I need to keep trying the swaddle because his little arms flail and he wakes himself up.nbsp; I have yet to have a baby that is willing to just sleep on their back in their crib/bassinet from the beginning.nbsp; Rea needed the swaddle and slept in her carseat until 6 months.nbsp; Linc swaddled until 8 months and slept in the RnP fornbsp; first 4 months which we sold!.nbsp;
I'm all for the tummy sleeping but I cannot for the life of me convince DH.nbsp; I'll need to check out the Angel Care monitors.nbsp; Don't they give false alarms all the time?nbsp;
We loved ours and used it until she was 11mo when she kept going in the far corner of her bed and it couldn't pick up her movement. I have seen many times on the board someone saying "my Ped said the monitor would just stress me out" or "it's not going to prevent SIDS"......one, every one of my family members has used the monitor and was less stressed having it on. And two, ummm....duh it is not going to prevent SIDS but it will give you time to react. You may be able to save the baby, you may not. But in the end, would you rather say "the alarm went off, I ran in there and did CPR and everything I could..." Or would you be saying "I thought he was sleeping in late, then I went and checked on him and he was cold and dead!" As I have mentioned before on this board, one of my nanny kids stopped breathing while I was working, and his monitor went off. Had it been a regular monitor, I wouldn't have known he stopped breathing. But the alarm went off and I ran upstairs and across the house to get him. He started breathing when I picked him up, but who knows what would have happened had I not known and raced up there. Nothing is scarier than seeing a blue lipped five month old.
If you do get one, just make sure the sensitivity settings are correct and you don't have anything that causes movement or vibration on or around the crib or the monitor will think its your baby moving.
There is also a thing called a Snuza you can get that is cheaper and clips on the baby's diaper and will sound an alarm if he stops breathing.