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      06.07.2002 04:54
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      What Mother or Father wouldn't do their upmost for their newborn baby? For my little bundle of joy. I bought the Johnson and Johnson InTouch reassurance for my baby. I needed a baby monitor and this had the added axtra being able to buy a sensor pad that would enable me to detect every movement of my baby, even every breath that she took. COST ..... Expensive at £89.99. purchased from ..... Tesco's Who can put a price on a baby's life! The worry of cot death heavy on every new parent's mind. STATISTICS .... =80% Of Cot Deaths happen between 1-6 months =The peak time is between 2-4 months =Only one out of every seven Cot Deaths occurs after 6 months =The risk of Cot Death is very low over the age of 1 year Although no one can guarantee the prevention of Cot Death in years, certain factors have been proved to greatly reduce sudden infant death Syndrome. These include:- =Placing your baby on their back or side to sleep =Don't smoke =Do not let your child get to hot So alongside these points, i thought that having the Sensor would give me extra reassurance. WHAT YOU GET .......... One Baby unit One Parental unit One Sensor pad with connecting cable Two low voltage mains adaptors Instruction Booklet Demonstration and baby safety video Baby Resuscitation card Warranty card "InTouch" is the first baby monitor, that can measure your baby's sound, the temperature in your baby's room and also your baby's breathing movements using a remote receiver. The sensor pad is placed between the mattress and the cot base, and its then monitors your baby's movements, it is so sensitive that it can detect every breathing movement. On both the baby unit, and the parenta\l unit can be used up to a distance of 15,0 feet and 50 metre
      s. A flashing green light and an optional audible "tick sound, register each movement your baby makes and if no movements are detected for more than 20 seconds, then an audible and visual is activated. The InTouch monitor can also be purchased without the sensor pad and costs £55.00 approx

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        17.10.2001 04:06
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        During my second pregnancy, which was 10 years later than my first, I worried! Was the baby OK? Were the doctors lying to me? Was I going to lose the baby? If there was something to worry about then it was on my mind. After what seemed the longest pregnancy ever (the baby was 5 days late) I gave birth to a perfect little girl, everything I had hoped for as I already had a son. The worrying should have stopped but shock!! Horror!! It got progressively worse? Was I feeding her properly? She never cried that much was that normal? She was putting a lot of weight on (it was average for her) that worried me. Was she breathing ok during the night was my major worry I would wake up several times a night to check on her I thought sleep would never be normal again and it wasn?t because I had a screaming baby to tend to it was all my fault. My GP and Health Visitor diagnosed me with Post Natal Depression and assured me as best as they could that everything was fine but I didn?t believe them. Here I was a rational, normal 28 year old convinced that something was going to happen to my baby. I was offered sleeping tablets and anti depressants but refused both convinced I would find a way to cope. Then I was visiting a friend one day who has a baby six months older than mine. Her baby was tired so she put her to bed and plugged in her baby monitor. At first I couldn?t work out where the annoying beeping was coming from so I asked her. The baby monitor she replied it has a sensor pad that is sensitive enough to monitor the baby?s breathing and if it stops or she is taken from the cot an alarm sounds. At last the answer to my prayers. After some persuasion (please darling can we have one) my hubby agreed and we purchased one. I think it is the best thing I have ever bought ? no more sleepless nights as I didn?t have to check her breathing. I know that they are not recommended to prevent cot death but they are brilliant for peace of mind. They w
        ork the same as a normal baby monitor but have a pad about the size of a sheet of A4 paper that you place under the mattress in the baby?s cot. They are battery or mains powered and have either audible alert or you can put it on silent. I thought it was fantastic within weeks my sleep patterns were normal and after a month or so I had the confidence to move the cot away from reaching distance and a couple of months later she was safely installed in her own room . I would recommend this product to any one even though they are not cheap they are a worth while investment as a tired parent isn?t always a good parent and although everyone thinks you are mad when you check your baby every hour it is perfectly reasonable when you have depression and are in the state I was in.

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          13.10.2001 02:43
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          We bought the Johnson & Johnson Intouch monitor when I was in the late stages of pregnancy. I had seen it advertised and thought it was a great idea. It was fairly new and, as far as I could see, was the only product of it's kind on the market. We felt it was a little expensive as monitors go, but then when we considered the features it had, it did not seem too overpriced. This monitor consists of: 1) A unit which is placed in the baby's nursery. This unit is used to pick up noises the child makes and transmit them to the parental unit. It also measures the temperature of the nursery. It can be powered by mains or batteries 2) A sensor pad which you place under the mattress of the cot or 'moses basket'. This pad picks up tiny movements the baby makes. It is connected to the above unit by a cable 3) A parental unit. This unit picks up the noise from the baby unit, so you can listen out for the baby crying. It also has an alarm which goes off if the baby stops moving for more than 20 seconds. There is also a flashing green light which flashes when the baby is moving thus giving you a visual check that the baby is okay. This unit also shows the temperature in the baby's nursery. We used this monitor from the moment we brought our daughter home from the hospital. At first, we just used the parental unit and the sensor pad because she slept in our room with us. Once she moved into her nursery, the baby's unit came into it's own. I found the reassurance of the sensor pad extremely valuable. I am a little paranoid and would have otherwise been in to check her numerous times during the night. We did give it a thorough test before she was born, to make sure it really did pick up movement and lack of movement. I really did not want to put my trust in a machine that turned out to be faulty. We satisfied ourselves that it was working fine. The only problem with this product (and any other
          like it) is that when you stagger wearily into the baby's nursery to pick up a crying baby, climb back into bed, get yourself and the baby comfortable and then beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Numerous times I forgot to switch the sensor pad off during the night. Small price to pay for the reassurance though. Another slight draw back is that at some stage you have to stop using it. The baby starts to wiggle in their cots and once this happens they can move out of the range of the sensor pad, setting the alarm off unnecessarily (giving mum and dad minor heart attacks with the false alarm!). I found I had to wean myself off using it once Holly was about 9 months old, resulting in a few weeks of paranoia. This monitor has also been used by my best friend and is now being used by another friend. I just hope it comes back in one piece as I would like to use it again if I have another child. There are now some other monitors of this kind around at cheaper prices. I was satisfied with this monitor, but if I was buying again, I would check out other products as well, as this kind of technology is developing all the time.

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            25.08.2001 20:19
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            There has been a product recall on ALL J&J In Touch 8 monitors. The alarm fails to work on a small number of them if the plug is not inserted properly. More info at: http://intouch.babyworld.co.uk/ Phone 0800 583 2203 to contact J&J and find out how to get a refund. The only other make we could find was the Safety 1st but we are having trouble finding them anywhere. It's a real shame because we love the In Touch 8!!

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              20.05.2001 18:16

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              Fab invention, I still use it with my 18month old so I just look at the monitor in the night to see - Advantages: can see movement at a glance - Disadvantages: Forgetting to turn alarm off before taking baby out sets alarm off and can wake a dozing baby

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              09.05.2001 23:49
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              If you are looking for piece of mind, then I would definitely recommend this monitor. The monitor comes with a sensor pad which you simply place under the mattress of the baby's cot. You don't have to attach the sensor pad, this is purely optional but it has definitely given me piece of mind. The handset can be plugged into a socket or can be used portably. Every time the baby breathes, a small green light flashes and a row of red lights flash so even if you are out of ear shot, but can see the monitor, you can still see him breathe! The handset is portable so can be used indoors and outside up to a certain distance(i.e. relaxing in the garden!!). It also signals you to replace the batteries when they are low. When used without the sensor pad attached, the red lights on the handset flash if the baby is crying, all in all a very clever machine! The base monitor which stays in the baby's room has a night light which is really handy and its not so bright that it would disturb the baby. It has a thermometre which can be read from the base monitor in the babies room and this is also shown digitally on the handset. If, for some reason, the baby stops breathing or the sensor does not sense any kind of movement for up to 15 seconds, the alarm goes off. I've had a few false alarms where I have dashed out of bed half asleep only to find he has wriggled completely out of range of the sensor pad, hence the alarm signal, but at least I know it works!!! However, one night it kept going off for no reason which was really quite worrying. When I complained to Johnson & Johnson I had a new sensor pad delivered by courier the next day and they took the old sensor pad away, which I thought was really impressive. A company that actually takes your complaints seriously. The monitor comes complete with a video showing you how to work it and with a guide to resuscitation (amongst other things), should your baby really stop breathing.
              Very helpful if you haven't got a clue. The only problem is, is that the sensor pad can't be used in a moses basket so you need your baby in the cot before you can make full use of it.

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                03.05.2001 03:13
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                What Mother (sorry, and Father) wouldn’t do their utmost to protect their newborn baby? For my little bundle of joy (or should I say screams!) I bought the Johnson and Johnson InTouch Reassurance baby monitor. I needed a baby monitor and this had the added extra of being able to buy a sensor pad that would enable me to detect every movement of my baby, even every breath that she took. Cost ==== Expensive at £89.99. Purchased From ============ Tesco’s Who can put a price on a baby’s life! The worry of cot death must weight heavy on every new parent’s mind. Statistics: - * 80% of Cot Deaths happen between 1-6 months * The peak time is between 2-4 months * Only one out of every seven cot deaths occurs after 6 months of age * The risk of Cot Death is very low over the age of 1 year Although no one can guarantee the prevention of Cot Death, in recent years, certain factors have been proved to greatly reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. These include: - * Placing your baby on their back or side to sleep * Don’t smoke and avoid smoky atmospheres * Do not let your child get too hot * If you think your baby is unwell, contact your Doctor So alongside these points, I thought that having the Sensor Pad as well, would give me extra reassurance. What you get ========== One Baby unit One Parental unit One Sensor pad with connecting cable Two low voltage mains adaptors Instruction Booklet Demonstration and baby safety Video Baby Resuscitation card Warranty card “InTouch” is the first baby monitor, that can measure your baby’s sound, the temperature in your baby’s room and also your baby’s breathing movements using a remote receiver. The sensor pad is placed between the mattress and the cot base, and it the
                n monitors your baby’s movements, it is so sensitive that it can detect every breathing movement. You can use the sensor pad until your baby is able to move around freely. Then it is possible they could move off the pad. The monitor also incorporates a thermometer that accurately measures the temperature in your baby’s room. Fact: - The ideal temperature range for the room should be between 16 c and 20 c. On both the baby unit, (which I don’t want to state the obvious - but it stays in the baby’s room!?!) and the parental unit (which - take a wild guess where that goes?) can be used up to a distance of 150 feet (50 metres). A flashing green light and an optional audible “tick” sound, register each movement your baby makes and if no movements are detected for more than 20 seconds, then an audible and visual alarm is activated. Although, from time to time babies may breathe unevenly and a lack of breathing may be quite normal. On the parental unit, a moving light display means that you are able to see, as well as hear when your baby makes a sound. An illuminated electronic display clearly shows the baby’s room temperature and also a low battery or out of signal warning signal. Unless you switch the unit off altogether, the safety volume control ensures that you cannot turn the volume too low, and you should always hear if your baby cries. Also on the baby unit is a soft touch on/off night light, which is both reassuring for your baby and also practical for you. It offers ample light for you to check on your baby without disturbing them. The audible movement alarm on the baby’s unit can be switched on or off, and having a two channel option avoids possible interference from other baby monitor transmitters in the area. When you no longer wish to use the sensor pad to monitor your baby’s movements, then the monitors can be used just to check the sound and the
                room temperature in your baby’s room. Both the baby and the parental units can be either mains or battery operated for maximum convenience and portability. For added reassurance, if there is a power cut then the mains fail safe feature automatically switches to battery power. Baby Unit ======== * At-a-glance thermometer guide located on the antenna * Integral night light * Two channel select switch to avoid interference from other monitors * Optional alarm if baby does not move for 20 seconds or more * Extra sensitive microphone monitors the baby’s sound and transmits the sound to the parental unit * Mains or battery operated Parent Unit ======== * Illuminated electronic display, shows the baby’s room temperature and also includes low battery and out of range warning signals * Moving light display means you can see as well as hear baby’s sounds * Alarm sounds and lights up when no movements are detected for more than 20 seconds Flashing light and audible “tick”, confirm each movement your baby makes * Mains or battery operated Sensor Pad ======== * Optional ultra slim sensor pad, placed between cot base and the cot mattress to detect every move made by your baby * The sensor pad can be used with mattresses up to a maximum thickness of 12cm (5” approx). It is not suitable for use with coil/natural mattresses. The InTouch Monitor can also be purchased without the sensor pad and costs £55.00 approx. The decision is up to the individual parents, but I came to the conclusion, that if I was placed with the same decision again, I’m not sure whether I would buy the unit with the sensor pad. Apart from pushing up the cost, I never really got the use out of mine. Unfortunately my daughter never slept that much (cheers Chloe!), and when she did, it was mostly with me, as she just wouldn’t sle
                ep in her cot. As it is only recommended for use until they start moving around (6 months approximately), because then they could quite easily move off the pad (which would keep activating the alarm), it didn’t really warrant the extra cost as it only really got used a couple of times. At the end of the day, if you want peace of mind, then this is the product for you, but for the money I think you are just as well just purchasing the monitor on its own.

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                01.04.2001 18:44
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                There are so many baby monitors on the market ranging from £20 - £150. We came across the Johnson@Johnson baby reassurance monitor. It consists of a baby unit, a parental unit and a sensor pad. It is a slim sensor pad that you put under the cot mattress to monitor baby's movements. It is so sensitive that it can even monitor breathing. The sensor pad is ideal for those early months but when your child is on the move the alarm could be set off, but you can then detach the pad and just use the other two units as a normal baby monitor. The baby unit has a night light and an it also monitors room temperature. There is a flashing green light and optional tick for every baby's movement. If within 20 seconds there is no movement the light will flash and the alarm sounds. The parental unit has an illuminated display of the temperature of baby's room, and a moving light display that means that you can see as well as hear baby's movement. I often used to wake up in the middle of the night and just check that the lights were moving. It is so reassuring. If after 20 seconds there is no movement this unit also sets off an alarm and the lights light up. The alarm did go off a couple of times when my daughter was a few months old, but the sound off the alarm also makes the baby jump. Maybe if we didn't have the alarm go off she would have made movement again but you never know do you. I would definately recommend the monitor - it certainly makes you relax more and you arn't up every half hour or so checking that they are breathing.

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                  12.01.2001 18:18
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                  I bought this monitor to use with my second baby as I had been somewhat paranoid about Cot Death with my daughter and never slept for about 6 months. (neither did she with all the poking!!!) So, when I saw this in a baby magazine when I was pregnant with my second child I thought I would try it. There are two monitors one for the parent and one for the baby along with a sensor pad that is placed beneath the mattress. When you assemble the sensor pad and monitor for the first time you'll be amazed at how little movement is required for the pad to register a 'click'. The first night home from the hospital with my son we assembled it in his moses basket and I slept (not all night!!!) Wonderful. The only drawback with this monitor can be the depth of the mattress. When he moved to his cot and mattress was too thick for the sensor pad causing the alarm to go off. (very disturbing) But I moved it to the top of the mattress and put a couple of quilts over it. This now works perfectly.

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                    03.01.2001 05:08
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                    This monitor is battery and mains operated so can be carried around with you. It is easy to set up, just plug in the monitor next to baby, switch on then just plug in or switch on the receiver. I take my monitor everywhere with me so if my daughter needs a nap when I'm at family or friends I can settle her in a quiet room and am reassured that she can be heard whereever in the house I am. The only problem I have found with the monitor is occassionally there is interference from my mobile phone and my home phone (which is cordless). I have sent off to Johnsons for a different switch which can be inserted into the back of the receiver and will work on a different frequency which should rectify this problem. This product comes with a video showing how to use it and also useful first aid advice for babies as well as a poster with first aid advice on it.

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                    04.12.2000 04:14
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                    I purchased the In Touch Reassurance Monitor without the sensor pad. I've found it to be a very good monitor, the one extremely useful thing to me is the temperature monitor, especially the fact that the parent unit tells you the exact temperature in the baby's room all the time. The temperature wand on the baby unit gives the temperature to the nearest 3 degrees. The only two things that have niggled me are the fact that if you unplug the parental unit without switching it off first and the batteries are running low, when you plug it back in somewhere else the alarm light flashes which is somewhat distracting, espcially if you have the sound turned down and are just watching for the lights. If you have the parental unit volume past about 6 then an annoying ticking sound is heard all the time. I haven't been able to work out why! Also for some reason sometimes it sounds like someone is rifling through the drawers in the nursery but when we go upstairs to investigate there is just our son sleeping peacefully!

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                    26.10.2000 00:10

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                    Johnson and Johnson monitors are the best that I have ever used.I dont know about you but when my baby came into the world I was just to worried to go to sleep at night.It wasnt until a leaflet came through my door from johnson and johnson that I decided to find out more about them.I recieved through the post a free video telling me all about the monitors and where I could buy them.Me and my husband bought the monitor and set it up on our babys crib.It was great I could here my baby breath all night and if he stopped an alarm would sound so I could sleep and not worry anymore heaven. I now use the monitor every night and have had no problems with it at all. Thanks Johnson and Johnson you have saved me from many sleepless nights.Well worth every penny.

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                    24.10.2000 05:41
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                    We bought these monitors just before the birth of my second baby, not for my first simply because they werent out then! And there certainly my best buy. I was straight out of hospital 6 hours after my second son was born and he had a little old fashioned style rocking cradle which he had his first night in and we placed the monitors mat underneath his mattress, this was almost put to the test that very first night only my husband who was right next to the crib in order for me to catch up on some rest awoke sensing trouble and found baby Jack turning blue struggling to breathe as he'd had a lot of mucus still in his throat from the birth and being so small he obviously couldnt clear it himself. I have no doubt this monitor would have gone off had we not had the instinct to awaken to him anyway and was always relieved for the peace of mind it gave me although of course after Jack had cleared his throat he was just fine luckily :) So although these monitors are quite expensive, we bought them for £90 but I'm not sure what they are now, I would definitely recomend any parent to buy them. Not just for the reasurance as nothing can match a parents watchful eye but they are ideal monitors anyway, always a clear reception and they also show the temperature of the nursery which is helpful too.

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                    15.10.2000 17:22

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                    I love this monitor and contrary to popular belief it doesn't always have to cost a fortune. It normally retails at about £95.00 but I was lucky enough to purchase this product while it was on offer at Boots for £69.00. This may still be expensive to some people compared to the cost of other monitors but I can assure all of you that it was well worth the money, even at £95.00. I have had no problems with this monitor and it is really is reassuring to have the sensor pad because it really does work. I have not had any medical problems with my son that have caused the monitor to activate in the way it should but there have been times when I have taken my son out of his cot and walked away with him without switching it off, sure enough within 20 second as promised the alarm activated giving out a loud buzzing noise that you would probably hear at the end of your street. It also has a clicking noise built in to coincide with your baby's breathing and movements. I find it so much easier to sleep knowing that noise is there and its is excellent to wake up and to hear it when you do. Some people may think it will make you paranoid to have the noise and that you would lie awake listening to it in case it stops or anything, which is true cause when Matthew and I came out of the hospital and we used it for the first time I did find it very diffult to relax and go to sleep for listening to the noise, but I am fine now and I think that the main reason for my unease was because I had been used to the midwives being there all the time in the hospital to sort anything out that may have happened and that support wasnt there anymore when I came home. The parents unit works to a distance of 100 metres, whereas most have a 50 metre limit, so if you are pegging out your washing while your baby sleeps, no matter how far you go you will hear him if he needs you.

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                    08.10.2000 21:04
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                    I'd just like to apologise to everyone for my last opinion on the Johnson and Johnson in touch monitor. Having read the comments people have wrote I know I was wrong to write what I did, especially with not having bought one, but this website is all about our own personal opinions and that is all that it was. Having thought about it I know that the good points to outweigh the bad that I was thinking about, but unfortunately I do not have the money to buy things like this. I do value and appreciate peoples comments but I do think that one I received was a bit hard, I'm not the only person to have wrote about something they haven't bought. So I would also appreciate it if I didn't get comments trying to scare me, which one of them has done My apoligies once again to everyone.

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                    Features on this baby monitor include a sensor pad which is placed under the mattress and transmits the movement of your baby's breathing to the parent's portable unit. If your baby should stop breathing for longer than a couple of seconds, an alarm will