No such problems with the new tommee tippee® Digital Movement & Sound Monitor however. This system comes with optional sensor pad allowing you to monitor the baby's movements as well as listening to her cries. There is a talk-back feature which means you needn't leave the sofa if all your baby needs is to hear the soothing sound of her parent's voice, and this machine comes with a range we've yet to find the limits of. The blurb says it transmits up to 300 metres, which should be enough for all but the most capacious dwelling, and the Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology (DECT) offers completely interference free monitoring. If I was forced to choose just one baby monitor, this would be it.
Next, perambulators. From birth to about the age of twelve months Charlie's means of transport was the Britax travel system I bought several years ago for Sally and it served him well. It didn't serve us quite as well, being both rather large and heavy and having low, non-adjustable handles. So as soon as we could we bought him a pushchair. Unfortunately that was rather mangled by a certain airline, and we were on the look out for a new one. So when MacLaren asked if we'd like to try the XLR buggy we were only too pleased, because the XLR is suitable from birth. It comes with adjustable handles making for back-ache free pushing even if, like me, you' re 6' 3". It's also light, folds easily and to a small size and yet seems sturdy enough and flexible in terms of its settings to accommodate a tiny newborn baby. I probably wouldn't have chosen this if we'd been shopping for a brand-new set of wheels. Instinctively, I might have plumped for something bigger, stronger, more like the Britax I bought several years ago. But having tried it out we won't be changing anything. It couldn't be more comfortable to push, it's feels safe and secure and yet folds easily away into the boot of almost any car. Highly recommended.