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 And the Rest+ also serves as a two-way baby monitor; fire up the app to hear and speak to your child. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Her South Shore buyer recently went through an open house wearing a Baby Bjorn, and the sellers saw her on their baby monitor — equipment many might not even think to disclose., 9 May 2021 Now the ability to make calls is sometimes merely a footnote on a device that acts as everything from camera to baby monitor, translator to entertainment hub — and now a wallet. Stephen Ritter, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 Like many new grandparents, the Moores marvel at the array of gadgets their daughter uses: a bottle warmer, bottle drying rack, baby wipe warmer, Diaper Genie, baby monitor and childproofing gadgets for every knob, nook and cranny in the house. Mary Jacobs, Dallas News, 23 Feb. 2021 Nikolaj crawls home after a Rabelaisian binge, makes it to the bedroom, and tries, in vain, to use a baby monitor as a Breathalyzer; Peter, for his part, advises a fretful pupil to soothe his nerves with a drink before an oral exam. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2020 The show recalibrated again and came back from Hall’s kitchen in Harlem in late March with two laptops and a baby monitor to keep track of her 1-year-old son, Moses. Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2020 Plug in a diffuser, coffee maker or baby monitor and they can all be switched on and off from a phone. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2020 When your Nest or baby monitor is not in use, unplug it. Maria Ricapito, Marie Claire, 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of baby monitor

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Baby monitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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