Thanks to the Alexa calling feature, you can use two Amazon Echo’s (or Dots, Shows, Spots, Taps), or an Echo device and your phone, as a baby monitor. Whether you plan to do this full time, at a friend’s house or in a napping emergency, it’s a simple procedure.
What you need:
- An Echo device in the room with the baby
- Your phone with the Alexa app installed or another Echo device
- Alexa calling enabled (and set up to allow calls from friends if at someone else’s house)
- Enabling drop in is a plus in case you lose connection
How to do it:
- Turn the volume all the way down on the device in the baby’s room. This will keep you from being heard while the baby sleeps, and if you have to reconnect with drop in, it wont make a loud chime when you connect.
- From the device in the baby’s room, call or drop in your other Alexa device. This could be another Echo, or even your phone.
- If you called your other device, answer it in the other room.
- Leave the connection open while the baby sleeps, and when the baby wakes up, simply end the call.