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When to Stop Using Baby Monitor

When Did You Retire the Baby Monitor?

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When is a parent monitoring their child and when does it become voyeuristic? Baby monitors make keeping tabs on lil ones a piece of cake with their ability to capture the sights and sounds that come out of newborns' rooms. While many mamas become addicted to keeping an eye on their tots through their video monitors, others blame the lil machines' lights and buzzing sounds for denying them a restful night's sleep.

Once babies are sleeping through the night on a regular basis, some parents turn the monitors off for good. Others keep them going well past the toddler years, citing a desire to know what is their wee ones are doing when the door is closed. When did you retire the baby monitor for good?

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amandachalynn amandachalynn 5 years
We retired it when he was about 3. He rarely wakes at night, has never wet the bed, and is just down the hall. Our place is pretty small, but if it was like #1's I'd do the same as she is! It's a great idea to put it in the hallway when you can't hear them.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 5 years
My daughter is 21 months and I have no intention of retiring the monitor yet! It's comforting to know what is going on in her room. That way I don't have to check in on her and possibly wake her up.
schnappycat schnappycat 5 years
Haven't yet and my son is 27 months. In fact, we just pulled out the video monitor out again after we moved him from the crib to a toddler bed so I could figure out what he is doing in his room. It's very handy! I'm not sure what we will do for the new baby--get another vid monitor or just use a regular one.
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