Product Type: Angelcare safety products
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Angelcare AC401 Baby Movement & Sound Monitor
Member Name: barbie84
Angelcare AC401 Baby Movement & Sound Monitor
Advantages: peace of mind
I had the basic baby monitors with my first two children that allowed me to hear them if they were to cry when I was in a different room which at the time worked really well and I would probably have had the same style monitor with my 3rd baby if it were not for the fact that my friends baby died from sids at 8 weeks old which has made me a little more than just a paranoid mom of a night when putting my baby to bed.
I looked around at different monitors and the angel care seemed to offer the best quality in my price range, retailing at around the £80 mark these were not cheap but are worth every penny for the peace of mind they give me.
This monitor literally does have everything you need; you have 3 pieces to the set, a nursery unit, a parent unit and a sensor pad.
This is a pad that goes in the bottom of babies cot under the mattress and monitors babies breathing and movements so if your baby stops breathing there is an alarm triggered in both the nursery and parent unit to tell you that something is wrong, You can adjust the sensitivity on this which is a good thing as depending on how well wrapped up baby is depends on how sensitive you want the monitor to be. The sensor pad needs to be put onto a flat surface and as most cots have slatted bases you will need to buy a piece of board to put in the base of the cot to make it a solid piece. My only dislike of this is that with my other two children I had there cot right next to my bed but with this sensor pad I cant do that as it would pick up my heart beat and movement too so wouldn't go off during the night if something happened to baby so the cot has had to be put a distance away from the bed.
The parent unit
This unit has a range of 250 meters so I can use in anywhere in my home or garden and has an alarm that goes off if I loose connection with the nursery unit to alert me to this problem, It has a convenient clip on the back to attach it to my belt so I don't have to have it in my hand all of the time, it has 8 channels so you are sure to get a really clear one with no sound interference, there is a digital display that is easy to read and understand, it has a temperature reading from the baby unit so you always know the temperature in the nursery and an alarm to go off if it gets too hot or too cold in the nursery. The parent unit comes with rechargeable batteries in so when you put it back on the dock when not in use it charges it self and is always ready to be used.
The nursery unit has a night light on it, which is a nice soft blue light that you can switch on and off manually, it isn't very bright but gives a nice glow to the room. The unit runs on mains power but has 4 aaa batteries in it incase of a power cut to continue to operate the sensor pad. When the unit is on there is a constant green light telling you this and when the sensor pad is connected the flashing green light will flash each time a movement is detected from your baby.
In the 3 months I have been using this monitor we have had no problems at all with it, I have had two false alarms where I had got the sensor pad set too sensitive for the thickness of the blanket the baby was wrapped in and it was telling me that not enough movements had been detected but I would rather be woken up to a false alarm than for it not to work if there was a problem with my baby.
I would more than recommend these to any parent I would actually suggest that every new mum buy a set of these as it is better to be safe than sorry.
Summary: a must have piece of equipment in my opinion
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