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Video Monitors: Why Did We Wait So Long?

When we registered for baby gear before Harrison was born, I was all “WHAT ON EARTH ARE THESE VIDEO MONITORS?!”  I didn’t register for one, figuring they were a) an uneccessary expense and b) one more thing to make me hypervigilant and insane as a mother.  We registered for a plain monitor with no bells and whistles at a low retail price point.

I think we’ve turned it on twice.  Our old house was so small with the master bedroom and nursery just steps from each other.  With my anxiety, I heard every bump and gasp in the night and by the time I was able to sleep again, we were confident that he could handle the crib (aka he could roll, sit up, call out, cry loudly, etc).

Then we moved into our new house where he is way down the hall.  I found myself sitting outside his door every night and putting him back in bed repeatedly because he wasn’t yet comfortable with his new room to fall asleep quickly.  Then I was checking on him repeatedly.  Thankfully, VTech sent us a video monitor and my nerves were calmed immediately.

With VTech’s Safe and Sound full color audio and video monitor, we are able to watch Harrison and send him back to bed with a command over the monitor – that’s right, I can talk into it and he scurries right back to bed!  TODDLER MOM WIN.

The real question is: WHY DID WE WAIT SO LONG?!?!

Do you have a video monitor? Do you love it?

(p.s. I’m giving on away on my personal blog if you’d like to spy on your toddler, too! )


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