Baby Monitor Technology – A Buyers Guide

What is a wireless baby monitor and why do I need one? It may seem an obvious question these days, but baby monitors are a relatively recent innovation. In the most basic level they give the freedom of parents to maintain a constant vigil at the bedside of their baby (crib or Moses basket hand side!). A baby monitor normally consists of a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is placed near the baby and the parent keeps the receiver unit. In this way parents can know instantly if their baby needs reassurance while doing other things at home – or perhaps, catch up and need some rest! Types of Baby Monitor Baby monitors now fall into three main categories. There are the traditional audio baby monitors. These alert parents if the baby begins to mourn, or seems restless or uncomfortable. Audio / Visual Baby monitors take a step further by allowing parents to see and hear your baby.

These consist of a unit camera with a microphone and a receiver with a TV screen and speakers. Baby monitors Finally, there are sensor (also called respiratory baby monitors). They offer peace of mind to alert parents immediately if your baby’s breathing becomes significantly uneven or even stops completely. Audio Audio Baby Monitors Baby monitors are divided into two types: analog and digital. Analog baby monitors traditionally were subject to large amount of interference from other household items that gave a wireless signal. While all this may be true of cheaper analogue monitors, today most have more than one channel that lets you select one that is free from interference and incorporate technology that reduces external interference.