>> Wednesday, January 23, 2013
For starters, talk to your mommy friends. Many already-been-there mothers know a thing or two about what did or did not work for them, and why. Word of mouth suggestions on a product can be some of the best.
Check out reviews on websites like Amazon or specific store websites. Sure, there are always going to be positive and negative responses for each product, but if the majority are negative or you see a pattern as to why, you may just have your answer to move on to another product.
Learn the market before you buy. There are plenty of different options you may not even have known about. Did you want a simple, audio monitor? Or were you looking for something that you can watch a video stream from your smart phone? Did you want to know when the baby stops moving or breathing? Did you want to be able to watch from outside of your home and have more remote access? Because all of those options are currently available, in a reasonable price range.
Look outside of just the baby monitor market. Several electronic stores sell monitoring devices that actually provide more information for often a smaller price tag than traditional baby monitors. You may also be able to buy traditional baby monitors at these stores for a lower cost. It's always better to know your range of choices!
How did you choose your baby monitor?