BABY GADGET CONNECTS HUSBAND AND WIFE
We received a baby monitor as a gift from a friend just two months before we were expecting our middle son. Most of our shower presents stayed in their packaging until the birth, but we were curious to test-drive the monitor to see how far it could transmit. I stayed in the house with the microphone while my husband took the receiver to the farthest ends of our property. The sound quality was amazingly clear, even in other buildings!
As the day dragged on, we forgot all about the monitor’s receiver being left in my husband’s work shed, until I got an important phone call from his job. Being very pregnant and tired, I decided to take the lazy way out and “page” my husband via baby monitor. He got the message right away and hustled back to the house to return the phone call. How easy was that?
We continued to use the baby monitor as a one-way intercom over the next weeks, and even after the baby’s birth. When I wasn’t using it to check up on the little guy, my husband had permission to clip it on his belt and take it with him while tending to our livestock and making outside repairs. (It even worked well to convey measurements to me when he was replacing a fan in our attic.)
Sure, we could use a cell phone or good old-fashioned shouting to speak to one another on our farm, and two-way radios are probably best suited for the task. With a baby monitor already in the home, however, I can’t think of a better way to let my spouse know about urgent news without hassle—or spending extra money on an additional consumer gadget!