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    Default Baby Monitors with sensor pads...

    To get them or not to get them?

    Also if anyone has an opinion on the Angel Care AC1100, I'd like to hear it.

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    I have that monitor and love it.

    The picture is really good. The sensor pads give me some sort of reassurance.

    My only complaint is it doesn't have very long range reception.

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    How close does the monitor unit have to be to the cot? Apparently the sensor pads are wired?

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    Do you mean the ones that sense if the baby is breathing?

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    I have an Angelcare, but I think a different one to that which you are enquiring about. Mine has the sounds and movement, no video (paranormal activity freaked me out).

    I love it. The sound quality is great - if a loud car drives past I hear it again through the monitor. The movement detection gave me peace of mind, which was especially helpful as a CS mummy who found it too difficult to keep getting up to constantly check if bubs was ok as often as I would have liked. Only problem I had was forgetting to turn it off when I got bub out of the bassinette which resulted in the alarm going off.

    The cord is quite long, I could have the base station next to my bed if I wanted, while bub's cot is at the end of my bed. The range of the handheld monitor has a good range too, although I've never tested if off our property, it reaches to the other end of the house and downstairs with no problems or interference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Do you mean the ones that sense if the baby is breathing?
    Yep, thats the one

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    I had a sensor monitor (different brand though), and lived it! The sensor pad gave me such peace of mind, especially when DD went into her own room. The only complaint I had was when DD went from bassinet to cot... The sensor didn't work too well then and was going off every half hour. After two nights of this DH disconnected the sensor pad!! We still use the monitor though and will keep doing so for a whole yet!

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    I've got the Angelcare monitor with sensor pads and I love it! I'll be using it with all of my babies. I can go to sleep at night without stressing and ordering if DS's okay. It has gone off once or twice as well which possibly saved DS's life.

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    They're not a necessity..... My paediatrician told me not to bother - he said they are a waste of money unless you have a premmie or bub with breathing problems (and then the hospital will give you monitors anyway)

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    I was put off by reviews saying that :
    1. Fans or aircon was often mistaken for baby breathing and the alarm would fail to activate due to this
    2. Conversely in the middle o f the night mums would lift baby out of cot, forget to turn off monitor, and x seconds later the alarm would be blaring.

    Anyway, haven't used one myself (& my research was 1.5yrs ago) so actual users comments on this would be interesting and check out product review and amazon reviews too. I have already today harped on about how much I love my Oricom 700 video monitor in another post but will suggest it again here. But, I doubt you'd be able to see a clear enough pic to see if baby is breathing on a video monitor so if that is important to you then go with one of these sensor ones


 

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