I love the fact that I can hear every time the kids roll over. As a light sleeper and the mother of five, three older ones, I can tell how close they are to getting out of the bed. This monitor is one of the best ones I have received over the twenty years of having kids. I find the First Year products seem to last longer thatn other models. I lkie the ease of it also being battery operated so I can take it outside if need be.