Make the most of your baby monitor
A baby monitor will keep you informed about what is happening in the baby’s room. You and your child may find additional functions on some baby monitors. Here are four tips to make the most of your baby monitor.
Get started with your baby watch
It is important to watch your baby even when you are away. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your baby monitor.
- Tip 1: Comfort your child remotely
- Tip 2: Mount your baby monitor in the best spot
- Tip 3: Use the baby monitor
- Tip 4: Try out the additional function on your WiFi baby monitor
Tip 1: Comfort your child remotely
Many baby monitors allow you to comfort your child from anywhere. This can be done with two-way audio. You can listen to your child through the parent unit and you hear your voice from the baby unit or camera in the room. This has the advantage that you don’t have to rush to the babyroom if your child becomes restless. You can also remotely play a soothing lullaby, or a nightlight. This will create a calm and relaxing environment for your child.
Tip 2: Mount your baby monitor in the best spot
You want your child to be able to see you if you have a baby monitor that has a camera. Sometimes it is enough to place your camera on a cupboard and point it at your child. Some baby monitors allow you to move the camera at a distance so that you can always see what you want. Other baby monitors can be attached to the wall using a magnet or screw. Mounts for cribs or beds can be used to provide a top-down view.
Tip 3: Use your baby monitor as a tip
Many accessories can be added to your baby monitors. You can purchase an additional camera or baby unit if you have a second or subsequent child. This will allow you to see exactly what is happening in each of the baby rooms. A sensor mat is recommended if you need to monitor your baby’s breathing, heart rate and movement in addition to audio and visual. Is the range of your baby monitor too low? A WiFi repeater or extender can improve the range of your WiFi network.
Tip 4: Try out the additional function on your WiFi baby monitors
Are you using a WiFi baby-monitoring device or a dual-mode baby monitor? If so, you can monitor your child from anywhere you are using your smartphone. This is because the baby unit or camera can be connected to your smartphone and not need to be connected to the same network. It’s also useful to use the expansion function. You can grant multiple users access to the app so that your parents or partner can see the baby’s room. You can also record your child’s video using the record function on some baby monitors.