Being a parent is stressful enough without running to check on a sleeping baby every few minutes. Let our tips for choosing a baby monitor give you peace of mind.

By Joanna Smith
August 15, 2006
Phillips Baby Camera and Walkie Talkie Baby Monitor
  1. Choose a model with a frequency of 900 MHz or higher. This will reduce possible interference and increase clarity.
  2. Find a model with a prominent "low-battery" light. This handy feature alerts you when the monitor has lost its juice.
  3. Go wireless. A wireless receiver gives you the most options for finishing chores inside and outside the house. Look for one with a belt clip to free up your hands.
  4. Look for a model with a sound-activated light. It flashes when it detects noise, so you can keep track of your infant while you're vacuuming, talking on the phone, or listening to music.
  5. Consider a video monitor. With these models you can tell at a glance that baby's still sleeping peacefully. Check for sufficient low-light quality of the picture.

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Comments (1)

August 27, 2019
As for newborns, respiratory monitoring is still very important. Especially during the night, it is easy to cause suffocation. What makes me believe that baby breathing monitor is definitely needed.