postheadericon How to Make a Visual Baby Monitor with Skype

Ever had little Johnny crying when you are on the other side of the house and can’t hear him? Here is how to set up a baby monitor on Skype.

How to Make a Visual Baby Monitor with Skype

1 Set up a webcam so it records the baby both visually and audibly.

How to Make a Visual Baby Monitor with Skype

2 Download and install Skype. Create an account specifically for this task.

How to Make a Visual Baby Monitor with Skype

3 Customize your Skype settings. Go to Tools –> Options Under General Settings, choose “Start Skype when I start Windows” (or whatever your operating system is). Under Video Settings, check “Automatically receive video and screen sharing from…people in my Contact list only.” Under Privacy, check to only allow people in your contact list. Then click on the “Show Advanced Options” button. Select “people in my Contact list only” for all settings. Under Call Settings, select “Only allow people on my Contact list to call me” then click on “Show Advanced Options”. Select “Answer incoming calls automatically” and “Start my video automatically when I am in a call”. Remember to Save all of these changes.

How to Make a Visual Baby Monitor with Skype

4 Add your other Skype account to the contacts list. Add your baby’s account to your contacts list.

How to Make a Visual Baby Monitor with Skype

5 Turn down the computer volume. This is so it doesn’t wake the baby when it turns on.

How to Make a Visual Baby Monitor with Skype

6 Call the baby’s Skype account. It should automatically answer and start the video.

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