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Safety 1st High-Def Digital Monitor

Written by: Candace January 29 2010 I am not a very techno-savvy girl, so as I was choosing the gear that would outfit my son’s nursery and our home I tried to avoid making any decisions that required technological know-how or expertise. I knew that eventually I would have to make a decision in the...

Written by: Candace

I am not a very techno-savvy girl, so as I was choosing the gear that would outfit my son’s nursery and our home I tried to avoid making any decisions that required technological know-how or expertise.

I knew that eventually I would have to make a decision in the tech realm, as much as I dreaded it, and that day finally came about two weeks before my son was born. Finally, I had to pick up my last piece of baby gear—the baby monitor. To be honest, I knew very little about them, but I did know that I wanted something that was reliable and simple enough that I could use it without having to get out the instruction manual daily.

I started my quest by reading reviews online and deciding what was really necessary and whatfeatures would only over-complicate matters. I looked at both audio monitors and video monitors, and finally settled on the less complicated audio monitor.

A friend suggested that I check out the monitors made by Safety 1st, since she had used one previously and been happy with it. I was familiar with the company because I had received several of their childcare products at my baby showers, and they had several audio and video monitors to choose from. After some research, I settled on their High-Def Digital Monitor.

The Safety 1st High Def Digital Monitor only has 4 buttons total on both units, jackpot for someone with no technological know-how. It is as simple as on/off and volume up, volume down—even I can handle that. Aside from its ease of use, it performs beautifully. It has a 100% clear connection with no static or interference (really!). The 1,000 foot range even allows me to take it down to the mailbox with me and still hear my son gently breathing as he sleeps.

It also features some more high-tech options that I didn’t find on some other units, but am very happy to have and even understand how to use! It has rechargeable batteries allowing me to plug the monitor in at night and go cordless during the day, a lifesaver for a busy mom who can’t stay in the same room with her monitor all day. The belt clip and pager buttons make it easy for me to keep up with as I go from the kitchen to the laundry room and back again. It also has a sound light, pager buttons, and out of range/ low battery indicators.

It turns out choosing my only technological piece of baby gear wasn’t as hard as I thought. I got a great reliable monitor that is easy to use and gives me peace of mind as I go about my busy day, knowing that I’ll be able to hear my little guy when he needs me.

Price: $70
Buy it: Safety 1st