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Movement monitor or not?

(11 Posts)
IsItSummerYet2018 Wed 07-Feb-18 20:24:26

I cant decide. I didnt with DS many years ago.
But this I'm Unsure... Baby will be right next to me.. Won't go to bed till we do do won't be alone.. Is one needed..?

dementedpixie Thu 08-Feb-18 06:44:42

I don't think they are necessary and they don't prevent SIDs either

QueenAravisOfArchenland Thu 08-Feb-18 09:15:28

Not. They cause a lot of anxiety without changing outcomes.

BertieBotts Thu 08-Feb-18 09:17:59

I wouldn't. I think they make anxiety worse as they can give false alarms.

gryffen Thu 08-Feb-18 09:21:33

We had one to use with dd1- woke up yo her screaming to find the cable had come loose and wrapped round her head.

Personally not worth it as I chucked mine out window after calming down and making sure daughter hadn't been strangled.

Lots of them have long thin wires so imho not with it

CL1982 Thu 08-Feb-18 09:28:44

OP we splashed out a bit and got a Lollipop. It's a monitor without movement sensors but it also monitors noise...there are cheaper versions I think? Might be a good middle ground?

mommybear1 Thu 08-Feb-18 09:45:56

Hi we got the angel care wireless - expensive!! We were super paranoid re SIDS and thought this would make us feel better. Nope it was faulty kept going off and never worked properly ended up taking it back. We also had a movement only monitor for downstairs crib (did I mention we were paranoid blush) that one was better and had worked but tbh as we didn't leave baby to sleep alone - I see you have the same plan - I'm not sure it added anything. Best of luck thanks

mindutopia Thu 08-Feb-18 09:45:58

We never got one with our first and won't this time either. For one, last thing I need is it going off because I'm co-sleeping with him and that triggers it. But I was very aware of my first and her breathing and it's possible to regulate baby's breathing with your own when you sleep together (you can try it, it's really cool). So I trusted my instincts over some machine and didn't feel like it was necessary.

AlmostCrawling Thu 08-Feb-18 09:45:58

I bought a Snuza hero which clips onto the nappy. I had anxiety about miscarriage/stillbirth when I was pregnant and my daughter wasn't breathing when she was born so this just upped my anxiety and I bought one. Although it doesn't prevent SIDS it reassured me massively I wouldn't have slept without it. Downside of it is she's almost 9 months and I can't bring myself to stop using it.

I had one false alarm (which nearly gave me a heart attack!) but it coincided with her going up a size in nappy so I put it down to that. Now that she's bigger and wriggles all over her cot I have the odd false alarm. I really wish I could stop using it though I hate being this paranoid I still check her breathing constantly if she's asleep in her pram and even with the alarm attached at night I still have the odd panic moment and grab her which obviously startles her.

I agree that they are unnecessary and can make some people more anxious but personally for me and my circumstances it saved my sanity. I would go for a Snuza if I were you rather than the mat as there are no wires etc and I've read more false alarms with the mat if the baby rolls off the sensor.

mindutopia Thu 08-Feb-18 09:47:39

For that matter, I have heard a couple stories from people I know about the wires becoming tangled around baby, which a pp mentioned. That alone actually makes me nervous, besides them seemingly unnecessary.

IsItSummerYet2018 Thu 08-Feb-18 14:41:37

Thank you very much for replying.
Spoke to dp and he thinks it would make anxiety worse.. He said not just for me for him too.
And tangling in wires Omg! That's horrible for you x x
Think ill leave it xx

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