Baby Monitor Technology and Buyers Guide

Written by Sarah Cooke

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A recent innovation - these monitors let you see and hear your baby. This gives obvious added benefits such as seeing if

your baby has come out of their blanket, or if they are sleeping in an awkward position etc. However, these baby monitor

may also be useful for older children so you can remotely check on them if they are playing by themselves in another room. The range of audio/visual baby monitors can be limited by your house layout. If your house has normal partition (or stud)

walls thenrepparttar range will be aroundrepparttar 144308 quoted 30m. However, if you live in an old house with solid internal wallsrepparttar 144309

range will be reduced - especially ifrepparttar 144310 signal has to pass through several walls. This will not apply when you are

directly below or above a nursery asrepparttar 144311 signal only has to pass through a wooden floor (or floors) and should therefore be


AudioVisual Baby Monitors - Things to look for:

•Night vision - sounds obvious but some come without it! This is essential for night time viewing. All our

audiovisual baby monitors come with night vision. •Number of channels - helps in findingrepparttar 144312 best channel but can also enable you to add extra cameras later. •Standby mode - if you have a portable parent unitrepparttar 144313 screen can be draining onrepparttar 144314 battery. Some units such asrepparttar 144315

Tranwo Gigaair automatically come out of standby

mode if you baby makes a noise.

Sensor Baby Monitors

Also called respiratory baby monitors these monitors consist of sensitive pads that go underneath your baby's mattress.

Duringrepparttar 144316 first year of life, infants can experience irregular breathing patterns or even stop breathing completely. These monitors can alert when your baby's breathing changes due to a cold, high fever, or other illness. The href="" rel="nofollow">Babysense II will continually detect your baby's motion

and breathing movements, and set off a sound and visual alarm if breathing movements ceases for over 20 seconds or ifrepparttar 144317

breathing rate slows to below 10 breaths per minute.

REMEMBER, a sensor baby monitor is an added precaution and safeguard which can help peace of mind but it must be combined

withrepparttar 144318 important recommendations of "Safe Sleeping" (sleeping onrepparttar 144319 back, not overheating of baby's room, not smoking

aroundrepparttar 144320 baby).

Sensor Baby Monitors - things to look for

•Certifications -repparttar 144321 Babysense II is currently

the only Household Movement Monitor to carry complete CE registration as a Medical Device and to comply with 93/42/EEC

Medical device Directive. •Mattress type - some sensor baby monitors will not work properly with a spring mattress •Mattress thickness - check your mattress thickness. Some are certified for thicknesses up to 12cm and some for

thicknesses up to 14cm. •Mattress base - sensor monitors work best on a flat base. This should be no problem with a cot, however, if used in

a Moses basket you are advised to putrepparttar 144322 basket on a flat base.

Sarah Cooke. Mother of two and Director of MonitorMyBaby - Baby monitor specialists a site specialising in all types of baby monitor.

Boating Safety

Written by Jordan Walt

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·Be prepared forrepparttar weather: Checkrepparttar 144236 weather forecast before going onrepparttar 144237 water and be equipped for changes. ·Know where you are: The Coast Guard recommends having charts, a GPS (Global Positioning System) and a reliable means of communication on board. ·Know how to contactrepparttar 144238 Coast Guard: Marine radio isrepparttar 144239 preferred method to communicate onrepparttar 144240 water because it broadcasts to other boaters inrepparttar 144241 vicinity. If using a cell phone onrepparttar 144242 water, test it for a maritime emergency by dialing *CG (*24). There is no charge or penalty for calling to testrepparttar 144243 signal. ·Do not drink and drive: According torepparttar 144244 Coast Guard, a boat operator with a blood alcohol level of .10 percent is 10 times more likely to be killed in a boating accident than a boat operator with a blood alcohol level of zero. Operating a boat while drinking is illegal in several states. Remember thatrepparttar 144245 effects of alcohol are exacerbated when combined with sun exposure and being onrepparttar 144246 water. Established in 1995, AIC Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency offering a full range of insurance products including auto, home, life, and commercial. For information and quotes on insurance coverage, please visit AIC Insurance Agency at 14000 SE Johnson Rd. Ste. 210 Milwaukie, OR 97267 or call (503) 653-8287. Travelers,repparttar 144247 second largest writer of auto and homeowners insurance through independent agents, is a member of St. Paul Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance. Travelers carries a variety of comprehensive, competitive boat and yacht products offered by a staff of specialists for vessels with values up to $5 million. For more information, visit

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