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Doctor insights on: How Do Baby Monitors Work

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Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

Do baby monitors keep babies safe?

No: Baby monitors only help you keep your baby safe. It is your care in not leaving your baby unattended that keeps them safe. ...Read more

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How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

How should I place the monitor to listen to my babies heart beat?

Fetal Monitor: For non medical people, the best way is place the monitor below the umbilicus and sweeps on either side of the lower abdomen until you hear heart beat. Whereever you pick up heart keep the monitor there. ...Read more

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My babys 3months & breastfed. I've tried the safe meds but don't work for me for depression & anxiety. Can I use pristiq (desvenlafaxine) I've read no & yes w/monitoring?

My babys 3months & breastfed. I've tried the safe meds but don't work for me for depression & anxiety. Can I use pristiq (desvenlafaxine) I've read no & yes w/monitoring?

Should not. : Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is least safe because more of it can get into the breast milk than the other antidepressants. I would try all the other antidepressants first. If you really need pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) you should seriously consider stopping breastfeeding. If you decide to take Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and still breastfeed, you have to understand that there are risks as your baby is getting some Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) which each feed. ...Read more

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Which are the best baby monitors?

Which are the best baby monitors?

Ones that work!: A good baby monitor is one that works at the appropriate range for you. Try it out. Does it work when baby is asleep in the bedroom and you are working in the kitchen? A monitor is not necessary, but some parents find it comforting and helpful to hear their baby during night and naptimes. Remember babies are noisy sleepers, so not all the noises you hear are them waking up and asking for you! ...Read more

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Baby got sick 2m ago & started cosleeping 2 better monitor & administer meds. Now at 5mo we've been unable to transition her out of the bed. Advice?

Baby got sick 2m ago & started cosleeping 2 better monitor & administer meds. Now at 5mo we've been unable to transition her out of the bed. Advice?

Tough Love: You will have many miles before you sleep on this subject. It is a hard thing to correct but possible. Sometimes children will be alright with sleeping in their bed if someone is in the room. You may have to take turns staying in the room with your child until they fall asleep in their own bed. Taking turns helps it not be so stressful. It will be easier to give in but be strong. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to buy a baby monitor?

Is it necessary to buy a baby monitor?

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 more

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What kind of baby monitor should I buy?

What kind of baby monitor should I buy?

It depends: It depends what insurance company you have and what monitor your baby need. Talk to your pediatrician. He/she might give you a better advice. ...Read more

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How does a holter monitor work? And what conditions can it detect?

How does a holter monitor work? And what conditions can it detect?

Holter monitor: Worn continuously for 24-96 hours it records heart rhythm. Used to detect arrythmia. ...Read more

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Which video baby monitor is better: the motorola mbp41 or the mbp43-2? Does the brand matter?

Which video baby monitor is better: the motorola mbp41 or the mbp43-2? Does the brand matter?

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