I've copped a bit of flak lately over my decision to get the angelcare monitor (for those who may not know, they are sensors that go under the mattress and if baby stops breathing for 20seconds it will alarm) but the other day at work they held a baby shower for me and somebody mentioned my choice to the whole room and boy did I feel attacked! Everyone basically said it was totally unnecessary, overkill, paranoid, that it will stress me out more blah blah blah, another time one lady even said to me "oh well we can see you're going to be a neurotic mother and you haven't even had it yet" (I think she was trying to sound joking but I still was offended.)
My argument is, yes I'm sure 99% of babies will grow up and never need this monitor, but what if my baby was that 1% who chokes on some vomit in the middle of the night or pulls the blanket over his face, if this monitor could have a minuscule chance of saving him, isn't that an amazingly awesome monitor?!?
Anyway, I'm still going to get this monitor, people have their own opinions and that's fine, but I just wondered what other peoples opinions are, does anybody else think it's a great thing as well?