What do you get for the parents of a new-age baby who have everything?
A nursery monitor.
With this walkie-talkie-like device, modern parents can spy on their infants and not even be in the same room.
Ranging in price from $40 to $60, the devices, which include a transmitter for the baby's room and a portable receiver for the parents, are becoming popular, said Lisa Curran of The Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks.
"It's really sensitive," she said. "You can even hear the baby breathing."
Picking up every little sound also can be a problem. Curran said she had one man tell her that he could hear his baby cry every few minutes.
"He kept running into his baby's room and the baby was always fast asleep. Finally, he found out it was his next door neighbor's baby who was crying. He also had a nursery monitor and they were on the same frequency."