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When did you stop using a monitor

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callmeovercautious Tue 08-Jul-08 18:23:16

I am a deep sleeper so use the monitor on at full volume so I wake up if DD does. She has been a poor sleeper forever but does mostly go through now, she is 22m.

DP says I should switch it off as we will hear her if she really needs us - but I am not so sure.

Any thoughts?

ChasingSquirrels Tue 08-Jul-08 18:25:27

I never used one. I sleep pretty soundly, but always found that I heard the kids - until they started sleeping through and then I never heard them when they did wake.

TheMuppetMuggle Tue 08-Jul-08 18:29:40

My DD is 3yrs old, i still use mine as i go into such a deep sleep i know i'd never hear her!

micku5 Tue 08-Jul-08 18:44:03

DD2 is going to be 2 next week and we still use her monitor (a sensor one) as she has had a few apneia episodes and now she gets out of the bed herself so the alarm goes off!! cue dh an i rushing up into her bedroom to make sure she is okay.

callmeovercautious Tue 08-Jul-08 18:48:55

CS - I think that is why DP wants it off!

ChasingSquirrels Tue 08-Jul-08 18:51:09

lol, might work the other way though - once they were sleeping through I just didn't hear them when they did wake, but ex did and so he had to get up.
Was wierd when ds2 was born and I was feeding, I just stopped hearing ds1 at all (at night).

FrannyandZooey Tue 08-Jul-08 18:52:20

I haven't stopped yet - ds is 5
he sometimes has a bad dream and tbh I sleep through it now unless the monitor is on - if he has to come in and get us he is usually that much more awake, frightened and hard to settle, so it's a purely selfish / lazy thing for me

Sobernow Tue 08-Jul-08 18:52:33

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PurlyQueen Tue 08-Jul-08 20:10:27

Never used one. My 'mumdar' picks up sniffles and cries in the next room.

NellyTheElephant Tue 08-Jul-08 22:29:33

Depends how big the house is. Our house is pretty tiny, so with DD2 I stopped using the monitor at about 3 months (she was sleeping through by then), but left both our doors open so I'd always hear her and wake if necessary. When at DH's parents' house though I always take the monitor with me as their house is huge and I wouldn't hear anything even if they were both screaming the place down!

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 08-Jul-08 22:32:10

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callmeovercautious Wed 09-Jul-08 23:33:53

Starlight - that is DPs theory. He recons she can hear herself so crys more. He may be right so I am turning it down a little tonight. One notch a week I have promised him smile

She was ill recently so I was glad I had it, especially after she cracked her head open and I had to sit up all night. On a normal night though there really is no need, just a bad habit of mine.

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