monitors that contain this feature or you will not know about the battery replacement and it might be possible that you will stop receiving alerts even when your child needs you the most.
  • See to it that your infant monitor has a light alert beside the sound alert. It might happen that you are busy watching TV or cleaning the house with a vacuum cleaner and the sound may not reach your ears. But as the monitor lights up, you become aware and rush to your infants crib.
  • You can also use monitors that have two receivers. You can easily leave one receiver in the room and take another with you outside, if required.
  • There are some brands that have a high bandwidth compared to others. These powerful monitors are ideal for the remote areas where the technology development or usage is less, as these monitors give clearer signals compared to others. However in hi-tech places that are replete with technical devices, such as cell phones and computers, you require a baby monitor of low bandwidth.

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