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Smart Tips And Tricks For Wifi Baby Monitor Placement And Use

Smart Tips And Tricks For Wifi Baby Monitor Placement And Use

When you can’t be home yourself, there’s no better way to keep an eye on your precious child than a wifi baby monitor. You can check in on the baby (and the sitter) from anywhere in the world where your smart phone can get an internet connection – without anyone in the house knowing it. If you see something that isn’t right, you can alert the sitter, call a trusted friend or rush home yourself. It doesn’t get any easier.

 

But wifi baby monitors work best when they’re used properly. Here are some tips and tricks for good placement and use of your video baby monitor:

 

Distance is often best. While some people recommend placing baby monitoring systems at least 6 feet from the crib to prevent exposure to electromagnetic radiation, most cameras from major manufacturers are safe and comply with all government regulations. But distance is still a good idea – so you can see more of the room than just the crib. This will allow you to see if the sitter or someone else is in the room, make sure the curtains are closed, the counters are tidy and more.

 

Angle makes a difference. Of course, you’ll want an unobstructed view of your baby through your wifi baby monitor – even when someone is in the room. The exact angle of placement depends on the viewing angle of the device, whether it can pan and tilt and how the room is arranged. In many cases, a high vantage point near the ceiling or on the top shelf of a bookcase is best. As a child gets older and starts to move around or if the room is rearranged, a change in placement may be required.

 

Don’t put the camera on any part of the crib. Putting the camera on the crib means there will be a cable hanging down near the crib, and that’s a safety hazard. You’ll be disappointed with the view anyway. Since many wifi baby monitors have a zoom feature, placing the unit a distance away results in a good view of the baby without causing any problems.

 

Multiple cameras mean more coverage. If you need a clear closeup of your child and want to see the whole room as well, choose a wifi baby camera system that allows you to connect multiple cameras. The MobiCam HDX HD WiFi Pan & Tilt Monitoring System, for example, can be used in conjunction with 15 other cameras, and you can view 4 angles at a time from your phone.

 

Tell everyone about the camera. If grandparents or friends are visiting, make sure they know about the camera in your baby’s room – and any other cameras in the house. This can prevent potentially embarrassing situations and keep everyone on their best behavior too. Just remember that some people consider cameras an unnecessary precaution or an invasion of privacy, so don’t dwell on the subject with those who oppose cameras in the home.

 

Make feed security a priority. A wifi baby monitor provides a glimpse inside your home and offers up-close images of your child, so you don’t want its feed in the wrong hands. That’s why feed security is so important. Choose a video monitoring system that sends images in an encrypted format so that only you or those you authorized can see it.

 

Smart placement and proper use of your wifi baby monitor can make it a valuable parenting tool. In today’s world, it isn’t always possible to be there in person, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave all of your parenting responsibilities in someone else’s hands. You can look in on your child, keep an eye on your home and make sure your babysitter is as upstanding as you believe when you place and use your camera to your best advantage.

5 Ways To Repurpose Your Wifi Baby Monitor

5 Ways To Repurpose Your Wifi Baby Monitor

Whether your baby is older now or you’ve bought a new and improved baby monitor, that WiFi monitor for baby that you aren’t using anymore probably has a lot of life left in it. Video baby monitors can last for years – and they can be used for much more than making sure little Bella or Kyle is sleeping through the night.

 

Here are 5 ways you can repurpose a wifi monitor for baby and benefit your family:

How Does A Digital Thermometer Work?

How Does A Digital Thermometer Work?

Whether you think your child has a fever or you’re wondering if your baby’s food is at the right temperature, a digital thermometer is the right device for the answers you need. But how does a digital thermometer work?

It may be simpler than you think.

While every company has its proprietary secrets, most digital thermometers work on the same principles – and all use similar technology. The difference is in the way the devices are designed and constructed and the quality of the components used.

How Digital Thermometers Work

Digital thermometers contain a small computing mechanism and a resistor. A change in temperature causes the sensor to notice a change in resistance. The computer converts the difference in resistance into a difference in temperature and offers a digital readout in degrees. The thermoresistor sensor is called a thermistor.

High-quality digital thermometers like the MOBI Flex Temp Flexible Tip Thermometer are available for a relatively low cost because good thermistors are available at a low cost. When a quality sensor is combined with other quality parts and a well-designed housing, the result is a useful and accurate instrument that can serve the whole family for years.

Thermistors are used in a variety of electronic devices where changes in temperature must be taken into account. They can take the place of circuit breakers or fuses to shut down temperature-sensitive electronics to prevent overheating damage. They can also be used in heating and air conditioning thermostats. In that case, they replace bimetallic strips or mercury sensors, which are more likely to fail.

Other Kinds Of Thermometers

Digital thermometers and the thermistors on which they’re based are safer, faster and easier to read than old-fashioned mercury thermometers. Mercury inside a glass tube is perhaps the simplest kind of thermometer. As the mercury gets hotter, it expands by an amount that relates directly to the temperature increase.

While not often used in medical thermometers, there are also dial thermometers that work by showing how much a metal coil expands with heat. The higher the temperature, the more the internal bimetallic strips expand and the higher the hands on the dial read.

Electronic thermometers and the thermistors inside them have an important advantage over mercury and mechanical thermometers. Thermistors react to temperature changes almost immediately. Mercury and metallic strips take some time to react, meaning that getting an accurate reading takes from a minute to several minutes.

Plus, the computer inside an electronic thermometer can display results in Fahrenheit, Celsius or any other units for which it’s programmed. The only downside is that the results can vary from moment to moment while mechanical and mercury thermometers are slow to move and therefore don’t have time to respond to minor fluctuations.

Quicker Results Mean Quicker Response

Today’s digital thermometers are the result of years of evolution in measuring temperatures. It’s now possible to quickly and accurately assess whether your child – or yourself – has a fever and needs medical attention. And you can check bathwater or a baby’s bottle for the correct temperature in just a second or two.

When you understand how digital thermometers work, you can understand just how useful having an accurate, well-made one in your home is. When you need answers about fever and whether it’s getting better or getting worse, there’s no time to waste.

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