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How to Extend the Range of a Wireless Baby Monitor

By Irving Oala ; Updated April 18, 2017
Baby monitors have limited range from the nursery to other parts of the house.

Wireless baby monitors are vital for parents of newborns to be able to keep track of the baby. For example, if they have put the baby down for a nap, they can do things in other parts of the house and use the baby monitor to know when the newborn wakes up or cries for any reason. Baby monitors are basic two-way radios and sometimes, due to the size and layout of the house, don't have proper reception. There are ways to extend the reception of these devices.

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Attach a piece of metal to the baby monitor's antenna. Cut a coat hanger, for example, and tape the long metal piece to the antenna. This wire or piece of metal can be any length but three to four inches should do the trick. This will help the simple two-way radio's gain, allowing it to have more reception. Do this on both monitors.

Wrap the antenna and a piece of metal in aluminum foil on both baby monitors. This will help it receive signals from the other monitor better. Entirely cover the piece of wire with the aluminum foil.

Place the baby monitor that you will hold onto as high as possible. While the monitor in the baby's room must be near the baby so you can properly hear him, the higher up your baby monitor is, the better it will receive signals from the other monitor.

Things You Will Need

  • Wire
  • Tape
  • Foil


Replace the batteries in your baby monitors frequently--as this will play a part in the reception abilities.

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About the Author

Irving Oala began writing professionally in 2007. He writes for various websites when he is not writing screenplays and short stories. He is also a huge sports fan and automobile enthusiast and always tries to fix broken items or devices around the house on his own.

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