The exigencies of modern life have created such a hectic life for us that it seems to be difficult to keep a constant vigil on our baby's status throughout the day and night. It is simply not possible to do so. But considering the fact that babies require the most of our attention, an innovation has been provided by modern science and technology to aid us on this front. Baby monitors have come up to keep a tab on a baby's well-being in the absence of parents or even a nanny. They save you from your constant presence at the side of the baby.
Baby monitors typically have a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is kept near the baby so it can capture the baby's requirements and transmit them to the receiver with the mother or parent. This gives mothers freedom to indulge in their daily household chores without considering their baby's status from time to time.
Modern baby monitors are equipped with an audio-visual unit which can transmit a baby's image to a concerned parent. The mother can give an ear to the baby's cries through the microphone and receiver unit.
Sensor baby monitors or respiratory baby monitors can alert the parent when the baby's breathing becomes uneven or even if the baby stops breathing completely. An uneven breathing can be an indication of an infection. This could happen due to a cold, high fever or due to an illness. Necessary steps can be taken to curb all risks of an infection.