Go HERE to enter for a chance to win the FREE BABY MONITOR GIVEAWAY! The prize in the baby blog giveaway is a Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor with ECO Mode!
First of all, if you are finding it more and more expensive to pay for the power in your household (and who isn't these days) you will appreciate the ECO mode, that does its part to reduce your family's energy consumption and keep your energy as low as possible. To be totally fair it probably doesn't do that much but I read an article the other day that said that digital picture frames, cell phone chargers and the electricity used by other small appliances really add up! The ECO mode is for when monitoring your baby from a short distance. They say that the baby monitor will let you know when you were out of the range for it to operate effectively in ECO mode. And no, you're not sacrificing safety to use the lower energy feature. The sound detection quality while using this setting is not compromised which is the test for the ultimate in modern baby gear, energy efficient without sacrificing safety features.
Another cool feature that was mentioned in regards to the prize in the free baby monitor giveaway contest was the temperature and humidity display on the monitor. When you have babies with asthma, humidity or temperature are a big deal. The recommended humidity range for a child's room is between 40% and 60% and so many parents are amazed (as was I) that their homes are simply not humid enough or have humidity levels that are too high. This monitor's temperature and humidity controls help parents regulate their baby’s environment and make the necessary adjustments.
According to the company that manufactures the monitor, maintaining the correct humidity level helps to prevent irritation of the chapped lips, irritated mucous membranes, dry skin and sore throats. Maintaining the mucous membranes so that they can function properly will give your baby better ability to fight viruses that cause nasty colds and influenza. Proper humidity levels also reduce the incidence of mold and bacteria growth.
But all of this is not just helpful when you have a newborn in the home, the temperature and humidity monitor is invaluable for evaluating the environment of children or elderly parents, basically anyone who might have an immature or compromised immune system. This makes the free baby monitor giveaway more than just a "baby giveaway" then doesn't it?
With many months of cold and flu season and dry heated air ahead of us it would be well worth your while to hurry and enter this giveaway before the deadline of February 23, 2011!