Has anyone put intercoms in your sons bedroom? We have tried a baby monitor but we hear every like the TV in our sons room when wwe are trying to sleep.

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We didn’t do the baby monitor because Kory had a very soft spoken voice. When Kory went on the CPAP, we knew his voice would be even softer with the sound coming from the machine. So, we came up with our own thing which worked great for us. We installed a wireless doorbell on a cord that hung over Kory’s bed. I had a receiver upstairs and down stairs. If Kory needed us, he rang the doorbell. My husband even found a way to fix it so that if Kory accidentally touched it during the night it didn’t sound. Kory had to put his finger inside of it to press the button. We also put one on his wheelchair incase something happened around the house and he needed us. Of course, it wouldn’t work if he got far away from the house.
We bought an intercom set from Radio Shack. You just plug them in the wall and they work really well. My dad uses the same thing between his house and his workshop which are separate buildings on the same lot and it works great for them also. Our has a call button and a talk button. It is even expandable, so you can buy another set for other rooms. The call button has a loud enough beep/tone to wake at least one of us up in the middle of the night. You can even lock it on so they don't have to press a button at all, but of course then you can hear every sound from the other end. You can even use it on battery power if you want to go sit outside and still hear. This link should get you to the product page. We didn't buy ours online, we picked it up in the store.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2036287

Hope this helps,
Susan
Susan Rathfelder said:
We bought an intercom set from Radio Shack. You just plug them in the wall and they work really well. My dad uses the same thing between his house and his workshop which are separate buildings on the same lot and it works great for them also. Our has a call button and a talk button. It is even expandable, so you can buy another set for other rooms. The call button has a loud enough beep/tone to wake at least one of us up in the middle of the night. You can even lock it on so they don't have to press a button at all, but of course then you can hear every sound from the other end. You can even use it on battery power if you want to go sit outside and still hear. This link should get you to the product page. We didn't buy ours online, we picked it up in the store.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2036287

Hope this helps,
Susan
Thanks so much for the info!
We put a system in Justins room that sounds a loud bell in our room and turns the lights on and off. The button is on a small keychain that hangs from his bed and he pushes it if he needs us. If we dont get to him in 5minutes to push the stop button, it starts dialing emergency numbers we have programmed into it. When someone answers the emergency phone call, it plays a prerecorded message saying its Justins personal emergency system please help. They can then hear Justin talk. We have never had to use it that far, thank goodness!!! Justin also uses his cell phone alot and texts us if he needs something.

--Samantha
Some of these other suggestions are good ideas also. I have been wondering what we are going to do when Jon can't raise his arms and reach to push the button.
We also use the system from Radio Shack that plugs in and uses your house electric current. It works gets except when Ryan tries to reach for it and it falls on the floor. Then he usually has his service dog bark to get my attention. Like the other post said, you can lock it so it then acts like a baby monitor. It doesn't have as much static though. We have one in every room of our two story house even to get the attention of our other children. We love them.

Blessings~ Sue
Susan,

The intercoms came two to a box. If I understand your post correctly you could buy four and they would work together, is this correct?

Janine



Susan Nantais said:
We also use the system from Radio Shack that plugs in and uses your house electric current. It works gets except when Ryan tries to reach for it and it falls on the floor. Then he usually has his service dog bark to get my attention. Like the other post said, you can lock it so it then acts like a baby monitor. It doesn't have as much static though. We have one in every room of our two story house even to get the attention of our other children. We love them.

Blessings~ Sue
We bought 3 sets of the Radio Shack style. We have two boys with DMD. One set each for their bedroom and ours and another set downstairs in the family room for the times they are in bed and we are still up. Andy's arm strength is gone, so we place the intercom in his lap at night. He is able to press the button and just talk to us. It works very well. He has a BiPap as well and we can hear him just fine.
My wife and I each get up with one boy. If it gets to be too often with one, we switch for a while. It was brutal when our oldest wanted to be turned at night, every couple of hours. TThe hospital beds help with this.
Ed
Janine,

I believe they are expandable so that you can add as many as you need.
Cheri,
We use a baby monitor that has a "Voice Activation Mode" which eliminates most background noise. Our son, Anthony, is 16 and we have used this since he was a baby. When he has the TV on we do not put the monitor on, but when he is sleeping we use the monitor. Anthony is a loud breather at night (almost snoring) but we do not hear him breathe thru the monitor. When Anthony calls us during the night (which he does 3-4 times, we hear him thru the monitor. He does not have to push any buttons, just talks normal and the monitor picks it up. I've included a link to amazon with the type we use $39.99. Hope this helps.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-900MHz-BabyCall-Nursery-Monitor/dp/B000S...

Beverly
Hi,
My husband bought our intercom at Home Hardware, it's called the Chamberlain., you can plug it in,
you can hang it up. We have never plugged it in & it's still on the original batteries.Here we are over
a year later and we still haven't had to replace them. Carson can't lift his arm, so I just put it on
the pillow beside him. As soon as he pushes the button it rings and that is enough for me to know
he needs me. If he holds his finger on it he can continue to talk. It's been great every night when he
buzzes me to come and roll him over.

Cindy

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