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Old 06-19-2010, 10:00 AM
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Baby monitor recommendations please!

Hi there ladies! I'm thinking that we may be moving Elijah to his own room at the end of this month (I'm gonna go crazy) and I initially thought that since our home isn't all that big that I wouldn't need a monitor so I didn't bother to register for one...thus have none. Now that it may be coming time to move him into his own room my home seems humongous and I'm afraid that I won't hear him should he wake up during the night.

Anyway, please recommend your monitor and list pros and cons too please. I need all the help I can get, especially since there are about a million and one different choices out there. Also, I do have a budget and would prefer not to spend more than 150-200 on one. The less expensive, the better considering we are down to one income. Thank you!!
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:02 AM
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Also, he is about to outgrow the bassinet portion of the pack 'n play...would it be ok to remove the bassinet and have him sleep in the pack 'n play still? or should I just make the move to his room when that day comes?

So many questions...sorry! I'm totally not prepared for him to be out of my room.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:26 AM
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I have had Chloe sleep in the lower portion of the pack n play on vacation and she sleeps fine, but she does sleep better in her crib.

As for a monitor, we bought a SUMMER BRAND monitor and viewer. We paid about $125 for it and I would recommend it. We used it sometimes but I would find I would not sleep because I would stare at her in her crib. With baby #2 we have it set up but have not used it.
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Luca slept in the lower portion of the pack and play for almost a year, and he did fine.

I had a Safety 1st video monitor, and loved it.

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I got it for about $150, and it was totally worth it. I loved it because Luca had reflux and I was terrified he would vomit and choke in his sleep, so it helped me a lot to actually see him. I also liked it for sleep training - I would leave him in his crib awake, and I liked to watch what de did and how long it took him to actually fall asleep, and to know when/if to go in and re-settle him.

I loved that it actually mounted on the crib, and did not have to be set up on a table somewhere.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:52 PM
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No recommendations for the monitor. Right now I just use a cheapo safety first brand for when i put Fletch to bed first (he's still in our bedroom) But for the porta crib, I don't think moving him to the bottom portion is a big deal. Right now he doesn't know the difference between the porta and a crib....like Fletch.

with the girls though, I had them in their cribs first, so they seemed to know the difference and didn't sleep as well in their porta cribs.
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