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Baby Monitor Recommendation?

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Baby Monitor Recommendation?

Please recommend one? Im thinking one that can display on iOS is more convenient so I don't end up with an extra device to charge. I heard these things should come with breathing and cry monitors? Appreciate the help ladies & gents.
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I just ditched my baby monitor and replaced it with a Wyze Cam. Couldn't be happier. More features for far less money
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I also thought a lot, and finally got a nest cam!
I feel it should double up as a baby monitor as well as to see the baby when I'm at work! And I can have a two way talk as well!
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Shaner wrote: I just ditched my baby monitor and replaced it with a Wyze Cam. Couldn't be happier. More features for far less money
Shaner - which model did you buy and do you think there are security issues with it like Foscam?

Thanks

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Veritate wrote: Please recommend one? Im thinking one that can display on iOS is more convenient so I don't end up with an extra device to charge. I heard these things should come with breathing and cry monitors? Appreciate the help ladies & gents.
There are a few schools of thought:

1/ Dedicated baby monitor
a) Video and sound
b) Sound only

2/ Wi-fi camera which can be used after the baby grows up

Angelcare is an example of a baby monitor with breathing/motion sensor. I haven't tried one but I think others on this forum have.

They are all effectively cry monitors as you can hear or hear&see the baby's room.

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i have been using Xiao Fang with Mi App for the past whole year...great..and with motion sensor too..
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All internet cameras have security holes. Don't do it.

Get a dedicated monitor. Plus it's ready to bring to grandparents house, etc. I like my mpb36s from Motorola.
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FrancisBacon wrote: All internet cameras have security holes. Don't do it.

Get a dedicated monitor. Plus it's ready to bring to grandparents house, etc. I like my mpb36s from Motorola.
Yeah I really like my mbp36 too. The lullaby function has been really helpful putting my kid to sleep. Easy to take places and for grandparents to use.
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We used Angelcare. Baby movement + video.

Baby movement is sensitive enough for breathing and heart beat monitoring. We had it go off twice. Not sure if those were true or false alarms, we didn't really care. We wanted peace of mind to prevent SIDS.
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jandumm wrote: Yeah I really like my mbp36 too. The lullaby function has been really helpful putting my kid to sleep. Easy to take places and for grandparents to use.
Me three. Until it suddenly stopped working at bedtime. We have the mbp36xl. Loved it. But it’s been 2 weeks still no response from customer service. We’ve only had it for 6 mos. I got a vtech from Walmart and it works perfectly for far cheaper.
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MBP36S - the pits. Please do not buy it. The battery life is poor, technology outdated and it stopped working completely one month in.

Just look at the reviews on Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/Motorola-MBP36S-W ... B00M2F0OYS

Completely poor product.

Customer service which Motorola outsource to Binatone is not helpful.

You can use a wifi camera.
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What’s a good cheap option for a cam that can be viewed remotely from an iOS device from outside the home network. I’m not too paranoid about security.

Do I need a dedicated “baby monitor” or can I DIY it?
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Looking for something similar [preferably an app which can be installed on android] but only accessible locally from WiFi, not remotely.
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I have a Motorola MBP36 monitor and it's still kicking 5 years later. We don't use it for our kids anymore but one handy thing about it is that it's portable (where ever there's power). We brought it to cottages, hotels, relatives, etc.... just power on and it's good to go - no need to set up wifi, etc....
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Anyone know a good vendor for the Infant Optics in Canada?
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echoer wrote: Anyone know a good vendor for the Infant Optics in Canada?
I couldn't find one so I ended up buying from Amazon.com. Chose the fastest shipping and they missed the delivery date (they usually do since it's crossing the border), so Amazon refunded the shipping costs
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Update: I'm using nest cam. It's working out really well. I can view when I'm at work. I can put it on the tv in the living room. Can put it in mobile/tablet when I'm in kitchen or the other room.
Both sound and picture quality are awesome.. So I can get to know if the baby is making any sounds.
The only drawback is it goes down when internet goes down. But internet hasn't gone down in more than a year, so I think it's fine.
Even otherwise, if its down, the app won't show the video, so I can be near the baby.
Also I can see past history and record clips for memories!
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I went a little old school with my monitor...

I remembered from my siblings that the most important part of the monitor is the lights that light up when you hear movement. You're not usually in a completely quiet environment where you can hear your monitor, so I would always have my eyes keeping an eye on the lights on the monitor.

We spend so much time watching screens already, and I don't feel like it's necessary to watch my baby with a video monitor. Each mama has their own preferences though and it depends on the environment your baby will be sleeping in. We co-sleep, so our baby isn't away from us too often.

Good luck! :)

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