Little One Hold Monitor of Technological Know-How

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It might seem like an obvious question these days, but newborn monitors are a relatively new innovation. At the most basic level they give the parent freedom from keeping a constant vigil at their baby’s bedside (cot-side or Moses basket-side!).

A infant check normally consists of a transmitter and a receiver unit. The transmitter is placed near the newborn and the parent keeps the receiver unit. This way the parent can hear instantly if their newborn needs reassurance while doing other things around the house – or maybe catching up on some well needed rest!

Child Check Types

Toddler monitors now fall into three main categories. There are the traditional audio infant monitors. These alert the parent if the toddler starts to cry or seems restless or uncomfortable. Audio/visual baby monitors take this a step further by letting the parent see and hear their child. These consist of a camera unit with a microphone and a receiver unit with a TV screen and speaker.

Lastly, there are sensor baby monitors (also called respiratory newborn monitors). These offer peace of mind by immediately alerting the parent if their baby’s breathing becomes significantly uneven or even stops completely.

Audio Toddler Monitors

Audio new child monitors fall into two further types: analogue and digital. Analogue child monitors traditionally were subject to lots of interference from other household items that gave off a wireless signal. While this still can be true of cheaper analogue monitors, today most have more than a person channel enabling you to select one that is interference free and incorporate technology that lessens outside interference.

To guarantee an interference transmission and reception you will need a digital infant monitor. Remember that a child check is essentially a radio transmitter and receiver and digital radio (should you have one!) is superior to normal radio reception. The higher-end digital child monitors use something called DECT technology. This technology came from digital walkabout phones and stands for Digital Enhanced Cordless Technologies.

DECT monitors will select a channel automatically from 120 channels and often encrypt the channels to stop any eavesdropping. Because of this know-how these monitors are normally more expensive, but (like the Philips Digital Baby Keep an eye on and the BT Digital Monitors) they guarantee interference free transmission and often come with several useful extra features:

Audio infant monitors – things to look for:

o Number of channels

o Rechargeable parent unit

o Belt clip for portable convenience

o Light display on the parent that shows noise level even if the sound is turned down.

o Low battery indicator

o Night light on infant unit

o Two-way transmission – so you can talk to your toddler from the parent unit.

o Temperature gauge – remember the ideal nursery temperature is around 18C (65F)

Audio/Visual Toddler Monitors

A recent innovation – these monitors let you see and hear your baby. This gives obvious added benefits such as seeing if your toddler has come out of their blanket, or if they are sleeping in an awkward position etc. However, these infant keep an eye on may also be useful for older children so you can remotely check on them if they are playing by themselves in another room.

The range of audio/visual child monitors can be limited by your house layout. If your house has normal partition (or stud) walls then the range will be around the quoted 30m. However, if you live in an old house with solid internal walls the range will be reduced – especially if the signal has to pass through several walls. This will not apply when you are directly below or above a nursery as the signal only has to pass through a wooden floor (or floors) and should therefore be perfect.

AudioVisual New child Monitors – Things to look for:

o Night vision – sounds obvious but some come without it! This is essential for night time viewing. All our audiovisual infant monitors come with night vision.

o Number of channels – helps in finding the best channel but can also enable you to add extra cameras later.

o Standby mode – if you have a portable parent unit the screen can be draining on the battery. Some units come out of standby mode if you new child makes a noise.

Sensor Newborn Monitors

Also called respiratory infant monitors these monitors consist of sensitive pads that go underneath your baby’s mattress. During the first year of life, infants can experience irregular breathing patterns or even stop breathing completely.

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