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Can I stop using an apnea alarm?

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DadiCool Fri 21-Feb-14 13:53:10

Hi,

DS is just turning one and becoming extremely curious of the things around him. More than once I've walked into his room in the morning to find him 'playing' with his apnea monitor. This I'm sure you will all agree is not ideal.

Does he still need it at one year old?

ikeaismylocal Fri 21-Feb-14 15:28:37

Is it w monitor due to medical problems or one of those that anyone can buy?

NatashaBee Fri 21-Feb-14 15:30:49

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DadiCool Fri 21-Feb-14 16:04:19

It's just one that you can buy from Mothercare (other retailers are available wink).

ikeaismylocal Fri 21-Feb-14 16:46:02

I'd say it's definitely time to stop using it. We stopped at6 months when the risk of sids dramatically decreases.

PartyFops Fri 21-Feb-14 16:47:44

I'd say once they can turn over and get themselves back over again easily then you can get rid of it. We only bought ours when dd started rolling in her sleep, we were terrified she would get stuck face down. We only used it for a few months.

Lily311 Fri 21-Feb-14 19:12:23

I stopped when she turned 1. The first couple of nights I was sick with worry but 3 months on it's fine.

CradleCrapNap Sat 22-Feb-14 19:40:32

I know it's extremely rare and I don't want to frighten anyone but a colleague of mine's DD died of SIDS at 18 months. She put her to bed, went in to check on her before she went to bed herself, and she had sadly died. I will be using my apnoea monitor as long as I feel I need it. DD is only 8 months and not yet able to stand up in her cot. The wires leave ours between the slats and drop to the floor beneath the centre of the cot, out of babies reach and the camera unit is out of reach as well. If you can make it safe it could be worth using it a little longer but if you feel it's becoming a danger in itself then get rid of it.

Chucklecheeks Sun 23-Feb-14 11:02:50

I was told by DS consultant that SIDS is instant so an alarm would not help. We have one for apnea but we really should get rid as since he had tonsils out he has only had one episode. Its the fear of the unknown though.
What I'm trying to say badly is the alarm wouldn't have helped the 18 month year old if it was SIDS.

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