Many baby items that we use today were probably not around in the generation our own parent’s had us. Many people believe baby monitors are an example of an item that our parents never had when they had their first born, therefore why is it necessary now? Another reason could be that the baby is only next door, so it’s a redundant device for them in their household. Or that they know their baby’s sleep sessions to the minute, therefore no need for a monitor. However, these reasons cease to be good arguments when you compare them with the amount of incidents and fatalities associated with babies who are left unmonitored. If this great baby monitor technology is available to us and within budget, then why not use it?
According to many parents, these are some of the most important reasons for having one, whether it is a video baby monitor or an audio/movement baby monitor:
- Peace of mind and safety. They can be reassuring to have as they allow you to monitor what the baby is doing when you are not in the same room together. It provides peace of mind, especially for parents who can get quite anxious; no need to waste time with constant checks on a sleeping baby, as the the monitor tells you whats happening.
- Sleep. It is essential that parents get enough sleep and rest. If parent’s haven’t had adequate sleep then it make it that much more tiring and harder to look after an active baby. Sleep deprivation causes irritability and depression too. Having a monitor will allow you to go to a different room and get some well deserved quality rest.
- Space and time. The best time a parent has to do other things is when the baby is asleep, and having the monitor handy allows them to continue working until they see/hear their baby is awake. It doesn’t even need to be work, as a parent may just want to put their feet up and relax. Having this “me” time is important to keep any parent mentally healthy.
Which baby monitor are the best?
There are so many baby monitors on the market with plenty of different features for parents to choose from. So it really depends on what your budget is, and what features are deemed a crucial element. The types of monitors include:
Digital video monitors
Audio only monitors
Multiple camera monitors
Night vision monitor
Long distance and hotel monitors
So as you see, there is a baby monitor for everyone, and the best way to figure out what might be suitable is to think carefully about your baby’s environment.
The very best way to decide which baby monitor is best for you and your baby is to think carefully about the environment in which you live and work. If you have a large home then you may feel that a baby monitor is a necessity. And if you tend to spend more time in the garden for example, then you don’t need to worry about staying indoors when your baby is sleeping, you simply need to invest in a mobile baby monitor that works well outdoors.
Once you have decided on what model/make of baby monitor is best then it’s time to go shopping; please remember to look in store as well as online as sometimes stores have different discounts available.