Product Type: Safety 1st safety products
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All I hear are 'zzzzzzz's'
Safety 1st Angelcare Monitor
Member Name: snazzy
Safety 1st Angelcare Monitor
Advantages: The movement sensor pad for young babies
Disadvantages: If plugging in near phone chargers can cause interference and buzzing
I inherited this baby monitor from my brother. They have used it for their two children and didn't have any problems so I thought I'd give it a shot!
One of the main features of this device that really appealed to me as a new mum was the movement sensor pad that sits underneath your baby's cot mattress - one less thing to worry about on a night!
Very easy to assemble, you simply place the movement sensor pad under your cot mattress, thread the wire under the mattress and through the cot bars and this then plugs into your main monitor base. Next, you insert the wire for the plug into the other hole on the mains monitor base.
The second part of the Angelcare product is the speaker and this is what you keep next to you wherever you roam around your home so you can rest assured your little bundle of joy is sleeping soundly.
The speaker either works on batteries alone or plugs into your wall. The light on the speaker unit will turn from green to an orange colour to alert you to the batteries running low. The volume control on the speaker unit is useful (even on the lowest setting you can still clearly hear if your baby starts crying).
One other point to remember is on both the main base unit and speaker are two settings; 'A' and 'B'. I don't believe there to be much difference between these settings - just remember that whatever you set the main monitor base to, that you also set the speaker to the same (or you'll just end up with crackle on the speaker unit).
The other setting the base unit has is to either set it to sound only or sound and movement.
My little man is now 6 ½ months old. This device has been a god send. I have only one minor niggle with it.
If you plug the speaker into the wall and this is next to a phone charger, it does seem to receive interference (buzzing). Even turning the speaker down to the lowest volume does not get rid of the buzzing noise - this has proved a little annoying when trying to sleep on an evening if you're like me and wake at the sound of pin dropping on the floor!
Thinking back I think I used the movement sensor pad for the first two to three months with Jack. Once your baby starts to move around the cot and off of the movement pad area the alarm will sound until you turn it off. Now, obviously this is one of the main features that appealed to me in the first place, however once the alarm is going off again and again due to your baby wriggling around in the cot you start to think that perhaps you'll just use the sound only option so you're not getting up and down in the night, moving the baby back down the cot - and also, you don't want it to wake them up with the alarm going off all the time!
This product looks to be quite expensive to buy from new and I've no qualms with thinking it is definitely worth every penny, however if I hadn't inherited this unit from family I think I would have looked to purchase it from somewhere like eBay but that's really up to you whether you mind buying second hand or not.
A fantastic bit of kit and I would highly recommend it.
Summary: A must have for parents and babies - I highly recommend it!
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