Last I heard my aunt still uses a video monitor... Her daughter was 11 at the time... Stuck in box:I could imagine 11yr old me being pissed if my mom had a monitor on me at that age...
We lost our monitor and weren't using one for awhile (her nursery had an adjoining door to our room), then we co-slept for about 3 months out of desperation to get some sleep.Right after her first birthday we sleep trained and now I use the monitor every night so I can see her. (I originally got it to make myself feel better for when she was crying so that I could see she was fine without going in the room every 2 minutes).Whule we probably don't need one, I have to admit I like being able to turn it on and see that she's okay whenever I want. I think once she moves into a bedroom across the hall I'll probably use one so I can hear when she wakes up and check on her since she won't be in a crib anymore- so maybe until she's 3?