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I am thinking of buying a baby moniter to use when we are out at friends houses and also so that I can hear bubs if I am outside at home.
Any suggestions on what is a good make or what not to buy
I have a Tomy walkabout digital monitor that I love. It only has a distance of about 100m, but we don't have a large property and I'm not likely go outside of 100m when Libby's asleep anyway - the most I'll do is go outside and hang out the washing!
It has a temperature reading, 2 levels of sound (high and low) transmittance, and is digital - which is meant to be the best apparently because the analogue models can pick up other electronic equipment and mess up the reception. You can clip the receiver onto the waistband of your shorts/jeans and walk around and hear bub anywhere from inside your home. It also has backup battery operation.
Hmmm....do I sound like an advert or what? :rolleyes:
Not cheap, (about $170 - my MIL and FIL bought it for us anyway) but I've never had a problem with it either. My best girlfriend has the same one and loves it too.
We got a steelcraft one. Sounds v similar to above mentioned but only cost $60-$70. 150m range, AC adaptor (so you can plug it in) or battery-operated, voice-activated so you don't have to have it transmitting all the time, just when bub makes a noise. It's great. We got it from "bubs" shop, not sure if they have one in Adelaide?? I take it down to the clothesline with me when Im hanging out washing. When I get home to brissy I'll give you the exact product code etc.
I have a babycom monitor which retails for about 70 dollars- i got mine off ebay for 25. It has 2 channels and a visual display also (i used to mow the lawn when the kids were asleep and the visual display was very handy). The range is pretty good too- i remember when we lived in Sydney the neighbours two doors up had the same monitor and heard the ex and i having a barney :eek: I have seen these monitors in most specialty baby stores. The parent's unit runs on battery or mains and the bubs unit plugs in.
hope this helps
Hi, I bought the Tomy walkabout mini and I find the reception is not great from one bedroom to the next although fine when we have the listening unit in the living room. Because of the hissy reception I do not think I would recommend it.
I have a fisher price one, very cheap and it works fine.
I wouldn't spend too much money, because if you can hear them in the end that's all you need!! :)
Thanks guys- first off I got a second hand moniter but all I could hear was hiss and no baby!
I ended up going with the Tomy walkabout digital which someone recommended. It was a really good price on special at Target about $30 off! So far I have found it good, the only thing I wish is that you could just have the visual display on if you want, I found that when we were out at friends it was a bit distracting for everyone having the sound on!
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