Would you bother with baby monitors?

Baby monitors... can be expensive gadgets really. Especially when you see the mighty impressive video baby monitors!

But, would you bother for a second baby?

We never had one for Carson - he was always with us anyway as a new born. We'd move him from room to room with us in the day time (even take him to the loo haha! yes a little bit overzealous I know!) and he shared a bedroom with us up until around 8 weeks. Then he went in his own room (adjoined to ours - no doors closed or anything, so almost like he was in the same room).

By the time we moved to our current house, he had reached the grand old age of 17 months and gained his 'own' bedroom.
I checked on him religiously very hour or so before bed then during the night, I'd leave his room door open, our room door open and begrudgingly listen to him snore all night... I shouldn't moan, I guess if he didn't snore I would have been up to check on him all the more!

I just wondered whether any of you guys felt differently about monitoring your baby - especially second/third etc. baby. What is different and why? Would you recommend a mum to use baby monitors or not to bother?

Really looking forward to hearing your thoughts... x

8 comments:

  1. When my son was 8 months i invested in one but i think ive used it once for me it was a waste of money but for others they love it! depends what kind of routine you have for bedtime i guess as thats when you would use it the most
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    1. So glad it's not just me that's thinkin it's a waste! xx

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  2. We didn't use one for either of our sons! I know friends who used them and they worked well and others where they said it was a waste of money.

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    1. I don't think I'm going to bother you know. Thanks for your comment :-)

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  3. I didn't have one for Liv didn't really need one and I would of just become paranoid listening to it xx

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  4. We've got one but mainly because our bathroom is downstairs at one side of the house whilst baby will be upstairs at the other side, so basically only for when I have a wee when baby's asleep! Hehe Probably not worth it to be fair x

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  5. I must admit that I still use one for Cameron, but I need to because of his bad chest and also as I am a heavy sleeper I wouldn't hear him. I will be still using it when Lucas moves into their bedroom. I think they are such a god send at times x x x

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  6. We used one with our first, but I found myself shutting it off during the night because it disturbed my sleep. Unless your house is very large or spread out, I think you can usually hear a crying baby. I would get a white noise machine for the second though. That way you don't have to try and keep your older child as quiet.

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