baby monitor


Definition of baby monitor

: an electronic device consisting of a one-way radio or video transmitter with a portable receiver for remotely listening to or observing an otherwise unattended child Since they were introduced in the early eighties, baby monitors have helped reassure millions of moms and dads that their children were snoozing safely.— Anna David

Examples of baby monitor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Merriam sleeps with a baby monitor to make sure her daughter isn't having a seizure or respiratory distress, which is typical of the disease. Laurie Mcginley, Anchorage Daily News, "Medical research, clinical trials for most diseases take a hit amid pandemic panic," 5 June 2020 Hundreds of towels, paper towels, shower shoes, pajamas, diapers and baby monitors are items residential treatment houses don't have the budget for, Stegner explained. Sarah Haselhorst,, "COVID-19 forces NKY Hates Heroin to cancel 5K fundraiser," 27 May 2020 Documented cases of hackers listening in on baby monitors has prompted some electronics manufacturers to build them in, from buttons that turned off the microphone in smart speakers, to shutters that slide over cameras. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Why the new Microsoft Surface devices don't have a webcam shutter," 7 May 2020 To limit the amount of time Raj spent in the room, an iPad was set up with a baby monitor app. Tara John, CNN, "This man came home from the hospital to die. His son found a way to keep him alive," 2 May 2020 Avoid signal blockers, such as baby monitors, wireless headphones, microwaves, etc. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's internet slowed a bit, but not broken, by coronavirus pandemic," 25 Mar. 2020 If possible, keep it away from other devices that use electromagnetic waves—that means baby monitors, wireless keyboards, and even microwaves. David Nield, Wired, "How to Upgrade Your Home Wi-Fi and Get Faster Internet," 15 Mar. 2020 Some are using baby monitors to safely keep tabs on their patients. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "'People are very afraid': Kentucky health workers give inside look at battling a pandemic," 29 Mar. 2020 One Australian mom is going viral after sharing a terrifying photo of her young son from a baby monitor. Claudia Harmata,, "Creepy Baby Monitor Photo Goes Viral and Inspires Parents to Share Their Scary Snaps," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of baby monitor

1985, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2020

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“Baby monitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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