I used to think that people that used a video baby monitor were the more “paranoid” parents and I definitely do not consider myself paranoid at all. Though I didn’t start out with a video monitor, when I started to use the Graco Digital Video imonitor, I became a believer. (in why people choose to go the video route- not that those folks are paranoid!)
I started using the video monitor when PP was a little older (about 14 months) so I could see when she was awake & what she was doing. I especially loved it when PP graduated from her crib and started using a toddler bed. I was happy to see that suprisingly, PP ususally didn’t get out of bed after we put her down (even if she was not “ready” to sleep). Having a video monitor has allowed me to peek into my child’s life without disturbing her. My favorite part about using the video monitor is hearing & seeing PP have a conversation with all the stuffed animals in her bed.
Recently, a friend of mine asked to borrow my video monitor for a vacation she was taking with her family so I had to live without my video monitor for a week. That is when I truly realized how much I missed using it. I am happy to report that my video imonitor is now back & I can tune back in to my favorite show- “Puddzz TV!”