To be completely safe, you need to rely on your own eyes and ears, like our grandparents in the old days. It’s amazing how they survived without all these fancy monitors we use nowadays.
Although SIDS has been there those days as well. But today it can be prevented with a baby monitor. The world truly changed. There are probably more robots these days than humans on earth!
If you think about it, it actually makes sense with all the technology these days! Well, here we are today, most of us did not grow up with baby monitors.
It didn’t exist back then, but we made it! Today you’ll find it in many households. Parents just love it! But, how safe is a baby monitor?
Can Baby Monitors Cause Health Problems?
Some could indeed cause potential health problems for your baby because these devices use a range of radio frequencies to transmit audio and video signals from the monitor to the receptor. Different models will emit different ranges of radio frequencies.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer(IARC) an organization that is part of the World Health Organization(WHO) declared in 2011 that all radio frequencies are a possible cause of cancer. A baby’s brain is very sensitive to the effects of electromagnetic radiation during its formative years.
The skull of the baby is thinner to allow its continued growth and development of the brain. Children absorb ten times more microwave radiation than adults.
Small exposures to electromagnetic frequencies can have significant long-term impacts. Some of the positive dangers and side effects of exposure include:
- Disruption of a baby’s sleep cycle
- Negative impact on the immune system
- Negative impact on the reproductive system
- Incomplete or problematic development of the brain
These side effects are amplified for babies whose brains and bodies are rapidly developing. If you have serious concerns that your child might be affected by a possible SIDS or any other medical condition.
You should speak to your doctor about a model that tracks the heartbeat and breathing. Note: If we follow the safety instructions, of the baby monitor, our little ones can live a safe and healthy life.
But How Safe Are These Devices?
There is absolutely nothing wrong to be concerned about it.
In this modern life of us today we are surrounded by all these electromagnetic frequencies, and that is a good reason for every parent to worry about a child’s wellbeing. There are two main categories of safety, that parents should take into account when buying a monitor.
1. From Electromagnetic Exposure
Parents should consider the potential dangers that some of these devices may pose to their baby’s health.
The monitor systems can be very helpful to keep a watchful eye on your child and detect potential breathing problems.
If you include too many features in your baby monitor, your child can be potentially exposed to high-level radiations.
It’s best to consider the features that you require before buying a monitor. Some models might indeed broadcast concerning levels of radiation that could prove harmful to your baby over time.
The health and safety of our children are very important to us, that’s, why we should decide which device, is best for you and your child. Most of these devices are relatively safe, as long as you respect the other health and safety recommendations.
If you have other devices that are also emitting electromagnetic frequencies, the radiation limit could exceed the recommended limit as they will be absorbed cumulatively by your child.
2. Hacking Security
Just to think about the fact that your baby’s monitor can be hacked, can make any parent sick of concern.
They got all the time in the world to plan these evil acts. The only thing we can do is to pray non-stop for safety and protection over our little ones and ourselves.
There are so many horrifying stories of parents discovering that their baby monitors have been hacked. Strangers, monsters as I like to call them, control the movement of the webcam.
If you have any monitor in the baby’s room especially one that is connected to your WiFi, the reality is that it can be hacked.
How can they hack it? Radio monitors communicate over short to medium range, frequency. In order to hack those monitors, a hacker would need to be in the physical reach of the signal and know which frequency to communicate on.
The hacker should be able to bypass encrypted channels. Believe it or not, these people are not stupid, but they are cruel!
WiFi monitors, connected to your home network, which is itself most probably connected to the internet, open the door to anyone, anywhere in the world to potentially hack your device.
A hacker would first need to get access to your home router. Remember to also protect your WiFi with a strong password to avoid someone walking within range and accessing your router. NOTE: KEEP YOUR PASSWORD SAFE. I’m sure all of us know that(smile).
Protect Your Baby From Radiations
Mobile phones, WiFi routers, and low-frequency fields from domestic appliances are increasingly present in our daily lives.
Our children and we are now more exposed to electromagnetic than ever before. Carefully consider the environment in which you will place this device.
Make sure you place it at a safe distance from your baby’s bed and opt for a low-frequency monitor. It is recommended that you place the device at least 1.8 meters away from your baby’s cot.
The good news is some of the latest digital monitor models, now allow you to switch from Low-frequency audio to High-frequency video.
In life we have to take risks sometimes, but when it comes to the little ones we need to be extra careful. We need to focus on the positive side of life.
Be Positive Stay healthy And Happy
In the end, everything on earth got its ups and downs, positive and negative, and also the good and the bad. Life will never be perfect. hackers and other criminals will always be there.
Imagine a life without pain, sickness, hate, poverty, and the list goes on. It would be perfect. But unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and technology saves us from so much evil in this world.
Secure your baby Monitor the same way that you will secure your computer or smartphone!
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