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The truth about baby monitors and their safety

The truth about baby monitors and their safety

When it comes to keeping your little ones safe and sound, a baby monitor can be a greatly beneficial tool. However, with the emergence of wireless technology and associated health risks, many parents are starting to question the safety and effectiveness of baby monitors.

Wireless safety

To answer the question of wireless safety, scientists have conducted studies on the emissions from baby monitors. It has been established that as long as manufacturers follow health and safety guidelines, baby monitors such as WiFi-enabled products, will cause minimal radio frequency radiation emission.

Interference issues

Despite baby monitors following safety guidelines, this does not eliminate the risk of interference from other types of devices that are transmitted on the same frequency. This can be particularly true for analogue models, as this technology was becoming obsolete before the interference issue became increasingly known. So, if you have an analogue baby monitor, we highly advise that you upgrade your device to a digital model.

So, are baby monitors safe?

The bottom line is that, as with any technology, there needs to be caution and moderation when using a baby monitor. Here are some things to consider when using a baby monitor:

  • Do not keep your device in close proximity to where your baby is sleeping. The majority of devices are safe, however, this is an important precaution with any electronic device.
  • Go for a digital model. As previously mentioned, this will reduce the risk of interference. This can be either a DECT, DECT+, or WiFi-enabled model.
  • Only purchase a device from a trusted manufacturer. Unscrupulous manufacturers may not have taken the necessary health and safety precautions when producing their products. Do your research before purchase.

In conclusion, with the correct use, most baby monitors are safe. As long as you purchase from a reputable manufacturer and follow other practical safety measures, you can be assured that your little one is in safe hands.

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