Though babies usually remain in the same room as their parents at night for the first six months of their lives, many parents in Singapore will move them to another room for greater privacy. However, since the baby is small, the parent will check the baby repeatedly to ensure that he is not facing any kind of problem. Visiting the baby’s room repeatedly is time consuming, and inconvenient so many parents are interested in finding a suitable baby monitor in Singapore which they can use for their home. Some of the considerations while purchasing a baby monitor are described below.
The baby monitors available can be mainly classified into audio monitors and video monitors. The audio or voice monitors are simpler in design, and basically allow monitoring of the audio in the area around the baby. The parent can hear if the baby is crying or there is any noise in the place where the baby is kept so that they can go to help the baby. If the baby is sleeping, or playing peacefully, usually no noise is heard. Additionally the parent can play music , lullabies , speak to the baby and use the monitor to calm the baby. Some monitors also allow the baby to monitor the temperature around the baby.
Video monitors are recommended if the parent wishes to monitor the activities of the baby closely. They incorporate a camera in the baby part of the monitor, which allows the parent to view the baby remotely. Some of the monitors also have night vision so that the parent can view the baby clearly even at night, when there is less light. The video monitors also have the features of the voice monitors, like hearing the sounds which the baby makes, any sound in the areas surrounding the baby, speaking to the baby remotely. Some models have an energy saving mode
One of the factors which affects the choice of the baby monitor is the price. Like most other products, the features of the monitor will depend to a great extent on the price, the baby monitor with the best monitoring features will cost more. Typically the video baby monitors are at least twice the price of the voice only monitors.So if the family only has one child, they may choose a cheaper voice monitor, and if they have multiple babies or children and the family is wealthy, they can purchase the most expensive baby monitor available.
The range of the monitor will vary depending on the model selected and is usually at least 50 meters indoors for the better models. The baby monitor is a wireless system with one unit in the baby’s room and the other part for monitoring with the parent. Typically the connection between the units is secure, so that no unauthorized person can monitor the baby without the parents’ consideration. Another factor which should be considered while purchasing the unit is the battery backup period, for how long the unit can be used continuously after being fully charged. Some of the units can be used for 18 hours at a time.