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Tomy Walkabout Digital

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      22.05.2003 06:15
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      Bought this product close to my due date and found it to be of great use. Although a proper baby thermometer is the best way to record temp, the room guide has instructions of what range of temp a baby should be in according to what clothes that they wear. For us who had a child that was quite cold when born it was a god send as we had a rough idea of his temp just by looking a the room temp guide. If the room temp was low we knew to put another blanket on etc. This meant that he could be monitored without waking him up. The unit that goes with it has a good distance range and the sound is clear at all times. It can be used with batteries or plugged in which makes it suitable for every occasion. On the down side if you forget to switch it off and the baby is with you the sound of passing traffic in your lounge can be irratating. On the upside it bleeps loudly if the temp in the babies room is too hot over 23c or too cold 13c and below. Overall I reccommend this.

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      06.11.2002 03:02
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      I bought this monitor before my baby was born on recommendation from baby magazines (before I knew about DooYoo). It was supposedly one of the best ones on the market at the time but understandably, it is now one of the older models and seems to have been replaced by the Premier Digital. The Walkabout Digital monitors the temperature of the room where the baby is as well as sounds the baby makes. It displays the temperature in large LCD letters on the baby unit but this can also be checked on the parents unit by pressing a button or you can have a continuous read out of the temperature by means of colourcoded dots eg green is just right and red is too hot. The flashing dot also signifies that the baby's unit is working properly. The parent's unit will beep if it runs out of batteries or loses contact with the baby unit. You can also make the parent's unit beep if the temperature in the nursery goes too low or high although we turned this function off because it became really annoying. This monitor has 2 channel options although we still don't know what they actually do. Tomy claims it has 'coded digital transmission and the two chanel option virtually elimanates potential interference'. We notice however that occasionally a swooshing sound goes across the parents unit. We can only assume this is the device checking the reception. It is only mildly irritating. The parent unit does pickup sound very well albeit intermitently. The sound is not continuous like a walkie talkie for example. You cannot hear entire conversations in the room where the baby unit is (like the joke in that old MacDonalds advert) and cuts off talking. But it does do its main job ie you can hear if the baby is crying or just whimpering/coughing. You can turn the volume up and down on the parents unit or have the option of Tomy's moving lights display (during the dinner parties you may have). The louder your baby is crying the more the lights flash in
      to the red zone. However when my ds cries loud enough next door, you dont need the damn monitor! This monitor does have the funky advantage of a nightlight on the babys monitor. Please take note that this light can only be powered if its plugged into the wall and not by battery. Its quite useful for providing some mild night time light. The temperature display also lights up when the light is switched on but when the light is switched off again, the temperature display glows green for a while before going off. This can be quite annoying in the middle of the night. The monitor has some other features. There is a belt clip for parents unit (which we've never used). Mains adaptors are included for both units. The range for the units is 100m. Both units have functional fold out stands. One of the downsides of this product (which I suspect is the same for many of them though) is that it takes millions of batteries - okay it takes 7 AA size. You dont have to use the batteries if you're powering the units via the wall socket but we have used batteries as well in case of a power cut and for travelling. It is limiting to have to place the monitors where the wall socket allows but the lead is quite long. To summarise, I dont think this monitor should get five stars and I would like to have tried others on the market. However, we are stuck with it now and it does the job its intended for with the added benefit of the temperature gauge which is why we bought it.

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        01.09.2002 21:18

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        For start of Tomy is a great make I bought them about 6 months ago there brilliant no problems so far. There are two walky-talkies where 1 of them goes in your baby bedroom and you carry it around so you now whether your baby is awake, their only small things which are useful. Here is what it does: If your baby is poorly and it has a bit of a cough or something like that if your baby’s temperature is high it will bleep or there will be a signal to tell you to check on your child. There is an indicator on your baby digital walkabout so that if there any problems with your child or if some 1 would try and kidnap it you would here there voice. You can travel quite far without the signal going because if you go 2 the shops it won’t work because your too far you really need to stay in the area of your house/street. On your walkabout there is a night light so if you want to go and check on your baby you can but without switching on the light because there is a small, light on it so that you can see what you are doing. You only really need them until about you baby is about 18 months unless your really concern about something whatever the reason is. There about £24.99 to £29.99 it depends on which 1’s you get. I would really recommend on them there excellent if you have just had a baby you can perchase this item is these shops; Argos, Dixon’s, Asda and a catalogue like little woods or Freeman’s.

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      Portable digital baby monitor with temperature indicator and nightlight.