A guide to choosing a quality baby monitor

Baby MonitorBaby monitors have been designed to give parents peace of mind by giving real-time information on the condition of the baby when the parent is not around him or her. It transmits sound, but there are those that transmit images from the room that the baby is to the other. Thus, the parent is in the know-how with what the baby is doing at all times.

Mothers who are nursing infants find them useful as the baby may wake up at night for comforting, diaper change, or feeding. They can sleep easy without waking up every minute to check on the condition of the baby. The system is made of two parts, a transmitter and a receiver with the transmitter being in the baby’s room and the receiver in the mother’s room. There are several considerations that you have to make when choosing a baby monitor that caters for your needs. Below are a few ideas, but if you want a quick comparison, check out this best baby monitors comparison table.

Audio or video monitor

Would you rather watch your baby sleep, or you are just okay with being sure that he or she is asleep and only gets alerted if he or she wakes up? Audio only baby monitors are less expensive and small in size. Video baby monitors come with different components and features such as zoom and pan cameras, various screen sizes and true day and night vision capabilities to enable night time viewing without use of the light. However, these are more expensive.

Digital or analog monitor system

Digital monitors are more expensive than analogue monitors. They convert the collected sound waves to data and send the data to the receiver. Analogue monitors transmit signals as radio waves while sending them to the receiver. People with radio receivers may be able to tap and listen into the communication if you are using an analogue monitor system.

Battery life

The battery life should be a consideration when buying a baby monitor especially if you would need to temporarily move the transmitter from one room to the other. If the unit has a short battery life, you would need to move the power supply unit in any temporary movement that you make.

Another way of overcoming the battery limitation is having two parent unit versions of baby monitor. You can keep one in the room where the baby resides and the other in the room where you temporary moves the baby most of the times such as the kitchen or the home office. This keeps the system plugged to the power at all times.

Interference

Most baby monitors suffer from at least two types of interference. The quality of the signal degrades as the distance from the transmitter to the receiver increases and when there are several walls between the transmitter and the receiver. With a weaker signal, you get a lot of background noise. The monitors can also be interfered with by other radio systems such as wires phones, Wi-Fi systems and alarm systems. However, the advanced DECT technology enables the system to overcome these challenges. You may consider purchasing one that supports the technology.

America the Beautiful

America is well-known for many things, especially its amazing landmarks. Each state is famous for something, no matter how small it may be. Here you will find the top three landmarks that have helped give us the name “America the Beautiful”!

 

Even if you hate water, you will love Niagara Falls located in Niagara Falls, New York. While you are watching the falls, keep in mind that for every second you stare you are seeing 750,000 gallons of water thunder by. This iconic America landmark, standing at 167 feet, is the most powerful water fall in North America. I do recommend that you climb on the Maid of the Mist to get as close to the falls as possible. I don’t recommend that you go over in a barrel. It is both dangerous and illegal

More than a million people flock to Mount Rushmore each year to see these amazing presidential sculptures. This work of art is perhaps the most well-known American landmark and although it has been in existence since 1941, it is still as majestic today as it ever was. While you gaze upon the faces of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt, consider the amazing feat this design actually was. The engineering of this project was astounding for that time! The best time of year to pay a visit is the winter months. While it is colder, it is also less crowded, and if you can be there when it snows you will get the most breathtaking view imaginable!

New York City is full of great American Landmarks and one of the best ones is the Chrysler Building. The Empire State Building is of course the tallest in the City, but the Chrysler Building is the most magnificent to look at. More than a building, this landmark is a work of art – deco art to be exact. The crown is bright and shinning because it is made of stainless steel. How many buildings can boast this fact? Just looking at it is exciting, but if you go inside you will find even more treasures. When you reach the 61st floor you will see the big eagles that are the exact replicas of Chrysler’s 1929 hood ornaments!

If you ever have the chance to see any of these landmarks, you should do it without a second thought! There are many others to see as well so put The Grand Canyon, The Golden Gate Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty on your list as well!