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#1 ms1

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

Does anyone have information about pros/cons of using breathing monitors such as the Snuza as a prevention for SIDS?

#2 lucky 2

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hi, a breathing monitor will not prevent SIDS. The six recommendations in the guidelines are what helps reduce the risk of SIDs.
Do baby monitors reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy?

Mar. 26, 2010

There is no scientific evidence that electronic baby monitors are of any assistance in preventing SIDS and have played no part in the dramatic reduction in SIDS deaths in Australia.

Taken from the site below, it has great research based and current information-
All the best.

#3 ms1

Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 11/12/2012, 09:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, a breathing monitor will not prevent SIDS. The six recommendations in the guidelines are what helps reduce the risk of SIDs.

Taken from the site below, it has great research based and current information-
All the best.

Thanks for this lucky 2- I had seen that information. I'm reluctant to get one but also wondering about experiences people have had (i.e. do they go off often, do you become complacent after a couple of months?) so the discussion we have about it is also informed by experiences...

#4 lucky 2

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

Hi ms1, I hope you get some feedback from other members, I wouldn't have responded except for your comment about prevention of SIDS in relation to these devices, it worries me that parents may erroneously believe that this is true.
All the best.

#5 chickenpants

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

I have an AngelCare monitor, and while I am well aware it does not prevent SIDS, it does provide a sense of.. management.. I suppose and helps to relieve some anxiety about what the baby is doing, especially because he is in a room of his own and always has been (there's no room in ours for his stuff).

We had it go off a few times in the very beginning, mainly because I had the sensitivity level too low, so it wasn't picking up when my son was breathing really slow and shallow - it just thought he wasn't breathing. A false alarm is better than a real one though.
Plus when the alarm went off it startled him into breathing properly again.  It's gone off once or twice now that he's older, but I don't know what caused that, it's normally when it's quite warm and only gets to the warning beep because he breathes properly again before the full siren kicks in.

So, overall I like having the monitor. My little guy has just turned 12 weeks and I like being lulled to sleep with the little 'tic    tic     tic' noises from the monitor, I still hold my breath when I hear a longer pause between them and will check on him if they happen too often so I don't think I'm becoming any more complacent.  Perhaps when he's a lot older I will.

Edited by chickenpants, 20 December 2012 - 09:33 PM.

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