What is SIDS?

Just as the name states, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is the unexpected and unexplained death of an infant. SIDS is what medical professionals call a diagnosis of exclusion. It is attributed to the infant’s death when no cause could be revealed even after a forensic autopsy, an investigation of the death scene, or a study of the child’s and family’s medical history. Its inexplicableness is what primarily characterizes it as a disease. The fact that it typically happens to children less than a year old, occurs during sleep, and there are often no apparent signs of suffering gives this diseasea particularly tragic and frightening nature.

Different Terms Used

The more traditional and common names for this disease are cot death or crib death, derived from its more likely occurring when the baby has been put to sleep. There are variations on its modern label ‘SIDS’ and the differences are based on which particular field is attempting to investigate the death and at what stage the investigation is progressing. Read more…

How to Minimize SIDS Risks?

SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is an insidious crib killer that continues to claim the lives of young children around the world. And the scariest thing about SIDS is that it still is amedical mystery. Sure we don’t know exactly what causes it. However, there are concrete actions we can take to ensure our beloved children don’t fall victim to this syndrome.

* Consult a doctor to help you come up with the most appropriate prenatal care program. Lack of proper prenatal care can result in baby’s low birth weight, an established risk factor for SIDS. So when you find out you’re expecting, seek the advice of a medical specialist at once. Doing so ensures that your yet unborn babywill get the suitable attention during this delicate stage in the womb. Read more…

Do You Need Video/Audio Monitor When Using Baby Movement Monitor?

Baby care electronic devices have long been available in the market. These contraptions have been designed with one thing in mind, that is, to help watch over newborn babies to ensure they’re safe and sound. Needless to say, these devices, namely video, audio, and baby movement monitors, have to be used all at the same time to guarantee unfailing monitoring. And when you do so, these are the benefits you’ll get to take advantage of.

A comprehensive monitoring system is made available

Baby monitoring devices have different uses. There are audio monitors and these send out continuous transmission of sounds coming from inside the baby’s room or nursery. This way, all the sounds the baby will make will be heard from a distance through the supplied transceiver, a device that typically looks like a walkie-talkie. Read more…

Baby Monitors Explained (Clip-On and Under-the-Mattress Types)

Baby movement monitors are relatively new baby care devices made available to consumers. These devices are the much simpler yet just as effective counterparts of the apnea monitors that hospitals use. And much like the latter, baby movement monitors also keep track of vibrations that come from the monitored child. At any time the baby ceases to move, the device will set off an alarm so that the parents and/or carer can immediately intervene and save the child’s life.

Two Basic Designs

Baby movement monitors come in two basic designs. The first one is the under-the-mattress type which comes with sensor pads that are meant to be placed beneath the bed or mat where infant will sleep. Read more…