Of all the baby items that have evolved over the years, I think my absolute favourite innovation is the video baby monitor. I still remember the old audio baby monitor I used when my oldest son was born and it caused me nothing but grief.
I constantly thought that I heard him waking up, only to rush upstairs in a panic and find him fast asleep. Even worse, the monitor would sometimes even get its signals crossed and play me the sound of strangers’ conversations!
With video monitors, that hassle ended for good and I was thrilled. But most of the trendy new monitors use Wi-fi and a phone app to let parents check on their little ones. While this is super handy for some situations, it’s far less handy with a Wi-Fi connection that’s not always reliable. That’s why I love the way VTech has combined the best of both worlds with the VTech Safe & Sound Pan & Tilt Full Colour Video Monitor!
This handy video baby monitor comes with its own display screen rather than using a smartphone, and uses digital video transmission instead of using Wi-Fi. That means I don’t have to worry about an inconsistent signal interfering with my ability to check on my baby. But I still have all the convenience and peace-of-mind that comes with being able to check the video display any time!
When it comes to essential features, this video monitor doesn’t miss a trick. I can pan, tilt and zoom the camera remotely as needed using the screen controls. The high resolution display and automatic infrared night vision lets me check in on my baby easily day or night. And with a range of 1,000 feet, I don’t have to worry about my newborn whether I’m down in the basement or outside in the yard. The monitor even features two-way sound communication and a temperature sensor!
VTech want to help make your life as a parent a little easier, so the company is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader their very own VTech Safe & Sound Pan & Tilt Full Colour Video Monitor and a Safe & Sound Myla the Monkey Portable Soother, a $230 total value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about your favourite feature of this video baby monitor.
I’m so relieved that when my baby is born in a few days, I’ll have a reliable and convenient way of checking on him and hopefully even occasionally soothing him back to sleep remotely. And when we make the move to our new acreage in a few months, I won’t have to worry about a spotty Wi-Fi connection interfering with my monitor!
Find this handy monitor and other great VTech Safe & Sound products at stores across North America and see which ones are a must for your baby and your own peace-of-mind!