(Closed) Monitors…video and/or movement?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have the Sony 900 MHZ dual monitor.  I like it, it is motion sensor so only time it goes off when there noise.  It is very senisitve so any tiny noise muchkin makes we hear it.

Post # 4
550 posts
Busy bee

I did a lot of research and will be getting the Motorola® Digital Video Baby Monitor with 3.5 Inch Color LCD Screen but I will not be doing any sids or movement monitors. We may also get a camera that lets you view it on your droid so DH can see the baby while he is at work. I opted not to do the sids/movement monitor as they get mixed reviews and, my opinion only, is that they would create too much anxiety for me and I would become more paranoid than I already will be and have too many false alarms. 

Post # 5
144 posts
Blushing bee

We have the Angelcare movement monitor. It’s awesome. A few false alarms, but hearing the breathing “tick” gives me real peace of mind. We also have a Lorex video monitor. It was gifted to us and I love it. Especially because I can see that the baby doesn’t have an arm stuck in the rails or something. I hear Angelcare is coming out with a combo movement/video monitor. It may work well for you.


Post # 6
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

We have the Angel care monitor.  We love it!  It went off tonight, but she was laying on top of 3 blankets, and it couldn’t pick up her movements/breathing.  It was well worth the $100.

Post # 7
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love hearing the good reviews on the Angelcare monitor! That is the one I want! They do have the movement and video Angelcare monitor out now. It’s $250 on Amazon. The regular movement monitor is about $150 on Amazon as well. 

Post # 8
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We aren’t using a monitor…yet.  Though I’m not sure we ever will.

1.  Our daughter, who will be three months next week, still sleeps in her crib in our room.  So, there’s no need for a monitor during the overnights.  When we move her into her own room — and at this writing I can’t say when that will be — I may start to use a monitor.

2.  When she naps during the day, she naps downstairs, almost always in the same room as me.  So, I don’t need a monitor during the day.  If and when she starts taking naps upstairs, that may be another matter and I may use a monitor then.

In general, I don’t like the idea of using a monitor.  I can appreciate that in some cases, it will be helpful, like if your baby is crying or fussy and you need to get to him or her.  But what most monitors don’t tell you is when something is wrong and your baby isn’t making any noise.  That’s what scares me about them.

But, again, sometimes they’re helpful, and I may start to use one now and then at some point in the future.

EDIT:  Plus, even if she does nap upstairs, I can hear her crying from downstairs as we have a pretty open floor plan.  But I can’t always hear her fussing.

Post # 9
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we have both the AngelCare Movement Sensor and the Summer Infant BabyTouch Video monitor and use them in conjunction. To be 100% honest, I couldnt sleep without the angelcare. We have the handheld set on the tic noise and I JOLT awake if theres even a breka in the normal tic pattern. To me, its necessary. Im not neurotic and have peace of mind. I also test the sensitivity levels frequently to be sure the ceiling fan isnt setting it off. Its wonderful. Helpful hint though, they dont work (or dont work well) with foam mattresses. Something to keep in mind

Also, we’ve tested a few vido monitors now, and the BabyTouch is the one we absolutely LOVE.

Post # 10
457 posts
Helper bee

I got a monitor for my shower, It’s basic, one that reads temo, you can hear noise and talk to the baby. I thought that would be fine for me. However I had my baby 10 days ago and I have become really worried about SIDS ( never was before baby) to the point where I cry everday in fear something is going to happen. I do all the things to reduce the risks, but I knew I would feel better if I got the Angelcare so I just bought it on Amazon today. My DH is going to think I am nuts but I need that comfort to get me through.

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