How to choose a baby monitor?
Baby Monitor is a wireless communication deviceBetween the child and the mother, it consists of two parts - the receiver and the transmitter. The transmitter is a children's unit that is installed next to the baby, he hears all sounds and transmits everything to the receiver - the parent unit that is standing next to the mother with radio waves. Qualitative baby monitors can even transmit at a distance of three meters to their parents as a baby sneezes, yawns or groans. And when will begin to wake up, Mom will be near the crib. In the baby monitors there are several kinds of observation.
The most important mode is sound. If you can not observe with sounds, then you can screw it up or turn it off altogether and continue monitoring through the light mode. If the nurse has recorded some sounds, the torrent block will begin to shine with a special indicator. In some models, there are not one, but several bulbs, and the louder the child's voice, the more light bulbs come on. If the parent unit can be hung on the hand or on the clothes, then it is very convenient to apply the vibration alert mode. Careful parents, so as not to miss the awakening of the baby can include two or even all three modes at once.
Between child and parent units canBe one-sided and two-way communication. When the one-way communication only slushaetmalysha mother and nothing can not talk to him. If you buy a baby monitor only last to observe sleep crumbs tovam this will be enough. When two-way communication and the mother heard the child hears irebenok mother. This variantprigoditsya you and more adult in a home radio. If vysobiraetes go to sea two machines, the baby monitor can also come in handy to keep in touch.
Each model provides differentThe maximum distance at which they can keep communication. On average, these indicators are 100-150 meters. If you live in a city apartment, then you will have enough of a model that operates within 30-50 meters, and if you go to the country, it is better to buy a distant visionary, which operates at a distance of 300-400 meters. It should be noted that these indicators refer to the open space, but in the apartment the indicators are significantly reduced. If the mother is out of the range of the baby monitor, then the corresponding signal will sound on the parent unit.
The baby monitors are divided into digital and analog. The most important difference is the quality of communication and price. The analog signal works better in the open space, so it is much more exposed to various interference. Digital communication is better and more secure. In such a baby monitor there are many settings, there is no noise and there is a quality pure sound. If you are going to buy two-sided, then give preference to the digital version, so your voice will sound for the baby with minimal distortion.
There are several power sources in the baby monitors. For you it will be better, if the device will work both from batteries, and from a network of 220 V, and from accumulators. If your baby monitor will only work from the network, then pour yourself into mobility, because you will have to sit around the table all the time. If the nanny will only work from the batteries, then you should take into account the fact that they have the ability to quickly set off, in this case you will benefit from the energy saving mode of the batteries. The baby monitor goes automatically, when there is a long time of non-recorded sounds in the children's block. As soon as the baby starts to make sounds, the nurse will start to work again in normal mode and will transmit sounds to her mother.
The blocks have indicators that show how much power is left and whether the device is connected to the network.
In many models, baby monitors also haveSome additional functions. The children's block can play the role of a children's night lamp, which itself turns on when the baby begins to cry and goes out after a few minutes, as the child falls asleep. A good outfit with such a function from the company Chicco.
Some models have a night-projector, within which a variety of images are projected onto the ceiling by a light beam. So, lying in a crib, the child will observe the starry sky or cheerful different pictures that will change. Such models can be found in the models of Philips.
There are devices with a music box function. At the same time on the children's block there are soothing melodies or sounds of nature that will entertain or calm the crumbs. In each model there is a single to ten musical fragments. Like a night light, music can turn on automatically when a crying occurs, the child quickly distracts his eyes and calms down. Some models provide control of the music box and nightlight from the motherboard. So you can turn on and off the night light, adjust the brightness of the light, switch the volume of the music and the type of melody. The company Tefal provides hand-held baby monitors with musical functions.
The parent block can have a digital clock with a stopwatch timer and an alarm clock. So you can ask the right time and the nurse will always remind you that it's time to feed your baby or give him medicines.
If the baby monitor has a built-in thermometer, it alwaysWill show my mother at what temperature her baby is. If a crumb often sleeps with an open balcony or window, then this function becomes more useful. The Care brand produces a monitor with built-in thermometers.
Security and installation
Before you start using the baby monitor,You need to set up a specific frequency channel so that both units catch the signal. In order to achieve a better sound, in each radio monitor there are at least two channels. To make the audibility better, put the children's unit close to the baby. The best distance between the transmitter and the baby is 1-1.5 meters. Do not lay the baby monitor in the baby cot. So the baby can hurt himself or hurt the nurse. To reassure you, it must be said that initially the baby monitors are absolutely harmless for babies. This is confirmed by certificates, which you can ask the seller. The radio waves that are used by radio and baby monitors absolutely do not affect people, animals and other equipment. But it is worth remembering that the range of use of waves can be used by other people, for example, in a neighboring apartment or house, so if you do not want to be overheard, when you enter the room, the conversations of the baby monitor should be turned off.
Cost of baby monitor
The most budgetary options that are available to everyone -this baby monitors cost from 1200 to 2500 rubles. They are represented by such trademarks as BabyMinder, Maman, I-niania and Care. Such models are one-sided, but have additional functions.
The baby monitors from the companies Brevi and Chicco will cost from 2800 to 3200 rubles. - this is also a one-sided model.
Two-way digital baby monitors will makePurchase from 4000 to 7500 rubles, depending on the additional functions and technical characteristics. Pay attention to such brands as Tomy, Philips, Brevi and Chicco.