Sunday, February 22, 2009

I love my video monitor

I have to say, I'm loving the video monitor. I have a Summer Infant Video Monitor - the kind with the color screen and night vision. The clarity is unbelievable, and it is so reassuring to be able to check in and watch my little guy while he is sleeping. Sometimes he is restless. Sometimes he slides down the incline sleeper. Sometimes his pacifier falls out. Sometimes he is just a noisy sleeper - he'll kick his legs, or cry out. The video monitor allows me to see EXACTLY what is going on, and judge whether or not I actually need to make a trip into his bedroom. It also allows me to eavesdrop on DH when he is rocking the baby to sleep.

My nephew also enjoyed watching him sleep this past weekend. I confess, sometimes I just turn the video on and watch him . . . he is so stinking cute! I love that I can hear him sucking on his paci through the monitor. I can't figure out how parents managed without all this new technology. I'd never let him out of my sight or sleep so long uninterrupted without some good visual confirmation.


Mandy and Russel said...

I'm going to email you about this. I had another video monitor in mind for us but since they are so expensive I'd much rather get one that someone I know can actually endorse!

Anonymous said...

My friend SWORE by their video monitor. We didn't have one, but ds slept in our room until he was about 12 weeks, and then we moved him right across the hall...with the door OPEN, with the baby monitor blaring,lol! Sometimes this kid would just take a deep breath and it would sound like the big bad wolf huffing from afar!

We finally unplugged the monitor when ds was old enough to sleep in a bigboy bed and come get us if something was wrong at night.

Um, obsess much?

Chele said...

They didn't have video monitors when Jake and Derek came along but I would have definitely gotten one if we had had that third child.

Shannon said...

They didn't have video monitors when Cam was born either, but my friend used one with her son and I can't imagine I will do anything else but get one if we are blessed with another baby. They are wonderful, so glad you enjoy yours and are loving Mommyhood!!!