My opinion is one of the essentials when it comes to baby gear purchases is a baby monitor. Due to evolution and our wonderful world of technology, I’m more for the video baby monitors, it just makes things so much easier when you can actually view baby when not in the same room. Believe me when I say we have been through a few in our time, the first baby monitor we had was a listening device that hummed & buzzed constantly. When you went to make an adjustment it would let off high frequency, ear-piercing screeches and would wake baby up..UGH!! We tried a couple of video units but always seemed to have trouble with the monitors and the batteries wouldn’t hold much of a charge. As you know I have a new grand baby on the way, sadly we recently found out there are complications and baby Mia will be born early. She will need special attention & constant monitoring so we have been searching for the best baby video monitor available. This is no simple task, there are so many out on the market, making a simple choice became difficult to say the least. Now, we have heard the stories about predators hacking into these video monitors, so we have been extra cautious in making our choice. We finally asked our baby Dr if she had any suggestions, with no hesitation she suggested the Levana Keera Video Monitor,
7 Tips For Choosing The Best Baby Monitor!
- Consider a video monitor. Check for sufficient low-light quality of the picture and if you can tell at a glance that baby’s still sleeping peacefully.
- Look for a model with a sound-activated light. You want it to flash or light up so you can keep track of your infant while you’re listening to music, talking on the phone or vacuuming
- Go wireless. A wireless unit enables you to do chores inside and outside the house. Best if you find one with a belt clip to free up your hands.
- Consider the size of your home when choosing your baby monitor. If you live in a larger home or space, you may want to purchase a monitor with more receivers so you can place them around the house. If you have a small apartment, a monitor with a single receiver is probably enough.
- Power source: Try to choose a monitor that runs on rechargeable batteries it will save you money in the long run. Ones that you plug into a base to recharge work great, monitors that run on either type of battery, a low-charge alert is a helpful feature.
- Range: Consider how far your receiver will be able to travel from the nursery base for it to continue to be effective. Obviously, if you have a large home or want to be able to spend time in the garden while baby is napping, you’ll need a greater range. Choosing a monitor that has sound an alert when you move out of range is great.
- Frequency: The best way to minimize interference is by choosing a monitor that operates on a different frequency than your other household wireless equipment, like computers & phones.
Oh my goodness the Keera, Levana’s 3.5” touch panel Pan/Tilt/Zoom video baby monitor “rocks!! It’s just what we have been looking for! With the Keera monitor we have the ability to take pictures and record baby Mia while viewing her right from the monitor. Best of all the powerful battery will last up to 24 hours, no more guessing or timing when it needs to be charged. Baby Mia & mommy will be able to sleep peacefully.
Smooth & Silent Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera-The pan/tilt/zoom camera is such an awesome feature. We can use the monitor from anywhere in our home to adjust the camera view horizontally 300° and tilt vertically 110°. Once we have found our focal point we can zoom in to check on baby Mia in an even greater detail. Loving that this camera has a silent adjust and is super smooth . The Keera monitor grows with your child, we can hardly wait until baby Mia is in her curious stages, we’ll be able to peak in and keep a close eye on her.
Touch Panel & Icon-Based Menu for Ease of Use The sleek profile of this monitor and it’s feather touch panel control responds to your quickest commands, this is wonderful for spur of the moment changes. The simple to understand icon menu allows you to navigate effortlessly through the features. We appreciate the ability to select one of this monitor’s many features and customize it specifically for baby Mia’s needs. The Keera has a button lock feature, so when it’s not in use you can lock it, great for avoiding accidental settings, or what we call hip dialing.
Record Video & Snap Photos Instantly This has got to be our favorite feature yet! We can capture baby Mia’s precious moments right when they happen with either a recorded video or still photos. It comes with a 2GB micro SD card so we never have to worry about missing timeless memories. All we have to do is pop in the micro card to our computer, transfer over all of baby Mia’s recorded priceless moments and share them with friends & family.
24-hour Battery Life in PEEP Mode You all are going to love this, there is no need to stop and recharge this monitor for up to 24 hours. The Keera has an Adjustable PEEP, Power-on/off Energy Efficient Picture that sets your monitor and your camera to “sleep” when there is no sound in the nursery. The second your baby makes a noise or sound the camera and the monitor will activate. How cool is this?? This magnificent feature saves hours of valuable battery life. Talk to Baby™ Two-way Communication We parent know there is nothing more soothing & calming for your baby than the sound of our own voice, check this out, the Keera is equipped with a two-way Talk to Baby intercom. Not only is this fabulous for listening & talking to baby but parents can communicate from room to room as well. No more running back & forth to ask each other a simple question or using a raised voice to get the attention of the other parent in another room when there may be an urgent situation. Smart LED Indicator Ring This is a first I have seen on baby monitors a Smart LED Indicator Ring changes color with the sound of your baby’s voice so you can tell how loud baby is crying even if the monitor is on mute, and it’s adjustable. There are 6 different color codes for a quick reference to the urgency of baby’s cry. Pink – Disconnected, Blue – Low volume/Whispers, Green – Low-Medium volume/Murmurs, Yellow – Medium volume/Cooing, Orange – Medium-High volume/Chatter, Red – High volume/Yelling
Invisible LED Night Vision The Keera’s Invisible infrared LEDs provide a clear image of your child in the dark up to 12ft away. No more distracting red LED lights like on the traditional baby video monitors. Baby is sure to have a peaceful, uninterrupted sleep!
Private ClearVu® Digital Signal Know I was super concerned about hackers being able to access the monitor like I had heard about, well no worries here! The Keera has a private, secure and interference-free digital signal that no one but you can access! Now, if you have had problems with sketchy screens and blurriness your troubles are over. This awesome baby monitor has ClearVu® technology providing you outstanding precision and clarity of a digital signal from up to 750ft away. I’m so loving this monitor!!
3 Soothing Lullabies & Expandable up to 4 Cameras What baby doesn’t love to be lulled to sleep?? I know mine all do, I still sing them to sleep at night. With the Keera monitor you have three precious lullaby melodies to choose from that can be remotely activated and changed by your parent unit. Do you have a large home? No worries, you can add three additional cameras to view up to four areas of your home on one monitor. We just love how the Keera monitor grows with our family!
- 3.5” Baby Video Monitor Pan/Tilt/Zoom
- Night Vision Camera
- Rechargeable Battery
- 2GB Micro SD card with adapter 2 Power Adapters
- Quick Start Guide
- 1 Year Warranty Lifetime Customer Support
As I mentioned earlier due to complications, our baby Mia will be born early so she is definitely going to need special attention & close monitoring. I’m super excited to also share with you today another fantastic Levana product, The Oma+ Movement Monitor powered by Snuza. This has got to be the best baby movement monitor I have ever seen!! Now we can have peace of mind knowing will we be able to keep a close eye on baby Mia and monitor her movements at this crucial point in her premature life.
Here are the features for the Oma+ Movement Monitor powered by Snuza,
Vibration Alert for Baby Helping you feel more at ease during baby’s deepest sleep, the sensor will gently vibrate to help encourage the return of regular movement after 15 seconds of complete stillness and will beep loudly to alert you if no movement is detected for more than 20 seconds.
Sensor Detects the Slightest Movement With a soft, flexible sensor at the belly button area, it clips snugly and comfortably onto baby’s diaper sensing baby’s tiniest movements. Unlike the other units, the Oma+ is unlikely to give you a false alarm, only alerting if the situation is crucial.
Optional Movement Alerts If abdominal movement is occurring less than 8 times per minute the movement indicator light will flash orange and a different warning tone will sound. This can also be set to detect weak and irregular movements.
Completely Wireless & Conveniently Portable Because it’s battery powered & completely wireless no more dangerous cords within or near your baby’s bed, YEAH!! It’s so compact you can take it with you everywhere you go, best of all it’s safe for bassinets, playpens and most baskets.
Overall, we absolutely love Levana products. Words can’t even express how safe, secure and ready we are to bring our baby Mia home now that we are part of the levana family! The Keera Vido Monitor & The OMA+ Movement Monitor is a great addition to our home & family. Even in the smallest of homes, a baby video monitor is a must have to observe baby while sleeping or awake to ensure their safety. Video monitors allow you to check in on baby as much as you like without having to run back & forth from room to room. They also provide parents with additional well needed sleep, a rested parent is a good parent!!
Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Well look no more! Both the Keera & OMA+ will make fantastic gifts for the parent to be! You can purchase your Keera Monitor or the OMA+ Monitor from their website, also for your convenience, they’re now available at all buybuy baby stores across the United states! Please remember no baby monitoring device or product replace responsible adult supervision. Check on your child regularly.
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You can purchase your Keera Monitor or the OMA+ Monitor from their website, also for your convenience, they’re now available at all buybuy baby stores across the United states!!
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