When Jack was born I really wanted a video monitor but because he was my last and we didn’t want to waste money. So when Summer Infant contacted me asking if I’d like to review one of their video monitors I said yes, purely on the fact I just wanted one. Tom told me off and said I shouldn’t review anything I didn’t really need and he was right. However it’s actually benefited us far more than we expected.
When Jack was born we let him take lead and fall asleep and eat as and when he wanted. Which was fine but then when we put him in his cot and stated to get a routine going. We would feed him to sleep and then put him in his cot. It started off OK but now at 15 months it’s a pain in the butt. Now it’s very rare that he will just go straight to sleep after his milk and I have to cuddle him to sleep and then place him in his cot. Sometimes it can take hours.
But since having the video monitor, we’ve given him his milk and left him. It was a struggle for a couple of days but now it’s much easier. I think before when I would lay with him I was actually making the situation worse. We tried to leave him before we got the video monitor but we would go and see to him with every moan. Now we can see if he needs us before we go up. I still wont leave him to cry it out, that’s just not how I want to parent (don’t judge anyone that does though) but when he just whinge’s we can just leave him. We’ve found that he will just settle himself now.
We’ve also realised it will be great come the summer months because we would ideally still like him to nap in his cot (because he is a nightmare lately. If he’s around any kind of noise, he will not nap) and obviously being nicer weather we don’t all want to stay indoors waiting for him to nap. so this will be great for then too. Also when we eventually move and the two little ones share a room.
Anyway I love this monitor. If you don’t have somewhere flat to put it, like us, you can also put it on the wall.
- 2.5″ high resolution colour LCD video screen with enhanced automatic night vision
- 2 times remote digital zoom
- Temperature display
- 240 metre range
- Soft glow night light camera
- Sound activated LED lights
- High sensitivity microphone
- Rechargeable batteries
- Add up to 3 extra cameras
It has been a great monitor. We can see him clearly with no worries and I love that it has a night light and temperature display attached, that’s 3 products in one! But my favorite bit? It’s given me my evenings back!
I highly recommend it for anyone that’s looking to get one. They are £89.99 which I think is a bargain.
*We were sent this monitor for the purposes of review but all opinions are honest and my own.