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    Default Sleep monitor - when to stop using?

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    My DS sleeps in a cot and we still use an Angel monitor (video, sound, movement), he is 15 months old. He sleeps through most nights, I often wake up and watch the movement sensor. I get a bit anxious tbh. I spoke to my gp about it at both the 6 and 12 months checks, he said it's no longer necessary but I can't seem to stop using it. I even use it for day naps. We were away over Christmas and I found myself awake listening for his breathing more often than not.

    For those with a monitor, when did you stop using it?

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    Default Sleep monitor - when to stop using?

    My DS is 2 1/2 and I still use mine as his in a cot. Once he moves to a big bed I'll probably stop. Im probably a bit anxious as well, if I wake I get up to check on him and my DH checks him again before he leaves for work. What's the harm in still using it I think?
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    DS and DD both moved into standard children's beds at two (with a guard), and this is when we stopped using our monitor.

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    Default Sleep monitor - when to stop using?

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    My DD is the same age as your DS and I still use my monitor (video/sound only on mine). She's still in a cot so has no way of getting out to us if she needed us but once she's in a bed I'll probably still use it as we sleep with doors closed too.

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    I was wondering the same thing too. Dd is 18 months & we have an angelcare monitor with the sensor pads too. I'm probably not going to stop using it until she's in a big bed. It gives me peace of mind that she's ok while sleeping

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    Thank you all for your responses! I feel a bit addicted to the monitor atm, hopefully I won't have too much trouble once he moves to a bed. He is very tall so probably won't be that far away...

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    I just used mine until it stopped working. She probably would have been just shy of 4. The kids bedrooms are at the other end of the house so it was practical to just keep using it.

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    We stopped around 6 months. I think the sids risk is lower after 6 months. Plus i have a thing about stuff being plugged into electricity unnessecarily

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    My daughter is 20 months and we are still using it, its only a camera/sound. Its nice to be able to check on her, or if she wakes during the night i can see if shes going to go back to sleep or if she is awake and needs me.

    I also use it when i have a shower as i put DD in her cot so i know shes somewhere safe and that way i can keep an eye on her.

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