Post # 1
So, I’m due any day now (well 13 days from now to be exact, but I figure a little wishful thinking might go a long way), and I’m going to buy a baby monitor from Babies R Us tomorrow (we have gift cards that will cover even the most expensive ones they sell….thanks to family and friends). I’ve read the various reviews from customers on various monitors, but I’m finding it hard to make a decision and was hoping some of you may be able to help me. This is the front runner right now:
Does anyone have this one? Pros/Cons? Does anyone have a monitor that they absolutely love and would highly recommend?
Any advice/comments would be much appreciated.
Post # 3
Bueller? Bueller? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Post # 4
I don’t know anything about this monitor. We just got the Sony Baby Call monitor off the registry. But it might help you to know that Babies R Us does not seem to have a very good return policy when it comes to monitors. Basically, you have to return the monitor unopened if you want a refund. So you can’t test it in your house to make sure the signal is strong enough. If you want to return it after you’ve opened it, they will only accept the return if the product is defective. We are lucky that the monitor we got seems to work for us, because if it hadn’t, I don’t know if we would have been able to exchange it for a different kind.
Post # 6
I haven’t used that monitor but we do have the Angel Care monitor (the older version without the movement sensor and only one receiver instead of two) and it works great. Baby is on one end of the house, we are on the complete other and everything comes through loud and clear and we’ve never had any interference.
Post # 7
We have an old Sony monitor. It works fine. If I got to pick (we got it free) I would choose the Angel Care with the motion sensor and 2 receivers OR a video monitor.
Post # 8
We have a summer infant monitor and love it. We don’t have that model, but the one with the 7 inch flat monitor. The quality is great and the only complaint I have is that I wish I’d gotten the one that came with the handheld video unit as well as the large flatscreen. We use that in tandem with the AngelCare motion sensor. I’ll tell you-the AngelCare put my mind at ease like you wouldn’t believe. I couldn’t sleep without the thing. In any case, we love our video monitor too. I’d say go for it 🙂
Post # 9
Angelcare Sound/Movement monitor is awesome. They have a video version as well.
Post # 10
I don’t have that particular monitor, but one thing I should reccomend to check out is finding out if your neighborhood has a lot of baby monitors in the area. I had moved into a new home, and my brother brought his monitor when visiting, and we were unable to find a channel without interference. We thought we finally found a channel that no one else had, and then heard someone talking about using the potty! It was super funny. Regardless we ended up having to buy a monitor that was specifically digital so it works on it’s own channel, and gets no interference.
Post # 11
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I registered for the previous model of the Summer Infant because my friend recommended it. http://www.summerinfant.com/Products/Monitoring/Video-Monitors/Day-Night®-Handheld-Color-Video-Monitor.aspx Her SIL has the newer model and it broke. Also on the older model you can move the camera but with the newer one you can’t. This isn’t my own research rather just the opinion of my friend.
Post # 12
We have the angelcare and like it. Now that baby is 7 months ols we don’t feel the need to monitor his breathing every night, but this week a sitter allowed him to fall off the couch and hit his head on the floor (yeah…seriously not cool). Since you are supposed to monitor breathing for 24 hours after a head injury to a baby, I was SO GLAD to have the Angelcare monitor. I used it all night so I could get some sleep.