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April 10th, 2012, 10:49 AM
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I started building my registry and there are a million different types of monitors. I really don't want to pay $200 for a video monitor or movement sensor one. But I also don't want junk that just has static all the time.

For you BTDT moms, what's the best baby monitor?
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April 10th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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I am not BTDT, but I found this one and I added it to my registry. It is a little pricey but not around that $200 mark.

Angelcare Deluxe Movement & Sound Monitor : Target

It got really good reviews, so I am hoping for the best
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April 10th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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trust me that you want a video monitor.... I still use mine 2 1/2 years later! I'm actually getting a new one so I can add a camera for both kiddos. It really is a lifesaver. You can just turn it on and look AND hear you baby if you wake up in the middle of the night (especially those nights that he/she sleeps longer than normal, or the first night they slept in their own crib/room).

You are registering for it, which means either someone will buy it for you, you'll get gift cards to cover the cost OR you'll get a discount after your shower.

If I had to say one time to splurge on, this would be it!!
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April 10th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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We had a cheap one from Safety First. It was under $40. We never had any static or anything, but we hardly ever used it so I wouldn't stress about it too much!
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April 10th, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Never used one. My baby is in bed with me or in our room for at LEAST the first year.
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April 10th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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I was actually leaning towards that one too. I like that it does sound and movement and shows the temperature in the baby's room.
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April 10th, 2012, 11:54 AM
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We used the Angelcare Deluxe one with Kenny because of the motion pad, peace of mind all the way. So we will do the same with this one. With the motion pad I am not too concerned with video, an alarm sounds if kidlet stops breathing for six seconds and you can set sensitivity.
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April 10th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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We used the Angelcare Deluxe one with Kenny because of the motion pad, peace of mind all the way. So we will do the same with this one. With the motion pad I am not too concerned with video, an alarm sounds if kidlet stops breathing for six seconds and you can set sensitivity.
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We LOVE and just stopped using our SUMMER video monitor. Best money we ever spent!
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trust me that you want a video monitor.... I still use mine 2 1/2 years later! I'm actually getting a new one so I can add a camera for both kiddos. It really is a lifesaver. You can just turn it on and look AND hear you baby if you wake up in the middle of the night (especially those nights that he/she sleeps longer than normal, or the first night they slept in their own crib/room).

If I had to say one time to splurge on, this would be it!!
Yes, yes, yes. We have a Summer Infant video monitor, and I couldn't live without it. It is wonderful for babies (you can zoom in and see their chest rising and falling), but it is great for toddlers, too. I watch Claire (now 21 months) cover her stuffed animals with a blanket and tell them "night night doggie" and it is so cute!

DH and I argued over this purchase, but even he agrees it was worth every penny.
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April 10th, 2012, 02:33 PM
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I had the AngelCare monitor for DD #1. The first time she scooted off the sensor and the alarm went off, I'm pretty sure I wet myself as I went tearing across the house in a panic, to find her breathing just fine, but sleeping on the opposite side of the crib than where I left her. ;-)

We then added the Safety First monitor Danielle mentioned when DD #2 arrived, and I think I like that one even better. The price tag doesn't hurt!
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April 11th, 2012, 05:28 AM
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We have the AngelCare monitor and I loved it. I am very paranoid, and when we finally moved our DD to her own room, I wanted to make sure she was okay without having to literally stand there and stare at her all night. This monitor was awesome for that!
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I wont get a video monitor for security reasons. I don't want some creep getting the video feed into my baby's room. I hardly use a monitor. We got a pretty cheep one with my last ds that had a night light on it. I loved it because of the night light. We only use the monitor if the baby is laying down, and we are sitting out in the back yard. The baby will be in our room for the first year anyway, so an expensive monitor would be a waste to us. I would just figure out what features are really important for you to have, what are nice but not necessary, and what you don't need.
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April 11th, 2012, 08:52 AM
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This is the one we bought
Amazon.com: Sony 900 MHz BabyCall Nursery Monitor with Receivers: Baby

We decided we didn't want to spend a lot on a monitor so we found one with okay reviews that was inexpensive. Its not the best one out there, just depends on how much you want to spend.
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April 11th, 2012, 05:23 PM
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We got a video monitor. A bunch of Dh's aunts chipped in and got it for us. We love it but it's not constantly on - just if we hear him moving around, etc. I also have a Safety First monitor and I don't find it that great.. it's often full of static.
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April 11th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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My brother bought me a Graco monitor with inter-changable face plates (he was 19 and thought it was cool) LOL. I never had an issue with it being static-y at all. I still have it... just have to make sure it still works.

I personally don't want a video monitor. Baby's room is right next to ours and he or she will be in our room for the first few months anyway. I can get my butt outta bed to check on him or her.
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April 11th, 2012, 07:28 PM
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We love our video monitor!! My daughters room is all the way down the hall and we sleep with a fan so it's really handy. We also keep it the video off unless we hear something. Not sure if we will buy another or just switch it to the new baby at some point, those things are so pricey.
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April 11th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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We had the angelcare monitor with DS. I loved it, but did have a couple (and we used it forever for every sleep time) freak out times where he scooted off the sensor (once), the pad had become unplugged when moving around to clean, or the sensitivity had been messed with (MIL). I think they've come out with a new one now that has two pads. If I were going to buy one, I'd buy that one. It really helps if you put a plywood sheet under your crib mattress as it helps it pick up movement more evenly than just the springy bottom of a crib does.

ETA: You can turn the movement sensor/alarm off too once your baby gets old enough that you really only want the sound and use it just like a regular monitor. DS will be 3 at the end of next month, and we're still using it- now just for the sound.


Wouldn't it be perfect if they made and Angelcare monitor WITH a video? It'd be the best monitor out there.
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April 12th, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Wouldn't it be perfect if they made and Angelcare monitor WITH a video? It'd be the best monitor out there.

Angelcare AC1100 - The Ultimate DIGITAL Baby Monitor - VIDEO, SOUND & MOVEMENT | Angelcare Monitor

LOL I was drooling over this one at the store yesterday...except that of course here it retails for $250
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April 12th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Angelcare AC1100 - The Ultimate DIGITAL Baby Monitor - VIDEO, SOUND & MOVEMENT | Angelcare Monitor

LOL I was drooling over this one at the store yesterday...except that of course here it retails for $250
Hah. It's been a few years since I've looked at monitors.

That's probably the one I would WANT, but the regular Angelcare will do without that price tag.
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