Your baby is the most precious thing in your life. If it is only possible to watch over him or her day in day out then you would. Unfortunately you are not robots that do need sleep, eat and rest. You are only humans bound by physiologic limitations. So to aid you with your wanting to watch your baby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you may want to consider using wireless baby monitors night and day.
What are Baby Monitors?
Baby monitors are devices, either audio or video, that can help you check up on your baby even if you are not physically present with him or her. This is most helpful to parents who need to be constantly on the go but still want to watch over their baby while doing other productive activities.
When are Baby Monitors Useful?
Most people think that baby monitors are only useful at night during the sleeping periods of both the child and the parents. This, however, is not the case. You can actually use baby monitors even during the day when you have other things to do around the house like cooking or other household preparations.
Wireless VS Wired Baby Monitors
Video and audio baby monitors can either be wired or wireless. Both modes have their own advantages and disadvantages. But as of today, parents usually prefer the wireless devices over wired ones for reasons of mobility.
With wireless devices, parents can go anywhere around the house while still being able to keep tabs over their babies. The only setbacks of wireless baby monitors are that it can be more expensive to wired devices and they are also prone to interference.
Wireless Baby Monitors: Solving Interference Problems
Issues of interference with wireless devices have been the long time concern of parents who use wireless baby monitors. Instead of the device being able to help parents, interference turns them into annoyances. So for those who are experiencing this kind of problem, here are a few tips on how to minimize interference with your wireless baby monitor.
1) Signals coming from wireless devices usually clash with other signals from other wireless devices running on the same frequency. When this clashing occurs, wireless interference occurs. So to avoid interference, change the frequency of your baby monitor every once in a while and make sure that the frequency you use does not clash with frequencies of other devices.
To change frequencies, wireless baby monitors are equipped with a switch that lets parents change frequency easily.
2) Another way to help in solving wireless interference is to find a proper location for the transmitter as well as for the receiver (baby unit and the parents’ unit). So where should you place your wireless baby monitor to minimize wireless interference?
You need to place it as far away as possible from other devices especially wireless ones. This includes router and wireless/ cordless phones. The baby’s and parents’ units should also be placed as far away from the microwave oven since it can also cause great interference.
3) If you have money to splurge on these kinds of devices, you can go for digital baby monitors instead of the analog ones. Digital technology has incorporated fixes to help solve the issue of interference.
These are some of the best solutions that parents can take to minimize wireless interference. They may not be able to eliminate interference totally but they can help in minimizing their occurrence.