Has anyone used this monitor? It is called Angel Care and is a sensory mat that goes under the cribsheet. It will sound a monitor alarm is sensors don't pick up breathing after so many seconds. I'm just wondering if it is worth the purchase?
We did not use this with my son, but I wish we would have. We just used a traditional monitor, and let me tell you, that was not worth the money. It was staticy all the time, and I was always going into my son's room to check on him because I was afraid I'd missed something during the static. Eventually we just quit using it. My husband slept much better after that, but I slept worse. I'm the type of person who was constantly worried that my son would die of SIDS. So, I was in his room every hour or two making sure he was still breathing. This continued until he was at least 18 months old! I would say it is probably not necessary for a full-term healthy baby, but if you are like me it might be worth the money to give you peace of mind.
We bought this for our over 1 year old son after a bout with apnea over the summer. It was well worth the money. We've only had it alarm once, but we knew to get up and check on him. It also works as a regular baby monitor and you can hear what's going on in his room. The other thing I like about it, is that when you take them out of the crib and don't turn off the monitor, it alarms in 30 seconds. Kind of a security that if anyone would ever try to come in and take him, we'd know it before they could get out of the house.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
This is the best monitor ever. My daughter had reflux BAD. One two separate occasions I woke to her choking. The Lord was watching over on us, because at the time she was so young that her cough was not strong enough to clear her airway or make much sound. So I did research on why the experts say not to let babies sleep on their stomachs. All the research pointed to suffocation with covers, stuffed animals, etc. So, we bought this monitor, started dressing her in PJ's that were warm enough to go without cover, removed all animals and bumper pads from her bed, and made sure she had a pacifier(it helps keep airway open)., and then let her start sleeping n her stomach. Call, me a bad mom if you want, but I am a nurse, know the risk, did my homework, and decided the pro's definitely outweighed the con's in this situation. My daughter sleeps much better on her stomach, and I sleep much better know that the monitor will alarm me if anything is wrong. The monitor also gives me a sense of security with abduction, like mentioned before. Another thing that I like about it is we are approaching the toddler bed stage. The master and nursery on separate floors, so safety is an issue. This monitor will let us know when she gets out of bed.
I wouldn't call you a bad mom! I know there's this hype about back sleeping- but sleeping on her stomach was the only way one of the twins would sleep. We all do what we think is best for our specific child and situation.
Thanks for all the responses. I just ordered my mat and it makes me feel better if anything but I've been hearing many positive responses too.