Using a baby monitor camera is great as it keeps your baby safe and, more importantly, it helps you on the sleep training. The market gives you high-tech baby monitors but it’s essential to know where to place them in order to get the best out of them.
Begin by reading the manufacturer’s instructions, no matter how boring it may seem. Check also the safety tag from the electrical cord of the baby monitor in order to play it extremely safe at all time.
The location of the baby monitor camera makes the system work or not. You should choose a place that is at least 3 feet away from the crib, where your baby sleeps. Don’t place it inside the crib/bassinet, not hang it on the crib rail. Even though your newborn isn’t able to grab much, you should still install the monitor at least 3 feet away from the crib. Don’t forget your baby grows so take a trip into the future also.
The angle of the position is also important and when you wall mount high and out-of-reach, you actually get a better view. You may find baby monitors that are very easy to mount and offer good visibility in the dark as well. Some models actually move up/down, left/right via a remote control so that you better see your baby.
Never use the baby monitor in the bathroom or around water. Make sure that the monitor’s electrical cord is 3 feet away from the crib and conceal the cord with a cover. It’s always good to plug the monitor into a childproofed electrical socket.