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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 then range will be around quoted 30m. However, if you live in an old house with solid internal walls
range will be reduced - especially if signal has to pass through several walls. This will not apply when you are
directly below or above a nursery as 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 finding best channel but can also enable you to add extra cameras later. •Standby mode - if you have a portable parent unit screen can be draining on battery. Some units such as
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.
During 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="http://www.MonitorMyBaby.co.uk/Products/babysense.html" 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 if
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
with important recommendations of "Safe Sleeping" (sleeping on back, not overheating of baby's room, not smoking
Sensor Baby Monitors - things to look for
•Certifications - 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 put 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.