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06/08/2013 at 15:43
Do I need one? I have only heard about them recently.
06/08/2013 at 15:58
Glad you brought this up as I was wondering the same! Speaking to a friend who had one she said it was a reassurance in the beginning but then baby began to wriggle around and set the alarm off all the time so she had to switch it off.
06/08/2013 at 16:08
We're at this stage more or less. When he was tiny it was really reassuring to see the little pendulum going, even though he was right next to me, then when he went in his own room at 6 months I was grateful for it again, but now he's 9 months old he's started to crawl up his cot and we've had a couple of false alarms so think it's about time we took it out. Will be strange not to be able to glance at the pendulum though!
06/08/2013 at 16:17
BEST. THING. EVER. I wouldn't be without mine. Peace of mind it gives is priceless. I can pop him in the cot for a shower and just flick the movement monitor on for reassurance
06/08/2013 at 16:39
Good until you get baby up, get all the way downstairs and realise you forgot to switch it off and it goes off. Loudly.
I found it reassuring and you re-check every time you change the sheets, so you always know its working properly. My son was in his own room before 6m and so we used it from early on (don't think it works with a foam mattress which is what most Moses baskets/cribs have?)
We used it until our son was standing in his cot in case he broke it. We only had it go off once or twice when he rolled right to the very edge of his cot (as in face up by the bars, lying on his side) and that was when we was waaaay past 6 months old.
Will be using again for this one and son will have a separate monitor (a camera one -just to check he is actually sleeping in his bed and not on the floor - Dont ask!)
06/08/2013 at 16:52
Both of mine had them, actually until a few weeks ago (blush) but you know, I'm ever so slightly over paranoid so it was a godsend to me. There were the odd times when it went off because they'd moved but tbh I'd rather have a panic about that than the alternative that I didn't have anything that went off. Our cosuin's little boy stopped breathing in his sleep and went blue and it was by coincidence that the dad woke up and saw him, after that they bought the monitor and it was one of the first things I got for ours.
06/08/2013 at 18:32
We love ours def worth it for peace of mind. We used in Moses basket you just need a piece of plywood or something underneath it to provide a firm surface.
06/08/2013 at 19:51
We wouldn't be without ours and still use it now (F is 18 months).
06/08/2013 at 20:02
Now E is 6.5 months and standing in the cot or sleeping right on the edge it gives so many false alarms that I've stopped using it but it was a godsend in the newborn days. I wonder how I'd have slept without it. Now the mat is still under the bed and I can see her breathing via a light that flashes.
06/08/2013 at 20:29
I love ours and have never hada false alarm. We still sue it not and P is 17months. I cannot see why anyone would be without one. Even if you did get a few false alarms wouldn't you rather that than not know your baby had stopped breathing?!
06/08/2013 at 20:38
I co slept so I don't think it would have worked for us.
06/08/2013 at 20:49
Not something I was interested in getting.
06/08/2013 at 21:49
I love ours, can't sleep without it on and am dreading when we need to stop using it. O is 7 months now and wriggling all around his cot but I've not had a false alarm even when he's been at the top of the bed and off the mat.
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