Parenting is one of the most exciting yet difficult parts of a person’s life especially when both parents are working, but we live in the world of technology and kudos to amazing iPhones, iPad and stunning apps from App Store, everything has become much easier. For example: if you have to travel to another city or you are leaving for a short trip, you can easily monitor your baby using cameras of your iPhone and a perfect application from App Store. This can also be useful, when your baby is sleeping in one room and you are working in another room. Moreover, most of the applications no longer use the sound detection mechanism rather the camera is used to get the whole view of your baby’s room.
The philosophy behind these amazing baby monitoring apps is very simple, you need two iPhones, iPads or one iPhone and another iPad. One device is connected in baby’s room and the using the application you can get the live feed from baby’s room. These apps are so amazing that they will also detect even a small move by your baby. So, you will know when your baby is sleeping or has awaken. Here’s a list of best applications for video baby monitoring.
1. Cloud Baby Monitor:
Cloud baby monitor is the most famous and best application among all video baby monitor applications available for iPhone or iPad. Unlike many other applications, it will provide the unlimited range using the 3G or cellular data on your iPhone and Cloud backup. You can always monitor your baby using the live video feed from the child’s phone, and the audio device is highly sensitive. So, whenever, there will be even a small motion in the child’s phone, this app will alert you on the parent’s phone and you will know if your baby has awaken. Moreover, it also has the night mode to record videos in the low-light and the Apple watch application will notify you when there will be a sting of motion from your baby’s room.
2. Baby Monitor HD by Sunshine Apps:
Baby monitor HD is a little complex application as compared to the Cloud Baby monitor but it also provides many different options. For example: you can view up to 4 live video feeds on your iPhone. This app also works perfectly with the Foscam security camera, however, if you want to get live feed from another iPhone, you will need to install MyCam2Go by Sunshine. In this way, it will work perfectly on both devices. It also has a great Night mode and you can also enable the Audio only mode which will save the significant battery life of the iPhone. Another amazing feature is that this app will automatically run in the background even if you have stepped out of your home. It also provides the notifications using the mic sensitivity on your iPhone.
3. Baby Monitor 3G:
Baby monitor 3G is the simplest app as compared to any other video monitoring applications on the iPhone. Setting up this application is also very easy even if you’re not a tech savvy. Simply install the application and it will take you to the main screen. Select the first iPhone as the baby’s Phone and it will give you the code. Now, on the other iPhone, select the Parent’s iPhone and enter the code. That’s it! You will be good to go. It also works with the 3G or Cellular data on your iPhone so you can check on your baby any time you want.
4. Air Cam Video:
It is not a true baby monitoring application but it provides the same functionality. So, if you don’t have another iPhone or iPad, you can use the internal or external camera of your PC to view live video feed on your iPhone. All you have to do is to install Air Cam Video software on your PC and run it, after installation run the application and add the same details on your iPhone to get the best results. Moreover, it also provides a hidden mode, so, if your computer is restarted, the Air Cam application will automatically starts and you can view the live video again. Using the Paid version, you can also use 3G, LTE or Wi-Fi to connect between the two devices.
5. Third Eye:
Third Eye works in utterly opposite manner, it will convert your iPhone in the first camera and you can view the live video feed from your PC. The only plus side of this application is that you don’t need to install any third party applications to play the live feed and you can toggle between the front and back camera right from the browser on your PC. On the other hand, this application doesn’t support cellular networks and it will only work if both the iPhone and your PC are on the same Wi-Fi network.
6. Free Wi-Fi Camera (Web of Cam)
It is an absolutely free and easy to use video baby monitoring application on your iPhone. You can connect two iPhones, one iPhone and iPad or one iPhone and PC. It is very easy to operate and also provide many options, after opening the application, you can select your iPhone as the camera or viewer. Set one iPhone as camera and place it in Baby’s room, on the other iPhone, select viewer and roam freely around the house. This application will only work with the Wi-Fi, but if you are looking for a free, featured rich baby monitor, it should be your option.
7. Bluetooth & Wi-Fi App Box:
This is not simply a video monitoring application, it is all in one Wi-Fi or Bluetooth file sharing, video sharing, Chatting and gaming utility for your iPhone. The baby monitor feature is only available in the pro version and it only works with the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on the other iPhone. So, it doesn’t have a very large range, but there is another quick feature which will automatically take a screenshot of live video feed between 5-60 seconds.
8. My Baby Monitor:
It is a great utility for those who don’t have two iPhones or iPads because it also works perfectly between an iPhone and an Android device. It provides high quality live video feed and using this application is also very easy, simply select the baby’s or parents camera and you are good to go. However, both devices should be on the same Wi-Fi network to make it work. It also indicates the battery life of phone placed in child’s room and there are different beautiful sounds to make your baby sleep calmly.
9. Baby Monitor for IP camera:
If you own and IP camera and want a perfect video monitoring application, you should try this application. It supports almost every IP camera and provides the promising results. Baby monitor for IP camera also have a sensitivity feature, which will send a notification on your iPhone whenever there will be even a slight disturbance in your baby’s room. Moreover, you can record high quality videos, take unlimited screenshots of your sleeping baby and there is also night vision which will help you to get proper live feed even if there is no light in your baby’s room.
10. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Tool Box:
It is a similar application to that of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi App box but the biggest advantage is that baby monitoring feature is absolutely free in the free application and you don’t have to buy Pro version, if you are just looking for simple baby video monitor. Other than that, all features are approximately same, for example it will only work with the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.