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#1 utopia84

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:15 PM


Hi All,

I have asked for an ngel care monitor for my baby shower, after hearing they were good. However my friend was told by several people she worked with that they are not any good, and go off all the time if the baby moves alot.

What do you all think? Any tips/ experience/ opinion??
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

I havent actually used my sensor pads yet, but this is the reason i got one that had two pads rather than one.

Ive never actually been told by anyone IRL that they go off lots, but i have read it on the net alot.

Ive had no problem with the actual sound monitors smile.gif
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:48 PM

From my experience and everything I have read they are actually very reliable for otherwise healthy babies. I think people who have issues with the monitor going off frequently for no reason may be using only one sensor pad (so only a small area of the cot is covered) or may have changed the settings (recommended setting is that the alarm will go off if the sensor doesn't feel movement for 20 seconds and there is also a standard sensitivity setting that you can vary). If you set it for the alarm to go off after less than 20 seconds it is quite possible that the baby is just shallow breathing or is in such a deep sleep that it is taking less breaths.

We personally had a few issues with it going off when my daughter first came home from hospital, however she weighed only 1.8kgs so may have just been too light for it to pick up all her breaths or it may also have been some residual breathing issues due to her prematurity. We ended up temporarily using a hospital grade monitor recommended by her paediatrician until she was a bit bigger and stronger. We then switched back to the Angel care and have been really happy with it ever since. I personally find it very reassuring.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

We had an older angelcare and never used the movement pads, but I loved the monitor. We have a newer one now and use the sensor pads, we have 2 and they work perfectly, never (touch wood) have they gone off other than if we take baby out and forget to turn them off.

I highly recommend them.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:39 AM

Janna - We're going to get one.

Have an friend who lost her baby to SIDS several years ago and truly wishes she had bought the monitor. Another girlfriend was using her Angelcare monitor last year (her little man was 3mths old) and the alarm went off a few times scaring the crap out of her in the middle of the night ... but it did go off once when he had actually stopped breathing ... she believes it's worth it's weight in gold!

IMO - I'd rather be inconvenienced 20 times and then have it go off when something real happens - rather than have no idea at all.

I never knew you could buy a monitor with 1 or 2 pads - so thanks for that!! I'll be defo getting one with 2 pads biggrin.gif
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:24 AM

Definately make sure you get one with two sensor pads.

We have the one with one sensor pad and both my boys were real movers in bed from about 3 months of age. They would kick their way from one end of the cot to the other and therefore moving off the one sensor pad we had and setting off the alarm. We ended up having to turn ours off as it was going off multiple times a night.

Also make sure you follow the instuctions on how to set it up, including making sure you put a solid piece of wood between the slats and the sensor pads, and playing with the sensitivity.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:54 AM

I have not had very good experience unfortunately. Mine went off 5 times,(the mose scary sound I think I have ever heard in my life sad.gif) of those times2 of them I was watching her and she was happy and breathing. I toke her to the pead and Dr and everything, as we were concerned what was going on. The store I purchased it from claimed there were no faults. I personally am not sure....

I then purchased the Babysense 2. Which not only detect if they stop breathing but also if they have less then 10 breaths a minute. It is FANTASTIC!! Slightly more exxy then the Angelcare, but would 100% recommend rather then the angelcare.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:13 AM

I agree with the others on making sure you get a newer model that has 2 sensor pads. I originally had the old model with one sensor pad and we had it go off 3 times. Each time was a false alarm because Cate had moved too far off the pad.

SInce buying the newer model with 2 pads we have not had it go off once and have been using it for close to 3 years - first for Cate and now for Charlie.

I love it although if I was to buy one now I would go for the ultra new model that shows the nursery room temp on the parent monitor. That is a very handy feature I think.
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:49 PM

Best baby purchase and worth every cent smile.gif
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:32 PM

I love mine too smile.gif we have the 2 sensor pad one. Only time it's gone off was when we have got her out of bed and forgot to turn it off. And one night recently when it went off about 5 ttimes in the morning we discovered our 'helpful' 3 year old bad unplugged the sensors!
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(Heidi @ Jan 22 2011, 05:49 PM) View Post

Best baby purchase and worth every cent smile.gif

I agree. We love ours, and have never had an issue ...

Unless DD has wedged herself so far up the end of the bed that she comes off the sensor pads laugh.gif
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE(Heather :) @ Jan 21 2011, 10:27 PM) View Post

We had an older angelcare and never used the movement pads, but I loved the monitor. We have a newer one now and use the sensor pads, we have 2 and they work perfectly, never (touch wood) have they gone off other than if we take baby out and forget to turn them off.

I highly recommend them.


^^^^ what Heather said
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE(SmittenKitten @ Jan 22 2011, 08:24 AM) View Post

I then purchased the Babysense 2. Which not only detect if they stop breathing but also if they have less then 10 breaths a minute. It is FANTASTIC!! Slightly more exxy then the Angelcare, but would 100% recommend rather then the angelcare.


I also have a Babysense 2 and can second that it is FANTASTIC!!! I decided to go for that instead of the Angelcare because it detects if they have less that 10 breaths a minute so it is a little more thorough with the job IMO. It comes with 2 pads and also with a sound monitor. It is a little more expensive but only by a little.

I love it and I seriously do not think that I would ever get any sleep without it, I love to just be able to look over and see the little light flickering and feel confident that Avery is OK (I'm one of those people that is constantly checking if bubs is breathing). Avery is only 16 and a half weeks old but in that time I can say that the babysense has only ever gone off when I have forgotten to switch it off when I get Avery up - it has never gone off accidently when nothing is wrong.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:09 AM

I love ours! Its gone off a few times (about 5 times in the two years we've used it?) needlessly but with a child with severe asthma and breathing difficulties, I'd rather be woken/worried those few times than the alternative.
We have the one with two pads.

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