Friday, April 20, 2012

Dad’s Perspective


A Dad’s Perspective On Why You Should Own A Baby Monitor

Almost 3 years ago, my wife and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl.  Two years later, our amazing son entered our world as well.  What a life changing event!  But one of the biggest changes I noticed was in regards to my wife’s “parenting instincts”.  She’s a total natural at being a mom.  Caring, compassionate, patient, everything I’m notJ.  However, one thing I can do well is stay calm, and not panic.  My wife has a hard time with this, and worries about the kids constantly.  So you can imagine how worried she was when we moved each kid into their own bedroom.
Having a baby video monitor made a huge difference for many reasons.  In case you’re not aware, a baby video monitor gives you a clear image of your child (even in the dark) so you can ensure that they’re sleeping soundly.

At first, we would be up all night because both of us would check the monitor constantly (I’ll admit, I was nervous too).  After a while, I was able to leave the monitor alone and trust in its effectiveness.  My wife was able to do the same a short while later.  Essentially, you have a clear image of your child, as well as audio so it’s just like being in the room with them.  I loved the fact that I didn’t have to tiptoe through our room to get ready for work each morning, and my wife loved the fact that I wasn’t waking our kids up early as well.