EyeOn™ Baby Camera – Peace of Mind, Anytime, Anywhere

D-Link has just launch its EyeOn™ Baby Camera (DCS-825L) – a comprehensively featured, high-definition baby monitor. It has a full complement of functions, such as wireless connectivity, temperature and sound sensors, night vision and remote access, it is designed specifically to provide peace-of-mind for parents keeping an eye on their precious new addition to the family.

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The BEST tech for new mums

MumAfter nine months of pregnancy and a baby shower, you’ve probably acquired a lot of stuff. Now that the baby’s almost here, what do you really need and what can you stuff back in the closet or sell on eBay? Here are are a list of a few indispensable tech gadgets that will help make a new mum’s life a little easier.

Sleep

Talk to any new mother and the subject is bound to come up. How is the baby sleeping? How are you sleeping? And most importantly, how do you get the baby to actually go to sleep?! With this age-old question comes a reliable answer in the form of D-Link’s new baby monitor, called EyeOn. This isn’t just any old monitor, this is an all singing (literally) and all dancing monitor. EyeOn doesn’t just listen out for your baby’s noises, it will also sing your baby to sleep from a selection of lullabies and it has a room thermometer so you can make sure your baby’s room is the optimum sleeping temperature. Genius! And, new camera will be available just in time for Christmas.

Nappy changing

It’s constant, it’s relentless and the first few times you leave the house and it happens, it can be very daunting. To make this whole process easier, NCT, the UK’s largest parenting charity, has harnessed the power of mobile technology by launching the first interactive charity iPhone application for parents. ‘NCT Babychange’ is free to download and will make it easier for parents and families who are on the move, or away from home, to find the nearest baby changing facility in their locality and view its star ratings. The app also allows parents to rate the changing station so others know if it’s a good, clean changing facility to use. The app already has over 5000 baby changing sites listed including supermarkets, train stations, shops, restaurants, libraries and local authorities with the capacity to add more.

Baby got colic

It’s tough when your baby won’t stop crying. You may be worried that something is wrong with your child, that you’ll lose your cool or that your parenting skills aren’t up to the job. The subject of colic has mixed responses but one tried and tested soothing technique is white noise. iTunes have launched ‘Baby Got Colic’ which is a selection of white noise – considered one of the most effective ways to soothe and prolong your baby’s sleep. There is a free 10 minute tester on YouTube or you can buy an hour from iTunes.

iPad mini, child proof, smash proof, splash proof protective case

An iPad is without a doubt, after your phone, one of the most important gadgets when you’re a new Mum, you’re on it all the time googling for answers to baby questions, taking photos and instantly emailing to your family and catching up on TV. The problem is, now you’re doing everything with one hand, probably with your baby in the other and feeding them at the same time, you need to protect it from the elements. This child proof iPad case is just the ticket. Plus it will last until your baby grows into a tinkering little toddler and demands to watch Peppa Pig on it, swiping with sticky fingers and dropping on the floor when their finished. Buy it from gadgetbaby.co.uk.

Top five considerations when buying a baby monitoring camera

babyAre you a new parent worried about how to keep an eye on the precious addition to your family? Keeping an eye on a new-born baby or toddler is vital for peace-of-mind and made easier with a baby monitor camera. They provide sight and sound to help you know exactly what’s going on. Wireless network cameras are a great, affordable option, but there are some key things that anyone looking to buy one of these should look out for.

D-Link’s top five considerations are as follows:

1. Check for a security certification

Cameras allow parents to see what’s going on with their baby, but making sure the device is properly security certified is vital to ensuring that no one else has access to the video feed. Similarly, making sure that the network it connects to is secure, adds an additional layer of protection and peace-of-mind.

2. Image and sound quality are essential

Even if it has the correct certification and is completely secure, a baby camera monitor isn’t particularly effective if the image and sound quality isn’t very good. A lot of the cheaper baby monitors have low resolution displays and poor quality microphones and speakers. This means a lot of false starts for parents who mistake static for a baby waking up and can’t see the image well enough to tell the difference. Cameras with features such as infrared LEDs ensure that there is a clear picture even in complete darkness.

3. Don’t let interference interfere

Speaking of static, connectivity and interference is another key element to consider. Most stand-alone, non-networked baby cameras transmit on the same frequency (2.4GHz) as wireless networks. This can create a lot of interference, both for the baby monitor and for anyone using the home’s wireless network. A networked baby monitor camera solves this issue and potentially enables both parents to access the feed – through a mobile app or web portal – from the monitor at the same time, rather than relying on a single base unit.

4. Easy setup brings peace-of-mind

Even when not sleep deprived, easy setup is a must for any new device in the home. Being able to install and configure the camera with just a few simple button presses gives added peace-of-mind that everything is working perfectly from the first few minutes.

5. Added benefits don’t have to mean added headaches

Last but not least, added functionality should not be overlooked in the pursuit of cost saving, as this can prove to be false economy in the longer term. For instance a built-in night-light adds just enough ambient light to allow a parent to feed or check-in on the baby without needing to disturb it. Similarly, a temperature sensor can be invaluable in determining if the baby is too hot or too cold, while a lullaby singer or two-way audio can be great ways of helping the baby to drift off. Onboard recording means that a precious moment isn’t missed, even if the parents are out of the room, but many cameras require this to be stored on a site like YouTube. This can be complicated to setup, and even with the right privacy settings, it can be a disconcerting proposition for parents.

Hopefully, if you’ve decided you’d like a baby monitor camera, the tips above will help you make the right choice to ensure peace-of-mind for your new family.