The Summer Infant Handheld Color Video Baby Monitor is a wonderful gift to give any new parents. There is no value you can place on the peace of mind it gives to be able to actually see your baby on the screen and know that they're ok. Sometimes babies can make some pretty funny noises!
Just hearing your baby on an audio monitor is not enough. With the video monitor, you can tell if your baby is awake. You can also make sure that they're not getting into trouble, or if you're a first-time nervous parent, you can check every few minutes and breathe a sigh of relief that they're still breathing!
The monitor screen is large enough to see everyting clearly, but the unit is small enough to be able to carry easily. You can adjust the volume as needed. There is also a visual indicator of noise if you are in a noisy environment and can't hear the monitor itself.