"DON'T buy a video monitor for your nursery! You'll be addicted to watching it and will never sleep again." These warnings from experienced mothers were ones I wish I ignored. After spending $100 on a regular monitor, it took me a year to realize the error of my ways.
While some mommies find monitors useless or at least expendable, I rely on mine to keep tabs on my snoozing babies. In hindsight, a video monitor would have saved me getting out of bed to check on my wee one's sleeping status or interrupting my tot's quiet downtime. As soon as they see mama peep in the room, that playtime is over! Instead of discovering his toes or chewing on a toy, me wee guy is amped and ready to get out of the crib. Already six months into my second child's life, I'm set on investing in one of the gadgets. Which kind of monitor, if any, do you prefer?