Keeping your baby cozy and safe can be a year-round struggle. To make sure your little one stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, you might consider buying a baby monitor with a temperature alarm. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the options, though, not to mention the hefty price tag of these items. Fortunately, there are a few affordable baby monitors with temperature alarms on the market to help you — and your baby — rest easier.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), babies are sensitive to temperature, and unable to warm up or cool off by themselves. This can make night time dangerous, especially since overheating increases their risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). To help keep your baby safe, it's suggested that parents keep their child's room a comfortable temperature, and to regularly check on their little one for signs of overheating (especially during the winter time, when parents are more likely to bundle their babies up). But what happens if your baby's room is far away? How will you know if it's too hot or cold? One option is wearable baby monitors that claim to monitor your baby's vitals. They are expensive, though, and according to an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association there's no proof that they work, which can cause unnecessary worry. These products also aren't regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
An alternative is a baby monitor which includes a room thermometer, and an alarm to let you know if your baby's room is too warm, too cold, or just right. These affordable options — all less than $100.00 — just might help you get some needed sleep and peace of mind: