for the past two months that i have had my baby, i have been uptight and nervous when i lay him down to sleep. when i am right by him, i can hear him and when he cries on my shoulder it vibrates through my head. however, leave the room and i no longer know if he is crying or sleeping. i live with a family and several occassions i thought he was sleeping because i ddint hear anything and they would say someting like "you want me to check on him and see if he is okay?". i would be like "is he crying" and they would look at me weird and be like "he's screaming. you can't hear him?". "no" i would say and rush up there feeling so bad i went to walmart today and would you believe that they had a baby monitor that has sound, lights, AND vibrates? i bought it and used it for the first time today. i turned the sound off so the rest of te house would not have to be bothered if he was crying (like when we eat and stuff) and set it on vibrate. i was able for the first time to know if he was still asleep or if he was crying and what a wonderful feeling that was! sorry, i just had to say this because it feels so good to know i dont have to wonder anymore.