Very practical to ensure baby’s safety, the baby monitor can also be a risk. This is due to the electromagnetic waves it emits in order to work. How to choose it well and limit the risks of exposure of babies?
Baby monitor: is there a risk for baby?
Electromagnetic waves are already invading our daily lives and the technological tool that is the baby monitor is one of them. Fortunately, it does not emit as many waves as our mobile phones, but it still exposes toddlers to electromagnetic fields.
We talked about it recently in our article How to protect baby from electromagnetic waves babies’ brains are more fragile. It absorbs 60% more waves than that of adults.
According to the ANSE, connected objects can have effects on children’s cognitive functions as well as on their well-being (fatigue, sleep disorders, stress, anxiety).
In France, there are no regulations on the transmitting power of baby monitors. Like any other connected device, the baby monitor emits waves when it is in operation.
The precautionary principle applies.
3 tips for choosing a baby monitor
Choose a baby monitor with VOX mode (automatic voice activation) that does not transmit continuously. With this feature, it will only be triggered at a certain sound level.
Opt for a low-frequency and/or analog baby monitor. It is preferable to avoid DECT models that emit more waves than an audio device. At the time of purchase, also ask about the number of transmissions per second. Prefer baby monitors with the lowest possible frequency
Choose a baby monitor with a short range to limit the emission of electromagnetic waves. Generally, a range of 100 to 300 metres is sufficient. If the baby’s room is rather far away and the walls of your house are thick, then a range of 1000m will be recommended.
Baby monitor without risk for baby, our selection:
Digital FHSS technology for clear, interference-free sound. Its range is 300 meters and it does not emit high frequency waves when baby sleeps.
In order to limit electromagnetic waves in the baby’s room, Babymoov has developed a whole range of low-power baby monitors. It is also the first brand to have applied the precautionary principle.
Thanks to its Digital Green technology, the Premium Care Baby Monitor has a low wave emission power and a range of up to 1400m in free fields.
To go further, a few habits to adopt:
Never put the baby monitor in the crib or cradle…
Place the device between 1 and 3 metres from baby.
Turn off the baby monitor when not in use.
Limit wave exposure throughout your home while still allowing some signal to pass through with the Sybox