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Choose the Right Baby Monitor for Your Baby

Getting your baby to sleep is only half the battle! Once they’re asleep most parents still have concerns that can keep them up at night.

Did you know, most of these concerns can be addressed if you buy a baby monitor? In fact a third of mothers see having a baby monitor they trust as ‘absolutely critical’ to getting a good night’s sleep.

The Tomy Baby Monitor is multi-award winning and a favorite in the UK.

Every Baby Monitor Review has been thoroughly tested to provide the very highest standards of safety and a host of up-to-date features from guaranteed privacy and two-way talk back to remotely controlled night lights, vibration alert and last feed timer, that really do make parenting easier.

When choosing your monitor you need to determine your requirements, from the type of home you live in, and your lifestyle as there are several monitors that will meet your criteria.

* Do you want to ensure that no-one else can listen in to your monitor? Unique to the Tomy Walkabout Baby Monitor, privacy is guaranteed thanks to an inbuilt scrambling device and 65,000 unique combinations in the Walkabout Baby Advance, Classic Advance and Premier Advance and an auto channel hopping selection function and digital audio in the Walkabout Platinum Digital. Guaranteed privacy means that the sounds your baby makes cannot be picked up by any other monitor in the area.

* You might be spending time out of the house such as in the garden? If so consider a Tomy Baby Portable Monitor with a longer range for flexible, portable monitoring. Also consider having a monitor with a vibration alert which is great for more noisy environments.

* Will your baby be sleeping in their own nursery? If so you might want to invest in a Baby Monitor Reviews with a two-way talk back facility which is handy for when your baby only needs a word of reassurance from afar. Also consider one with a night light on the baby unit to give a comforting glow in the dark to reassure your baby.

* Are you concerned that you might disturb your baby when entering the nursery? If so you might want to consider a monitor with a night light on the baby unit so there is no need to disturb your baby using the main light in the nursery.

* You may be concerned that you might forget when the next feed is due during the night? In order to reduce uncertainty about when the next feeding is due, the innovative last feed timer on our top of the range Tomy Baby Talkabout Platinum Digital Monitor will keep track for you.

* On many occasions you may feel that the temperature of your nursery might not be ideal. In order to keep the nursery at the ideal temperature you might want to consider a Tomy Baby Monitor with an in-built temperature display enabling you to continuously monitor the temperature of your baby’s nursery. If you are also worried about temperature variances overnight in the nursery you might want to consider the Tomy Baby Walkabout Platinum Digital Monitor which records the maximum and Minimum temperature the nursery got to during the night.

* What about being able to judge the intensity of your babies sound when not in the nursery? Consider a Tomy Baby Monitor with a sound-sensitive light display which is a display of moving lights which echo the level of your baby’s sounds meaning you can stay alert to your baby’s needs even with the sound turned down and can also judge when you want to react to your baby’s sounds.

* Do you have two small children and want to use two monitors at one time? It is possible to use two monitors at one time however, it is not recommended to have two analogue monitors in close proximity as interference between the two monitors could prevent them from working properly. Using 2 DECT monitors in close proximity is fine and both will work normally with no interference.

You can see that there is a Tomy Baby Monitor for most applications that is why Tomy is the No 1 brand of baby monitors in the UK.

Christina Danzarola is a freelance journalist and has been using a tomy baby monitor for the past 12 months since her daughter Claire was born, which has given her real peace of mind as she was always fearful of leaving her baby on her own even in the next room, but she was able to monitor everything. Check out the baby monitor reviews by visiting the website.

Preparing For First Babies

preparing for a baby

Becoming a parent for the first time is exciting, but you may also have feelings of concern. It’s absolutely natural to have this mixture of emotions and many people wonder whether they’ll make good parents. Parenting often relies heavily on instinct, but you will find that there are a number of steps that you can take to make preparations easier.

Some of the steps that you can take will have a very practical feel to them, while others will involve making preparations that are much more of a psychological variety. This is important to remember, as some first-time parents spend too much time thinking about the practicalities involved in getting the nursery ready and think too little about other aspects of what having a baby will mean.

It’s really important that both Mom and Dad should be ready for the birth. It’s vital that you don’t make the mistake of considering labor as something that only the mother will go through. Being pregnant and giving birth can be tough, making it all the more important that the right level of support is provided. Make sure that you’re both aware of what’s ahead – you will both need to get involved to make things easier.

You can’t ignore the fact that there are some practicalities that you need to deal with prior to the birth. In particular, you’re almost certain to start thinking about the nursery and the various items that you’ll need for this room. Take the time to write a list of all of the accessories that you’ll need for the baby, as it’s easy to overlook some items if you don’t have it all written down in this way.

The thought of speaking regularly to medical professionals does not appeal to some people. Although you may have such concerns, it really is vital that you strike up a good relationship with those who can help. Don’t forget that many of them will have witnessed hundreds of births. Use them as a source of information. Even if you only get a single piece of information that you wouldn’t previously have thought of then you will have gained something from this approach.

Parenting Toddler Ideas

Facing up to the challenges of raising a toddler can be very difficult for many parents. Parenting a toddler can make parents feel the need for some useful ideas on how to correctly handle their child’s poor behavior. What can a parent do to effectively stop this type of negative conduct?

Parents should not overlook or neglect a child’s enraged moments, such behavior must be treated with support and affection. Observing a child’s interaction with others can help parents discover the cause of their child’s frustrations.

During the first years a toddler struggles to express his needs or feelings; therefore, making him more susceptible to tantrums. Parents need to remember that such behavior is a natural reaction when he struggles to communicate.

What are you supposed to do when your toddler is throwing a tantrum? Various individuals consider that paying no attention to a misbehaving child is the best option but others believe that a warm hug to make him feel secure is better. Being that each child is different, parents should decide the best attitude to implement.

Parenting a toddler can be frustrating at times; however, allowing a child to obtain what he wants by letting him have what he wants to stop his screaming or yelling will only make his bad conduct worse. A good alternative is to take the upset child to a soothing place to calm down.

You have to remember that you are the parent. You have to maintain control by being firm and consistent yet staying calm. Here is when patience is needed the most. Making your child feel frightened is not a good idea since this will make him hide his emotions in fear of your reaction.

It is very important to pay very close attention when parenting a toddler. It is amazing how many aggressive situations could be avoided if only parents paid attention to whats going on around their child. A tantrum usually erupts when a toddler feels invaded, ignored or hurt by someone else.

Communication is very crucial when parenting a toddler. Even at such an early age, children are capable of understanding what they can and can’t do in most places. It’s important to explain to a little one what’s going on around him so he knows what to expect and how to behave.

Remember, when parenting toddlers, love, patience, communication and understanding are crucial. Always be clear, firm and consistent in how you act with your child. Your child needs to know what his boundaries are yet that he has your love and support unconditionally.

Hari Gee has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years.