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Piglet2003 October 30th, 2007 10:25 AM

Baby monitor or walkie talkies?
 
Does anyone know what the range is for a baby monitor on a cruise ship? I was thinking of buying one of the new digital baby monitors, and setting it up in our room to keep tabs on our baby as she naps.

I wanted to know if it would work if I was across the hall in another cabin, or even on another floor (so that I can listen in when she's with the baby sitter).

Or would a walkie talkie be a better choice?

Thanks!

lfgaynor October 31st, 2007 12:36 PM

The walkie talkie will only work if someone is on the other end to receive your message. If you want to hear what's going on, then you'd have use a baby monitor which doesn't have as much range. The monitor will probably (can't guarantee) work between cabins very close by. I just don't know how comfortable I'd feel leaving the baby alone in the cabin since crew can get in the cabin at will since they have keys (room steward, mini bar staff, etc.). I often brought work I could do on our private verandah deck and either used the monitor or left the verandah door open to hear the baby.

Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor

Divemaster November 1st, 2007 02:44 PM

Re: Baby monitor or walkie talkies?
 
Why not let kiddo conch out in a nearby stoller?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Piglet2003
Does anyone know what the range is for a baby monitor on a cruise ship? I was thinking of buying one of the new digital baby monitors, and setting it up in our room to keep tabs on our baby as she naps.

I wanted to know if it would work if I was across the hall in another cabin, or even on another floor (so that I can listen in when she's with the baby sitter).

Or would a walkie talkie be a better choice?

Thanks!


dilipv January 3rd, 2008 07:43 AM

hi ,

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rosekelin October 9th, 2009 06:14 PM

Highly recommend this one http://safebabymonitors.com/video-baby-monitors.html ...... I bought the Intermediate, works really well

lfgaynor October 21st, 2009 12:01 PM

Please let us know what you did and how it worked out!

Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey

rhettsmile October 30th, 2009 05:12 AM

Baby monitor in Cruise
 
Baby monitor use a radio signal to transfer the video message, the signal always in 2.4GHz frequency spectrum. Generally speaking, baby monitor can use in 30-50 meters in house, the signal can through some barrier but can't through a metal wall in my opinion, so if you want to use a wireless video baby monitor in cruise, the mission success rate depends on the barrier type.

Russell in MD October 30th, 2009 05:45 PM

Monitor worked to the next door cabin last year on EoS. I would think across the hall wouldn't be that much more of a stretch. Remeber cabins are these pod type pre-fab structures that get inserted into the decks.

There is some serious logistics to consider whan cruising with a little one and accomidating nap times and sleeping arrangments in general. Been there done that....no t-shirt.

R

lfgaynor November 1st, 2009 12:59 PM

Yes, when cruising with a little one, you should keep in mind that you can't always do what you want to do when you want to do it. However, that's the case when you are home too. Just make sure you change your expectations and you'll have a good cruise.

Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey
Family Cruise editor

jefarl March 9th, 2010 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lfgaynor (Post 1256671)
Yes, when cruising with a little one, you should keep in mind that you can't always do what you want to do when you want to do it. However, that's the case when you are home too. Just make sure you change your expectations and you'll have a good cruise.

Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey
Family Cruise editor

I have posted a few weeks ago about bringing a 10 month old on board the NCL Jewel. Most responses have been positive- anything you can add, especially about NCL policies? is there a contact to email at NCL about babies as well?

richstacy March 9th, 2010 06:19 PM

If you contemplate leaving a baby alone in your stateroom while you gallivant around the ship, just don't!!

2Littletime March 11th, 2010 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richstacy (Post 1279121)
If you contemplate leaving a baby alone in your stateroom while you gallivant around the ship, just don't!!

I couldn't agree with you more on this one. We routinely travel with our kids and are frequently shocked at the number of people that leave small children in cabins alone, etc. Why they can't figure out that this is not safe is totally beyond me. While I am hoping that this is not what the OP means, but rather that they'd like to keep an ear on the childcare provider, I wouldn't be surprised either way.

We know that travel with our infant is different from travel without her and you know what? It doesn't matter, you make it work.

To answer the OP, we have better luck with our walkie talkies and if you get good ones they may have a feature whereby they are activated by sound without having to press the buttons to hear one another. We have had very good success with our Cobra's, even between the Lido and deck 2 or 3.

davidbrucs February 1st, 2018 08:49 AM

I have had good luck using the Axis M10 series of cameras for such remote baby monitoring applications. They work well with SecuritySpy. These cameras have available features such as two way audio, an integrated PIR sensor to detect motion even in total darkness, and a remotely controlled (white) nighttime illuminator, which works pretty well on the area directly in front of the camera.


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