As parents we naturally want to keep our children safe, secure and happy at all times, so it’s hardly surprising that we spend a fortune before our precious little ones arrive. Some purchases are obviously essential, but others, like searching for the best baby video monitor are less clear.
Whether we’re buying cots, changing units, car seats or sterilizers, we spend thousands before we even see the child for the first time. Of course, we simply want to be ready for when we bring the baby home for the first time. As parents ourselves, we know the feeling of agonizing over whether we really need to buy things for our children or whether in reality it’s just another impulse buy.
Many parents research the best baby video monitor range, and ultimately conclude that the video monitors are unnecessary, not least because it’s unlikely that you’ll spend all of your time watching a tiny screen. Let’s be open and up front about this, the only benefit of a video monitor over the non video monitors such as the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor or the Motorola MBP33S Wireless Video Baby Monitor is that you can glimpse at your baby on demand without walking up to their bedroom. Don’t expect to watch your child 24 hours a day, it simply isn’t realistic.
Personally, I believe that video monitors are great if you can regulate yourself to only stare at them when your baby cries or shouts out, so that you can make an easier assessment as to whether they are likely to settle on their own. If you’re not sure you’ll be able to help yourself repeatedly checking the screen maybe you should do your nerves a favor and opt for a non video version.
Whether you opt for the best baby video monitor or an equivalent audio only alternative, you can find a host of other amazing features, most commonly night lights and temperature sensors built in, but also talk back to baby facilities on more advanced models. Good advice to remember when selecting a monitor is that the best choice for you may not be the best for another parent. Choose by features and try not to worry about which is best overall. They all do a similar job, and are designed to keep your baby safe. If you fancy a video model go for it, if not then don’t get one, but more importantly don’t worry about whether you should have done – the human race managed just fine without them for thousands of years!