When my daughter was a baby, I couldn’t have done without having a monitor in her room. In fact, even though she is 7 now, we still use a video monitor in her room. She had night terrors for a few years and her pediatrician told us to keep an eye on her at night but don’t disturb her during a night terror. A video monitor was a great solution and continues to be a huge help on those nights she still has issues with sleeping.
The next generation of baby video monitors are app-enabled monitors that work wirelessly with iOS devices.
Wireless baby video monitors allow remote monitoring from your iPhone or iPad, letting you listen to, see and even talk to your baby (or pet) from another room.
Here are three app-enabled video baby monitors that will give you the peace of mind you need to relax, take a bath, or get in a home workout while your baby is sleeping.
1. Withings – Smart Baby Monitor
With the three-megapixel video sensor, you will get impressive picture quality on your iOS or Android device. High-resolution digital video, and wide-angle lens, allow you to monitor your child at all times without having to move the baby monitor to a 90° angle.
The pinch zoom effect allows you to easily zoom in on every detail of your baby’s room and to move around it while maintaining exceptional video quality without deterioration.
With the latest Virtual PTZ technology (pan, tilt, zoom), you can virtually move around your baby’s room. Simply slide your finger around to see a full view of their safety and surroundings.
2. Philips InSight Wireless Home Monitor
Philip’s wireless home monitor system includes two (or more) video monitors that hook up to your Wi-Fi quickly and easily and connect to your iOS device to to show you what’s happening in your home from anywhere in the world. Parents can upload recordings from the Philips InSight monitor to a Dropbox account to share with friends and family. Other features include built-in noise and motion detection with iOS push alerts. You can view your monitors via any browser, as well as through the dedicated iOS app.
3. iBaby Monitor
With the the camera’s pivot and tilt features, you can follow your baby’s movements from your mobile device. With external speakers, you can listen, talk, and sing to your baby at anytime. Customize sensitivity level of alerts that are activated by baby’s motion and sounds. With up to four devices and four users who can share control, both parents and grandparents can check in on baby at anytime, from anywhere!
Have you tried a video baby monitor? Do you own one of the monitors mentioned here or a different one? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.