Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Luxurious Video Baby Monitor

Today, I am thankful for my video baby monitor.  With my first 4 children, I had a good, "old fashioned", audio only baby monitor by Fisher Price.  It is still kicking almost 8 years later.  After Gunnar was born, I was given some money as a gift so I decided to purchase a video baby monitor.  In the past, I always thought they were too expensive and not a "necessity".  I was excited to get my new "luxury" item and try it out.  I am very happy to say that I LOVE MY VIDEO BABY MONITOR!  I ended up finding an awesome deal on a Summer Infant Day & Night Handheld Color Video Monitor on Amazon for around $110 with FREE shipping!  It is great because instead of wondering why he is making noises (is he just moving around or is he really awake?), I can just peek at my monitor and see what he is up to.  The camera works even if it is pitch black in the room.  You can turn the video function on or off and still keep the audio on.  Also, it is portable and has a clip so you can take it with you.  I took it outside with us when we did fireworks on the 4th of July and it worked great!  The camera can be attached to the wall.  We just haven't done that yet.  I took the monitor with us when we were on vacation and it was great also because Celeste figured out how to get out of the pack n play.  This way we could see her and catch her in the act :)

I wouldn't say this is a must have for every new Mom, but if there is any way you can get one, I would!

Here are a couple of photos I have taken of the monitor:
The monitor is turned on in this photo.
He is sleeping in this pic in the corner.
Up close view of what the monitor looks like.  He is asleep in the corner of his pack n play.  This photo was taken at night when his room was dark.
The receiver is portable so you can turn the video on or off  to save battery life.  You can also turn it on or off when you have it plugged into the AC adapter.
This is the camera that I have in his room on
his changing table.  The camera can swivel and
turn many directions.
A side view of the camera to show how much it can move and


  1. Ooh thanks for posting. I'm thinking of getting one for when we ever finish our basement. That way kids can play in the playroom "supervised" while I cook or something.

  2. that's a good idea lindsey. do they make a model where you can leave your kids at home and use the video camera at the store? or on a plane? or on vacation in the bahamas with your husband?


  3. I am not familiar with a model that will do that quite yet Candra, but you could invent one :)

  4. I am new here! What a fun blog :) I would love for you to come visit me too!


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