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Choosing The Best Baby Monitor For Your Familyfrom: Maxx Family Life
A baby monitor is a very useful device for any parent. These devices allow you to check on your child's safety even when you're at a certain distance or outside the room. It saves you a lot of time and difficulty, but also keeps you at ease knowing baby is safe, even at a distance. However, with the many different types of monitors available at present, it may get confusing. Knowing the different types of monitors and what to consider will help you choose the best for your needs.
What are the types of baby monitors?
In selecting a monitor that best suits your family, you have three major options -- an audio, video or a sensory monitor.
Audio monitors allow you to hear the activities of your child (ex: crying) since they pick up sound. These come in both analog and digital models. Analog monitors are the most affordable and are quite reliable. They work through the radio frequency and use FM signals to transmit the sound. The major set-back of this type is the tendency of other receivers picking up the same signal your monitor transmits, thus less privacy and disturbances are possible.
On the other hand, a digital model will cost a more, but provides more privacy and usually has a wider range of reception than analog. Another advantage is that digital models don't have as much static and they provide a clearer sound quality so you can hear your baby better.
Video monitors allow you to see and hear your child by combining sound and video, just like a miniature TV set. They use a small camera mounted on the wall, table or crib to transmit images into the LCD display. They're usually portable and come with multiple cameras and even night vision.
Sensory monitors detect a baby's slightest movements even during sleep. It fits under the mattress of the baby and alarms you when the baby stops moving or is absolutely still for 20 seconds. Some models available also come with audio monitors installed. These come with a portable parent's unit that sends you the alarm and allows you to hear your baby's activities.
What are the things that you should consider?
Remember, when choosing the type of baby monitor you must determinet which model best suits you and your baby's needs. The size of your home, and the clarity of frequency are important factors to consider. Simpler monitor models will do the job for smaller homes, but you may need a more sophisticated monitor system for a larger home.
The lifestyle and type of work you do around the hous is another important factor to consider, especially if your work requires you to be farther away from your baby's room and you may need a monitor that covers the range, particularly a portable one.
Rremember, whether you prefer an audio, video or sensory monitor, the clarity of sound and video of your unit should be very good quality for you to effectively monitor your child. Regardeless of the model you may choose, the most important aspects is that your choice must cater to your needs, fit your budget and especially provide you with a good avenue to watch out for your baby's safety.
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