If you have a premature baby or a baby at risk for any kind of health problem then you may want to consider baby safety monitors. These are a great way to keep your baby safe. If your child is experiencing any respiratory problems or is at risk for breathing problems then this can help you get a good night’s rest.
The one I had was motion sensitive and vibrated after only 15 seconds of no movement from the baby. An alarm would sound after 20 seconds to alert me or anyone watching my son while I was out. I always felt safe knowing he was wearing this monitor. Having a child with health problems can be very scary for any parent.
The flexible rubber tip rested on his stomach to monitor his breathing. One thing I learned quickly is that if the tip lost contact for any reason then the monitor would sound even though nothing was wrong. You should follow all instructions to prevent this. If you have a lot of false alarms then you may not realize it when you have a real alarm.
At night I would put the safety monitor on him and then turn on the baby monitor in his room and mine. This way I was sure to hear if anything happened. Knowing I would be awoken if there was a problem let me sleep much better.
I really like the fact that it was cordless. I was very worried about having him on a monitor because I feared that he would tangle himself in the cords and be injured. He seemed to have enough problems without risking him strangling himself in cords.
A friend of mine saw one monitor like this that had sensor pads that you put under your baby’s crib mattress. I though these were really neat as well. This way you don’t have to disturb baby to put the monitor on it. Just place your baby in the crib and turn it on. I still felt safer with mine as I worried the pads wouldn’t be sensitive enough but I have since heard a lot of good things about these.
You can even buy a video monitor for your baby now. These have what is similar to a web cam that goes in the baby’s room and a monitor for your room. These are neat because you can see and hear your baby anytime you feel the need. No more waking baby up or sneaking in the room to look in on him to make sure he is alright.
You can also get the receivers that are handheld so you can carry them throughout the house with you. This allows you to do your daily tasks while baby sleeps and you don’t have to worry. Most you can even take outside with you.
Baby safety monitors let you rest easy and worry less. These also make for great gifts for new moms. Even if a baby is born perfectly healthy, mothers still worry and this can be a lifesaver.