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Safety Tips

Make sure the Baby Monitor and cord are out of Baby's reach.

In general, this means the Baby Monitor and cord should be placed at least 3 feet away from baby's crib.

Don't place the Baby Monitor on the cot rail.

Even if you think your Baby would not touch the Baby Monitor, it's too risky to leave it within easy reach of your baby. Even Baby Monitor cords that are secured to the rail could be yanked or twisted by a curious child.

Use caution if using the wall-mounting for your Baby Monitor.

Be careful not to allow the Baby Monitor cord to dangle between the cot and a wall. You should use the 3-foot-minimum spacing between baby and the cord in this case, too.

Mounting the Baby Monitor on Tabletops

Place the Baby Monitor on a tabletop no less than 3 feet away from your baby’s crib. Feed the power cord down the back of the table or use wall clips to secure the cord away so your baby cannot reach the cord.  Plug in the power cord, check your smartphone or tablet to ensure that you are getting a good view of your child and that there are no obstructions

As your baby reaches toddlerhood, re-evaluate your Baby Monitor placement.

When little arms get longer and toddlers learn to climb and reach for things, you may need to move the Baby Monitor to prevent access to the cord.

When using the Baby Monitor in other places, such as outside.

Don't forget to check those locations to be sure you can place the Baby Monitor out of baby's reach.

Watch for other cord hazards, too.

While you're securing the Baby Monitor cord, take a moment to look around for any other strangulation hazards, as well. One common culprit is window blind cords that are within baby's reach. Cords for other electronics and nursery decor with ribbons or decorative cords may also be a risk.

Do not use the Baby Monitor near water

Do not use the Baby Monitor near water (such as bathtub, sink, etc.) and safely keep the Baby Monitor away from heat sources (such as stoves, radiators, etc).

Make sure there is proper ventilation

Make sure there is proper ventilation around the Baby Monitor and do not place on sofas, cushions, beds, etc. which may block ventilation.

The Baby Monitor is not a toy

The Baby Monitor is not a toy.  Do not allow children to play with the Monitor.

Adhering to these Baby Monitor safety tips will help you to ensure your child stays safe and you can effectively enjoy the best use of your Baby Monitor.

How to ensure your Monitor is secure

The first step is to make sure you turn on security features during the installation process.  Follow the instructions, and make sure you set up a strong password at least eight characters long with a mix of symbols and upper and lower case letters.

Make sure you keep the Monitor software and the mydlink™ Baby app up-to-date.