A friend or family member just found out they will be new parents! What should you
get them? You could wait for their registry, or get them what everyone else gets
them, another outfit, a box of diapers, a toy to go in the pile, etc. OR that one
gift that is really what new parents need: PEACE OF MIND and SLEEP
What prevents sleep for new parents? Worrying about whether the baby is okay, breathing,
sleeping, etc. SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is known to be the top worry
for new parents. And because of that, most parents never relax fully at night to
get a good night sleep. Instead they constantly check the new baby, listen for breathing,
worrying about them. A baby monitor can help, but then you have to stay up all night
watching the picture, or listening to the baby. There is a product that has been
out a long time, which will watch your baby for you!
It is a motion detecting baby monitor from a company called Angelcare. Here is how
it works: If this monitor does not detect any movement from the baby for a few seconds,
it sounds an alarm. That alarm is the key.
It gives the parents peace of mind knowing their baby is being watched. This peace
of mind works wonders for new parents to relax and get some sleep. There are many
stories on the web talking about how parents believed this device could have saved
their babies life. You can read them for yourself. For our experience though, this
is the gift that you can give for which the parents will be thanking you many times
over when they use it.
When they are registering for a baby monitor, they don’t realize how important this
peace of mind will be. But trust us, once they realize it after the fact, they will
thank you. It does have its faults, there can be some false alarms. But they are
rare and certainly worth it for the benefits. And if for some reason someone doesn’t
like the motion part, or is having problems, it can be shut off and used as a traditional
The benefit to the baby seems obvious with his device but the other priceless part
is the peace of mind for the parents which can result in much more relaxed sleep,
knowing the baby is being watched through this sensor.