I am going to be a new father as of August 2014. What is the best high tech baby monitoring video feed I can get?

I am going to be a new father as of August 2014. What is the best high tech baby monitoring video feed I can get?

Question by : I am going to be a new father as of August 2014. What is the best high tech baby monitoring video feed I can get?
Hi all.

I am going to be a new father as of August and we are in the process of putting together a registry. We are obviously going to get some sort of baby monitor but there is a LOT out there. I was wondering if anybody could recommend one that integrates with an iPhone or has a video feed?

Thank you so much for your time!

All my best,
Matt
**Edit**

With all due respect, I am not interested in your personal viewpoints regarding parenting and how to register for gifts. This is a simple product related question. Thank you.
Edit # 2

Wow, I am a little taken back with the amount of cackling this question has brought forward.

I do **NOT** care about your personal viewpoints on parenting, nor, if you think Baby Registries exist. Even I know baby registries exist! And they are called just that.

If you have personal experience into this product inquiry- great I would love to hear from you.
Edit # 3

My wife is a board certified surgeon and we will decide what is in the best medical interest of our child. Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by Pippin
Why do you need a high tech monitor? Why, indeed do you really need a monitor at all?

Baby will sleep in your room for the first 6 months or so, so you can easily hear him/her. And unless your house is huge, you will have no trouble hearing baby when s/he cries.

If you feel you must have a a monitor, any inexpensive one will do the job. (And if you are set on a fancy expensive one, you don’t register for it. That’s not the kind of thing you’d expect friends to buy for you.)

EDIT:
My point is simply that new parents tend to think that they ‘need’ tons of stuff. And usually, once baby arrives, they learn that much of the stuff they have bought (or been given) is, at worse, useless, and at best, not worth anywhere near what they spent on it.
Babies cry when they need something. You will hear your baby cry. You really DON’T need a monitor to hear it. And for safety sake, (or for ease of breastfeeding) you will want baby to sleep in your room for the first 6 months or so, so you can easily SEE baby and don’t need a video link either. They money you plan to spend could really be spent in other ways.

But ok — Here you go — 1700 hits for ‘baby monitor’
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_8?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=baby%20monitor&sprefix=baby+mon%2Caps%2C270

And 500+ for ‘baby monitor iphone’
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_kk_2?rh=i%3Aelectronics%2Ck%3Ababy+monitor+iphone&keywords=baby+monitor+iphone&ie=UTF8&qid=1395929206

(But again, it’s VERY unlikely that any friend is going to shell out this kind of money, so if you decide you like one of the pricy ones, please just buy it yourself. You’ll look very greedy registering for $ 200+ item. Shower gifts are typically cute outfits and toys.)

EDIT: So far as I’m aware, surgeons don’t spend a lot of time studying infant care during their residencies. So how does the fact that she’s a surgeon mean she automatically knows that you need a video monitor that integrates with an Iphone?

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1 Comment

  1. Linda R

    ‘Registries’ are for brides only. When a female is pregnant and someone throws a baby shower – everyone attending already know what to buy. Using a ‘baby registry’ is just insulting their intelligence.
    The best monitor – mom and dad. Because baby will be sleeping in a bassinet (in parents room) for the first
    3-months. After that – baby is moved into a crib in his or her own room.
    The parents….are responsible for buying the large and expensive things; baby carrier, baby car seat, bassinet, dresser, diaper changing table, rocking (great to use when breast feeding newborn and for bonding), stroller, crib.

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