There are a lot of “baby cams” on the market, offering many ways to keep watch over your child when you are out of the room. One great choice was first designed as a general-purpose surveillance camera, not a parental device — and so it may deliver more features at a less boutique-y price.

The Dropcam is a $150 HD-resolution camera that sends a WiFi signal you can see and hear on your smartphone, or over the Web on a computer.
(Affiliate link.)

Susan Moss is an owner/partner in BabyNames.com and is a freelance bookkeeper in Chicago, Illinois.