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Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/22/2013 7:52:16 AM
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I think this goes beyond a baby monitor though where you might hear the baby and wake up.  I'm picturing parents sitting in a pediatrician's office with a print out of their baby's heart rate and respiration throughout the night for the past couple weeks as they scrutinize every little change in patterns as they compare each night.  Yes I know people who would do that.

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/19/2013 1:26:30 PM
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I found the monitor I used actually calmed my fears. I felt like I could
go to sleep and not worry about the baby not breathing because the monitor
would go off. I had one or two false alarms but they were worth the peace of
mind

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/19/2013 7:07:43 AM
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I guess we'll just have to wait and see if this causes more stress than it does peace of mind.  The concept is simple and seems cheap and easy to implement so it's the type of product that should take off.  I know I would have bought one if they were around when my kids were born.

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/18/2013 10:09:18 PM
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Yes - could make anxious new parents even more anxious

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/18/2013 8:17:58 AM
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I remember those days, giving a gentle push on the baby to see if he/she would move a limb or take a deep breath so I didn't have to turn on a light.  I think the sock idea is pretty good but I wonder how many mom's out there will fret over changes in patterns since there will be captured data.

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/17/2013 12:38:28 PM
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Anything is better than the methods I used: a mirror under the baby's mouth to see if she was breathing -- or, even more pointless, poking her gently to see if she would move (and also wake up).

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/17/2013 9:35:32 AM
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Hi Ariella. The ability to tap into and deliver intelligence on all sorts of data -- including infant vitals -- in real time is truly having a big impact on how we go about our daily lives!

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/17/2013 9:19:54 AM
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@Beth all teens question their parents' sanity; it's part of their plot to make parents suffer. The other thing they like to do is show that they know better. Unfortunatley for them, when they refer to people or concepts from school, I usually am already familiar with what they name. But I do yield the field to them on current pop culture.  

I do wonder if the monitoring devices are a sign that people are more nervous today than they were before. The baby monitoring devices in decades past conveyed noise, just to alert you if the baby work up and you were in a part of the house where the sound would not carry on its own. They weren't alerts for physical symptoms.

The only extra caution of my kids' baby days was the warning to put them "back to sleep" because tummy sleeping was correlated with SIDS. I still knew of mothers who would ignore that becasue they found babies slept better on their tummies and they wanted a good night's sleep for baby if they were to get a good rest themselves. 

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/17/2013 9:04:17 AM
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The closet!? I like my playpen plan much better. Baby is close without dangers of cosleeping. I did cosleeping with two of three. I have one who liked to sleep in thier own bed much earlier than the other two. I would have been happy with better quality baby monitors in those days. This device seems to be good for babies that are known to need such monitoring.

Re: Mixed feelings
  • 4/17/2013 8:25:40 AM
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Well, tinym, there are some who might question my sanity -- especially those three children, who are now young adults.

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