Baby monitors may be helpful tools for parents, but this machine shouldn’t replace parental supervision. You have to check your baby’s condition regularly to find out if they’re feeling well. A baby monitor supplements the safety measures you implement in the nursery room and your child’s overall environment. Of course, there are areas where you shouldn’t place baby monitors.
Do not use baby monitors in the bathroom or around water, as it’s an electrical shock hazard. Babies and children should never be left unattended in the bath.
INSTALLATION QUICK TIPS:
Install baby monitor 3 feet away from the crib
NEVER place/attach the baby monitor in/on crib with baby
Make sure the baby monitor’s electrical cord is 3 feet away from the crib
Conceal baby monitor’s power cord with a cover or use wind up feature
Never use the baby monitor in the bathroom or plugin near water
Plug baby monitor into a childproofed electrical socket
Important Safety Features To Look For
Similar to any baby proofing effort, the primary purpose of buying a baby monitor is to safeguard your baby during sleep and while you're busy doing household chores or home office tasks. What should a baby monitor have to ensure your baby’s safety? Below are some of the useful features to consider when purchasing a new baby monitor:
High-Quality Video Resolution: Choose a modern baby monitor with high video quality, which will be useful for daytime and night-time monitoring purposes.
Two-way Communication: You can respond to your baby from anywhere with this feature.
Mobile App Access: This feature allows you to access your baby’s video from your smartphone, tablet, or any mobile device.
Camera Adjustment: This feature lets you move and tilt the baby monitor using your mobile device to ensure a complete view of your baby and his surroundings.
Secure Video Feed: The video feed of the baby monitor should only be available to the people you trust.
As parents, we have the ongoing responsibility of educating ourselves to help us better do our job of raising our kids and keeping them safe as possible in the process. The uber information age offers us easy access to new studies, technology and revealing stats every day. This safety education combined with many new, high-tech innovations, made available to consumers from safety savvy products manufacturers, help to make our all important jobs as parents easier and less stressful as we can cover so many more bases than ever before. So please continue being a practitioner parent by reading up as much as you can AND being vigilant with supervision and I’ll work hard to bring safety issues like this into the light. Be well and be safe!
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