Quoting GrumpsMama.:" I'm sure if we got a cheeper one we could. I'll check on his like every 15-20 mins. I just worry way too much"
We have this amazing angelcare monitor and it has a sensor so if the baby stops breathing it will vibrate under the baby and also beep on the mothers end of the monitor so you will wake up and can go check on you baby.
It will also go of if the baby gets out of bed, so you can go see why they are up.
It also has a great video with night vision and this walketalke thing. So if you hav the monitor in your hand and your baby wakes yo you can talk to him as you walk back to the room. I say "mommy is coming"
I love this monitor and breathing sensor thing so much. It has helped us to sleep better since the baby was born.
We do co sleep but not at nap time.
I would suggest you give it a try and it might help you rest better. I think it is well worth the money. The thing that wakes the baby if they don't breath can also be purchased with out the video monitor for less I think.
I think this might be something for you to look into buying.