A baby video monitor is a must-have for any new parent or parent-to-be. Having a video baby monitor reduces a parent’s stress and anxiety because you can just pick up the monitor, or open an app on your smartphone, and peek in on your little one without going into their room and disturbing their sleep.
More than just a video stream, video baby monitors have other smart features you can use to watch over your baby when you are apart. From sleep tracking to night vision and two-way communication, different models have different features to put your mind at ease.
Track your baby’s sleep with Miku Pro Smart Baby Monitor
A baby video monitor can do more than just show you a live stream of your baby sleeping. The Miku Pro Smart Video Baby Monitor with Breathing & Sleep Tracking captures HD video that you can view from your smartphone (or even save to share with friends and family), offers night-vision and two-way audio, and it even tracks your baby’s sleep patterns, graphing the patterns into an easy-to-ready chart so you can see progress or changes over time. Pinch-to-zoom to get a closer look at your little one, and enjoy a 140-degree wide field-of-view so you can see the entire crib, great for baby’s who tend to move around while they sleep.
The Miku Pro Smart Baby Monitor lets you check your baby’s breathing in real-time as well without putting any type of wearable on them. It uses Miku’s own breathing monitor technology so your baby can wear whatever clothing necessary for sleep, and change positions without impacting its accuracy. Because there’s no actual wearable, it means you can continue to track your child’s breathing well into the toddler years as well.
It can also track the nursery temperature and humidity levels and play lullabies or white noise to help soothe a baby to sleep. Get customizable alerts as well for real-time events relating to motion, temperature, or even sound, like once the baby begins to stir, wakes up, cries, or changes position. A Crypto Chip and 256-bit encryption ensures that the video is secure and will be erased should someone try to tamper with the monitor. And support for both the 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies means you’ll have no problem connecting to your Wi-Fi at home.
Get guidance on baby’s sleep with Nanit Pro Video Baby Monitor
When a baby doesn’t get the proper rest, the baby’s parents are exhausted, too. The Nanit Pro Video Baby Monitor with Sleep Tracking may be able to help. You’ll get a morning sleep report, plus personalized sleep guidance each week to help your whole family get a little more sleep. If you’d also like to get added peace of mind, you can use the included Breathing Band that wraps securely around the baby’s torso to track their breaths per minute. All of this, along with a 1,080p HD video view, constant background audio, and two-way talk, makes Nanit a great choice for new parents that want more out of their baby monitor.
With parenting team access, you can permit access to other caregivers, like grandparents, a nanny, or babysitter. There’s also real-time sound and motion notifications, with sensitivity that is adjustable so you can be alerted any time the baby shifts in their crib, or only when there’s more prominent motion.
The Nanit Pro video baby monitor also comes in two other bundles. One includes a floor stand so you don’t have to mount it directly to the wall, ideal if you live in a rented apartment and can’t drill holes in the wall or want to be able to easily move it around for different angles. The second bundle is a complete monitoring system that includes the camera and wall mount, a Breathing Band, a travel mount to take Nanit on-the-go, and Nanit Smart Sheets which enable you to track your baby’s height right from the Nanit app!
View baby on colour LCD screen with VTech Video Baby Monitor
When you want the option of having a screen or two to watch over your baby, the VTech 5-inch Video Baby Monitor comes on its own with a monitor and pan/tilt camera or in a set with two cameras for multiple kids or so you can set them up in different rooms.
Operating on your home’s Wi-Fi network, you can not only view live footage from the 5-inch monitor itself but also via a compatible iOS or Android device using the MyVTech Baby 1080p app. And you can see the baby in full, high-definition colour, including with 10x remote digital zoom so you can get up close and automatic infrared night vision so you can see the in the dark, too. The camera pans up to 360 degrees side-to-side and tilts up to 182 degrees up and down so if your little one likes to move around in the crib, you can adjust as needed to be able to see their face, eyes, and the comforting sight of their chest moving up and down as they are deep in slumber.
A great feature is local and remote two-way talk so you can always talk to baby, no matter where you are. It also comes with soothing sounds and lullabies, and has an on-board recording feature so you can capture special footage on demand or from motion events. Last but not least, it tracks the temperature in the nursery; and comes with wall anchors and brackets.
Owlet Smart Sock 3 Heart Rate/Oxygen Baby Monitor keeps an eye on other vitals
Owlet’s Smart Sock 3 Heart Rate/Oxygen Baby Monitor adds a unique twist in that it not only tracks baby’s movements, sleep, and breathing but can also check their heart rate and oxygen saturation as well. The sensor comes in the form of a fabric sock that slips securely onto the baby’s foot and communications with a base station that lets you know when the reading changes or the levels go outside of the specified “safe zone.” You can also view the data on the companion app, which keeps a seven-day history of sleep patterns.
Get an all-encompassing package with a bundle that includes both the Smart Sock 3 heart rate/oxygen monitor as well as the video baby monitor. Watch live footage of baby on your smartphone through the companion app. The transmission is secure and video and audio encrypted. The camera captures wide-angle HD video with 4x zoom and night vision, and also tracks room temperature, background audio, and offers two-way talk and sound and motion notifications. If you aren’t interested in the Smart Sock, the Owlet Cam Smart Video Baby Monitor can also be purchased on its own.
If you do decide to get the Smart Sock on its own or as part of the bundle, note that it is available in three colour options, mint, deep sea green, or dusty rose, and can be worn by babies and toddlers aged 0-18 months. The bundle comes with four pairs so you’ll be able to keep one on baby every night, with time to do a load of laundry in between. Recharge the socks daily or every few days to get up to 16 hours of use per 90-minute charge, or up to eight hours after a quick 20-minute pre-nap charge.
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