You would have thought, buying a baby monitor would be fairly straight forward… It isn’t. There are so many baby monitors sold online and in store, which makes it even more difficult to know which one to choose.

Now, how do you choose from such a large array of baby monitors? Well, the best thing to do is to check out baby monitor reviews and get a second opinion on the product you wish to buy. A product description may sound marvelous but in reality, the product might not live up to much and reading a few reviews, may help you avoid making a bad purchase.

There are many baby monitor reviews online but I recommend you check out “Baby Monitor Ninja”. All over their reviews are 100% tried & tested and the reviews are carried out by real people, unlike some review sites. The next thing you will want to do, Is work out what your preferences are. To help you on your way to choosing the best baby monitor, I’ve put together a few tips on what you should look for when buying a baby monitor.

Size

Baby monitors come in all shapes & sizes. If you plan on carrying the monitor around the house,you may want to opt for a smaller size.

Analogue , Digital Or DECT Audio Monitor ?

If you’re on a budget, you might want to consider an analog monitor but bear in mind, the sound quality might not be as good as the digital models. Analogue monitors are also more prone to accidental broadcast, whereas the DECT ( digitally-enhanced cordless telecommunications) baby monitors, are specifically designed to ensure that the only sounds you can hear, are those from your baby’s room and not anyone else’s, which provides you with extra security.

Video Baby Monitors

Would you feel more comfortable seeing your baby, than just hearing them? If so, then a video monitor might be more ideal. Video monitors are becoming more and more popular. They give you that extra reassurance that every parent needs. Video monitors offer a variety of features, including screen size, camera pan/zoom, night vision and you even have the option of linking your monitor up to your TV, computer or tablet.

Video monitors are more expensive than audio-only monitors, so you might want to bear that in mind.

Price

Simply put, the more features the monitor has, the more expensive it is. Video baby monitors are generally more expensive than the audio-only baby monitors. Bear in mind, just because something is more expensive, doesn’t mean it’s overall quality will be better than that of a cheaper model.

I had a really hard month, since this was the first month of school for Sheila. This is a totally new thing for me, to have a kid, who goes to school, and I have to admit it is not easy. Especially if you are a full time mother and do not have any excuses to submit for helping in the school-play or baking cookies and so on.

There are the other mothers, who can say, that ‘Oh, I have a full-time job, I have to wake up at 7, go into the office, work 8 hours, then pick up the kid and make all the “mum stuff”, so I really don’t have time for this’. I would admire them, if it would be like that, but it is not. The truth is, that yes, they go to work, but no, they do not pick up the children, that’s what the nanny does, also the breakfast, lunch and dinner are made by the nanny and she is the one who puts the children to bed. Of course, there are exceptions, and those mothers surely have superpower, I look up on them, but they do not have a 1 year old son, as I do. I would love to go to work and care about my children at the same time, but it is impossible!

I still cannot say that I do not have time for baking cookies and make costumes for the play, because that’s what the ‘stay at home’ mothers do. No, it is not! Although, I do not have to wake up at 7 to go to work, but I have to wake up at 1am, 3am and 5am, when Noah starts crying, then I have to get out of the bed at 7, when Sheila starts to prepare for school; clothes, hair and breakfast. However, my hubby helps a lot, in spite of the fact that he has to go to work, he often makes breakfast for the family. I have tons of other things to do during the day, such as the laundry, lunch, dinner, tidy the house, play with my baby boy, then help Sheila in her homework… Besides, I need to stay a sexy wife as well, so my hubby does not see me as a messy mum all the time.

All in all, I am exhausted, I cannot even write my blog with such a positive attitude as I would like to. But do not worry, I’m going to get used to this as well and then I can enjoy the perks of being a mother to the fullest again and gain back my positivity.