I need help annd advice on baby monitors! Any recommendations?

Natalie - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I need to buy baby monitors, so i can put my twins in their nursery. But i have no idea theres too many. All help and advice would be appreciated. Thankyou

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Samantha - posted on 01/04/2010

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i think it's best to get a baby monitor that you can see and hear the baby crying and can plug up and use batteries. i purchased a Safety 1st monitor. it comes with a base that you place next to the crib and two monitors. the monitors have lights that flicker when the baby cries so you not only hear it, you can see how loud baby is crying. it's the only way i can have peace of mind while doing housework and she's sleep.

Natalie - posted on 01/04/2010

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Thanks everyone for your help. I really wanted to get angelcare monitors but i would have to buy two with me having twins and that worked out vry expensive. But i have got binatone monitors now and they have the vibrate, lullabys, night light and tempreture on. I am pleased with it and took all of your advice. Thankyou to you all. I also got a philips video camera monitor that connects to my tv for when im downstairs. Thankyou all again

Nikki - posted on 01/03/2010

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We have an angel care monitor, I wouldnt use anything else, the peace of mind is fantastic

Kim - posted on 01/03/2010

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went thou a few video monitors n couldnt find one where the sound wrked properly may have been to many electrical items interfiering,etc we left it on with sound off as we could hear him anyway but could c wen he was guna go bk off himself we r going to get one with sensor poad for nxt one

Christy - posted on 12/28/2009

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i have twin montiers but i only use one. and u can switch back and forth on what moniter you want.
they are great and i had no problems with them
there called "summer"
i hope it works well!
i only spend 30.00

Sarah - posted on 12/28/2009

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i have a bt 150.

its pretty cool .. it has lullabys .. not so good as they get irritating after a while but there calming netherless.

you can plug your mp3 player in it.

it has a temperature alert in case babys room is too hot or too cold.

and it has a vibrating function .. which is the reason i got it cuz i live with my mum and shes deaf .. only problem is i cant work that function so thats a bad point.

it does have the flashing lights though.

sounds are really clear.

theres a torch on parent unit.

night light on baby unit.

talk back on parent unit

my son still sleeps in my room at 11 months as we dont have any spare rooms in house so i use it when i've put him to bed and im still downstairs.



its about £60

Tray - posted on 12/28/2009

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we had a tommee tippee monitor it has a sensor pad and a night light on it and deects movement and sounds also sounds an alarm and flashes a small red light if your baby shoud stop breathing for 20 secs or more, we loved this monitor and would recommend to anyone.

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I love my AngelCare monitor!! It has a sensor pad and 4 different settings so you can have sound only, movement only, sound and movement, or movement and "tic" which makes a tic every time the baby moves- I don't recommend this setting:)... You can get an extra sensor pad so you have one for each baby. I really gave me peace of mind when I moved my son to his own room. A video one would be nice too, butI think I would watch it all the time instead of sleeping. And if you live in a smallish house you don't necessarily need a monitor, but I always use mine even though he's never too far away...

Sierra - posted on 12/27/2009

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We bought a Sony BabyCall monitor, it's $45 at babys r us but it has really good reception, works up to 900 ft, beeps when you're getting ready to go out of range, has 26 channels, and I really like this one because you can switch it to a button that tunes out the static and only comes on when the baby starts crying, and not makes little noises (but it's still sensitive) . Most monitors have static in the background if you turn it up so I always use this feature and don't hear anything!

Angie - posted on 12/27/2009

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We have a summer monitor. Works great but had to use a different channel cause it picked up our neighbors monitor. The good thing about that is you can take it farther away and still hear them.

Cori - posted on 12/27/2009

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we have the Summer Infant LCD monitor... its really cool. its nice being able to see baby in his crib and not just hear him. it was expensive but i cant imagine not being able to see my son and only being able to hear him!

Amy - posted on 12/27/2009

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we tried a couple before we found one we liked...we tried sony first and it was horrible and there was another...cant remember the name right now. but we have the graco imonitor vibe....works great so far and our little girl will be 6 months january 10th. but i agree about it keeping you awake...every little noise would wake me up...from time to time i turn it off...if your baby needs you you will know!!

Amanda - posted on 12/27/2009

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We bought one when our son was born, and it kept me awake more than the baby did!! You WILL wake up when that baby cries, its an instinct!! Make sure you rest up as soon as you get home and you'll be glad you didn't waste your money!! Good Luck!

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