Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
The Heart Rate monitor is the bomb. I was a first time parent at age 42, my wife, 35. You read and read and read about everything (which scares you half to death) and SIDS might be the scariest of all.
SIDS is scary stuff. I remember waking up frequently to go in and check on them. One time, my oldest was sleeping really soundly and I couldn't tell that he was breathing. He also didn't respond when I nudged him a few times. I sorta panicked and picked him up, which finally woke him up (crying, of course). My wife was not happy with me but it scared the shit out of me.
I never saw the need for a baby monitor but the heart rate monitor would of been nice (I don't remember them being available then).