We got by without a baby monitor for months, so what made us finally buy one? Well, after Frances moved into her own room it became harder to hear her cry. My mommy instinct is pretty good at picking out the soft sound of an infant crying, but once we put a movie in the DVD player, it was almost impossible to hear her. Especially if we were watching an action movie!
What finally tipped the scales was all the traveling we had scheduled for the summer. We weren’t sure what the situations would be for napping and sleeping, and I didn’t want to have to miss out on the fun because I had to stay inside and listen for my baby. Having a monitor handy meant we could spend warm summer evenings on the deck with friends and family, or put Franci downstairs to nap and have a noisy meal in the kitchen upstairs.
We only had two requirements for our monitor: cheap but with DECT 6.0 technology. Basically, we didn’t want someone to be able to listen in from another monitor.
Did you end up springing for a baby monitor? What kind did you buy? Our first was a hand-me-down monitor that only worked some of the time, but our new one is pretty awesome for the price. Did you spring for a video monitor? If not, do you wish you had?