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 Sit outside together with the baby monitor, or take the baby on a stroll? Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022 The writer Megan Stielstra wrote an essay several years ago about how her video baby monitor, which came with two frequencies, picked up the feed of her neighbor’s child. Meghan O'gieblyn, Wired, 24 Jan. 2022 Help the newlyweds transform their home into a tech heaven with smart devices like the Portal from Facebook, Google Nest’s Learning Thermostat, or Miku’s high-tech baby monitor. Vogue, 21 Oct. 2021 Today, the smart baby monitor market is expected to grow from US$ 989.38 million in 2020 to US$ 1,815.31 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% from 2021 to 2028. Marija Butkovic, Forbes, 22 June 2021 This Nanit smart baby monitor delivers HD video to your smartphone and has some other cool tricks up its sleeve—like the ability to perform baby sleep tracking. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 21 June 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of baby monitor

1985, in the meaning defined above

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