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Top 5 Baby Breathing Monitors

If you are the parent of an infant, you have probably heard about SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which we have seen the number of occurrence going down drastically over the last decade. They occur in infants, usually between 0 to 4 months, but also up to 1 year of age. The incidence of SIDS in the U.S. is now very low, being about 5 in 10 000 births. Although the incidence is extremely low, many parents are still worried by the possibility of SIDS with their young babies. Often, the most worried parents will see their level of stress rise to the point where they will be unable to sleep, checking on their young one every hour. This habit is not only unhealthy for the parent, but also for the infant, as the parent may accidentally wake up their little one by peeking in their room. If you are a worried parent and recognize yourself  in this description, consider using a baby breathing monitor, which are sensors that will record any micro-movement coming from the baby, including movement created by the baby’s breathing. We present here the 5 best baby breathing monitors available for parents.

1) Angelcare Baby Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe Plus

2) HiSense BabySense V Baby Safe Infant Movement Monitor

3) Respisense Buzz with Proactive TummyTickleTM Tactile Stimulation

4) Angelcare Video, Movement and Sound Monitor, Gray/white

5) Snuza Halo Baby Movement Monitor – Basic

There are two types of monitoring technology present here, and we’ll go into some details on the advantages and disadvantages of each. While they are both very good, some parents may have a personal preference for one versus another one.

One type of technology uses the “sensor pad”, which is set up under the crib mattress, on a hard surface. The sensor pad records any movement activity coming from the baby, through the mattress. If the sensor pad does not record any movements for several seconds, it will emit a loud alarm, that will alert the parents or any nearby caregivers. One of the favorite baby breathing monitors using the sensor pad technology is the Graco AngelCare (#1 and #4), which also include an audio monitor so you can also listen to your baby at all time! The nursery unit of the deluxe model (#1) has a soft nightlight and room thermometer which can alert you if the temperature falls out of your preset range. The deluxe model also include an optional voice activation. While the basic model has only 2 channels, the deluxe model has 8 channels to choose from, to avoid any static interference! The HiSense BabySense V (#2) is another great model to choose. This device uses two sensor pads, therefore covering a larger area of the crib or basinet.

The other type of technology uses a device that is directly clipped onto the waistband of the baby’s diaper. Unlike the sensor pad technology, the clip-on device comes in direct contact with the baby’s tummy and record movements coming from the child directly. This device often comes with a “buzzer”. This buzzer will act as a “wake-up call”, and will vibrate if it the child stops breathing or if it’s determined to be too shallow. If the device does not pick up any movement even after the buzz, it will then alarm the parents of an emergency. The Respisense Buzz (#3) and the Snuza Halo (#5) are two favorite models using the buzzing and clip-on technology.

Many factors may influence your choice in model, such as the price, the features, the reviews you read online, but also the reviews of friends and coworkers. Compare the settings of your house. If you friend has had a lot of false alarms with his or her device, do some research. Maybe you will realize that some type some devices are more prone to false alarms with specific types of furniture.

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5 baby safety products to own

Worried parents? In today’s society, we have seen an emergence of baby safety products, to give parents a second hand and allow them to see their child grow will less anxiety and stress. Babies and kids are curious by nature and the house is full of danger for them.

Here is the top 5 baby safety products for parents to own.

BestView™ Handheld Color Video Monitor1. Baby safety monitor. Perfect for busy parents. They allow you to listen or view your baby when you are working on some house chores, cooking, or sleeping. Some higher end devices will even let you go for a little walk around the building and still give you crystal clear reception!

Evenflo SimpleEffort Plus Hands Free Electronic Gate2. Baby safety gate. They are great to keep your baby in a safe room, away from the dangers of the kitchen, or keep them in a safe area when you are ironing. Some baby safety gates can also be customized into a playground area you can set in the living room.

Evenflo Crosstown Soft Portable Travel Gate3. Baby gate for stairs. To avoid having your baby wandering up or down the stairs and to avoid unnecessary injuries!.

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monitor- graco angelcare deluxe movement sensor with sound monitor4. Baby breathing monitor. Because so many parents are worried about SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). They consist of a device that monitors the movement coming either from the mattress or directly from the baby’s tummy. If the movement stops or the breathing becomes too shallow, an alarm is sent out to the parents.

outlet cover5. Outlet cover. Because babies and young toddlers like to play with everything around them, including things on the wall. To avoid your baby trying to stick in a pen or their fingers in the power outlet, an outlet cover is necessary.

This is a non-exhaustive list of baby safety products. Stay tuned to learn more about baby safety products. Julie for Baby Breathing Monitor.

BabySense 6 by HiSense – Video Demo

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Respisense – Video Demo

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Baby breathing monitors are reliable products

Baby breathing monitors are great products. They work wonderfully. I hesitated a lot before purchasing a baby breathing monitor, as many reviewers seemed to notice some false alarms. But so far, I have not had any false alarm. The product I purchased is the HiSense BabySense V. I have wished I had read about the Graco Angelcare Movement with Nursery Monitor earlier, as I would probably have bought this one because it includes a sound monitor as well. Nonetheless, I am very happy with the HiSense BabySense V I purchased so far.

The sensor pad of the baby breathing monitor has to be installed on a semi-rigid surface for the sensor to be placed on top of. Although the HiSense mentions to use a woodboard, I think that the cardboard I use is working great.

A green LED flashes anytime a motion is detected, whether it is from the baby moving or breathing. I observed it for a long time and I can tell you, the baby breathing monitor is functioning properly and is extremely sensitive. I tried to touch the sensor pad and the slightest of touches could be detected. The only time it had a false alarm, was when we removed our baby from the crib and forgot to turn the device off! The alarm does not go off immediately though. I noticed that it first does a few clicks (I believe it may be a baby wake up call) then the alarm will go off a few seconds later. It is very convenient because it gives you two or three seconds to shut off the baby breathing monitor and not alarm the whole household (including baby!).

I have read some reviews indicating that SIDS is very rare and that the whole idea of having a baby breathing monitor was unnecessary. However, I believe that if you still have some concerns, this product is great and will give you some peace of mind, and even some extra sleep (or something that resembles sleep…). Anyway, I think overall a baby breathing monitor are good to have around, because they also monitor when baby move, so if your baby had fallen of the crib (somehow) or somebody else had picken up the baby, you would know instantly (a good thing when you have many children around!).

Judy, for Baby Breathing Monitor

Baby Breathing Monitor

If you worry about everything when it comes to your baby, just like me, leaving your child out of sight, even for 5 min can be very worrisome and give you many nightmares! This is why owning a device such as a baby breathing monitor can save you lots of gray hair!

When a baby stops breathing, you only have a few minutes to save the infant. Having a baby breathing monitor can and is a big relieve. Some people think that they are far from necessary. No matter how necessary or unnecessary they are, I personally think that having a baby breathing monitor allows me to get as close a possible to a good night of sleep, something I hadn’t experienced before owning one.

Whenever I go to bed at night, I like the idea that something is giving me an extra hand on checking on my baby breathing or on his safety. A baby breathing monitor is probably the best thing I have purchased, with a baby video monitor, and as a parent, it has taken a lot of anxiety of me.

Julie Colidet for Baby Breathing Monitor