What to look for in a baby monitor
There are some features you’ll want your baby monitor to do and others that you are indifferent about.
Night vision, is it really that important? In our opinion, yes! You’ll be putting your baby to sleep at many times of the day and some of those times it will be dark out. If your camera doesn’t have night vision, you won’t be able to see your baby. So we think night vision is a must!
Another thing to consider is remote access. Do you want to have access to the baby cam footage while you’re away from the home? This is more of a personal preference. While some parents like this idea of this because they travel often or simply want to check in throughout the day others prefer not to have footage of their baby connected to the Internet 24/7. This is completely up to you.
Two-way voice is another feature that we love but ultimately, is up to you as a parent. Two-way voice allows you to speak with your baby without physically being in the room. You can help calm your baby by talking to her or, depending if you have remote access, you can say goodnight to her even while you’re away from your home.
Pan, tilt, zoom
The ability to pan, tilt and zoom remotely is another option to consider. In our opinion, this isn’t as important. Your baby will most likely be in her crib, therefore, there’s not much need to pan throughout the room. However, you may want this feature and that’s completely fine. We don’t find it to be as necessary, but as a parent, this is up to you!
So should you get a baby cam?
We recommend it. Baby cameras will give you peace of mind and allow you to check in on your child without having to risk waking them, and once your baby grows up, people often reuse them as pet cams or more traditional security cameras.
Which camera is your top pick?