How bad do i really need a baby monitor in the beginning?
when did you really start using yours? my baby is going to sleep in my bed (in a co-sleeper that keeps him safe)…..and I’m not really gonna leave him alone at all…..so how important is it that i have one for the first like 3 months?
- I have three kids and never used one. It’s all about personal preference.
- Hiya hun,
You won’t need a monitor at all really until your baby is sleeping in their own room (normally around 6 months)
However, some people like to buy them straight away as they are very useful if you put your baby in a quiet room whilst napping, or if you have to nip into the kitchen to get bottles etc. This way, you can have a monitor and leave one near the baby. It’s really useful, but is your choice depending on your day to day rabbits!
- can you hear your baby well throughout the house? I didn’t use one at first but decided to get the Fisher Price sounds and light monitor in case I need to run outside to water the lawn or check the mail when the baby is napping… The Fisher Price monitor is less than $25 and it seems to work great… I don’t keep it on all the time because I would wake at every grunt but I can hear my son pretty well throughout the house.
Do i really need a baby monitor?
Hi guys. I am wondering…. i really don’t want to waste money so do i really need a baby monitor. My baby’s cot will be in my bedroom BUT it’s upstairs so I’m thinking i may need it when she is asleep upstairs in the afternoon. What do you think, waste of money??
- Hi, I personally would recommend getting one! We have the 1 with sensor mat which detects the child’s breathing too best thing we bought for our baby! You can easily relax day or night when your baby is asleep out of sight! x
- If the bedroom is upstairs you will most definitely need it.My bedroom is upstairs too, my baby goes to bed around 7 and I have to stay downstairs to wash bottles, clean up , get something to eat etc it can take up to 2 hours before I go up so I would not be able to cope without a monitor.I was without it only 3 days and I kept running up and down the stairs because I was worried that I won’t hear my baby cry.I drove me crazy so I got one.
Do I really need a baby monitor?
I’m looking at what I still need to get for my baby and I’m wondering if I really need a baby monitor? We live in a single level apartment and will continue to live in apartments and I believe the only time I wouldn’t be able to hear him is if I’m in the shower but I have really intense hearing for example if I hear my cat meow at night I wake up lol. I’m just wondering if its something you actually need or if its more for people who have bigger homes who maybe may not be able to hear what goes on in the house? Just looking for peoples personal experiences. Thank you!
- If you are in a smallish house, and baby will always be with in range, then I wouldn’t bother.
We never had one with our first in our old house, as our rooms were RIGHT next to each other, and even with the door closed, we could hear him snoring!
However, we are in a different house now and I am due in 10 weeks and I have a monitor for when I start sleeping our 2nd son in his room, as it’s at the other end of the house.
You’ll probably be fine without one to start with and if you feel like you need one, you can go get a cheap later on. I didn’t get one until my daughter was about 3 months old because I live in a small bungalow, but I found I couldn’t hear her if she woke up from her nap while I was in the shower. It gave me peace of mind so I didn’t have to turn off the shower every time I imagined I heard her!
Would I actually need a baby monitor?
I’m buying things a little along for my baby who will be comming into the world in mid-August. The baby’s bedroom is just across the hall from our bedroom and I wonder if there is any need for a monitor. Did those of you who purchased them really use them? If you didn’t purchase one did you wish you had?
- Never purchased one. Was GIVEN one, and used it every now and then. Mostly when I’d be showering while baby slept, or when I needed to relax outside in my backyard. The monitor let me know when she would awaken.
- My boy is 16 months and I still use it. I mostly use it when he is sick. I have to be able top hear him at all times. Sometimes I use it if I’m the shower and he is asleep. Or, if I have to go down to the basement. I don’t know what I would do with out it. I only cost me around $15.
- I’ve only used my monitor a few times. When she first started sleeping in her crib. Or when we have guests over and its noisier than usual I’ll use it then while she napping. You wouldn’t believe how easily you will tune into your baby no matter where the two of you are.
Please Help! Do you know where I can get a vibrating baby monitor?
I am severely hard-of-hearing, and because my husband doesn’t do well with broken sleep, I am the one that needs to get our baby in the night when she needs us. Unfortunately, I can’t hear her, so my husband is having to wake me up in order for me to get her. Does anyone know of a reliable vibrating baby monitor? I really need help finding this! It seems to be a rare thing. Obviously, my baby needs me in the night sometimes, and it makes me so sick to think that I can’t hear her. Please help!
Well, it keeps my husband up to do co-sleep. He can’t relax, as it were, and since he has a fairly dangerous job, we can’t have him lose sleep, you see.
Do you need a baby monitor?
I remember my mother having one but never using it for my little brothers and I am due in a few weeks and have just realized this is something I have not even thought about let alone purchased. I am wondering do I really need one? Right now I don’t feel like I do and if someone gives me one good but if not I will not miss it. Is it a huge asset or can you go without it?
We plan to have the baby in a crib or basinette in our room until 1 year and our bedroom is on the second floor but I have a second basinette for the main floor so baby will be on the same floor as me most of the time and our house is not overly large. You can speak end to end without yelling just by raising your voice.
- oh and I do have an old one someone gave to me if I had to go outside or something but for just in the house or to buy a new one if the baby will be close is there a reason?
- Honestly I got one at my shower and my daughter is 10 months old and i’ve only used it once. I really think it depends on the size of the house. The only time we used ours was when she was sleeping in her crib one night and we were cooking outside in the backyard
Do I need a baby monitor?
My son still sleeps in his pack n play next to my bed…..I cant move him to his crib yet! LOL…..He doesn’t have a problem going to his crib….and he has reflux so he spits up alot and choked on it the other night….so know I am really scared!
My sons room is maybe 10-15 steps from our room…its very close…..but since he sleeps 8-12 hours at night i fall into a deep sleep now, DO I need a baby monitor or you think I am close enough?
- my son gets alot of reflux too so i went out and bought a plain cheapy surveillance system from sams as my baby monitor and it works great. i can see and hear my son wherever i go in the house and can glance over to see if hes ok at night. plus after my son grows out of having mommy and daddy constantly watch/hear him thru a monitor, we can set up the camera to watch the house. grandma and grandpa also love the video monitor since they can watch him without disturbing his sleep
- I have a video monitor and I love the peace of mind I get from being able to see him when I want to….I don’t stare at it all night long, but we have a multi-level house, the baby goes to bed at 7:30 sometimes and it’s nice to be able to carry it around with me. It’s also helpful when he cries out to be able to see him and see what’s wrong rather than rushing to the nursery….most of the time he’s dreaming and falls right back asleep.
- I agree that you need a baby monitor, i couldn’t live without mine, weather the room was close or not.
What happens when you’re down stairs, and your baby is upstairs in bed? Surely he isn’t close enough to hear from downstairs then?
I’mnot sure of your circumstances, so i can’t say for sure, but especially if he has reflux, this really isn’t worth the risk.
I need a good baby monitor!!?
I need a good baby monitor. I’m after buying 2 now(safety first, true choice) both are very poor. what I need is one that I can use with batteries or charge and I can use it outside. the true choice one i have says 1000ft range and i can’t even get 100ft. but i can’t afford a really expensive one. does anyone have any ideas for me. tell me what you have and how good or bad they are. thanks so much
- I have a sony baby call it works great and has a 900 ft range and lots of channels. Works great.
- I use the Graco Secure Coverage digital monitor, and I really love it! It comes in loud and clear, but never gives off any static and it stays charged up for a long periods of time – it has a AAA battery backup too.
- It says that it has a 2000 ft range. Honestly, I’ve never really tested it. The furthest I’ve gone is to sit on our front porch while she was napping and it worked fine, but I was still probably within 75 feet of her room.
Do I need a baby motion monitor? Should I get one?
Parents who have a infant motion detector, or people who are familiar with them, do I need one? Are they really use full? What do you think about them? Thanks!
- I am not talking about a regular baby monitor, I am talking about a infant motion detector, they have a pad that baby lays on and it lets you know if baby moves. Does anyone who has one or has used one of these think that they are use full?
- Haven’t used a baby monitor yet, and I probably won’t ever. My daughter sleeps in a crib in my room though.
- Not unless you plan for your baby to sleep in a room other than yours. If your baby is sleeping next to you in a bassinet or something like that. Then you’ll know he’s okay.
- I bought one when I had my daughter,but we ended up not using it. But,we did use the baby monitors for during the day. Those did come in handy!
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