Ever since we moved Baba G into his nursery (at around the five-month point) we've been using this Philips AVENT baby monitor and it's been great. I'll have a post dedicated to it one day.
BUT... within the span of the last few weeks, Baba's gone from hoping against hope that he could reach the top of his Pack 'n Play to pull himself up...
|I think I can I think I can|
... to being able to do it. Within like 2 seconds.
|How ya like me now?|
Not only is he pulling himself up to a standing position, but last night he started jumping up and down like a wild man. It was like he was flaunting it.
And then this morning my husband found him standing up in his crib at 6 a.m. We have friends whose sons have learned to climb down from their cribs at the nine-month mark (BG's at seven months), so we're thinking we better throw in the towel and get a video monitor.
I was REALLY wanting to avoid getting a video monitor early on, because I figured I would obsess over it and watch it constantly. Now I think I'm over my mega-worrying stage and believe a video monitor would simply come in handy when trying to determine whether or not BG's going to be able to get back to sleep vs. remain stuck in a standing position vs. be on the verge of catapulting himself onto the rug.
I remain a little freaked out about getting a video monitor, however, and the reason is two-fold:
1) My friend Nerdy P had a Paranormal Activity-like experience with one while babysitting for her nephew. She said the screen would randomly flicker just like in the movie, and... well... that would definitely be enough to spook me.
2) I've read that in a city, video monitors can pick up the feeds of other video monitors. Um... NO. If a flickering screen would send me over the edge, then I don't even know what would happen if I awaken in the wee hours and in my groggy state see a long-curly-haired baby GIRL or something. I believe monitors with DECT technology help avoid this problem (something about the channel frequency), but I haven't researched it too much yet.
Does anyone have any recommendations?