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When we went on a retreat with our 1 and 4 year old a few years ago at one of those family retreat centers in the woods, I was a confounded by how to monitor our sleeping kids in the bedroom while we were meeting in a building just next door. We brought our baby monitor but it was just out of range. I swear, those things have the most pathetic range! It’s a pet peeve of mine because we live in a 1300 sq ft home and the blasted monitor beeps incessantly when I’m in the other end of the house. I digress…back to the woods. We tried our cellphones thinking we could put those unlimited minutes between family members to good use. Unfortunately, we didn’t have cellphone reception in the woods. After scratching our heads over the matter, we decided to go to Walmart and purchase some walkie talkies. We rigged them up so that the talk button was always on in the bedroom and it worked. What a massive effort just to allow us to hang out with our friends in the evening while our precious sleepy heads were getting some shut eye.
Today, I came across an ingeneous idea. A Baby Monitor iphone app by CodeGoo that converts your iPhone into a baby monitor.Screenshot of iphone baby monitor
The iPhone will call any other phone number the moment it detects noise. Have it call the land line or another cellphone. My mind is racing a mile a minute about all the implications. What do you think about this. Pros, cons, if’s and but’s are welcome. Reply to the talk conversation I started on Trekaroo. I’d love to hear your thoughts.