Baby Movement Monitor

A baby movement monitor can be a life saver and something every parent should consider to ensure the safety of their newborn baby.  The peace of mind of knowing your baby is sleeping safely and soundly is something that parents can truly appreciate and with the technology available in baby wearables and under the crib sensors there is no reason to worry needlessly. 

Every year there are thousands of deaths in North America related to the sleeping phenomenon called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.  It's a term used to describe when an apparently healthy baby dies without warning while sleeping.  The main cause is contributed to restricted breathing that can be onset by restrictions from blankets or other items covering a baby's mouth. 

There is a lot that isn't know about SIDS but there are precautions you can take to help prevent such a tragedy.  If you would like more information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexpected Deaths you can find more information by following the link to the CDC's webpage. 

A baby movement monitor will help to identify and alert parents in the event that your baby stops moving or stops breathing.  Although these devices are not full-proof, they work by sensing either irregular breathing patterns or lack of regular movement which takes place during a baby's sleep. 

There are a few different options when it comes to monitors and sensors designed to alert parents when irregularities are detected.  They range from a very basic pad that is placed under the mattress to a high tech pulse-oximetry device that's used in hospitals to detect heart rate and oxygen saturation levels.  The devices available today are more reliable and easy to use while being less intrusive to your baby.  

Top Rated Baby Movement Monitors

As technology advances we are fortunate enough to have the option of more reliable products to ensure the safety of our children.  It's worth taking a few minutes to learn about each type out there to find out which one works best for your personal needs.  The two main types of monitors are devices that attach to your baby and the other are sensors that sit under the baby's crib. 

We'll discuss each kind in detail as they do have advantages and disadvantages including portability and complexity of the sensor system.  

Snuza Portable Baby Movement Monitor

The Snuza Hero SE Baby Movement Monitor is in our opinion the absolute best device available on the market today that will help prevent SIDS and has a few other important features. 

The versatility and portability of this movement sensing unit makes it ideal for almost anywhere baby is sleeping.  It simply attaches to the waistband of any diaper and begins to start sensing baby's movement.  When a movement isn't detected for 15 seconds a vibration is activated and if no movement is sensed for 5 seconds later that, an audible alarm is sounded that alerts parents or care givers. 

The Souza Portable Baby Movement Monitor is available in orange and varies slightly in price.  They both are made with medical grade plastics, are hypo-allergenic and do not send or receive radio frequency signals so you can be sure it is safe for your child. 

Angelcare Movement Monitor Series

The angelcare baby movement monitor series is arguably the most popular and trusted movement sensors in the industry.  They all have an under-the-mattress pad that is a high tech motion sensing device that detects even the slightest movements that your baby makes while sleeping. The sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress and when your baby doesn't move for more than 20 seconds, an alarm sounds. 

The alarm sound is received on the parent unit that's lightweight and portable and has an impressive 300 ft range.  The Movement and Sound Monitor package will also display the temperature in your baby's crib, and sounds made by your baby.  The easy to read screens are in full color digital that clearly displays temperature and even the slightest sound your baby makes when they are waking up. 

The Angelcare Video, Movement and Sound Monitor is a deluxe all-in-one package that features the best of movement, audio and digital technology.  With this package you can rest easy knowing that your baby is in good hands.  The major addition to this bundle is the color digital monitor that features day and night vision through the infrared camera lens so you won't ever be left in the dark when trying to see your baby.  The audio monitor has two way communication so you can even talk to your baby without disturbing them. 

We highly recommend any Angelcare baby movement monitor whether it's the basic package or the state of the art color monitor bundle. 

Infant Heart Rate and Oxygen Monitor by Owlet

If you are a parent that wants the absolute best baby movement monitor for use at home there is a device that's now available called the Owlet Heart Rate and Oxygen Monitor.  It's a wearable monitor that's worn on baby's ankle while he or she is sleeping through the night and sends valuable information constantly from the wearable boot to the parent device.   

This unit boasts some pretty cool features that will undoubtably monitor and relay some pretty important information.  This handy device will track baby's heart rate, skin temperature, oxygen levels and has a sensor that will notify if baby rolls over with a "rollover" alert.  

It uses technology only found in hospitals until now called "pulse oximetry" or the little white clips with the red lights that are commonly used on fingers to read vitals on infants and adults.  The information collected is relayed either through a smart phone app or can be plugged in to a computer with a common USB port. 

The sock is hypoallergenic and operates wirelessly so you won't have to worry about cords that can be a strangulation hazard.  The sock can be recharged repeatedly and should last a couple days on one charge and easily last through a full nights sleep.  It's the ultimate in baby movement monitor technology and worth considering especially if you have a child with special needs or just want to keep your loved ones safe. 

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