How to Turn your iPhone or iPad into a Baby Monitor
After you become a parent, taking care of your baby becomes your number one priority. You are always thinking if your kid is comfortable, is he/she sleeping, is he/she feeling well, etc.
You have to take care of everything, including your personal work and occasions. Sometimes, it can be difficult to manage all the work and the attention your kid requires, especially when you have to go away to work or have to leave your little one alone for different reasons.
A lot of parents, to fix this, buy a monitoring device. A traditional monitoring device has two separated units, the camera which is installed near your kid and the display, which shows the live feed and you must take it with you wherever you go.
But, a lot of people always look for a better way to watch their kid and a lot of them try to avoid taking an extra headset with them.
If you want to turn your iPhone or tablet into a baby monitoring device and avoid getting an extra handset with you when going out, then you can follow the two available methods down below to do this.
1. Buy a Wireless Monitoring Device
With the development of technology, the baby cameras have start becoming more reliable and easy to use. Nowadays, we have the wireless baby camera monitors. With these devices, all you need is the camera placed in your kids room and then you can check the live feed using your smartphone or tablet, wherever you are.
These models are easy to use, user-friendly, have a beautiful design and are packed with features. All you have to do is to choose the best monitor and download its app on your smartphone, and you are ready to go.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money to buy this kind of device, then you can read the second option down below, which is cheaper and doesn’t require you to buy anything.
2. Use an Old iPhone or iPad as a Monitoring Device
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on another device, then you can use an old iPhone, iPod or iPad and transform it on a monitoring device for babies using an app which is available on the App Store, called BabyMonitor 3G.
This app is available for $3.99 and you have to download it on both devices in order to make it work.
This app will transform your device into a baby monitor and you will be able to hear every noise from your child’s room, talk to him/her or use the built-in camera to see what is he/she doing.
The setup is a bit confusing if you are not a tech-savvy but remember that you are spending less than $10, so you should accept this disadvantage.
After you finish the setup and choose which device is the parent station and which one is the baby station, you can use the dashboard to access the camera or hear the kid’s room sound.
Often, there might be some internet connection issues, so you have to be sure both devices have enough signal and have the mobile data enabled.
The BabyMonitor 3G is a cheap and reliable solution for anyone. It has some disadvantages but remember that you are spending less than $10.
After you read this article, I hope you learned how to turn your iPhone or iPad into a monitoring device using one of the two available methods mentioned here.