Specifically on car seats and baby monitors.
1. Baby monitors. Ellie's room is in the basement. I know, I'm a horrible mother. I've even had someone suggest that I turn my living room into her room. I'm thinking she can handle the basement. So, that's not what I need advice on. What I would like is a solid digital baby monitor so that I can hear AND see her. Does anyone have suggestions? There are about a million and one different kinds on Amazon and they all have mixed reviews. But, there's always those terrible 2-5 reviews that kind of ruin it for everyone. So, what has anyone used?
2a. Car seats. My biggest dilemma is convertible vs. infant carrier. I've heard infant carriers are safest, but that they grow out of them quickly. I'm not doing a travel system, so that doesn't make a different either way. I'm guessing that we'll go with infant, but I thought I'd ask just in case
2b. Graco, Britax, or Chicco? Specific models. Please and thank you.
Really, please please please don't leave me hangin' on this one. I might be losing sleep over it. I know, I'm lame. Help a sista' out!