VTech Monitors and National Baby Safety Month
It’s National Baby Safety Month and we’re thinking more and more about what will give us peace of mind when the baby comes. As we researched baby gear, we realized that the baby monitor was a must have and topped the list. When we were contacted by VTech to showcase one of their baby monitors, we jumped at the chance. They presented some pretty compelling research that shows some interesting facts related to how safety conscious parents are and how thorough they are when choosing the right products. Their findings are listed below.
In honor of National Baby Safety Month, VTech commissioned a survey to poll parents’ safety attitudes, purchasing behavior and overall parenting behavior. The results — today’s parents are extremely safety conscious with the majority (71 percent) of survey respondents labeling themselves as either “close supervisors” or very “protective.”
This next finding surprises me considering all the information available both in stores and online.
Parents get an “incomplete” on their safety homework — only 40 percent of survey respondents researched important safety recalls to ensure their products are not defective.
And THIS is surprising since DADS ARE PARENTS AND ALSO MEN:
Parents are good at following instructions for safety — the majority of parents surveyed (58 percent) read all the instructions before using or assembling the product to ensure safe operation.
I know, I was shocked too! What do you want to bet the 58% were women?
Baby monitors were top of mind when parents looking for products for their newborns.
A Baby Monitor is One of the Most Important Products for Babies
When asked about the e important baby product, parents ranked baby monitors as the top product after clothing to not skimp on, even if money was tight, surpassing child-proofing locks, strollers, rockers, toys, changing tables and room decorations. Survey respondents’ most important consideration when comparing baby monitors was the best/most features (34 percent) followed by price (21 percent) and consumer ratings (22 percent), and more specifically, parents put a spotlight on portability and clear, secure audio reception as the most important features for baby monitors.
VTech is a leader in the baby monitor space.
When my kids were babies, monitors were a new product and we thought we were so high tech being able to listen to baby cry in the next room. Now you can see the little darling. No doubt I’ll be watching the monitor all. the. time.
Some cool features in the Safe&Sound® FullColor Video and Audio Monitor (VM321, MSRP: $129.95)
- Portability with a range of up to 1,000 feet.
- DECT 6.0 technology
- High-quality and reliable sound
- No wireless interference from other electronic devices
- Split screen viewing
- Infrared LED
- Talk-back feature
- Five soothing lullabies – for when Granny can’t be there to sing.
My only thought? The screen could be a little larger – oh like my 42 inch plasma. That would make baby watching so fun!
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