View Full Version : Baby Monitors-Which do you like best?
There are so many monitors to choose from. Which are your favorites?
06-18-2002, 05:20 PM
The one we have is the SAFETY 1ST kind. We got it free when we bought our crib/mattress from Toys R Us last fall. It works very well.
06-19-2002, 07:31 AM
We've had two. We got a First Years "Crisp&Clear" as a baby gift. It worked beautifully, when it wasn't plagued with static! It was really strange. It would work for days or weeks and then get in these "fits" where it would just be a static monster. Two thing I like about it were that (when it was working) the sound quality was EXCELLENT. Also, you don't have to plug in the nursery unit (you can use it with batteries), so it is portable. We take it on vacation with us when we are staying at someone's home, etc. and don't have to bring the plug. We also took it to Europe a few weeks ago and it was great to not have to worry about finding an adpater or converter for it. We have found that feature to be very useful.
I finally couldn't stand it anymore and bought a Fisher Price Vibrating monitor. It is also 900 mH (DH's requirement) and works VERY WELL. No static at all and I really like the vibrating feature. It works like halfway down my block, which was great a couple weeks ago when my cul de sac had a block party barbeque.
My only complaint is that it is not quite as "sensitive" or as clear as the First Years one was (at least when it was working). With that monitor, I never turned the volume above "1" and that was PLENTY LOUD. On the FP, one, there are no volume markings, so I am always "playing" to find the right volume and 2) it seems like I have to turn it up a fair bit to be able to hear. But this one works all the time, so I shouldn't complain.
I have 2 friends with the First Years monitor and they both love it. With monitors you really have to experiment to find what works for you. The same monitor gives different results for different people in different settings.
06-19-2002, 07:58 AM
we have the Evenflo Constant Care and *love* it. It has the "walkie talkie" feature so that nursing mom's can ask dad to bring them something to drink while in the nursery ;) or a caretaker can sing to a crying baby as they walk to the nursery. There is slight static when the rechargeable battery is running low but I actually like that because it is a warning signal for me (there is a built in low battery "alarm" but it is annoying so I like that I can tell it is getting low before the alarm!). We have three cordless phones in the house and I was worried that the monitor would get/create interference and it hasn't! Good luck!
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