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11 Smart Advantages To Using A Video Baby Monitor

November 21, 2018

The long days that turn into long nights that turn into longer nights because you’re worried and want to check on the baby—we’ve been there. Being a parent, whether it’s your first kid or your last, is a demanding job and you need all the help you can get. A video baby monitor is a great way to add peace of mind and possibly a little extra sleep to your routine while keeping your little one safe while slumbering.

As a parent, it’s natural to want the very best for your baby, so why should it be any different when it comes to a video baby monitor? A quick online search will likely bring up a variety of products at varying prices, and with video baby monitors, you get what you pay for. If you want the best video monitor for your baby, it’s going to cost a little more. However, even with a higher price tag, the benefits of a quality video monitor make it worth every penny.

Audio vs Visual

There are two main types of baby monitors—audio and visual. With an audio monitor, you are only able to hear the sounds that your baby makes. Audio monitors, though they give you some indication to your baby’s state, are typically not the most informative or helpful. Trust us when we say that long periods of silence on an audio monitor can send even the most well-rested parent in to check on a sleeping baby. While these monitors are inexpensive and do provide some intel, it’s not quite enough to quash worry.

Visual monitors give you the eyes and ears on your snuggly bundle of joy. The best video baby monitor comes with multiple features that let you completely customize how much you need to see and hear your napping baby. Though more expensive than an audio monitor, many parents find that peace of mind is worth the price tag.

Other types of baby monitors include sensors that detect movement and warn you when no motion has been detected. For best results, these movement sensor baby monitors are often combined with video baby monitors.

11 Advantages to a Video Baby Monitor

When it comes to baby monitors, take into consideration the following advantages of a video baby monitor:

  1. High-quality visual and audio child check capabilities.
  2. Extended monitor range so you can check on the child from anywhere in your house.
  3. The ability to connect certain models to WIFI.
  4. The ability to connect certain models to other smart devices like Amazon Echo.
  5. Elevated peace of mind.
  6. No more sneaking into the nursery to check on the baby and inadvertently waking them up.
  7. Video baby monitors double as a great tool when it comes to sleep training time.
  8. Many video baby monitors come with remote access so you can check on your little one while you’re at work or out on a date night.
  9. For babies with health issues, a visual baby monitor can help parents monitor illness signs and symptoms.
  10. Managing a shared room between your baby and another child.
  11. Talk to your child from another room or play music to lull them to sleep without having to enter the nursery.
The Total Package

The Owlet Smart Sock lets you know your baby is okay by tracking their heart rate and oxygen levels. It works seamlessly with the new Owlet Cam video monitor to bring you real-time insights into your baby’s wellness. The Owlet Smart Sock + Cam is the first baby monitor ever to track your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels while streaming 1080p HD video and sound directly to your phone. It gives you the eyes and ears into the nursery.

It’s the perfect way to get all the information you need on your sleeping little one. Gone are the days when you have to crawl across the nursery floor, stick your hands through the rungs of the crib, risk waking up your baby (who finally fell asleep) just to see if they’re breathing.

Learn more about the Owlet Smart Sock + Cam bundle here.

Author Info

Channing Merrell

Hi! I'm Channing and I'm a proud member of the Owlet team!

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The Smart Sock comfortably wraps around your baby’s foot to track heart rate and oxygen levels using clinically-proven pulse oximetry. The base station glows green to let you know everything is okay but will notify with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong.

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