When I had my children, int he 80s I was happy to have a baby monitor . This included putting the listening device in baby’s room and then trailing wires everywhere to connect with the other device that was in the living room. When I had to go and do the laundry, for example, I was very quick so that I hopefully wouldn’t miss a noise, as it was impossible for me to hear in the laundry room when the device was in the living room. Wires just stopped me going through the hassle of changing the position of the baby monitor . Of course, everything worked out and all my babies turned out into great adults I’m very proud of.
Although the times of these wired devices are over, the reason parents choose baby monitors are not. We purchase the modern versions now for the exact same reasons we bought them years ago. We want to monitor our babies when they are not in the same room with us. We want to make sure they are secure and safe without going into their room all the time and possibly disturbing them. When a baby arrives, it is a part of every parent to want to know their child is breathing when they can’t see him or her! How many parents have just happily stood beside the crib in a darkened room, happy to feel their baby’s ribcage going up and down…For that reason, the person who invented them was a wonderful!
Today we have digital baby monitors and they are wireless and usually portable too. We can choose between audio versions or video and audio versions. The latter are, of course, more expensive, but in today’s smart phone world, I would imagine most people would generate toward the audio video ones.
Whatever one you end up with, a good feature is portability. This makes visiting friends and family with your little baby less stressful for you. You can set up your child in a room in the house you are visiting, complete with video camera or audio device and you can take an active part in visiting and enjoying their company because you know that your baby is safe and happy because you have the monitor with you. It truly is a win-win situation. Some monitors come with their own carrying case so you know you have everything together.
You can also choose a digital baby monitor with infrared which means that you will be able to see your child, even in a darkened room.
If you have a new parent in your family, a digital baby monitor is a really great gift to give.
Source by Babies & Kiddos