Baby Breathing Monitors: “The Best Bit of Kit for any New Mum!”

Baby Breathing Monitors have been one of the big advances in Baby Monitor Technology in the last couple of years. The technology behind the new must-have items has been in use in maternity wards and baby clinics across the UK for some time, however it is now making its way into Nurseries across the country from monitoring movement to breathing, and even your baby’s heart rate & oxygen levels.

How do baby breathing monitors work?

They basically are a type of baby monitors with a breathing mat that are in contact with your baby's body and help you feel reassured that your little one is getting a safe night’s sleep.

Sleep apnea, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), is one of the leading causes of death in babies under 12 months old, and this type of monitors can help prevent SIDS. Baby Breathing Sensor Monitors are the first line of defence to reduce the risk for your child against such things happening whilst your baby is sleeping. As soon as your baby’s breathing becomes abnormal, your Baby Breathing Monitor will alert you with a loud alarm that lifesaving action is needed. And this is how the risk of SIDS is reduced. 

Utilising a large sensor pad that is placed under the baby’s mattress in the cot, Baby Movement Monitors constantly monitor the baby’s breathing, checking for any slowing or stoppages in breathing. If there are any abnormalities, the monitor will give a real time alert to make you aware of the difficulties your child may be having.

Baby Breathing Monitors are available at a range of prices, ensuring there is one for every budget. The question begs however, am I endangering my child’s life by buying a cheap monitor to get a false sense of security? Generally speaking, most breathing and movement monitors are well regulated, but you should always read reviews and the experience of others first for self-assurance in keeping your baby safe.

What is the best breathing monitor for a baby?

Two of the most popular monitors within the breathing range are the Callowesse Apprise Baby Breathing Monitor the Nanny Baby Sensor Breathing Monitor, both designed to help you feel reassured that your little one is getting a safe night’s sleep. These are probably the best baby breathing monitors in 2020 in the UK.

The Callowesse Apprise Breathing Monitor is certified by medical professionals to the very latest medical device regulations in Europe 2017/745 and IEC 60601. You can feel content knowing full well that the Callowesse Apprise is monitoring your baby’s breathing and movements whilst they are in their Crib or Cot. The Callowesse Apprise alarms you when your baby’s breathing falls below the dangerous threshold. The acoustic and visual alarm will sound, alerting you instantly of such instance. Alerting with a loud alarm if breathing stops for more than 20 seconds or if the breathing rate falls below 8 breathes per minute.

The Nanny Baby Sensor Monitor is certified worldwide (Class 11B) by medical professionals for precise and accurate measurements of irregular breathing patterns or a complete loss of infant breathing patterns. Keeping a watchful eye over your baby, the discrete sensor pad sits underneath your child’s mattress and quietly monitors their sleep.

Designed for use in a cot or crib, this baby movement monitor can be used on mattresses up to 14cm deep and will automatically sound an audio and visual alarm should your baby stop breathing for twenty-seconds or if their breaths per minute fall below ten. There will be a short acoustic pre-alarm followed by a more intensive ring to ensure that you are always kept informed and alert.

BabySecurity offers a range of Baby Breathing monitors, and if you have any questions regarding the range then we encourage you to get in touch and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist.

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