Thursday, February 26, 2015

Which Baby Monitor Should You Buy?

By Areil Allego

The decision used to be very straightforward for parents when it came to choosing a baby monitor, but it's not so easy anymore. Now there are monitors that will do just about everything short of diapering your child while you take a nap. Whether or not you are technologically inclined and want all of the latest high tech gadgets for your baby monitor. Or if you simply want to find a baby monitor that is "user-friendly" for your baby. All you need to do is know the right things to consider, so use these tips to help choose the right baby monitor.

Be sure to find a monitor that allows you control your receiver's volume. Everyone knows all moms want to tend to their babies if they're distressed or crying, but it's a very good idea to be able to adjust the monitor volume to a comfortable level. You don't want to be the rocket launched out of your bed during your first full night of sleep. Because your receiver makes, it sound like a bomb has gone off every time your baby rustles his blanket a little bit or sighs. So the best solution is to find a monitor with a good volume control, so you're not rudely thrown out of bed when you hear a noise. If asking friends and family don't provide you with a solution, go to the library, bookstore or online.

Look for ratings in publications like Consumer Reports and find which brands they recommend. You can learn which brands are over-marketed, which ones are the best performing, which ones have the best prices for their performance, etc. If you want to learn which products have the best performance record and give you the most value, these types of reviews, you should study. In publications and sites like these you can at least be confident that you're getting independent reviews. It's easy to put up positive reviews on a company website, but they simply are not as trustworthy as reviews that created in the interest of education instead of sales.

What kind of battery life are you looking? These are an important feature, especially if you are prone to things like forgetting to recharge batteries. Or are a little absent minded and likely to forget where you set your monitor last; you want a system that, at the very least, will remain functioning overnight without needing to recharged. You can find systems that let you plug the receiver into an outlet overnight for backup. And you will find systems with a charging station that lets you recharge the battery. There are systems that require you to change the batteries yourself, but once again, it all depends on what kind of battery system you want, so keep that in mind when making your decision.

Taking the time to consider the size, functions, and other aspects of your system will ensure that you end up finding the right system for you and your family. If you are planning on having more children, and even if you are not. You should also consider the lifetime expectancy and warranty of your monitor, as well as the price and weigh out all of your options. The type of monitor you need will depend on you and the needs of your whole family. So it's best to figure out what you want your monitor to do and then go out and find something that will do it!

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