When my oldest son was a baby, we bought a basic audio baby monitor so that I would hear him wake up in his upstairs bedroom even if I was working downstairs in the kitchen or out in the backyard. I quickly learned that an audio baby monitor was almost more trouble than it was worth. The audio quality was poor, the range was limited and often I’d think that I heard my son, run up the flight of stairs, peek into the room and find him still fast asleep. When Benjamin was born a few years later, I didn’t even use a baby monitor.
But times have changed and the technology has come a long way since my oldest son was born. Today’s baby monitors are nothing like the distorted, low-range audio unit I used and recently, D-Link introduced one of the most high-tech and useful baby monitors yet. The D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera uses cloud technology to send live audio and video playback right to your phone so that you can keep an eye and ear on your baby at all times. I recently received the new monitor to review and I was so excited to test it out.
Even though Benjamin is four years old, he still wakes up in the middle of the night and keeping him in bed once he’s woken up has been a struggle for years. I decided to set the monitor up in his room both to test it out and so that I could use it when he woke up in the middle of the night. I set it up in his room, downloaded the app and got ready to configure the camera.
The setup for this camera was so easy and was all done on my phone. I created an account and password, hooked my camera up to the Wi-Fi network and was ready to go! My boys had a great time watching and listening to themselves on my phone as I made sure the camera was working properly. Then it was time to put Benjamin into bed and see how the camera performed at night.
Being able to remotely connect to the D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera is such a convenience compared to the old standard baby monitors. I was immediately impressed with how well the night vision camera worked. I could see Benjamin’s room perfectly clearly even in the complete darkness. Even better, using the app on my smartphone, I could receive notifications when my son moved or made noises in his sleep and even monitor the temperature in the room to ensure that it wasn’t too hot or cold!
But that’s just the start of the amazing features that the D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera boasts. The monitor features five soothing built-in lullabies and not only can I turn them on for my son at bedtime by pressing a button on top of the monitor, I can also remotely turn on the lullabies from afar using the app if my son is restless and just needs a little soothing. Even better, the monitor actually features a two-way microphone so that not only can I hear my son when he needs me no matter where I am, I can talk to him too!
Top that all off with a 720p HD display for crystal clarity in the daytime, a Micro SD slot that allows me to remotely take photos or videos and a portable design that makes this monitor perfect for travelling, and I have the ultimate baby monitor for my busy lifestyle. I couldn’t believe how many useful features this one device had packed inside and even for my older children, I know it’s something I’m going to be using very often.
If you want to see just how incredible this baby monitor is for yourself, you’re in luck! D-Link is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader their own D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera, a $180 value! To enter to win, just check out the D-Link Wi-Fi Baby Camera product information and leave a blog comment about your favourite feature of this baby monitor.
From birth right up to the school-aged years, this baby camera is sure to be an essential in any family’s household. And being able to manage the monitor using either an iPhone or Android smartphone makes this device such a convenient choice too. If you have a little one in the house, this is one baby must-have you won’t want to forgo. Try one today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from being able to check on your baby and soothe him immediately whenever the need arises.
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