Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is one of the leading causes of death among infants under the age of one in the United States; one of the reasons why parents worry so much when placing their infant down for a nap. Countless parents are advised to swaddle their babies or they are advised not to place objects such as pillows and stuffed animals in the crib with the baby. Most importantly one must put their baby to sleep on his/her back. Many parents, especially new parents, have so many things to worry about when it comes to the safety of their babies and The AngelCare Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor can considerably alleviate at least one.
The AngelCare Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor is a simple device to use. How it works is, there is a hard flat plate that you place under your baby's mattress, though the crib must have a hard flat surface for it to function properly. This unit detects a baby's movements whether he/she is asleep or awake in their crib. If there is no movement (breathing) from the baby for 20 seconds, a signal is sent to the unit and an alarm sound goes off, alerting you to check your baby. In addition, it picks up any sounds from your baby, therefore, you do not have to purchase an additional sound unit.
As a father, SIDS is one of my many worries whenever I put my son down to sleep and having a device such as this available to parents is very comforting.