Thursday, September 3, 2009

Paranoid parents

Last night we decided to let Will sleep in his own room for the first time! He did a great job and slept 6 straight hours! I was worried to not have him right next to me (he's been sleeping in his bassinet in our room), so I wanted to make sure we had a good monitor.

We ended up exchanging the monitor for which we had originally registered for the Angel Care monitor from Graco. It has a sensor pad underneath the mattress that detects the baby's movements. It is so sensitive that it can even detect the baby breathing. It sounds an alarm if the baby doesn't move for 20 seconds. It also monitors sound, and even the temperature in the nursery to make sure it doesn't get too hot or cool (it is cool enough outside that we don't use the air conditioner).

Our first night went pretty well. The alarm went off once, around 5am, and Matt got up to check on him. He put his hand on Will's chest, but Will must have been in a deep sleep because Matt couldn't feel his chest going up and down, so he picked him up. After Will made a move to let him know he was ok, Matt put him back down to sleep. I'm not sure exactly what had happened, but it made us feel good to know that it is working, and it helps ease our mind a little bit about SIDS.


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Not paranoid...just protective! And that's
OK with that precious baby!!
Grandmother Fran

Practically Perfect... said...[Reply to comment]

Sounds like a great product - and I agree: not paranoid, protective!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

I am glad yall are figuring all this out--what a big help it is to Eric and I.....and little Wolfie too!

Kate said...[Reply to comment]

I am especially happy that y'all decided to take the extra measures to prevent SIDS. Spreading the word to friends and family is such a big help to the cause. If anyone wants more info go to www.sids.org or e-mail the president of the American SIDS Institute Dr. McEntire through the website.Every spring the Institute hosts a huge fundraiser, Miller- maybe we could form a team together and raise some money for a great cause.

Studio Refuge Photography Blog said...[Reply to comment]

I'm paranoid pregnant lady, soon to be paranoid mama. That was one of the first things I registered for. Peace of mind so I can sleep.

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