Jump to content

snuza or similar?
Looking for recommendations & experiences


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#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.
QUOTE
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-
http://www.sidsandkids.org/faq/
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-
http://www.sidsandkids.org/faq/
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.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.