Four Reasons You Need a Video Monitor
1. MORE INFORMATION
Hearing the baby is one thing. Seeing is quite another. Combining video with audio surveillance gives you a more complete picture of what’s happening in the baby’s room, so you can make your decision about how to respond—or not respond— with confidence.
After all, noises can be deceiving. A little tossing and turning or sniffling could sound like more trouble than it really is. It’s better to be sure. When there’s uncertainty, you could walk in on an infant who’s about to succumb to slumber, and just like that, you’ve ruined nap time.
2. QUIET MISCHIEF
On the flip side of that coin, having visual input comes in handy with kids who don’t cry or fuss when they wake up. (Yes, such creatures exist.) In those instances, a video monitor is the only way to know that sweet baby Jane is in fact conscious and quietly attempting to scale the crib walls.
3. WHEN YOU NEED TO HIT MUTE
Let’s say you’re on an important conference call in the home office and have to put the monitor on mute. With video, you still won’t miss a thing—and you won’t have to stress that at any moment there could be wailing for all to hear. (Awkward!)
4. THE SIBLING FACTOR
And finally, if your baby shares a room with an older brother or sister, a video monitor lets you spy on that kid too. Many of our models work with a second or even third camera—ones that you can remotely control and that let you pan, tilt and zoom. You’ll know your daughter is building a Lego castle instead of doing her spelling homework, and when you catch her in the act, she’ll think you have x-ray vision.