Every parent should have that moment, when they feel like, they have everything together. Where you can get your tasks done, feel in control, and not miss out on precious moments of your children. Well, I believe a baby monitor, will help you make all this possible! You just need that extra eye with little toddlers! For some parents, these devices are”gold”! Many still ask questions about it. Here are some answers to your questions.
Should I Use A Baby Monitor For My Toddler?
Toddlers are more active and in general busy bees! They also clever enough to know mom is watching them, especially from the age of Four. When it comes to your little loved ones, you want the best. Did you ever think about using a baby monitor for your toddler? I think it is as useful as it is for small babies.
Soon your baby becomes a toddler, you start considering stopping using the device. You don’t need to through or give it away, you may need it in the future. I believe there is more reason to keep it than to get rid of it. It’s in every way a lifesaver, and useful in many ways for your toddler, like for example the following;
- To Monitor the playroom
Monitors can really expand parents’ sense of freedom by giving them an easier way to connect and check-in. While doing your little things around your house, and knowing they playing in the room, and you have a watchful eye over them, gives you peace of mind. Observe your children as they explore, play, and learn, with a monitor is great!
If there’s a little “fight” mom’s voice from the monitor will calm them down, and will make them feel more safe and secure. You might also play some soft music as well. Soft music has a calm effect on kids.
- Does your kid have a health problem?
If Yes! you won’t think twice about having a monitor. These devices will be the perfect solution! A video monitor gives you the opportunity to assess if your baby is really awake or just making noises.
It can prevent the parent from entering the room and potentially disturbing their sleep, especially if they not well. Monitors offer anxious parents a much-needed sense of security, especially when their child has health problems.
- Does your kid sleepwalk?
Sleepwalking is very common in kids. Most kids who walk in their sleep only do so occasionally and outgrow it by the teen years. I used to sleepwalk when I was a young kid. My mom used to sleep “with one eye open!”
It’s difficult to wake someone up while they’re sleepwalking. A monitor will be very useful in such a case. Imagine your kid leave the house during the night while sleepwalking! I don’t even want to think about it. Stay safe, use the device.
- When kids got nightmares.
Nightmares are a very common way to process emotions and information, and your child will eventually grow out of them. It’s horrible to scream yourself awake and find nobody to calm you down, near you after a nightmare.
Imagine how scared your little one should be if you don’t hear them calling you? It can be terrifying for a child who calls for help, but the parents are not coming! When your child has a nightmare, go to him or her as soon as you can. If your child’s bedroom is far from yours and you can’t be sure to hear them when they call or cry, consider installing a baby monitor.
- When You Travel
When you travel, don’t forget your monitor. Video monitors are a better option for keeping an eye on the little one, especially if they don’t share a room with you. That third eye is more important for parents in strange places like for example in hotel rooms!
- When Relaxing With Friends At Home
It also becomes very useful, when you got friends over for the night, you can enjoy your evening, knowing your sweethearts are safe and sleeping under a very secure watchful eye. If I feel my kids are not mature enough to be alone by themselves, I would keep my monitor close by. Don’t forget, you still have to to the room where your child sleeps, for that extra assurance.
Some Parents feel different about the monitor, see their reasons;
Reasons Why Parents Ditched The Monitor
- Not all the noises needed you anymore.
It’s normal for kids to be noisy while sleep, like breathing, coughing, wheezing, snoring, sneezing, and dreaming. These are all types of normal sounds. Although I think it should be cute to look and listen to that dreaming angel!
When they are toddlers, the only sound that needs your attention is crying, even that can also be normal because sometimes they just dreaming. I’m wondering sometimes what they dream! I’m so curious about what’s happening in that little brain of them. I guess that’s their secret.
Some parents feel these noises they made at night, disturb them and their little ones’ sleep. They try so hard to put them asleep and don’t want to wake them up unnecessarily because of a false alarm. If you should pick a baby monitor for your toddler, consider a video monitor, with night vision features, then you don’t have to be inside the room to see if they still sleep, you just turn on the device.
- Your bedrooms are close to each other.
If your kids are crying or coughing, you will hear them through the wall. If your child is loud enough so you can hear them from your room, you probably won’t need these devices, but it’s still the parent’s choice.
- Monitors may lead to anxiety and sleeping problems.
This is some parent’s opinion. They feel they become obsessed with every sound coming out of the monitor. If there’s no sound, they become restless, and even get up a few times at night, which disturb their sleep, to look if everything is ok in the kid’s room, and if the device is still working!
Some of us get so used to these monitors, long after you stop it you still wake up three to four times at night! If you don’t want it and don’t know how to get rid of it, try moving it a bit further from the room every day, till it’s finally outside.
- Getting addictive, watching the monitor.
To be able to check on your little one through the video monitor is very awesome and helpful. It gives you peace and comfort. But after a while it becomes addictive, and you develop the habit of always checking on your kid.
Well like many other things, baby monitors also have their pros and cons. I hope you made your choice, and are happy about it. Never fear when a baby monitor is near. (smile)
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