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is it necessary to buy a baby monitor?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: Some parents like the convenience, but it's definitely not necessary. Babies are often sleeping in the same room as their parents for the first few months, so a baby monitor is not needed at night. The monitors are not protective for the baby (we've had healthy babies for a lot longer than we've had baby monitors), they just allow the parent a measure of comfort if they are in a separate room.
Answered on Apr 22, 2016
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
No: My mother didn't have one, neither did either of my grandmothers nor any of my great grandmothers. You get the idea.
Answered on Aug 4, 2011

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Dr. Alan Ali answered
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BP monitors: Try amazon.Com.

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