In the market today there are many different types of baby monitors. Choosing a monitor can be difficult because there are so many different options available today. Examine some of the options available to determine which type of monitor would best suit your particular needs and the needs of your growing family.
First, there are the traditional baby monitors where you can hear your baby's movements and sound in the next room. These monitors usually come with two receivers that can be placed almost anywhere in your house and a microphone that stays in the baby's room. These monitors are the most common monitors available. The downfall to these types of monitors is that they are common and work on an analog system which sometimes makes it possible to hear your neighbor's children through the monitor if they have a monitor on the same frequency.
An easy fix to this problem is to change the frequency of your monitor. Another type of monitor that is gaining popularity is the digital monitor which ensures that the sounds you hear are only from your child and not from a neighbor who may have the same type of monitor. Digital monitors work just like the traditional baby monitor, but instead work on a digital rather than analog frequency. If you live in an area that is heavily populated then a digital monitor may be the answer for you.
Next, there are video monitors where you can actually watch your child's movements and hear any sounds in your child's bedroom. These are usually pricier, but bring a bit more peace of mind to new parents. Some video monitors can be watched on your family television set while others have a small screen for you to watch your child.
Further, there are movement monitors where your baby's actual movement is monitored. These are nice for new parents who worry about their child's breathing while they are asleep. Movement monitors come with a movement pad that goes underneath the child's mattress and monitors any slight movements like breathing. If the child does not move for a certain time period, usually two minutes, then an alarm goes off to alert parents. This type of monitor gives parents more of a peace of mind as well.