Re: Baby Monitor Recommendations
posted at 8/29/2011 8:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Baby Monitor Recommendations
[QUOTE] LOL - Lemon - I definitely want to hear more about this! ..you have a way with words.
Posted by Krystabel[/QUOTE]
Trust me, you do NOT want to know about this. It was unbelievably gross.
When I think about the things I bought or was given for the kid -- the jumparoo (used, but still expensive), baby gym, high chair, bouncy seat, changing pad and covers, etc. -- the ONLY one I am still using is the baby monitor. So while there is an initial cash output, the cost over time is not that great.
When you're looking at online reviews for audio monitors, keep your location in mind. We went with the Sony Babycall http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Baby-Call-Nursery-Monitor/dp/B000S35QLC
because it had the best reviews from people in urban areas, and we live in the city. Other monitors had reports of the frequency getting interrupted (or however that works) by cell phones and such. The babycall has a few different frequency settings you can switch to if your signal goes flooey. Sorry for the high-level science lingo there. As I said before, we were VERY pleased with the Sony (until The Incident). When she was an infant we placed it two feet from her crib and we could actually hear her breathing on it -- it picks up baby sounds VERY well and somehow focuses on those sounds without delivering a lot of background noise with it. And it's lightweight, easy to hold, and can be worn on your belt or wasteband. It has as large a range as we have a yard, so I wasn't trapped in the house when the baby slept. I would recommend it highly.
Oh, also make sure the handheld end is water resistant! Someone told me that when I was pregant and I scoffed because I wasn't going to get the thing wet. But I have gotten it wet many, many times. Very wet.