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#1 Pretty Mrs Kitty

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 07:22 AM

Odin's monitor is going off so much lately, he's moving around the bed - sometimes at the very top, sometimes at the very bottom, sometimes squished up against the cot bars blink.gif

Is it time to remove the monitor?

He is 8 months old, is he past the danger period for SIDS?
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:13 AM

I have never used a monitor.....but I *think* the biggest danger period for bubs is 0-6 months. I think once they are moving around and can get themselves out of various positions then it's a bit safer. I would think it's ok to remove the monitor, or could you just switch off the movement bit if that's how they work and just have the sound?

Some of the other girls who use them will probably have more advice, but hope that helps a bit. smile.gif
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 01:12 PM

Thanks Creativity.
We never use the sound part, just the movement part.
I still go into his room & lay my hands on his chest to check if he's breathing :S silly I know
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 03:16 PM

Do you still have it on the highest sensitivity? You can play with that a bit, or move the sensor pad around, I found when Kaele was going through that stage that pad was moving a fair bit too.

I have still go on her monitors. Dont know when I will confident enough to switch them off.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 04:07 PM

I found that happened a lot when I had the monitor that only had one sensor pad. I actually went out a bought the newer model with 2 sensor pads as for us it was happening when Cate was only weeks old and my heart couldn't take it.

Hasn't happened since I bought the new one and she ends up in a lot of funny positions during the night.

I didn't use the movement part whilst we were on holidays and I felt OK about it but back at home I have it on. I like being able to look at the flashing light and tell whether she is in a deep or light sleep by how fast the light is flashing. And I love the security of having it on.

In terms of SIDS I believe the risk levels drop a lot from 12 months of age.
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:11 PM

I was going to say too, that it sounds like you have a monitor with only one sensor pad. If that is the case, I would expect the problem to continue as Odin moves around more and more. We had a few issues when Taylor was alot younger (we have 2 sensor pads) but this was from her rolling to the side of the cot and her entire body not being completely on the mattress.


I think I will continue to use our monitor until Taylor is in a regular bed or her cot is converted to a toddler bed regardless of recommendations. We had it on sound and movement for the first week or so, then switched the sound off. But then when she started to get really sick, we switched it back to sound and movement and have it that way always now (unless she is in the portacot and then we have it on sound only).


Can I ask, do you have some plywood or whatever it is on the base of your cot ? I know our instructions say that this is a must in order for it to operate correctly so that the sensor/s are sitting on a flat surface.
I would also check the sensor pad regularly to ensure it hasn't moved.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:16 PM

I had a noise moniter on Sarah until she was about 3!

Not to horrify anyone, but my cousin died from cot death a 2 1/2. So although the risk lowers its still there. Sarah is 4.5 and I still check on her!
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Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Liberarchi @ Jan 18 2009, 06:16 PM) View Post

I had a noise moniter on Sarah until she was about 3!

Not to horrify anyone, but my cousin died from cot death a 2 1/2. So although the risk lowers its still there. Sarah is 4.5 and I still check on her!


ph34r.gif My son is eight and I still go in and check that he's breathing laugh.gif Usually when its 10am in the morning and he's still asleep.




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