Last Christmas our relatives came in to stay at our new house. Though our new house hasn't been, say, okay to be inhibited just yet, but they said they wanted to try it out, staying a night or two at our new house. Well, my hubby got a week holiday, and so we all stayed there. My cousins and hubby's cousins came in to stay, so it was pretty crowded down there. They brought along their babies and kids.
Well, one of my cousins, who has a five-month-old baby boy, asked if she could use our meant-to-be library room, to put her baby (with the baby bed) there. I agreed. So she put her baby there, along with this device, Care Supreme 2-Way Baby Monitor. Honestly, that was my first time saw a real baby monitor, so I asked her if I could try it out. At first she refused, she said she didn't want to bother my sleep. After finally convinced her, she let me do that. Well, to my surprise, geez, being a mother would be extremely busy. At nights the baby cried, out loud! Well, thanks to this unit, that it would help alert us when the baby cried.
What can I say about this baby monitor? First off, the design is so cute that I stared at it for a moment when I first saw it. Secondly, the range is about 100m, a pretty long range actually (though we don't use that much range since our new house is not so big). And, it has a melody feature to lullaby the baby. Pretty cool! It uses 4 AA batteries, and so far my cousin hasn't replaced the batteries yet. The sound coming from it is pretty good. Seemed this unit has some kind of reducing interference feature. We can talk to the baby as well, by pushing a button. So the baby could hear us, and we can calm the baby even from a distant (but I prefer to go to the baby myself... lol..). In my own opinion, this device is excellent!
On the day when my cousin left (she spent two nights with us), she thanked me for taking care the baby. Well, from this experience, now I understand how hard it is to be a mom: has to wake up at nights or dawn, everytime, when the baby needs us. But instead, I said to my cousin, it should be me who should thank her, for letting me have this kind of experience... :)