Firstly you will find that having a baby monitor will give you the reassurance you need that your baby is sleeping soundly. This reduces the amount of time you spend checking on baby, it gives you a chance to relax, maybe even have a nap of your own to recharge your own batteries before your baby wakes up again.
Next you will find that a baby monitor is useful throughout the child’s life, you can also use it to monitor your child as they get older. You can listen in their room to ensure that they are sleeping soundly or you can even use it to listen to what the nanny is saying while you work downstairs. These monitors provide you with the ability to be at hand for your child as and when they need you.
It is so tempting as a new parent to constantly check on your baby. Cot deaths and other conditions can leave you worried and you can find yourself popping your head into the nursery door every few minutes to check the baby is breathing and they are sleeping soundly. Some parents fear they won’t hear the baby cry when they wake in the night, this leaves you not sleeping properly or at all, as you jump up every few minutes to see if baby is ready for their next feed. Not ideal. A new baby is stressful enough, you don’t want to try and look after a baby and manage your daily life without any sleep.
With a baby monitor in place you also reduce the risk of waking your baby or child by checking on them all the time. With the baby monitor in place, you can listen into what baby is doing, enjoy your favorite television show or even enjoy a romantic meal together and only notice that baby is awake once they wake and start making noises, which comes through the monitor to advise you.
You will find that the baby monitors are compact in design, this is very convenient. You can pop the monitor next to you when sitting on the sofa or when cooking in the kitchen, you can pop it into your pocket if you want to get some work done in the garden while baby sleeps. Whatever you are doing, you can keep the receiver with you so you know when your baby wakes and needs you and they are now available at quite a decent distance, so you can work in the garden with confidence.
The final benefit to the baby monitor is that they come in a wide range of options from audio to video options. Both provide the above benefits, of course with the video options, you can see what is going on in the room at all times. It is down to personal preference if you prefer to keep something small and compact with you that you can hear when your baby wakes or if you prefer to see and hear them to put your mind at complete ease every time your baby goes to sleep.