Planning to buy a baby monitor could be one of the smartest decision but yet a complex one. As there are large numbers of baby monitor products available in the market, it becomes quite tough to decide the best one among them. For the first-time parents, it is difficult to make a choice and so it is important to look for its features and the major pitfalls that are necessary to avoid.


One of the major factors involved with baby monitoring is the ability to receive a clear signal over the great distance as well as through the walls while having the ability to avoid the hindrance from the neighbour monitors as well as other wireless devices. Although, pricing is the main factor that makes major differences between different types of monitors in the market. One can come across different types of low-cost options, but they are not much reliable when it comes to compare with the high-end monitors.

Before buying a baby monitor, one has to ensure that which type of device one wants to buy. It may be a video detector or sound detector or movement detector device or the combination of all these three features. Generally, it is the sound capability of the monitor on which one would greatly rely upon. The baby would most often cry in order to alert one with their need of nursing as well as changing the diapers for every 2-3 hours while providing a brief window to sleep in between.


Similar way, the video monitors would play no role in the essential act of alerting you to the baby’s crying. The video monitors would just help you out in determining whether to make an immediate trip for checking out the baby. It will just help you to keep an eye on your baby and his actions going on in the crib in order to ensure that nothing serious is going on. Also, if you are having more than one child and you want to view activities on all of them at the same time then you can opt for a video monitor.

Another monitor that detects the movement of the baby is quite controversial, but it is really helpful in saving infant’s life. What if there is a situation that the baby stops breathing and you don’t have any idea about that. This could be dangerous while leading to the loss of life of the newborn. So, in order to prevent any of these situations, the movement monitors are used in order to attempt to alert you in any of these unwanted events that the baby stops moving.

In these types of monitors, the sensing pad or detection pad is being placed under the crib mattress. As the detection pad is sensitive to notice even small movements that a baby generally makes while sleeping, these are helpful in ensuring that the baby is safe. If in case, any of the movement stops, the movement monitors sound an alarm after 20 second delay. These movement monitors are mainly useful for the babies under 6 months as they are having the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) to a greater extent. It will detect if the baby stops breathing and will alert his parents immediately. Thus, this is how you can ensure that your baby is safe even in your absence and can lower down any of the life risk related to the baby.