Whether this is the first child or the third child every parent knows that feeling of waking up in the night to check on a little one. The journey to the crib to put a hand gently on their tiny chest is endless. Hours spent awake listening for the sounds of tiny breaths cannot be counted. Date night is spent wondering is the sitter is following the list verbatim. The great thing is that with the changing technologies of this fast paced world we now have spectacular options that will allow us to not only see, but also to hear, our little treasures from anywhere in an instant. Lets look over some of these wonderful items and see what will best suite the needs of your home and family.
Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor
The Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor With Interchangeable Optical Lens is a superb selection for parents looking for safety and simplicity. It is one of those models featuring first ever technology allowing parents to change the optical lens. What this does is gives you, the parent, the ability to customize your view. You have a full color view at whatever angle you choose on a 3.5 inch LCD display. It is sound activated, has tilt and of course there is a digital zoom option. You can run the Optics DXR-8 for 6 hours on full power or for 10 hours on power saver mode. If you need a wide angle lens those are available for separate purchase.
Vimtag (Fujikam) 361 Wireless
The Vimtag/Fujikam 361 HD is a bit more complex yet still very simple to use. It has network and wireless capabilities. It can be used for video monitoring, surveillance and as a security camera. This is a great idea for parents with new babies and also for parents who like to keep tabs on older children. You can use this to make sure your toddler is in his/her room playing appropriately or that your school aged child made it home safe and sound. You can even use it to check in on the sitter in real time. It is the go to device for parents serious about being in the loop. With the Vimtag (Fujikam) 361 you know exactly what to expect. There is no recording to “the cloud”. The snap shots and video are crystal clear. Set up takes 5 minutes, and the night vision features are exceptional.
Angelcare Video, Movement and Sound Monitor
The Angelcare Video, Movement and Sound Monitor is a less technical device for parents who are only concerned with the baby in the crib. Angelcare Video comes with a sensor that goes under the mattress. If there is no movement in 20 seconds an alarm will sound. This is a device featuring clear color video that is transmitted to the parental unit much in the same way the old school baby monitors worked. What is not so old school is that the Angelcare also comes equipped with features like night vision and a LCD touch screen. Not only can you see and hear your little one, but you can also talk to him/her from the parental unit. That’s right, you can reassure your child from any room in the house.
GE Wireless Color Digital Home Monitoring Camera LCD Monitor Security Kit
The GE Wireless Color Digital Home Monitoring Camera is an exceptional find. It can record up to 32G on a SD card. This is a rechargeable battery operated device, and it has around a 4 hour battery life. You have access to a temperature display on the screen. Night vision is available, and there is a 3 way power option for parental convenience as well as child safety.
Summer Infant Sure Sight Digital Color Video Baby Monitor
The Summer Infant Sure Sight Digital Color Video Baby Monitor is totally portable. It offers a 1.8 inch screen. Night vision is automatic for optimal results. Since it is a 100% digital device, there are privacy features available that can protect you. One of the amazing features about the Summer Infant Sure Sight Monitor is you can monitor several rooms and several children at a time. This is great for the parent who has children in their own room and of different ages that they want to keep tabs on. You can add up to 3 cameras on the one monitor.
LeFun Baby Camera Wireless WiFi IP Cam
The LeFun Baby Camera can be used to monitor the baby or the baby sitter. You have remote control benefits as well as night vision capabilities. You can record to a 32G micro SD card. Two way audio and motion detection is available on this device. It uses WiFi and can be used as surveillance, a baby monitor or as a nanny cam.
Foscam FBM-3501 Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor
The Foscam FBM-3501 has around 4 hours of battery life, but it is rechargeable. It does come with a larger screen than some of its competitors at 3.5 inches. It does have the pan, tilt and zoom features that all parents love. Of course it has night vision technologies as well as a temperature monitor. New parents can set feeding timers with this unique device. This is not an IP camera so you wont be able to connect it to your net work, however it is an exceptional monitor for any new parent.
Timeflys Digital Video/Audio Baby Monitor
Timeflys OT240M User-Friendly Safety Digital Video Baby monitor is wireless. It features a 2.4 inch display and two way audio. Naturally it will come with night vision capabilities. What makes this unit different is that it also plays lullaby’s and tells stories to your baby. You can monitor the room temperature and change the story/ lullaby through the user friendly remote control. This is a two way audio device that allows you to also speak to your child.
Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor
This is a great device for parents who like to monitor their child, the room temp and keep their privacy on the digital scale. The sound and picture is crystal clear. There is a night light and a lullaby feature on this model as well. You can speak to and sooth your baby from any room in the house through the rechargeable parental unit.
Womb Music Heartbeat Baby Monitor
Last, but certainly not least, there is the Womb Music Heartbeat Baby Monitor. While this is not a replacement for physician care, it is a great reassurance device for parents to be. You can feel closer to your baby and hear his/her heartbeat anytime you wish. You would be surprised at the sounds that your baby makes in the womb after the 16th week. Why miss out on those amazing months when there is technology at your fingertips that will allow the bonding to be even stronger and much sooner. You can even play lullaby to your unborn baby with his or her name in every song.
The baby video movement and sound monitor is a huge leap for moms and dads who want to remain aware. There comes a security in knowing that you now have the tools that you need to protect your baby, no matter how old they may be. This is also a great idea for moms and dads trying to keep an eye on curious toddlers, nannies, teens and more. We live in a technological world, so with all of the devices we invest in, why not invest in a device that really gives parents the peace of mind and control that they deserve?