Palantine, Illinois – Never mind turning on the television to see recent images of NASA. Natalie Meilinger just turns on her baby monitor and picks up black and white video straight from the inside of the shuttle. NASA officials are not sure how the signal is being picked up, however they are sure it is not coming directly from the shuttle, AP reports.
The second component of the Summer Infant Day and Night Handheld Color Video Monitor is the portable parents unit. This handheld device is approximately the size of a small portable phone. It features rechargeable batteries and an AC adapter. It has speakers and a small screen, so the baby can be both seen and heard.
A infant optics dxr-8 probably isn’t necessary, but I always found it was great for peace of mind. It meant I could be off in another part of the house doing something, but still be monitoring my baby’s nap. Prices vary a lot, but it’s probably better to choose your monitor based on the features you’re going to need, rather than price. If you’re going to move around a lot, make sure your monitor is portable. Do you want batteries or mains power? Do you want video monitoring as well?
The Graco 2M02 allows you to change channels and adjust the volume. The unit features lights to indicate the sound level which work even when the volume is muted. You will need to wipe the unit down with a damp cloth to clean it occasionally.
Take a field trip to the Emergency Room at your local hospital and simply lurk around while checking out your trusty listening device. It’s at least a distraction from watching ‘You Tube’ clips featuring Otalia. You can also practice your baby swapping skills and raid the lab just for kicks if the ER isn’t interesting enough.
A video monitor adds some additional benefits for parents. The camera can be positioned to show baby and the crib so mom and dad can clearly see what is happening. This can provide added security as checking babys position is easier and parents can be sure the child is on their back to help prevent SIDS. One major advantage over the audio monitor is that the video monitor can prevent unnecessary trips to the nursery since parents can see if the baby is awake or just settling. Thus, parents can get more sleep and being well rested can help keep everyone safe.
Both models come with a wall mount for the camera and the ability to stand the parent unit up on a bench top. The smaller model has the bonus of a belt clip, not provided with the MBP36.