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When is it safe to stop using the baby monitor?

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Dr. Marc Grella
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief:

For those who are truly anxious, i can imagine that a monitor can prevent one from "checking on" a baby too frequently "just to be sure".
To be clear, this problem will need to be dealt with at some point, but in the meantime a monitor may help the baby escape some of the consequences of the anxiety.

In brief:

For those who are truly anxious, i can imagine that a monitor can prevent one from "checking on" a baby too frequently "just to be sure".
To be clear, this problem will need to be dealt with at some point, but in the meantime a monitor may help the baby escape some of the consequences of the anxiety.
Dr. Marc Grella
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Dr. Marc Grella
Pediatrics

In brief: Whenever you want

Monitors have been around for about 20 years.
Before monitors, parents listened for their baby and decided what to do. Monitors allow us to spy without our baby knowing it, but there is no proof that they make a baby "safe", nor are they considered important to have. Many people never even get a monitor. Recently there was a recall of a crib-mounted monitor in which the cord was entangling babies.

In brief: Whenever you want

Monitors have been around for about 20 years.
Before monitors, parents listened for their baby and decided what to do. Monitors allow us to spy without our baby knowing it, but there is no proof that they make a baby "safe", nor are they considered important to have. Many people never even get a monitor. Recently there was a recall of a crib-mounted monitor in which the cord was entangling babies.
Dr. Marc Grella
Dr. Marc Grella
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