By Andrew Liszewski
I imagine that bringing home a newborn baby gives you plenty of things to worry about, but you might find a little of peace of mind with a device like the Angelcare Movement Sensor constantly monitoring your child while they’re in their crib. It uses a sensor pad that is placed under the middle of the baby’s mattress that connects to a nearby transmitter. The pad and transmitter then continuously monitor the baby’s movements and sounds and provide varying degrees of audio and visual feedback via a remote sensor designed to be carried by the parents at all times.
With the Sound & Movement function, you can hear your baby’s sounds, see sound lights, and hear a “tic” sound with every movement the baby makes. If no movement is detected, the “tic” will stop and after 20 seconds the alarm will sound. In the Tic Off mode you will not hear the ticking sound with every movement. However, you will still hear the baby’s sounds and see sound lights, and your baby’s movement is still being detected. An alarm will still sound if absolutely no movement is detected for 20 seconds. And finally, with Sound Only, the movement sensor is disabled, but you will still be able to hear your baby’s sounds and see sound lights. In this mode, the Angelcare functions as a regular sound monitor. For many parents, just being able to hear the sighs and squeaks of the newest member of the family is reassurance enough. For those who need more input, for whatever reason, the additional sensory features of the Angelcare can be lifesaving.
The BébéSounds Angelcare Movement Sensor is available from Amazon.com for $79.39.