If everything goes ok I am looking into a baby monitor but what's the I/O for a baby? Do babies accept HDMI or DVI?! Any recommendations would be we (1 Viewer)

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Any recommendations on a good baby monitor?
 
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Most babies accept USB, but the newer ones are moving to Mini-Display ports
Ok, I guess I will have to wait for the blood test results to see if male or female since I wouldn't want to buy the wrong plug.
 

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I can NOT believe I'm going to comment on this... but...

Nest cameras: I have six running at once at my home. Since it's going through wifi and the cloud then back to your computer/phone, there will be some lag. However, you get the benefit of monitoring remotely.

Dedicated Baby Monitor: By this I mean a camera that transmits DIRECTLY to a handheld monitor of some kind. I've had these. Video is essentially real-time but you're restricted to viewing ONLY on this little monitor.
 

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I can NOT believe I'm going to comment on this... but...

Nest cameras: I have six running at once at my home. Since it's going through wifi and the cloud then back to your computer/phone, there will be some lag. However, you get the benefit of monitoring remotely.

Dedicated Baby Monitor: By this I mean a camera that transmits DIRECTLY to a handheld monitor of some kind. I've had these. Video is essentially real-time but you're restricted to viewing ONLY on this little monitor.
Yeah but do nests have the crying baby detection option? I know that some dedicated ones have an algorithm that detects when the baby is crying and it alerts you. I also read about the anti SIDS where it detects if the baby hasnt moved for a while.
 

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This page on Nest alerts may be helpful.
 

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https://www.wyze.com/
$19.99 - Also you will need a decent micro SD if you want full playback history. Has sound and motion detection built in.
big +1 on this product!!
Bought 4 for my daughter - what you get for $20 each is incredible. If you dont want to buy an SD card it will post to the cloud for 14 days I believe on motion activated only for free.
 

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I'm going to go way against the grain here...

Don't get one at all. That's right, I said don't get one at all. You won't need it. God made it so that a baby will wake your ass up in the middle of the night whether you have a baby monitor or not.

I know coming from me it might be hard to know if I'm being serious, but I'm being completely serious right now. You WILL wake up if that baby cries out, parents are just wired that way. It's just the way it is. I think there's a low level fear that resides in the deepest recesses of your brain that prevents parents from ever falling completely into a deep slumber.

I have a six year old that sleeps on the opposite side of the house and I still wake up every. single. time. that kid has a nightmare or even just talks in her sleep. My wife insisted on a baby monitor, and it never once in the first two years of my child's life did anything but put her mind at ease. If that kid so much as yawned in the middle of the night, we were up checking on her.

Baby monitors are for mommies who can't turn the "worry" off. But they will interrupt much needed adult sleep because your wife won't be able to help herself but to crank it up to 11 and you'll be up in a flash the first time that baby moves an arm or takes a deeper than usual breath in their crib. Get ready to become second place in your wife's life, dad.

If you're really going to buy one (and you probably are, you likely won't have a choice), then at least get one that can pull double duty after you're done using it as a baby monitor. My wife didn't want one of the ones that you could monitor remotely over the internet because she read some online story about a couple of kids hacking a baby monitor and saying all sorts of horrible **** to the baby while it was asleep in the room. I don't know if that was a true story or merely an urban legend, but it scared her enough to rule out internet based monitors immediately.
 
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Yeah but do nests have the crying baby detection option? I know that some dedicated ones have an algorithm that detects when the baby is crying and it alerts you. I also read about the anti SIDS where it detects if the baby hasnt moved for a while.
I can promise you Temp, you won't need a moniter to let you know when the baby is crying, that's for Damn sure! Sids is a different matter.
 

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Oh, I forgot to respond to the SIDS thing.

Keep the crib clear of everything save for the baby and a blanket. No pillows, no puffy side bolsters, no stuffed animals to roll over on top of.

Past that, there's not much else you can do because you've done all the preventative stuff you can possibly do. The rest is not in your hands. No one is sure exactly why SIDS happens, so control what factors you can based on the best available information, but don't punish yourself trying to prevent something you can't predict.
 
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Oh, I forgot to respond to the SIDS thing.

Keep the crib clear of everything save for the baby and a blanket. No pillows, no puffy side bolsters, no stuffed animals to roll over on top of.

Past that, there's not much else you can do because you've done all the preventative stuff you can possibly do. The rest is not in your hands. No one is sure exactly why SIDS happens, so control what factors you can based on the best available information, but don't punish yourself trying to prevent something you can't predict.

Yes, and remember the old “Back to sleep”.
 

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'squirrel is right.

Should you be blessed with a first order harmonic (as I call them), you'll realize NOBODY needs a monitor. It CAN feed into anxiety for those who can't turn off the "worry" factor.

Babies have been sleeping since... well, the dawn of man, and we somehow managed to survive.

On the other hand, SIDS is real, and the prevailing advice IS "back to sleep" with nothin' in the crib. No pillows, toys, nothing.

Our RDF fingers crossed for you Temp. You'll get unsolicited advice whether you like it or not.
 

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Fingers and toes crossed for you. I’ll be sending good baby vibes.

I generally agree with all those saying you don’t really need a monitor but under certain conditions I found it useful. I usually recommend an audio only monitor. Cheaper and everything you really need. I found that it came in handy when the kido was in bed and we were somewhere not in easy earshot like the basement, garage or on the deck for example. Then it’s nice to have. For sure you won’t need it when you’re in bed. Your spidy sense will wake you but you might find times it comes in handy.

Video monitors are over priced junk too. Such poor quality compared to what you can get when buying an IP camera for less. When they put the label of baby monitor on it, it raises the price.

Good luck!
 

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That's right. Audio-only is another option. I had an analog 900 MHz video monitor where you could turn the screen off (better battery life). An LED signal meter would dance around the louder sounds got.

And with the baby monitors (not wifi ones), video is a crapshoot... but tech has probably gotten better in the last decade +. Don't forget, wifi cameras will introduce lag.

Sometimes you can hear the baby snoring away. Nothing more soothing than that.

And, whatever you do: Resist the temptation to keep baby in the same room. It'll be a much harder "habit" to kick. I know a family where their 13 year old son still sleeps in the same BED as mom and dad. Not healthy. No joke.
 

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That's right. Audio-only is another option. I had an analog 900 MHz video monitor where you could turn the screen off (better battery life). An LED signal meter would dance around the louder sounds got.

And with the baby monitors (not wifi ones), video is a crapshoot... but tech has probably gotten better in the last decade +. Don't forget, wifi cameras will introduce lag.

Sometimes you can hear the baby snoring away. Nothing more soothing than that.

And, whatever you do: Resist the temptation to keep baby in the same room. It'll be a much harder "habit" to kick. I know a family where their 13 year old son still sleeps in the same BED as mom and dad. Not healthy. No joke.
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