Although we live in a small apartment, I still use a baby monitor for my two year old daughter. There is something comforting about knowing what she is doing, even when she is in the next room to me.
When I first registered for baby monitors over two years ago, I knew that I wanted a video monitor. They were fairly new to the market and I didn't have very many options to choose from. Our first video monitor worked well, but there has been many changes and improvements in the video quality and features in video baby monitors in the past two years that I was happy to get a new one for the arrival of the new baby and for my toddler.
My daughter has hit the stage where she enjoys going in her room by herself for some pretend time. She has her dolls and her stuffed animals that she likes to play house with and she loves to do it in her own room without me in with her. At first I was a bit nervous about letting her in there by herself, but once I received the Motorola MBP36 Digital Video Monitor, it put my nerves to rest.
The Motorola MBP36 Digital Video Monitor comes with a 3.5 inch LCD screen that has great picture quality. The screen will fit in the palm of your hand and is very slim so that it can easily be carried around while walking around the house. Although I don't have to worry about losing a signal with this baby monitor in our small NYC apartment, it does have a range of over 200 meters, so you can comfortably walk around your house and even your yard while still getting a clear picture of your sleeping little one.
A feature that I love about the video monitor is its two-way communication. With this feature I am able to speak into the monitor screen and speak to my daughter into her room. This is great when she decides to get out of her bed when she should be trying to go to sleep. Rather than having to go into her room and disrupt her, I can easily speak to her without her having to see me. It surprised me how much this feature would help me get my daughter back into bed when she wasn't in there.
The camera and video quality of this monitor is amazing. I can easily zoom and tilt the camera around the room so that I can see my daughter no matter where she is in her room. The night vision quality of the camera is also great and it allows me to clearly see my daughter with no light in the room.
The LCD display shows the temperature of the room, which is great for when my newborn starts sleeping in her room. It is so important to have the right temperature in the room when a baby is sleeping and this monitor helps assure me that I have that.
A feature I haven't used with my two year old, but will use with the baby once she moves into the room is the lullaby feature. The Motorola MBP36 Digital Video Monitor has five lullabies that will play in the baby's room. You can easily pick which lullaby you would like to play from the LCD screen and it will play from the camera in the other room.
The features and technology of the Motorola MBP36 Digital Video Monitor are exactly what every mom needs to keep a watchful eye on her resting little one.
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Lauren Jimeson is a NYC transplant from Florida. She is the wife to a very supportive husband, mother of two year little girl, Harlan, and has another girl due March 2012. After working in television, public relations, and education, she has finally found her niche being able to work from home as a writer and the social media director for several companies. Lauren chronicles her life and journey as a city mom with a
suburban mentality on her blog, A Mommy in the City.
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