It is never fun to have this terrible feeling that someone might be harming your baby. Sadly this is a reality that many parents deal with all too often. Parents, grandparents and especially nannies are caught doing the unthinkable to small children…all…the…time. Yes, it can be frustrating to care for a small child, especially if your little one has the cold or flu but ultimately there is no excuse for mistreating a child, especially children that cannot speak up for themselves. Most of these hideous crimes that were caught on camera were caught because mom or dad had a suspicious feeling that something just wasn’t right.
If you feel that something isn’t right with your child or simply want to keep an eye on a new nanny then the best way to do this is by investing in a hidden camera or by hiding away your baby monitor.
5 creative ways to hide away your baby monitor
Before you start looking for ways to hide away the monitor there are a few things you should consider. First of all; the monitor should be close enough to your baby’s crib to warn you of any dangers like suffocation or to simply let you know that your little one is awake. Baby monitors have a maximum range and your monitor needs to be within that range from the crib. Secondly; you need to know exactly how the monitor works so you won’t end up blocking any sound or parts of the camera. And thirdly; you need a good quality dect baby monitor with clear vision and clear sound.
Artificial plant – One of the easiest ways to hide away your monitor is with an artificial plant. Buy a fake plant and cut a hole in the pot where you can mount the baby monitor securely. Just be careful of any chrome or shiny parts of the monitor that might be visible on the monitor.
Stuffed toy – Stuffed toys are some of the most common and best ways to hide away a baby camera. You can put the camera in the toy and place it in a strategic spot. The only problem with using a stuffed toy is that someone might grab the toy to play with which can result in discovery but overall, this is one of the best hideaways to consider.
Light switch plate – You can create a fake light switch in the room and hide the baby monitor away behind the plate. Although it might be a bit obvious if the round camera circle gives away your spot.
Bookcase – Bookcases or hollowed books are also a wonderful hideaway spot. Simply buy a bunch of old books, hollow out the hardcovers and glue them together and mount your camera within the bookcase. You can place the book pile on the case and the chances of being discovered are quite low especially if you use old vintage book covers.
Pencil case – Another clever way to hide away a camera is by putting it in a pencil case or pencil bag. These are relatively cheap which means you probably won’t have a problem with cutting a hole in one of these and it won’t be suspicious at all if the pencil case keeps moving from one spot or room to another.