Finding the Best Laptop for Your Child

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In the digital age that we live in, there are so many options in which we can be connected. And with smartphones so ubiquitous and just about everyone owning some form of a personal computer, it’s only a matter of time before your child will ask if they can get one. And depending on the age, this could be a simple “yes or no” type decision or it could be a little more involved (costs, parental controls, responsibilities, etc.). So if you are looking to find the best laptop for your child, we have a couple of tips that will help.

As a parent (and a cheap/frugal parent at that) my first priority is always going to be money. But that being said, there are plenty of cost saving options that provide affordable laptops that will keep the kids happy and last for a long time. One of the better brands that has emerged is Asus. Their Eee line of laptops have gained a reputation for being both affordable as well as high quality making them a great value.

Another more reasonable option is a netbook. These smaller, more streamlined computers resemble a laptop but have been optimized for music, video and internet surfing. What this does is cut out some of the higher-priced, raw computing power but optimizes the performance for stuff that kids are most likely going to be doing anyhow.

Another reason I like the netbooks is that there are options that are tailored to different age ranges. For instance, the Disney kid’s netbook (coincidentally designed by Asus) is perfect for younger kids who will want to get online and play games, maybe surf the internet and it also comes with a variety of parental controls that give you the flexibility to control where they go and who they talk to online.

And if you are looking for a netbook for a teenager, there are some really great netbooks that are designed for media consumption such as youtube and mp3s. And because many of these netbooks are optimized for portability they can be used on travel or even for taking notes and watching videos for classes.

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Taking Care Of Baby Safety Monitors

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As a parent of a newborn you must be facing the difficulty of leaving your baby alone in a room and going on with your daily duties. Much as you would want to be with your baby all the time and keep him/her in front of your eyes all the time but it is not always possible. You will have to at some point of the time get on with the household chores like laundry, cooking, washing, vacuuming etc. In such kind of situations baby safety monitors are a useful things to have installed in your house.

There are many types of baby safety monitors available in the market for you to choose from. You can choose from analogue or digital monitors, wired or wireless monitors, video monitors, monitors with alarms and many more. You can select from the baby safety monitors based on the range and the features.

However just installing the baby safety monitor in your house is not enough. You have to take proper care of it just like any other instrument or device in your house for it to function properly. As the most important function of baby safety monitors is to let you hear even a small movement that your baby makes therefore you must ensure that the audio and video signals are working correctly. If there is too much static which is preventing you from hearing properly then change the monitor immediately to avoid false alarms.

Most of the baby safety monitors have receivers, which run on batteries. You must keep an eye on the battery. The strength of the battery will dictate the range of the receiver. Do not run the safety monitor on low battery as it can decrease the signal strength and you will not be able to hear properly. Baby safety monitors can be a real handy tool only if you keep them maintained properly. Do not toss them around to prevent breakage and if possible have a dedicated place in your house to keep them so that anyone in the family can access them.

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