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Suggestions to mount baby monitor?

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Suggestions to mount baby monitor?

Picked up a Baby monitor, a nice one, Angel Care video and audio and movement.

The baby monitor has a screw hole underneath which can accomodate some kind of mount. tried googling and went to the mall but could not find any mount for the baby monitor, I'm looking for something that either clips to the frame of the crib preferably, so there is no damage, or worst case senario something that attaches to the wall and might have to be screwed in. I want this to be the last resort cus I dont want to make any holes, so I am prefer the least intrusive ones. also if there is any kind of clamp that might attach to a lamp post? I have an Ikea lamp in the room with a tall pole, may want to connect it there bascially anywhere cus where it is now, I can not see the inside of the crib, and I heard its very dangerous to put the actual monitor inside its a chocking hazard.
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As a RFDer I have multiple boxes of diapers piled in the babies room, and just sat the monitor on the boxes pointing into the crib. I found that the night vision didn't work great when mounted from the wall because I have the room dark and it was too far away.

Note: the baby is learning to stand and one day I heard a weird sound coming from the monitor, and flipped on the screen to find the baby had stood up and grabbed the monitor. It was a funny sight.
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I mounted my baby monitor to the wall using those 3m velcro strips with the sticky back...works great
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Don't mount anything to the crib frame, it will get pulled down.

I would buy a regular IP camera, it's cheaper and you'll get video too! Foscam, TP-Link, TrendNet, Dlink, etc. a PTZ model should run you about $100 - $120.00.

You can monitor these cameras on your PC, phone, or tablet.
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How old is the baby currently?
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You may find that the field of vision is not large enough to see the entire crib if mounted to it. Also you dont want cords anywhere near the crib for safety and they will pull on it when they get older. Ours are mounted about 7 feet high, well above the crib on the closest wall look down at the whole crib. Camera isnt heavy so a small nail in a hole that was for a picture works. The other is mounted on a window casing with a small screw.
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I completely agree with dutcha, the monitor should not be reachable by the baby. I realize the baby is young, but it'd be better to find a permanent places now rather than having the same problem in the future.

Go with the 3m Velcro as suggested, on the opposite wall from the crib. This way you see the whole crib.

http://www.newborncare.com/blog/baby-mo ... y-hazards/
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I have the same Angelcare monitor. Buy a cheap tripod, that's what I did. It fits exactly and you can adjust it any angle/height you want. make sure to wrap the loose cables around the legs
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I think the tripod might be the best solution mentioned above. When mine was in the bassinet, I was able to hang it above her so I could see her face. Once she moved into a crib, we just have it on a shelf which captures the whole crib. You can see the eyes open due the infra-red reflection.
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Tripod will work, but does it go high enough to look down in the crib? You dont necessarily want to be looking through the slats.

Also, depending on size of room, tripods take up a wide birth of space.

Good idea, but wouldnt work for us.
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I have a cheap tripod that I got for like 20 bucks taht extends almost 2 feet above the top of the crib if necessary. The base can easily be adjusted by moving all 3 legs closer which would make it less stable, but considering the weight of the monitor, it doesn't matter at all.

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