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    We have a new addition to the family due in the new year and I need to look into a baby monitor. I was wondering has anyone has any recommendations on models or things I should be considering before a purchase?

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    @penfold - I bought this one when my daughter was born BT Digital Video Baby Monitor 1000 (064551) - BT Shop. You can add extra cameras and change view and talk back to baby using it. We've got two cameras, one at each end of Olivia's cot so we can see where she's wriggled off to

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    OK. Our fisher price one just died...after 3 years of decent service, but fuzzy and interference prone reception.

    We now have a new one, arived last night..tommee tippee DECT thing, with remote thermometer and remove controlled light, 2 way speech..about £30 from Amazon..much better...

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    Camera wise, I've not bothered...but I've got a PTZ IPCAM that cost me about £30 too..it does sound and night vision, so I've pondered puting it in daughters room..heh

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    We were given this one for our sprog which arrived in October. It seems to work very well.

    BT Baby Monitor Pacifier (058298) - BT Shop

    Seriously, though, I don't think you'll need anything fancy. Not even sure a monitor is necessary unless your house is colossal. The moment you hear a squeak, you're wide awake, any time of day or night.

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    I bought this angelcare one when my daughter was born. Had heard the sensor mat was prone to going off through the night but only experienced that once. Still going strong now as a temp monitor in her bedroom as i've got a really cold house i still use it nearly 3 years on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    I bought this angelcare one when my daughter was born. Had heard the sensor mat was prone to going off through the night but only experienced that once. Still going strong now as a temp monitor in her bedroom as i've got a really cold house i still use it nearly 3 years on.
    Got this one too, never had a problem with the sensor and I bought one with a second remote (so me and my partner have one clipped to out belts).

    I don't think you can go wrong as long as it has a movement sensor and temprature control.
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    We've got the Philips one we bought from the NEC baby show. Works a treat!

    Avent Digital Audio Monitor SCD535 - Kiddisave The One Stop Baby Shop

    And got this camera to which hooks up to the TV.

    Wireless Colour High Resolution CCTV Kit : 2.4GHz Analogue Wireless : Maplin Electronics
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    I bought the Angelcare for one of my brothers 18 months or so ago and him and his wife think it is awesome. My other brother and his wife are now expecting and I have bought them one too.

    How much of an awesome uncle am I? (Or do I have more money than sense?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    (Or do I have more money than sense?)
    You've just spent hundreds of pounds on a flash, right before Christmas. I think we all know the answer to this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I bought the Angelcare for one of my brothers 18 months or so ago and him and his wife think it is awesome. My other brother and his wife are now expecting and I have bought them one too.

    How much of an awesome uncle am I? (Or do I have more money than sense?)
    and to think you can give them nice Lenovo tablets when they get older to learn on and learn about family rates for fixing PCs via Facebook....

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    Good heavens... So much technology!

    When we bought one 19 years ago it was basically a microphone on one socket and a speaker on the other. For everything else we went in the room.

    Interacting by video sounds a bad idea to me. Once young 'un is in bed, that's enough interaction unless there's a problem... in which case they scream. Sometimes the best solution to screaming is to turn the speaker end off! (If you haven't had a toddler go through the terrible twos you'll classify this as child abuse )

    Then again, my Mum probably thought the technology we had was a waste of money too!

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    Forget the rest.
    Get a yCam. Faultless. Wireless, get view on iPad mobile devices, anything with a browser. When we don't need it to monitor baby anymore I going to use it to monitor my house.
    Can send email if it detects movement and save recording to FTP
    When we stay away we take wireless router and cam. Gives us a bit more freedom.

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