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    Default Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    Howdy - I never used one. I actually never heard of one until after I had my second baby. Personally I haven't felt the need to have one - but to be bullied, belittled and laughed about at your baby shower by your friends is awful. Seriously, women can be so nasty. It's a useful item that can only do good things for your peace of mind and the safety of your child. It should be of zero concern and importance to anyone else. Stuff them - you are doing what is right for you and your baby.

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    Default Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    We dont use an angelcare one but i copped flack from 'friends' for getting a video monitor for DD2. Everyone was telling me just relax you dont need a video link to her bedroom.

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    Default Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    We dont use an angelcare one but i copped flack from 'friends' for getting a video monitor for DD2. Everyone was telling me just relax you dont need a video link to her bedroom.
    Gosh I must be really paranoid, I have a video monitor and angelcare mats, lol. Try not to get upset by others opinions and just know that you're doing what's right for you and your baby. Using them has stopped a lot of unnecessary stress for me, and I will be using them again for this baby.

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    A lot of people think those monitors will go off if your baby stops breathing for 4-5 seconds. Everyone does that, babies AND adults, so they think you're just being paranoid.
    Most of those people don't realise that it only goes off if they stop breathing for 20 seconds. It's pretty rare for anyone to stop breathing for that long in their sleep unless something's wrong.

    I think they're a great idea. I haven't used one myself but I'm considering it for this bub. If there's a slight chance that it will save your babys' life, why WOULDN'T you want one?

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    Default Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    I was give one by my MIL for our baby shower. I wasn't going to buy one, but boy am I glad that I have one!! It really puts my mind at ease and means i get a better nights sleep which is just what a new mum needs! Hubby and I have tried to 'trick' it just to make sure that it works as it should and we are very happy with it!!

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    I had one for DD, I learnt the hard way that when they say they are sensative they are sensative.... make sure you test the sensativity...
    I had the fan ocilating (DD was a december baby) and took her out of the cot, I have a video of her laying on my bed and in the background you can hear the ticking of the monotor saying she was in her cot! LOL that was my fault as I didnt turn the sensitivity down, once I did that and took her out in however many seconds the thing went off like a fire alarm. The only faulsie I had was when i took her out and forgot to turn the alarm off hahahaha.
    that is my experience with it. I wanted one and used it but got a basic one for DS as i couldnt stand the hum in the reciever in my Angel care LOL it is an analouge

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    Default Re: Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    Op be as paranoid as you wish, i had one with my ds til he was 14 months old.

    I will use one for ALL my babies, my ds got very sick at 7 weeks ild, if we did not co-sleep in the same room at the time i doubt he would still be here (he went from snotty to grey in 4 hours, we spent a week on oxygen), while in hospital a 6 month old died, bub took one very quiet breath then went into what i suspect was cardiac arrest, if she had not had a monitor on then i DOUBT anyone asleep would have realised til morning.
    Babies and infants can and DO die everyday, not nice to think about but it happens.

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    Default Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    I think you need to use/do whatever you feel comfortable with.

    Don't worry about what others think, it's not their child.

    Anyway, if after using it you find it annoying etc you can always pack it away.

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    Default Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    After not sleeping for 8 days after ds' birth I brought one, we have a family history of SIDS and I was paranoid, If it helps you sleep at night then do what ever is right for you

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    Default Are breathing monitors eg. angelcare unecessary/paranoid/useless?

    I have been considering one of these (the angel care with the mats and the video!) and wasn't convinced but this thread has helped my decision so thank you OP.

    Who cares if we are paranoid, our babies are just too important

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