When our grandparents were raising our parents they didn’t have all of the awesome technology that we have today. Some may argue that many of the technologies are actually hurting our children, but one piece of technology that is bringing comfort (and more sleep) to millions of parents is the new types of baby monitors for your little ones.
I remember when my husband and I got a baby monitor and my mother-in-law said: “We would just walk into their room!” And I am so glad we don’t have to walk into the baby’s room every time we think that something is wrong. The baby monitor that I will be talking about today is the Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor.
When baby monitors were first introduced into the market they were pretty simple. You had one monitor in the baby’s room while you held the other end. You turned on the monitors, tuned into the correct station and then you were able to listen to your little ones. Monitors have become far more advanced and helpful throughout the generations and I am excited to explain about one of the many baby monitors on the market from one of the most trusted brands.
The Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor has a direct and PRIVATE connection to your child’s baby monitor with DECT technology that guarantees that you will not suffer from interference. You will have clear sound as far as 900 feet away. This baby monitor has many features to help you comfort your child without having to go in and disturb your little one while they are trying to rest.
This monitor has a talkback feature so you can speak to your child from another room. It has a night light and lullabies to help your child sleep, as well as a feature where you can monitor the room’s temperature. You no longer have to wonder if your baby’s room is too hot or too cold! Your monitor is also equipped with a vibration feature where it can be docked and still alert you through vibrations. You can set it to vibrate if temperature changes or if your child is stirring in their bed.
1. Perfect clear sound due to DECT Technology
Hear every tiny giggle, gurgle, and hick-up with perfect clarity. DECT(Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology provides high quality, crystal clear sound so you can hear your baby anytime.
2. Range up to 330 meters
Indoor range up to 50 meters. Outdoor range up to 330 meters.
3. Energy saving Smart ECO mode
The unique Smart ECO mode automatically minimizes your transmission power and increases your battery lifetime. The closer you are to your baby, the less power is needed for a perfect connection (not available in US and Canada).
4. Stay connected with talk back
Sometimes all your baby needs – the soothing sound of your voice. With one click of this essential feature, you can connect with your baby from anywhere around the home.
5. Monitor the temperature in your baby’s room
The temperature sensor with customized alert allows you to monitor the climate in your baby’s room. Your baby can’t regulate its body temperature as well as you can and a slight change in temperature can make your baby restless. A customized temperature sensor will immediately alert you, through the digital display on the parent unit, if the climate in your baby’s room changes.
6. Comforting night light and lullabies to calm your little one
There’s nothing like a gentle lullaby and a warm tranquil glow of a night light to calm a restless baby. From any room in the house, you can select one of 5 relaxing tunes and switch on the night light, helping your baby to drift effortlessly to sleep in no time. (Remote activation not available in US and Canada).
This monitor is perfect for every parent but especially helpful to those parents who are frequently walking in and out of their baby’s room to make sure they are still alive. Don’t be ashamed if you are this parent, we have all done that. This product is also wonderful for people who live in extreme climates where they might be worried about their baby’s room changing temperatures causing your baby to overheat or freeze.
There is no question that this device brings a lot of benefits. However, the BIGGEST problem with this monitor is that it is specifically sound only. You cannot look at your child. You will not be able to see your child on the screen. If you would like to physically view your child then look at these video baby monitors. Having a video monitor is very helpful so that you can view your child and make they are safe in their environment.
|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.5 x 8 x 6 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||SCD570/10|
|Batteries:||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Battery life||18 hours|
|Standing screen display size||1.6 inches|
A Word From Parents
But parents LOVE this product. Many parents even admitted that they are very happy with the fact that there is no video. One man said that he hated having a video feature on his old monitor because his wife would just sit there throughout the night and watch the baby on the screen. She was losing way too much sleep. So, maybe the lack of a video feature isn’t a bad thing after all?
- “We bought this 2 years ago and still use it today. The reviews were very good and the product had lived up to those. This can pick up the sound of our little one when she wakes up and is whispering to her toys… nice”
- “As far as effectiveness goes, this monitor is extremely sensitive to sound (just make sure you have the volume on the parent unit turned up to the highest setting to catch every sound in your baby’s room). For example, our baby was napping in our room while we were in the backyard doing some yard work. The monitor is so sensitive that it picked up our baby dirtying his diaper. The lullabies are great. There are about 4 different lullabies to choose from so you don’t get sick of hearing the same one over and over and they are extremely effective at lulling our little one to sleep”
Other parents expressed their love for the sensitivity of this product. They loved how you could literally hear everything if you turn up the volume. The sensitivity of this product was by far the most impressive part of this monitor.
Other parents admired the monitor’s range and how clear the sound was even when they were very far away from their child’s room. These parents loved to be able to go outside and work outside and still be able to know that their child was safe and sound in their bed.
This monitor will get the job done. It is a modern twist to the old fashioned monitors with its temperature gage, talk back feature and its lullabies. However, there is no video feature which might be a deterrent to some parents if you would like to actually see your child.
This product is very good in the sense that it does exactly what it says it’s going to do and it does it well. You will be able to hear your child and talk to your child from anywhere in your home and you will be able to even play them lovely music if they need a little bit of extra comfort.
You will be able to hear your child and talk to your child from anywhere in your home and you will be able to even play them lovely music if they need a little bit of extra comfort. If you are looking for something basic, with a modern twist, then this is certainly the monitor that you would want to purchase for you and your little baby.