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How Much Does a Baby Monitor Cost?

 
average costAudio Only: $15-$75high costVideo Monitors: $50-$200
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For many parents, a baby monitor is an essential tool for the nursery. It allows you to listen to and/or see your baby from another room. There are two basic types of monitors: audio only and audio/video combination.

Typical costs:

  • Audio only monitors range in price from $15 to $75.
  • Video monitors cost $50 to $200.
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What should be included:
  • Standard audio baby monitors should come with one transmitter and one receiver, with a minimum of one AC adapter and battery backup.
  • Video baby monitors should include one tabletop of wall-mounted camera, at least one video monitor and an AC adapter.
Additional costs:
  • In general, the price of the baby monitor will vary based on its additional features, such as multiple receivers, vibrate mode, extended range, out-of-range and low-battery indicators, as well as nightlight or night vision capabilities.
  • For video monitors, some models allow you to connect additional cameras (such as a webcam for internet monitoring) or even a VCR or DVD recorder.
Shopping for a baby monitor:
  • One of the most important considerations when selecting a baby monitor is its radio frequency. In general, most audio monitors are 900MHz, while video monitors tend to be 2.4GHz. According to BabyCenter.com[1] , baby monitors operate within a selected radio frequency band to transmit sound from the baby's room to a receiver. Most cordless phones also operate on radio frequency and may interfere with the baby monitor. Some wireless networks or baby monitors in neighboring homes may also cause interference.
  • To reduce the possibility of interference, Consumer Reports[2] recommen
  • Many monitors also offer multiple channels. If you're getting interference, changing the channel may reduce or eliminate the problem.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. For medical decisions, always consult your physician for the right course for your infant or child.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-buy-a-baby-monitor_426.bc
  2.  www.consumerreports.org/cro/baby-monitors/buying-guide.htm
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