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Baby Monitor Sleep Safety
When you're ready!: The primary initial use of the baby monitor is to keep tabs on your infant when she is mostly helpless. The secondary use, once she is more vigorous, is to monitor for distress or symptomology during times of illness. Once you're ready to stop the monitor, it's time. When it is more of a hassle than a useful tool. Sids is more likely to occur in the first 6 months; extremely rare after a year old. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
Personal Choice: It is important to know that monitors have not been shown to reduce risk of sids in babies. Turning off your monitor will have no impact on your babies sids risk. Risk reduction for sids includes breastfeeding, back sleeping in a "relatively" cool room ( 68 better than 75 degrees) without a hat. Your baby's sids risk takes a steep dive at 6 months of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apologize: Apologize if it caused any embarrassment and then keep your masturbation to your own place where you know you have privacy. Don't obsess about this. Chances are they have done this often in their life - just probably not on audio. We all realize it is a natural and totally normal thing to do. And it's certainly better than getting a prostitute or worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Some parents like the convenience, but it's definitely not necessary. Babies are often sleeping in the same room as their parents for the first few months, so a baby monitor is not needed at night. The monitors are not protective for the baby (we've had healthy babies for a lot longer than we've had baby monitors), they just allow the parent a measure of comfort if they are in a separate room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not essential: Unless you live in a huge mansion, you will be able to hear your baby crying. Most new parents sleep in the same room as their newborn for the first few months anyway. A monitor usually just causes you to hear every little normal noise your baby makes and creates much sleep deprivation for the parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you really need?: For quality-look it up online. BUT why do you need a monitor? Many young parents get too anxious about their newborn and respond to every noise-training infant to expect parents to appear on notice! Most infants will do just fine the old fashioned way. Sleeping in their crib by themselves. If you have fed and changed baby-it is time for them to sleep-unattended. ...Read more
If I have a child with a trach, is it necessary to monitor them with an oxygen sat monitor overnite? I rarely have overnite nurse & I try 2 sleep some
Yes: If you have been set up for monitoring for arrhythmias, it would be best to wear the monitor around the clock. ...Read more
Do sleep apps that use a cell phone's accelerometer work? If so, what is the best iphone app for monitoring sleep?
Yes, they do: Renew sleepclock, sleep cycle, sleep tracker, sleep viewer, sleep analyzer. These are reviewed at www.Myarticle.Com/computers/software/sleep-monitor-a... Sleep monitor – top 5 iphone sleeping apps. ... Using the accelerometer in your iphone sleep cycle is able to monitor your movements during sleep. ...Read more
Sleep study: Many sleep problems increase your adrenergic tone and in response body will also increase parasympathetic tone and both of these can cause trouble with your heart rhythm. Also if there is a severe sleep abnormality or due to other medical conditions your oxygen drops during sleep that can affect the heart rhythm ..... So heart monitor signal gives us this information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had 7 late beats on my holter monitor during sleep. Are late beats the same as a sinus pause or arrest? Are late beats dangerous?
Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "late beats". It's possible this refers sinus pauses. What matters is the possible causes, like medications, and how "late" the beats, as in two seconds versus more than 3 seconds. You should review these findings with the doctor who ordered your holter monitor. ...Read more
5mo face plants on sleep while on her belly. I can't get a full night of sleep monitoring and changing position. When I do, she wakes up. What to do?
Simple solution...: Healthy babies in America are recommended to sleep alone (face up until able to roll over) in a safe bassinet or crib, from the time they are born. It is not possible nor advisable to constantly watch a baby nor be with a baby while he is sleeping (parents need their rest!). A normal baby will happily sleep after a feeding, and then wake up for the next meal when he is hungry or wants to play. ...Read more
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I had a 7 day monitor done. Under Pause/Block it says slowest bradycardia of 43 BPM at 4:46 a.m. during sleep. My pulse went from 73 to that. Bad?
Actually: This is perfectly normal given your gender and age ...Read more