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Hey there, Mom or Dad.
I know you’re here today to find the safest low EMF baby monitor on the market. Once your eyes are opened to the dangerous effects of EMF radiation, there’s just no going back.
All that’s left is to protect our families as best as possible, and that protection should start with the most vulnerable among us:
I’m a busy mom to 3 little ones, so I know time is tight! With that said, let’s get right to it!
Feel free to use the Table of Contents below to jump to the sections that interest you most.
The Problem with Most Baby Monitors
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) refer to energy areas produced by electronic devices. Typically, the fields exist in two forms:
Magnetic and electric.
The magnetic field is produced when electric current flows through a device. Conversely, electric fields occur as a result of voltage differences.
The reason why EMFs affect us is that our bodies possess their own electric fields as well as magnetic functions.
Electric energy plays a significant role in various body functions—including the nervous system, digestion, brain, and heart processes to name a few.
Dangers of EMF Exposure for Children
According to research, continued exposure to EMF radiations can have adverse effects on human bodies—especially when it comes to children.
Exposure to EMF radiation can negatively affect the functioning of their still developing central nervous systems and even damage cells.
Some common symptoms of continuous exposure to EMFs include:
- Unusual growth
- Memory loss
However, these effects are dependent on the level of radiation and the person’s age (or more accurately, where they are in their growth development).
Children, for instance, are more vulnerable to EMFs than adults.
Why Are Babies So Susceptible to EMF?
EMF radiation, which is usually emitted by electromagnetic devices, can have adverse effects on living things—including human beings.
In particular, EMF radiation tends to affect young children the most.
According to clinical studies, EMF radiation increases your baby’s chances of developing gliomas as well as acoustic neuromas—which are common types of cancers.
Here are just a few reasons why children are more susceptible to the negative health effects of EMF:
- Children Are Still Growing
Of course, babies still have lots of developing to do. In order to achieve their significant growth levels, their cellular mitosis (the multiplication and division of cells) rates are higher.
EMF radiated from devices such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, and baby monitors – according to recent research studies – can lead to genetic mutations (also known as “double-strand breaks”).
Unfortunately, cellular replication doesn’t stop for damaged cells. So whatever damage is done will go on to be replicated at much quicker rate than adults.
- Infants Have Thinner Skulls
Children have thinner skulls than their adult counterparts. One of the main functions of the skull is to offer natural protection against outside forces, including EMF radiation.
The fact that kids have thinner skulls makes them more vulnerable to steady EMF exposure as it can penetrate more deeply.
- Kids Have More Reactive Stem Cells
According to research findings, children’s bodies contain a high number of active stem cells.
Stem cells—which usually differentiate into specialized cells—are more reactive to radiation. This makes babies more prone to changes and side effects induced by radiation emissions such as Wi-Fi signals.
What’s Safer: Digital or Analog?
Your baby’s safety is paramount. That’s why you should spend some time researching the right monitor. However, choosing between analog and digital monitors can be confusing, but I hope this guide helps.
Analog Baby Monitors
Analog baby monitors operate at a frequency of between 40-900MHz, which is a safer frequency range. Plus, they emit lower radiation than their digital counterparts.
The best part?
They’re easier on the budget.
However, analog monitors are prone to interference as well as eavesdropping.
Digital Baby Monitors
Digital monitors transmit a frequency range of between 1800-2400MHz – a higher frequency with greater risks of side effects.
These types of monitors usually come with unique encryption that help prevent signal interception.
However, digital monitors are also prone to interference—especially when placed near other microwave sources (like cordless phones and Wi-Fi modems).
The Better Option
Digital baby monitors usually emit more radiation than the analog types. Unlike analog sinusoidal waveform, the digital-pulse waveform is more burdensome.
If you have to buy a baby monitor, it’s best to stick to analog varieties. They emit less radiation and are generally easier to operate.
Safest Choice: A Non Wifi Baby Monitor
Analog monitors still emit radiation—albeit at a lower level. If you can’t do away with baby monitors altogether, then I’d suggest using a wired baby monitor (as in not wireless).
You’ll have to get a little creative here as stores don’t sell wired monitors any more (let me know if you do come across one!).
August Brice from Tech Wellness has a fantastic tutorial for how implement a wired monitor connection step by step.
These are the materials you’ll need:
And here is a video tutorial:
Next Best Option: Voice Activated Monitors
Analog monitors still emit radiation—albeit at a lower level. If you can’t do away with baby monitors altogether, then I’d suggest looking for a voice-activated monitor. They offer the following advantages:
- Less Microwave Exposure: Most baby monitors run continually, meaning they’re constanting emitting radiation. Voice-activated varieties only transmit sound upon sensing a baby’s cry, reducing your little one’s exposure to microwaves.
- Lower Frequencies: Analog voice-activated monitors are the perfect way to go. You get the combined benefit of only momentary and emission, and being analog, they operate on a lower, safer frequency.
There’s only one problem:
These types of infant monitors are few and far between. We’re living in a digital era where we want eyes on everything, so parents just aren’t buying analog monitors anymore.
And if customers aren’t buying, what are manufacturers going to do?
Stop producing them.
That’s exactly what has happened to many of the low EMF baby monitors we use to have access to.
Fortunately, there are still some decent ones on the market. To be honest though, most involve making somewhat of a sacrifice in one area or another.
Let’s look at some of the safest monitors I’ve found (besides hacking a wired connection discussed above).
Best Low EMF Baby Monitors
Safety 1st Crystal Clear Monitor
The Safety 1st Crystal Clear Monitor is a genuine, white on white clear audio monitor that comes with 2 channels for minimizing interference. The unit is also equipped with two receivers featuring belt clips for converting carry loops.
It’s my favorite simply because it runs on a 49 MHZ frequency, which is among the lowest EMF output on the market. analog monitor features an audio jack that you can use to listen via w/earphones. Other great features of the Safety 1st Crystal Clear Monitor include:
- A convertible belt clip
- A carry loop
- A 600+ feet range.
- Portable since its light
- There is a visibility light that indicates sound level – shows baby’s activity level
- 2 AC adapters and battery for backup
- Designed to offer out-of-range alerts – let’s you know when the connection has dropped.
- There can be some interference
Babymoov Premium Care
This one is pricey, but it’s probably the greenest of them all being voice activated.
Babymoov is a high-tech monitor featuring digital green technology. The device comes with zero interference and low-emission power levels. What’s more, it offers optimal safety for your baby as it emits fewer waves – up to 33 times less than traditional monitors.
When your baby starts to cry, the monitor’s VOX function gets activated. As an added bonus, the LCD screen notifies you of the temperature in the nursery.
I also like that it has a walkie-talkie function, so you can soothe baby with your voice. There’s also a nightlight function the baby’s transmitter, which helps pull double duty.
As with most other baby monitors, the volume is adjustable and has automatic channel search with a max range of 3,300 ft.
Being an expandable system, the monitor can operate with two transmitters, making it suitable for monitoring 2 babies.
- Best for safety
- Voice activated
- Emits less EMFs
- Features two AC adapters
- Compact size and highly portable
- Offers high-range alerts to inform you of any lost connections
- Room temperature notifications
- Nightlight function on baby’s transmitter
- Sound level lights clearly indicate your kid’s activity level
- Some users report feedback or interference
- More expensive
Tips for Reducing Your Baby’s EMF Exposure
One of the best ways to reduce your child’s exposure to electromagnetic waves is to keep them away from gadgets such as mobile phones, breaker boxes, wifi, and electric outlets.
I know it’s not always possible, but I try to aim for a minimum distance of 5 feet.
If you decide to use a baby monitor, don’t position it right above the crib. If possible, try placing it on the opposite side of the room as long as the picture is still clear.
Other than that, here are a few easy ways to further reduce your baby’s exposure to EMFs:
- Choose wired internet over Wi-Fi
- Switch off all computers, routers, and wireless networks at night
- Avoid installing Wi-Fi routers and breaker boxes in your child’s bedroom
- If your toddler wants to talk to grandma, put it on speaker phone
In general, it’s best to create an EMF-free safehaven in your baby’s room – especially at night.
Research has found that exposure to electromagnetic waves limits the production of melatonin, potentially interfering with your baby’s quality of sleep.
As all parents know, that’s not something you want to mess with!
This might mean eliminating the monitor all together.
I hope this quick guide helps you find a low radiation baby monitor that works for your family! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.
Certified EMF Expert, Chief Editor & Researcher at Beat EMF. I’m in charge of testing all the products and sorting through the duds to deliver effective EMF solutions for your family. Learn more about me here.