By Jamie Feder
I recently gave birth to my first child, Miranda, which has been a major adjustment. The Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor with Color LCD Screen has made this nervous new mommy sleep so much easier.
The monitor runs on a rechargeable battery, so I can take it with me as I do chores around the house. During the night (or in a darkened room), the monitor’s camera automatically switches to infrared night vision. So no matter what time of day, I can see Miranda on the monitor’s 3.5-inch color LCD screen. Using the monitor’s control panel, I can also remotely change the camera’s angel or zoom-in. (Read more after the jump).
The Motorola MBP has a two-way communication option. If Miranda’s getting fussy (which is often, since at the time of this review, she was six-weeks-old), I can try to calm her down through the intercom. If that doesn’t work, I can remotely play one of the monitor’s five lullabies.
Motorola has also thought about the safety of my baby. The MBP 36 has a function that tells me the temperature of my baby’s room. If the temperature reading turns red, the room is either too hot or cold. This function is important and can help avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is more likely to occur in a room that’s either too hot or cold.
Motorola sells additional cameras for the MBP 36 monitor, so as my family grows I can keep an eye on all of my bundles of joy. Motorola has really thought of everything!