When I first brought Kayleigh home from the hospital, I was absolutely terrified to let her sleep in her crib in her own room. I was so afraid that she would somehow fall out of her crib, or worse, stop breathing in the middle of the night. She slept in the same room with John and me until she was about 8 months old, and then we finally, and hesitantly, transitioned her into her crib in her own room.
Those first couple of weeks that Kayleigh slept in her own room were absolute torture for me. I was so used to listening to her breathe, and hearing every toss and turn she made throughout the night as I laid in bed. We keep our bedroom doors closed at night to keep the cats out, and I kept imagining the worst happening to her, as she slept in that room all by herself.
Kayleigh is now 13 months old, and even though I have loosened up a bit, I still want to keep an eye on her while she sleeps. She is at the age now where she is standing up on her own, and exploring the world around her. I am very fearful that she might try to escape her crib sometime, and could fall and hurt herself in the process. John’s cousin’s son climbed out of his crib last year, and broke his arm. I want to try and prevent that same thing, or something worse, from happening to Kayleigh.
The VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor has been an absolute blessing for me. Now, I can hear every sound Kayleigh makes, and see her too, even though she’s in her own room.
The VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor is top of the line, and has many great features that I love, including:
Pan & Tilt – The camera pans up to 270 degrees side-to-side and tilts as many as 124 degrees up and down, so you can watch as your little one moves about. Need more detail (like, is her chest still rising and falling???)? The camera zooms up to 2x! This is such a great feature, and one that will become more useful as your child grows older and is on the go more.
Infrared LED – You can watch your baby at night without disturbing them.
Multiple Viewing Options – You can choose between single view (one camera only), split view (cycles through cameras on single view before stopping on split view) or patrol mode (single view that transitions to a different camera every 7 seconds). You can keep an eye on as many as 4 rooms at once! This would be great if you have multiple children, or to keep an eye on your child as they play in other rooms of the house.
Full-Motion Video & Large Color Screen – The picture on this video camera is very clear, with up to 25 frames per second.
Temperature Indicator – This is one of my favorite features. There is a temperature indicator on the parent unit that lets you know if baby is too hot or too cold. Living in Maine, the temperatures rise and fall very drastically in just a short period of time. Today, for instance, it was in the high 80’s, and it fell to the low 50’s by 8:00PM.
Talk-Back Intercom – You can talk to your baby from any room in the house with the built-in intercom on the portable parent unit. How cool is that?! Quite often when Kayleigh stands up in her crib, she just wants to be comforted back to sleep. She loves hearing my voice talk to her through the intercom.
This is a baby monitor that will grow with your child. I am planning to purchase an additional camera to put in Kayleigh’s playroom, so I can keep an eye on her while she plays in there by herself. Not only will this allow me to make sure she is safe & sound, but it will also allow me to watch her most precious moments. I can’t wait to catch a glimpse of her dancing around, singing silly songs, playing with her dolls, etc. I can’t imagine missing out on all of those cute little moments, and now I won’t have to!
What is your favorite feature of the VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor?