Ever been in a situation where you desperately needed a baby monitor but did not have one at hand? Fear not, here is the solution we stumbled upon, which saved our butts quite a few times. Telling you, best €5 I ever spent!
We’re invited to this kid-friendly wedding somewhere around Paris (France) and our son is barely 9 months old. Brave parents we are, we decide, f*ck it, let’s do it! (Side note, I really need to write a little something about travelling with
newborn babies). We arrive at the venue (thanks God for the wise choice of renting a car), check-in at the venue, put down baby and suitcases and… off I go to make sure the baby monitor range reaches all the way to the table we are to be seated at.
The thought here was, we keep the child with us till bed-time (8pm) and drop him in the room with the baby monitors to be able to hear him if he woke up. Every now and again, we’d pop in to make sure he was still okay. The connectivity light was flashing green all the way till 2 metres away from the table. Dagnam it!!! No chance I am keeping the baby with me with the music blasting all night!
There’s an app for it! (Flash of genius, I tell you!) Off I go on the Google Store (though this app is also available on the Apple Store. for the wealthy parents amongst you) and found this GEM: Baby Monitor 3G. Basically, one phone stays in the room with the baby whilst the other becomes the parent unit.
The true beauty about this is the fact that it works over 3G (probably now 4G too!).
Cool few bits that are noteworthy about this:
See the baby
Baby Monitor 3G securely transfers live video from your child´s room to your smart device, even at bedtime. The Night Light feature makes it possible to see your baby after lights out.
Hear the baby
Peace of mind comes from knowing a secure connection brings every sound from your child’s room clearly and distinctly right to you. Baby Monitor 3G comes with a variety of microphone sensitivity settings that you control.
Portable, with you anywhere
Traveling with little ones requires hauling a lot of baggage. A traditional monitoring system doesn’t need to add bulk to an already overstuffed bag, and if you remember to bring it in the first place, it might not work when you get there.
Baby Monitor 3G is already in your pocket at a tenth of the cost of a traditional monitoring system and it works everywhere.
Super easy to set-up
When you purchase the Baby Monitor 3G, you will be given a 9 digit code. Simply enter the 9 digit number on both the parent and baby stations and you’re good to go. No user accounts or complicated network settings are required. Baby Monitor 3G just works.
Baby Monitor 3G supports both Wi-Fi and cellular 3G/LTE networks, giving you baby monitoring capabilities with reach that is unaffected by distance. You can monitor you child from any location without worrying about a weak Wi-Fi or cell signal.
Baby Monitor 3G allows multiple parents to monitor their baby at the same time.
You can soothe your baby to sleep by playing them some calming music. Lullabies can be imported from music library or Baby Dreambox app. Android devices only work as a Parent Station.
Talk to your baby
Simply press a button and speak. Your child will only be one tap away from your voice. Feel secure knowing that you can hear and communicate with your child from any location.
The Smart Night Light has adjustable intensity, making it possible to see your baby, even in low or no light.
Are you not sure what the little sound you barely hear is? Sensitize the sound for a moment so you can hear every tiny sound from your baby’s room.
Assures that you will find out when your baby is awake even in a loud environment.
Adjust the app to make it easier to check your baby’s activities during the night with your phone on your nightstand.
Whilst there is a ton of things you don’t need to buy for your baby, this app is definitely one thing I don’t regret spending 5 bucks on. Check it out, it might come in handy in situations you least expect it!