I remember the time before cell phones. My kids think that makes me really old. We didn’t know anything different so it didn’t seem like a challenge to leave the house without a phone. Now going anywhere without my phone feels like it’s crippling me. I’m starting to feel the same way about video baby monitors. What did I do before I could peek at my child without opening the bedroom door?
We’re in the process of transitioning my toddler to a big girl bed. She’s been in a toddler bed for a while now but she recently decided that she was too grown up for that and told us she was going to sleep on the floor until we bought her bunk beds. She held out for 3 months. Grandpa caved and bought her a nice set of new bunk beds. This girl scares me as a teenager.
As soon as they were set up she jumped into bed with her blankies and said, “Time for bed. Go away now please.” and she slept through the night for the first time in months. Of course, since she has a habit of getting up in the middle of the night, I was up several times checking to see if she was wondering the house.
I’ve been trying out the Motorola MBP36S video baby monitor for the last several weeks and it’s a great tool to keep an eye on your little one, especially if you have a toddler who tends to get out of bed. It has some great features that make it ideal for sneaking a peek at, not just babies, but toddlers as well:
- A camera that you can remotely pan, tilt and zoom. This is huge for me because I often need to scan around the room to find my toddler. If I open the door to physically check on her she’ll start a dramatic plea to sleep in my bed.
- Crystal clear two-way communication. I love this. I can now sit on the couch telling my toddler to get back in bed instead of sitting on the floor in the hallway. Since she knows I’m watching she’s more likely to stay in bed.
- Infrared night vision so you can keep an eye on your toddler even when the lights are low. This is amazingly clear!
- Low battery alert. In theory this is great. I would, however, not recommend leaving the battery to run out in the middle of the night so that the low battery alert wakes you up. Not that I’ve done that. It’s probably best to plug this in next to your bed for the night.
- Room temperature display. We live in a coastal area where AC isn’t common so this is handy for me. My toddler isn’t as affected by the temperature but my infant twins like the room kept at a certain temperature so this allows me to monitor that.
- 5 Built-in lullabies. Sometimes babies and toddlers just need a bit of distraction to get to sleep. This monitor has 5 lullabies to choose from that will play from the child unit.
- Expandable up to 4 cameras. I love this! We have a lot of babies in my house right now so I need all the help I can get trying to keep an eye on everyone. I may have to add some cameras to this unit so I can keep track of everyone. You can even view two baby units simultaneously with picture-in-picture technology.
The quality on the Motorola MBP36S video baby monitor is great. The screen is nice and clear and the sound quality is amazing. My only complaint is that the arrow controls that move the camera are straight up and down. I would have rather seen them in a more natural position so the button to the right moved the camera right and left moved it left. It’s not hard to use the way it is but it does take some getting used to. The parent unit fits nicely in your hand though so it’s easy to carry around and keep with you during the day.
For more information or to buy the Motorola MBP36S video baby monitor go here.
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