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Keeping your kids safe and sound is your number one priority as a mother. However, when you work from home, your attention is divided between your work and monitoring your little ones. Make sure you equip yourself with the tools that can help you stay in the zone while you’re working and help you keep a close eye on your children. Integrate gadgets and methods like video monitors, home intercoms, wearable cameras and other monitoring apps into your family’s lifestyle. Here is an overview of how you can supervise your child from a distance:
If you have little ones that are Pre-K and home for the day, invest in video monitoring equipment that will help you keep an eye on them while they’re napping or playing in their room. It’s a useful monitoring method that will ensure your child’s safety as well as give you space for your work.
The VTech Safe & Sound digital video baby monitor has two pan tilt cameras that connect to a high-resolution LCD screen. You can zoom and move the cameras around to keep up with them as they move around their room. The system can digitally stream audio and video from distances up to 1,000 feet. The Infant Optics baby monitor is another video monitor system that lets you adjust the zoom and viewing angle of its wide-angle lens, can run off of 6-10 hours of battery life, has
The Infant Optics baby monitor is another video monitor system that lets you adjust the zoom and viewing angle of its wide-angle lens, can run off of 6-10 hours of battery life, has a LED display and contains wireless portability capabilities.
If you have children that are a bit older and video monitoring doesn’t seem necessary, install a home intercom system that lets you verbally check in. A home intercom system is also a good option if your child roams from room to room and you can’t install cameras into each room. You can install wall-mounted intercoms in the most action-packed rooms of your home, where your child will likely spend their time.
The NuTone systems are easy to use, with minimal buttons, making them kid-friendly. There are also many wireless intercoms available that don’t require wall installation. A verbal check in will give you peace of mind when you’re working in your home office.
There are a number of child-monitoring apps that you can access through your smartphone. These apps are ideal alternative baby monitors that will help you listen in or visually check on your little one.
For Audio, the Baby Monitor and Alarm app is an easy-to-use system that picks up any noises your child makes and allows you to transmit any personally recorded voice messages or lullaby music into your child’s room. The
The Dormi app can work at any distance and provides you with high-resolution video and audio monitoring. Make sure you have a smartphone with a high-resolution screen, like the Samsung Galaxy S7, so you can clearly see what your child is doing.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.