The first time I babysat my niece, I think I checked her about every five minutes to make sure she was still breathing. I was absolutely paranoid something horrible would happen the first time I was alone with her. I was terrified of SIDS. Nothing did go wrong, thankfully, but a new gadget that's designed to give parents more peace of mind while babies sleep might have helped.
The Snuza Hero is a device that clips onto your sleeping baby's diaper, and uses a motion detector to constantly monitor your baby's movement. What a great idea!
The Snuza Hero looks like the perfect monitor to help worried parents take a deep breath and relax instead of checking to make sure the baby is okay over and over. (If they can help it...) If the device hasn't detected any motion for 10 seconds, it vibrates in an attempt to wake the child. If there's no movement after 20 seconds, an alarm sounds to alert the parents.
According to a writer over at Gizmodo, "Snuza's vibrations are apparently subtle enough not to complete wake them from their slumber. And even if it does, a crying baby is far better than the sound of an alarm alerting you there's something wrong." Yes, yes it is.
The monitor retails for $129.99, but it's for sale over at Amazon for $106, and all of the reviews so far are positive. I think I know what I'm getting the new mothers on my list for Christmas.
Would you try the Snuza Hero to monitor your baby while sleeping?
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