Baby Monitor 3G connects any combination of iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to create a baby monitor system with both audio and video capabilities.
Users designate one device as the Baby Station, which stays in the baby’s room and uses the device’s built-in camera and microphone to monitor the baby. The other device the Parent Station is used to watch and listen.
While the app offers many benefits consider the convenience associated with packing for travel there are a few drawbacks to using this system. One device, for instance, is completely unusable while the baby is asleep. Also, a device has to be left behind as the Parent Station for any childcare provider. And since the app works by connecting through a shared Wi-Fi network, there is no ability to stream a constant video from the baby’s room when outside of the house, so no checking in from dinner.
Still, this is a very useful parenting hack that makes it possible to keep a close eye on your baby. Just be sure to password-protect that Wi-Fi network to keep outsiders from accessing the baby monitor stream.