Digital Baby Monitors: A Must Have For Every New Parent
These new technological gadgets now have many abilities like transmitting live video, monitoring temperature of the nursery and even the movements and heartbeats of your baby.
One of the many advantages of digital monitors is that they are less sensitive to interference caused by other wireless devices. The reason is that, they digitize the signals and then breaks the digitized data into a series of digital packets and send the packets to the receiver unit. Modern monitors usually comes with a unique number (ID) and encrypt the data packets using this ID, so only the receiver unit who has this unique ID can decrypt and use the data. This encryption eliminates privacy issues and helps to reduce problems caused by interference. A digital monitor can also detect if a frequency band is occupied and try to use slightly different frequencies if the channel is in use.
Digital baby monitors usually operate on 2.4 GHz but there are models which use less common frequencies like 1.9 GHz band, which are called DECT baby monitors. DECT monitors almost ensure interference free operation.
We can classify monitors in terms of their wireless technology as DECT monitors and 900 MHz / 2.4 GHz baby monitors or according to the data they transmit such as:
Sound only monitors: Sound is the most important thing that parents rely on in a baby monitor. Most parents only want to know when their baby is crying. A sound monitor alerts you when your baby cries.
Video baby monitors: This type of monitor can transmit both audio and video from nursery, so you know what your baby is doing. Experts caution parents not to rely on video monitors for long periods.
Movement monitors: This type of baby monitor has a motion detecting sensor that can detect motions caused by breathing, if the infant doesn’t move or breathe for 20 seconds it sounds an alert. A movement monitor can be interesting to moms and dads in the first 6-8 months where the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is most significant but there is no study that actually proves baby movement monitors reduce the risk of sleep-related infant death.
Baby monitor reviews can help you a lot when it comes to find a good one for your baby. You can visit consumer websites that gives ratings and publish reports for many popular models. You can also find detailed and comparative reviews on parenting blogs and forums. More information can also be found on online stores like , where you can read feedback and ratings from the customers who bought the model you want.