In the old days, our grandparents did not know or used Baby breathing Monitors. Their babies used to share a room with them.
The baby used to sleep in a cot, beside the bed. Some of them could simply not afford a baby bed, and they made a bed for them on the floor, or place them in a bucket or box!
Believe it or not, I know someone who was looking at someone else baby, who puts the baby to sleep in a suitcase at night! Off cause an open big suitcase, You should have seen that picture! It was so cute.
Well nowadays, the baby got a separate fancy room, all for themselves. Parents spend a lot of money on a baby room these days. They look like little queens and kings in these rooms, anyway it is absolutely sweet.
And while they so far from mom and dad, they need some special care. Mom and dad need to hear and see their little ones while sleeping in the other room. The nights are strange for everyone, no one knows what can happen.
SIDS(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
What is SIDS? It’s the unexplained death usually during the sleep of a healthy baby less than a year old. It appears that SIDS might be associated with defects in the portion of an infant’s brain that controls breathing from sleep.
A breathing(SIDS) monitor is a device meant to be used on a sleeping infant to decrease the risk of SIDS.
These monitors track the breathing and heart rate of infants. SIDS is rare but parents are very concern and fear about it. Premature babies got a higher chance to die of it.
The good news is, baby breathing monitors offer a greater sense of security for parents, that are concern about SIDS. When the baby stops breathing or the heart rate unusually slow, the alarm goes off.
It might sound like a very good idea for worried parents, but most of the babies do not need it. Sometimes they can cause some false alarms, but I don’t think that will upset me.
I always believe things happen for a reason. You’ll probably say thank you afterward for that false alarm.
If we could, we would sit awake all night long besides our newborns’ cot. According to research, it has shown that in the first few weeks of a newborns’ life, they may have brief periods of apnea but this is not linked to SIDS.
Concern Parents- There Is Hope
Yes! every parent is for so many reasons concern about their little ones.
There are so many things in this world which make us worried about our children.
We simply have to protect them against so many evil of this world, or little things like a fall, a toothache, headache, a cold and the list go on.
Then there is that huge concern about babies at night. Even if our little one is a healthy baby, when we go to bed at night, parents are like human alarms.
Sleeping with one eye open. I think our lives automatically change when there’s a baby in the house. Our sleeping patterns change. Even if with a monitor on hand we still concerned! Well, that’s natural.
We should worry less. Some parents are so worried and overprotected, they put the baby with them in the bed. Nothing wrong to be overprotected, I am one of those parents indeed, but we need to know the danger around this.
We all fall asleep at night, anything can happen. You can kill your baby by unintended smothering, the baby s airways can be blocked by another person, blanket, or pillow.
Bed-sharing with a baby is a huge cause of death, and it is highly discouraged. If you want your baby in your room, let the baby sleep in her own cot right beside you.
Newborn babies have no control over their mobility and have a still-developing respiratory system, so they need to be in a firm cot with no loose objects that could cause strangulation or smothering. Do not put stuff animals with your baby in her bed, that is dangerous.
Does Sharing A Room Reduce SIDS?
Well, not completely. You just have a better chance of hearing that the baby had stopped breathing, and saving them. Room sharing also makes breastfeeding easier, which is protective against SIDS. Pediatricians advise parents to sleep nearby or share a room with your baby for the first year.
Best Breathing Monitors
There are a lot of baby monitors to choose from.
Oma Sense is popular for the following reasons.
Levana Oma Sense Baby Breathing Movement Monitor – Baby Sleep Monitor With Wakeup Technology – Rousing Vibrations, Audio & Lights Stimulates Baby & Alerts Parents – Safety Baby Essentials For Newborn
ULTIMATE PEACE OF MIND – Featuring patented Wakeup Technology to continually monitor abdominal breathing and alert parents if no movement is detected, the Oma Sense baby alert system offers priceless peace of mind. Because we know being a parent can be hard enough.
Oma Sense monitor should only be used on a motionless bed or cot. You cannot use it outside. You need to clip this monitor on the baby s clothing, closest to the baby’s body.
Babies breathe slower while sleeping, that’s why the monitor is not quite sensitive enough to sense the movement, through blankets. The type of mattress would not interfere with the operation of the monitor.
The Miku is best for the following reasons.
- It’s Contact – Free
- Smart Technology
- Smartphone Compatible
This monitor works with your smartphone, to track breathing, sleep patterns, and nursery conditions. Miku will alert you when no breathing is detected. Note: Your Miku monitor needs a WiFi connection.
It is also portable you can take it with you on holiday. Also, notes that a power outage will stop the monitor from functioning unless you got a battery backup system such as UPS uninterruptable power supply. If there is no WiFi you cannot monitor. Visit some elected shops for a variety of baby breathing monitors.
Happy Baby/ Happy Family
The Best monitor mainly depends on personal preferences, the one that gives you that peace of mind.
If you don’t like one, you can still go for the next option, after all, there is a lot to choose from. Get yours today, and be sure of a peaceful night’s sleep, a happy baby, and a happy family.