BabyPing Wi-Fi Baby Video Monitor for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Wi-Fi Baby Video Monitor for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
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Tested with 10-month-old son Austin. We’ve had the BabyPing for nearly three weeks now, and in that time we have surprisingly seen a marked improvement in Austin’s sleeping patterns.
What’s in the box?
- Babyping video monitor
- Monitor stand/mount
- Pack of cable clips
- Ethernet cable
- 2m USB extension cable
- Easy-to-use instructions
- Allen key
- 3m power supply
- Attachable rubber feet
- Mounted screws
What we loved
On opening the box you get everything you need: stand/mount, cable clips – including the Ethernet cable which you only need to use once, but it’s great it’s included as you don’t have to dig anything else out – it’s all there.
One really nice touch I appreciated was the 2m USB extension cable. Typically iPhone’s have a really small cable and charging your device means leaving it in the corner, however with the BabyPing extension cable you can charge your phone and have it by your side, and thus a happy evening!
The BabyPing is relatively simple to set up, the instructions are really visual and simple – however I would say it does take some technology know-how as downloading the app and syncing the wi-fi network could be troublesome. However, once set up you literally open the app, as long as the video monitor is on you’re live, watching your child sleep from the comfort of the sofa.
The most impressive thing about the BabyPing was that when we heard movement or noise the BabyPing app would automatically notify you and alert you to open. This was a fantastic feature for us; Austin is a light sleeper and our creaky floorboards means we run the gauntlet of waking him up. Being able to see your child from anywhere in the house allowed us to carefully monitor his sleep – normally if you hear a noise – especially as new parents you are in the room checking immediately, which potentially disturbs the baby, and Austin is very much a ‘mummy’s boy’ so as soon as he knows she’s in the room, he wants comforting and picking up.
What to watch out for
The major negative about this was that you will be checking your phone every two minutes – it’s amazing having the video but, and I suppose it depends on each parent, being able to check your child meant we were looking at it all the time and totally relaxing in the evening. Also, the BabyPing is very sensitive to sound, we live within 400 yards of a busy through road and we were getting alerts on our iPhone from cars and buses that were passing by – which again means your phone is going crazy and making you panic.
I would recommend this product to friends and family in the future, but not without an air of caution – be prepared to be checking your phone… alot!