When do you (should you) remove camera out of your child's bedroom?

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  1. dannieboiz

    dannieboiz Getting the hang of it

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    I have a 4 and 5 year old. First I started to install cameras to watch them as babies, then it grew to the whole house.

    The camera in my son room just crapped out and as I was looking for a replacement, I'm thinking if I should just get a cheap one that sits on their desk. We just wanna make sure they're safe and sound and didn't fall off the bed and what not. But I hate seeing wires, all of my other camera wires are behind the walls. The one now in their room isn't, it's wireless so I just have a cable danging and it's a sore eye so I wanted to get a dome and mount it on the ceiling. However, that will become too permanant. If I win the lottery and move to a bigger house then it's a none issue but if bad luck remains with me, I'll be in this house for awhile then I'll have a hole to patch up.

    I'm sure at some point, my kids are going to realize what it is and they'll definitely want it out. Trying to hear from some parents that have/had cameras in the children's room and at what point did you get rid of them so I can decide on what to buy.
     
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    Frankenscript Getting the hang of it

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    We had cameras (old style!) in our sons' rooms, and took each camera out after they were used to sleeping in their bed (having made the transition from their crib). This equated to them being "4-ish" by that time, plus or minus a bit. Our older son had a harder time with the transition, our younger one was much mellower and we pulled the camera out at an earlier age than we did for the older son.

    By the time a kid can climb back into bed on their own, they are old enough to yell if they need something or if they are scared. No need for a camera by that time in most cases.

    Of course, if there are any special needs involved, or a mansion with parents far away, things change. We would have taken the cameras out months sooner, if not for our media room where we watch TV after kid bedtime being in the basement. That made it hard to hear kids yelling, so we kept the cams a bit longer than we would otherwise have.

    Every child is different; every parent has to make an individual choice. With no further knowledge of your situation, I'd say bail on the cameras in their room now. Actually the camera wire you describe could be a threat if they get curious and some freak thing happens.

    Good luck!
     
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    Dang talk about Orwellian, 1984 we're already conditioning the next gen to live in China.....

    imho as soon as you no longer need to monitor them as infants.

    There is a big reason why we as a society are having issues with "snow flakes".... we have to stop being over protective and coming to rescue them ( as children, before the grow up to be super annoying )
     
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    And parents in NY having to sue their 30 year old son to get his lazy ass out of the house! Even after offering to help pay for a place !! :facepalm:
     
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    dannieboiz Getting the hang of it

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    Lol, I had a feeling this is going to raise opinions in many directions. All are good points and I don't think either is right or wrong. No family is alike and no kid is the same. Out of my two kids surprisingly, the younger one I can ignore and she will be just fine. The boy however has to be consistently monitor or hell jump out of the bedroom windows.

    Ill discuss with the wife at earliest convenience.
     
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    Let him jump and go...

    Don't make him into this...

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    dannieboiz Getting the hang of it

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    I don't mean jump out and sneak out...

    He's hyper and jumpy and it's a dangerous it's a two story home. Lol
     
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    I have a non-snowflake solution for them. Next time he left, his shit would be out in the front yard, and locks changed on the doors.
    Heck, I'd wouldn't be adverse to start pitching stuff while he's there.

    You're not their BFF, pal, buddy etc. You are their mentor and teacher.

     
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    Put a sensor on the window and their bedroom door.