Baby Monitors?

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Baby Monitors?
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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 3:05pm

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 10:33am
I'm plain to get one of the plain, basic monitors that just does sounds. I think I had a fisher price one with my son 9 years ago and I'll probably do the same type with this one. I've looked at a few by Sony that are around $50 and I just can't see spending more than that on a monitor.
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Registered: 08-13-2007
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 3:41pm
yeah I also have your basic monitor and it worked just fine for DS. We have a three bedroom one story so it was fine. I am planning on using it again, although I was suprised how little I actually used it.
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Registered: 12-15-2008
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 7:15pm
I have a cheap basic monitor (probably Fisher Price, not sure and too lazy to go look right now) that works fine but I hardly use. We have a 2 bedroom, 2 story house and I can pretty much hear my LO anywhere in the house without it.

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Registered: 07-15-2007
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 8:19pm
With our first we had the angelcare monitor (sensor pad). Now he is three and we have a sounds only one. He sleeps right across the hall from us and we could hear him but it is for my comfort. For this baby we will probably do a regular monitor too.
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Registered: 02-27-2008
Tue, 03-08-2011 - 9:14pm
For a sound-only monitor I recommend the Sony BabyCall (got one after it was recommended to me by several others). It has a voice-activated setting so that you don't get that constant white noise you hear if it was on all the time,
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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 9:12am

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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 9:14am
"With our first we had the angelcare monitor (sensor pad). Now he is three and we have a sounds only one. He sleeps right across the hall from us and we could hear him but it is for my comfort. For this baby we will probably do a regular monitor too"

Thanks - I was looking at one of those sensor pad ones but wasn't sure. I just remember the first night my son slept through (it was early, 1½-2 months old) and I woke up in a panic because I thought something happened to him. :/ I know I'm going to be just as paranoid this go around. ;)
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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 9:15am
We're in a house this time (when my son was an infant we were in an apartment) so of course I'm worried that I won't hear. I should do some testing. ;) Thanks!
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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 9:17am
Thanks! :) I've got a large dog so I really want to try to keep the baby sleeping/napping in her room (upstairs) during the day. The dog barks at everything, sadly. And I know I'll need the monitor if not just for that reason (at night my bedroom will be directly across the hall from the nursery).
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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 9:20am
Yeah - we were looking at BRU and the bulk were about $120+ and even though it was 10 years ago - I swear we only paid about $30 for the "system" we had. It was white with blue handles on top. This go we're in a house, so I know I need something a bit better in distance, and although I'd love to do a video one, do I really have the need? LOL I may work something up with a wireless camera and my home network, but it wouldn't be something that I would be staring at all the time (and obviously not used at night, lol - night vision wireless audio/video cameras cost $$ too). :)

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