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 Like its more famous cousin, Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) uses the 2.4 gigahertz band—a globally unlicensed spectrum band that many Wi-Fi routers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, wireless microphones, and other consumer devices also use. IEEE Spectrum, 13 May 2024 Most American households with young children use baby monitors or trackers; two recent surveys put market penetration at seventy-five and eighty-three per cent, respectively. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 4 May 2024 This time, though, there was a witness, albeit an electronic one: the baby monitor. Eric Boodman, STAT, 4 Jan. 2024 Hack-resistant appliances A Biden administration plan to protect consumer electronics from hackers also received final approval on Thursday as the FCC voted unanimously to greenlight a product label that will soon appear on smart home devices, baby monitors and other common gadgets. Brian Fung, CNN, 14 Mar. 2024 Armor protects all the computers, security cameras, baby monitors and other devices using the network. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 The cameras are often used inside homes, even as baby monitors, and can pick up private conversations as well as video footage. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2024 Once a kick-ass member of a mysteriously powerful order of priestesses, Lady Jessica dramatically saves her son’s life early in the film only to slowly turn into a glorified baby monitor. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024 From a nursing bra that feels like a second skin to a video baby monitor that brings your little one closer, each item is a testament to the beauty and challenge of parenting. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baby monitor was in 1985

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“Baby monitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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