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Having a state of the art baby monitor is great. Now you just have to come up with a plan to utilize it to its fullest potential. To ensure that your baby monitor is being used to its full potential, you should always follow baby monitor safety guidelines. While your monitor may come with some general guidelines, there are a few that most instruction packets don’t include.

Baby Monitor Location

Where do you put your baby’s monitor? Next to the crib, bassinet, play yard or playpen? Of course you have it far enough to get a good view of your baby, but the recommended distance is at least three feet.

The monitor should be at least three feet away and all cords should be tucked in so that if baby gets out, they can’t grab them.

Wireless Monitors

If you cannot find a location that allows you to tuck in wires, it may be wise to invest in a wireless monitor. These have long battery life and if baby does get a hold of it, they can’t hurt themselves with cords, electricity or the device.

Dropcam Verses Motorola

Dropcam and Motorola have both tried to answer the requests from parents looking for added features in their baby monitor. What they were able to come up with was amazing! Here are the products side by side. After you know their features, you will be able to make your choice about which baby monitor will work best for your family.

Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera

The Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera allows parents the ability to check on baby with the push of a button. You can use it in standard definition or high-def, as well as record baby’s every move.

It offers:

  • 60 second start up
  • 720p high-def video
  • Two-way talk
  • Mobile phone and web friendly apps
  • Intelligent Sound and Motion Alerts
  • The ability to record audio
  • Automatic updates
  • The ability to share your video with family and friends
  • Provides useful updates
  • Offers a clear picture
  • Simple to set up
  • User friendly apps
  • Made with quality, durable materials
  • Excessive monthly bandwidth
  • Poor image on some apps
  • Some features in sharing options are not user friendly
  • Has weak Wi-Fi in some areas
  • Camera can only be used indoors



Motorola MBP36 Remote Wireless Video Monitor

Motorola MBP36 offers long range video service. It comes with camera and receive, which means that you don’t have to hook it to your cell phone. It has many other features that other Motorola baby monitors do not, so let’s take a look at what it has to offer.

It offers:

  • 2.4 GHz frequency
  • 3.5” LCD portable display screen
  • Infrared night vision capability
  • Ability to monitor room temperature
  • Five lullabies for baby
  • Remote camera adjustment feature
  • Five LED alerts to notify you of noise levels
  • Up to 200 m range without developing out of range warning
  • Two-way communication feature
  • Build in encryption for data and video
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Helpful customer service
  • Camera controls work remotely


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