“ Brand: Tomy / Safety Type: Baby Monitors „
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We bought a baby monitor for our first child and used it quite a lot. When we moved her cot out of our bedroom then we used it pretty much all the time through the night. The Tomy Walkabout 2000 is good for this because it comes with two mains adaptors, but you can also run it with batteries if necessary. The sensitivity is OK and its easy enough to use. With our second child, it has hardly been taken out of the box. For one thing, we now have a 2 year old toddler wandering around the place, and its not a great idea to have leads plugged into mains sockets. They are just an invitation to be played with. Its just not something that you need. If you have it so that you can hear the baby crying, then you either aren't very close by or you have a bigger house than we do. Our babies are quite good at letting the world know that they are cross or bored. It is useful to have one if you wanted to check that the baby is still breathing. However, once you have more than one child to look after, then you might well not have the energy to worry to that level. First born children get a lot more care and attention than the second born, and a lot of the time its because you can give it to them, rather than the fact that they need it. To summarise, I wouldn't say that its a useless gadget, but its by no means an essential one. Before you buy one, you should definitely ask around friends and family to see if you can buy or borrow one from people who no longer use theirs. You might well find a lot are hidden at the back of cupboards.
Shortly afer the birth of my son I was bought a 'Tomy Walkabout' baby monitor. After several journeys up and down the stairs I realised, the strange sounds coming from the monitor were not my baby crying, but it didnt end there.... After weeks of listening to these unusual sounds, myself and my husband realised that it was the baby five houses down the road that we could hear crying over our monitor! We could actually hear the parents talking to the child. I would hate to think all those special bed time stories could be heard by anyone near by with the same monitor. We were also getting next doors tv! Now we are trying for our next child we will be sure to try out a few monitors and hopefully we will not hear other peoples babies....!
When my cousin was born I’d thought I’d buy her a present that would come in handy whilst she was growing up, and after taking time to chose I came up with the walkie talkies that you can put one upstairs and one downstairs and you know if she wakes up or cries. It was from Tomy and called the ‘Tommy Walkabout’ and I think it was a good choice as her mother always seems to be using it, it has various features that made it all the more impressive, firstly it had a range about 100m, so you could leave the baby upstairs and you could hear if she was in distress or if she needed you. It also give you peace of mind and I think it was worth what we paid. It included a range of features like: two channel selection, power on indicator, high/low power select, mains or battery operated option and low battery indicator. More than anything I think they are really helpful when the baby is a sleep upstairs it gives you that peace of mind to know they are fast asleep and when they wake up you will hear them, and respond. Available in different designs, the more you pay the more hi-tech they are, so the price varies according to which one you get.
I bought the Tomy walkabout 2000 when I was pregnant with our daughter who is two years old. At the beginning I admit I didn't use it much as she slept downstairs and went up when we did and into our room. Only time it was used was during the daytime whilst sleeping if I popped into the garden to hang out the never ending supply of washing. Since she has been in her own room and goes up earlier I now use it every evening and take it up to bed with me when I go. Even though she is nearly three she doesn't sleep through the night and it gives me peace of mind. I like the fact that it picks up every sound and if the room is totally quiet I can even hear her breathing. It also has a set of lights on it that light up depending on the amount of noise if you want to turn the volume off. And if you are going in the garden then it runs on batteries.
Just imagine that you go out in the garden to hang the washing on the line, dig the garden up, cut the lawn or even treat the fence and know that your baby is safe in her cot with the aid of Tommy walkabout 2000. Our baby monitor has always been very reliable and crystal clear with no interference from other monitors. There are two monitors one called the baby’s unit and the other is the parents unit. The parents unit has an on, off, and mute switch, Volume control, mains indicator, and a range indicator. Can be clipped on to your clothing providing you have batteries in the unit.
With my first baby I used the Tomy Walkabout 2000 monitor which I have found extremely useful. My son is almost a year old and I still use the monitor whenever he is asleep in his room in case I don?t hear him. This monitor comes with two units, one for the parents and one for the nursery. Both units have two wavelengths you can try to get the best signal. The nursery unit has two levels of output depending on how far away the parents unit will be. I usually only need to put it on level 1 when I am in the house. The parents unit has lights on to indicate when there is sound being picked up so you know your baby is crying even if there is noise in the room you are in from a stereo or TV etc. Also, you have a mute option which I have found useful at night because as soon as I hear my baby cry, I switch it to mute so that I do not wake my husband but can still see the lights going up and down to indicate whether my baby has gone back to sleep or whether he is still crying. Both units have adapter leads so that they can be plugged into a socket but the parents unit can also be used powered by batteries so that it can be carried around with you and has a clip on the back to go on your waistband. I have used this sometimes when doing housework around the house so that I am always aware of my baby?s wellbeing. The monitor is supposed to work at up to 200 meters away but I have found that if I go down to the garage at the bottom of my garden it does not always pick up well which can be a nuisance. The only other bad point is that, if you live in close proximity to your neighbours (as I do in a terraced house) and they have a baby monitor, you may pick up sound from their house. This was something I discovered when I switched off the nursery monitor once, but not the parents unit and presumably the parents unit automatically searched for the nearest monitor and picked up the neighbours next door talking (albeit very faintly so you could barely hear what was bein g said). Since then I have always been careful to switch the monitors off when not in use. It has also picked up helicopter radios as well! I would imagine that this is a problem with monitors in general and not with this specific model.
I bought this monitor and initially used it with batteries as it is batteries or mains operated. But you get this annoying humming noise which begins to grate on you after a while! Now we use it on the mains and it is alittle better but the humm is still there. It has a visual display that lights up according to the level of noise so that you can mute it, which is a good thing is you have company or are watching something good on tele. I would certainly look to buy a more expensive model to get rid of the humm next time.
A portable baby monitor which allows you to listen to your baby or see your baby's sounds transmitted as a moving light display