We live in a small apartment. So far baby has been sleeping in his crib in our room, so really no need for a monitor. I can easily hear his cries from anywhere in the apartment while he's napping as well.
Soon he will be moving to his own room. I'm sure real crying will still wake us up, but can imagine I won't wake up for most other noises. I'm considering getting a monitor so I can listen in a bit better...but not sure it's worth it. He will be right next door to us.
What do you think? Do you use a monitor? Is it worth it? Especially interested to hear from folks living in small spaces or who have baby sleeping in the next room over.