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    Default Breathing Monitor for the Bassinet/Cot

    Hi ladies,

    Just wondering whether anyone has any experience with a breathing sensor monitor and can recommend any in particular. We didn't use one with our son but after losing our daughter I am doing all I can to minimize my anxiety when number 3 arrives. Bub will be in my room and I while I am awake the bassinet will be next to me at all times but I would love a breathing monitor for overnight so I can hopefully feel less paranoid and perhaps even get some sleep.

    I went to Baby Bunting today and the ones they had available all require a hole in the bottom of the bassinet for the cord, which isn't ideal as our bassinet doesn't have one. Has anyone used a cordless one?

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    I used an angelcare monitor and just cut a tiny hole through the material of the bassinet.

    I've heard great things about the Snuza alarm.

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    So sorry to hear of your loss @Tainted
    I bought the snuza hero clip on monitor at baby bunting (it's cordless and very small). Clips on to the nappy and measures breathing in the abdomen. No breathing for 15 seconds and it vibrates to rouse bub. No breathing for 5 more seconds and an audible alarm goes off. There's no sensor pads or receiving units or anything.

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    I haven't used one but I have also heard good thing about Snuza.

    I used an anglecare one and just snipped a small hole.

    I don't meant to upset you but did you lose your precious DD to SIDS?

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    My friend got a oricom 710 (think that's what it is) and I have heard great things from everyone I know with one. I'm not sure about needing a hole though. I could ask her 😊

    I totally agree with minimising anxiety with these little babies ❤️ my anxiety is also through the roof and I'm sure will be even when Bub is here.

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    We have the Angelcare AC1100 in the cot - it's brilliant!
    But we couldn't use it in the bassinet, we didn't feel that cutting holes in our bassinet was a great idea so we had a Snuza alarm - brilliant investment! You can use it in the car and the pram too.
    I had an experience with a SIDS death as a child so am still petrified of SIDS.

    I am sorry to hear of your loss xx

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    Default Breathing Monitor for the Bassinet/Cot

    We have an Oricom Babysense for the cot and a Snuza Hero for the bassinet. Highly recommend both. The Babysense is the only monitor used in hospitals for prems.

    My anxiety is extreme after our stillbirth as well Tainted so I highly recommend both products to help you get some sleep. I can see the Snuza blinking through the Love to Dream Swaddle to help my OCD know it's on but you can also make it tick with their breathing so that you can hear it as well.

    Eta: we have mats for the cot as I found that once DS1 started moving a lot our Snuza false alarmed quite a bit so I stopped using it around 7 months unless we were traveling. I know other people who still use it on their toddlers though with no issues so must be child dependent. Currently I still use the Oricom mats under my toddler's cot and the Snuza on our newborn.

    And congratulations
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    Thanks for the responses

    I hadn't heard of the Snuza but I think thats the way to go, I'm a bit paranoid about cords and making a hole in the bassinet. Has anyone used them with MCNs? Google is giving mixed reviews about their effectiveness with cloth nappies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    I haven't used one but I have also heard good thing about Snuza.

    I used an anglecare one and just snipped a small hole.

    I don't meant to upset you but did you lose your precious DD to SIDS?
    It's ok We lost our daughter to a cord accident at 38+2 weeks. I was always concerned about SIDS but I think this time will be worse.

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    We used the angel care with sensor mats and found a way to make it work with bassinets and portacots. I've heard good things about the snooza. Maybe buy both and when you can't use the sensor pads, pop the snooza on?

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