Monday, April 21, 2014

The monitor every parent should have on their registery

This is a sponsored post by Levana, however all opinions stated are that of my own.


Snuza Hero Baby Movement Monitor.

 I was 32 weeks pregnant with my first child when I caught the bug. The paranoid scared out of this world bug. The bug that every parent gets when they have a child, and one that probably never goes away. At least for me in the past 4 years it has not come close to leaving my side, so I am assuming now that it probably never will.

It was during that time in my pregnancy where I found myself reading a lot on the internet. I was staying up late and reading these blogs and these stories of babies that left this Earth a little too soon. I purchased myself a fetal monitor right away and would carry it everywhere I went. At work, I would lay down and listen to my baby's heart so to be sure that everything was okay. And it was. And although I placed a lot of unnecessary fear in my life, I have always been a person that needed to just know with certainty, especially after working in the medical field and knowing how quickly things could change.

When my daughter was 3 months old, I remember distinctly reading a blog of a mom who lost her daughter to SIDS---her daughter that was just a couple weeks older than mine. I cried in my husband's arms feeling helpless and unsure of how these sort of things happen. It then lead me to get on the computer once again and begin reading. Which then resulted in me googling and finding a website that was devoted strictly to infant SIDS stories.

It was during one of those google searches that I stumbled upon the Snuza Hero Baby Movement Monitor monitor powered by Snuza. It took me a mere two seconds to read on the product and then proceed to click the order button with two day shipping via amazon. In fact, I barely slept those two nights prior to the product's arrival on my doorstep just thinking about the fact that it could not get here fast enough.
Does any parent sleep well during those first few months? Probably not. But I do have to say that I never slept as good as I had once the monitor was safely placed on my baby and was working properly. In fact, I slept all night without waking up once to roll over and check on the baby. And the night after that. And the night after that. 

And better yet, it was my lifesaver again when Graham was born.

WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT DOES

It is simple. A battery-powered, cordless, movement monitor. It attaches to the baby's diaper with no need for cords or monitors and therefore eliminating the risk for cord strangulation. Once the baby is in a deep sleep, the monitor will continue to monitor the baby's movement. If the baby is still for 15 seconds, a gentle vibration goes off to alert the baby. And if no movement is felt for 20 seconds, a loud alert goes off to alert the caregiver to check on the baby. Are there false alarms? Very unlikely. For us in the two years the only time we had a false alarm was when the monitor actually came off the baby and this would happen when both kids were older and would roll around in bed.

Another thing that I love most about this monitor is that it is portable. Sure, many monitors are portable but they require for you to grab the base, the parent unit, and the cords that go along with. Most times? I would simply forget. But the Oma+Movement monitor fits perfectly in the pocket of my purse, in fact, even my back pocket of my jeans.

Not only was it a peace of mind for my husband and myself, but it was something that the grandparents really enjoyed having. They did not have to run upstairs and check on the baby every 10 minutes to make sure they were breathing, but instead had the "ears" of the Oma+Movement monitor to alert them in case of an emergency.

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WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS MONITOR


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