4 Basic information of a baby monitor When you have to lay the baby down on his own to take a nap, a baby monitor could be a nice friend to have. It offers video or audio signal to let you know that your baby is safe and sound without going to check his room every 20 minutes. But you need to learn some tips before getting the most out of the baby monitors, because the way your baby monitor functions could be affected by many factors, such as placement and bandwidth.
Portable - If you want to do some housework while leaving your baby sleeping alone, you might need to walk around the house a lot. Itâ€™s not easy to stay in the hearing range of the parent unit of your baby monitor all the time. So always choose a baby monitor with a receiver which can be clipped to your belt. Or you can choose the baby monitor with multiple receivers which can be placed in different corners of the house.
Placement - You must place the baby monitor in the right position and spot so that you can make sure you hear the baby’s cry. It is important to make the baby monitor to face your baby to pick up as much meaningful voice as possible. You’d better set up video baby monitors in the right spot to scan the entire room or audio monitors within 5-10 feet. Bandwidth Bandwidth refers to the volume of data which a baby monitor’s transmitter can send out. For the country and the suburbs, 900MHz is great. But you might prefer a smaller model, such as 49MHz, to stay away from interference from other monitors, cordless or cell phones, laptops, Bluetooth technology and other electronic devices if you live in the cities. Frequency - There are 3 different frequencies of baby monitors: 49MHZ, 900MHZ, and 2.4G. The 49 MHz band is less desirable because it can easily cause signal interference if your neighborhood has baby monitors of the same frequency, though it is the most common. Some cordless phones also use the 900MHz band. And the Wi-Fi frequency – 2.4G has shorter range to reduce interference. Some baby monitors come with channel options in their frequency range, which reduces the chance of signal interference.