Are Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors Safe

 

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Best baby monitors of 2020 [+ one extremely popular monitor to avoid]

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Doctors advise against some smartphone baby monitors

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These baby vital signs monitors have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and there’s no evidence the devices prevent any potentially fatal problems in. Doctors: No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors Sensors in infant clothing that track ‘vitals’ can cause unnecessary alarm, report says From the WebMD Archives.

And a recent study found the new wearable monitors are often inaccurate, sending panicked parents and their babies to the hospital for unnecessary procedures. The study suggests that the. In addition to security risks, experts worry about the accuracy of wearable baby monitors in particular.

Many parents love the concept of a device that monitors baby’s breathing and heart rate in hopes of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but in. Connected baby monitors that can track your little one’s vitals have been deemed not safe according to a review carried out by the Journal of. home / healthy kids center / healthy kids a-z list / no to wearable smartphone baby monitors article Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors. Latest Healthy Kids News.

The AAP is also concerned that parents using the devices might not follow safe sleep guidelines that have been proven to prevent SIDS deaths, Moon said. A growing number of smart, wearable baby monitors want to assuage that anxiety. They use sensors placed on your baby’s body to monitor things like heart rate, respiration, sleeping position, blood. Pediatricians say no to wearable smartphone baby monitors. TUESDAY, Jan.

24, 2017 Parents should think twice before buying “smart” clothing with vital signs monitors to keep tabs on their baby. The Babysense 7 is a reliable monitor with few false alarms that operates on AA batteries to limit the use of potentially dangerous cords. Also, it continues to work reasonably well once your little one is mobile (up to one year old), unlike the wearable monitors that have an increase in false alarms as your baby begins to move. There aren’t just audio and video baby monitors anymore, but remarkable wearable baby monitors that have the ability to track movement, positioning, breathing, body temperature, and room temperature, all right on your smartphone no less.

So here are three new wearable baby monitors that intrigue us.

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The concern with infants and toddlers using these devices is that they provide no or very little sensory stimulation.

“Journey Across the Life Span: Human Development and Health Promotion” by Elaine U Polan, Daphne R Taylor
from Journey Across the Life Span: Human Development and Health Promotion
by Elaine U Polan, Daphne R Taylor
F.A. Davis Company, 2019

Portable ultrasounds and heart rate monitors, and pulse oximeters are also available as attachments to smartphones.

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by Geoffrey C Gurtner, Peter C. Neligan
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Some solutions have also been proposed for baby health monitoring, such as Mimo, the sensorized baby pajamas.1 Mimo uses sensors to tell how the baby is breathing as well as their body position, sleeping temperature, and activity level, and provides alerts to a smartphone.

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from Smart Textiles: Fundamentals, Design, and Interaction
by Stefan Schneegass, Oliver Amft
Springer International Publishing, 2017

With a baby monitor, you can do these things and still obsess over your baby’s every breath and coo.

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by Vicki Iovine
Pocket Books, 2007

Caregivers need detailed information regarding proper attachment of the electrodes to the infant’s chest with impedance monitors that detect chest movement.

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from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Though internal monitoring gives a slightly more accurate record of the baby’s heart rate and your contractions than an external monitor, it’s only used when necessary (since its use comes with a slight risk of infection).

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from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

This sensor is safe for an infant because it does not emit any harmful electromagnetic wave to the infant.

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by Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah
Centre for Advanced Research on Energy, 2019

The monitor is usually attached to the baby with electrodes or is embedded in his cot, playpen or cradle mattress.

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by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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• If the infant is being discharged on an apnea or cardiorespiratory monitor, this equipment should be used during the trip home.

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from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing: Second South Asian Edition
by A. Judie
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Infants may be connected to apnea monitors and women at risk for premature labor may use fetal monitors at home for detecting the presence of contractions.

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by Karen M. Stolte
Lippincott-Raven, 1996

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  • Baby monitor the smart sock is very sympathetic to me, probably because I use a similar one for my child, only from Monbaby. Smart sensors are really very important in the life of our children.

  • One of the best baby monitor in the market that I recommend is the Vava 720P 5″ HD Display Video Baby Monitor. A Great HD Baby Monitor for Your Home!

    Check Our List and Review: https://www.thebabycarepedia.com/what-is-the-best-baby-monitor/

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Cocoon Cam is shutting down at the end of May, so, time to select a different monitor. Our replacement pick: Lollipop Cam: https://youtu.be/scFk_P9dZ-U

    Stay tuned (and subscribe) for our Best Baby Monitor of 2020 video, coming very soon!

  • I have an Owlet cam and my wife and I both hate it! Some days it works fine, other days it seems to never want to connect and it freezes all the time. It’s nothing but a pain in the neck, plus it’s not safe. The screen will freez and make it look like it’s sending a current image even when it’s not. Sometimes the lag is a second or two, but sometimes it’s 10 seconds or more. We had to send our first one back because it would power off all the time due to a a poor cable connection. Good on Owlet for replacing it, but at the end of the day the Owlet is unsafe.

  • People say they’d only buy one if there was an existing condition that was dangerous… There is a zero percent chance a child will not catch a respiratory illness during their first year of life. HMPV and RSV progress rapidly into pneumonia or bronchiolitis. It makes no sense to limit prospective buyers to those with a congenital defect.

  • DXR-8 gets a 8/10 from me as a 4-year user. In a 5000+ sqft house, we get clear signal everywhere. The only reason we don’t get signal very well outside of the house is because our houses is stucco. I can barely get my fairly powerful wi-fi outside the house or cell service in it. The battery last thru the night if you leave the screen off. You’ll still get all the audio and LEDs that indicate noise level in the baby room. Plus you can rotate it remotely over a large area which is helpful when its used in a play room for a child that isnt in a crib. It too mounts the the wall easily. You simply put 1 screw in the the wall and slide the camera on it via the mounting slot on the bottom. The image it is as good as it needs to be for a screen the size that it is when the camera is fairly close to the crib. I will replace it with a Wi-Fi unit once I find one that the app works perfectly in the background of my phone. And by perfect I mean that I can hear it at all times regardless of what else I’m doing with my phone. If it can’t do that, is not very useful for me. It’s better to just carry separate monitor in that case.

  • I have never really entered a contest before just because what are the chances of winning probably 1 in a million but it’s worth the try! I hope I can win this awesome baby monitor just because I need it for babygirl… I’ve been referencing on finding the perfect monitor for me and my babygirl and that’s how I landed here with that said Good luck to all and thank you for the opportunity!!����������

  • Hi, I’ve purchased the cocoon 5 months back following your recommendation and we were generally happy with it, although there were connectivity issues occasionally and they discontinued the swaddle stories.
    Few weeks ago the app logged out and since then I can’t login to the app and accordingly can’t use the device. Same thing happened on my wife phone.
    I tried to reset the password and register the device again, nothing works.
    Customer service take days to get back via email, and not helpful. I left them voice messages, they just wouldn’t call back. Worst customer experience ever…
    So just FYI everyone, this product is NOT RELIABLE, and if you buy it, know you will not get any customer support if something is wrong.
    I’m now looking to buy a different baby monitor since I can’t use cocoon.

  • Help! We bought the Nanit Plus for our toddler’s room and it’s been awful. He has a teepee bed so Birdseye view does not work for us. And he has night blindness so his night light needs to be pretty bright. The Nanit makes an audible clicking noise multiple times (especially at naps) trying to get on Night and Day mode. We really want a WiFi monitor that we can mount across the room but can figure out what will actually work for us.

  • We’ve had tons of false readings on the gen two. I put it on well but it still falls off. Readings take forever. Need to charge every night, adding to one more thing that needs to be done daily. My Garmin watch charges once a week, and gets instant readings, and costs about the same. Need I say more? Don’t waste your money on this.

  • I have heard so many stories about this saving lives. It alarmed twice with my preemie daughter. Once she was propped up on a boppy on her tummy and fell asleep. I was sitting with her, looking at her. I am convinced her position was causing her to not get enough oxygen but from the outside she looked totally fine. The second time was 4am and woke us up screaming, we have no idea if it was a false alarm or not, I picked her up and she was breathing and had good color. Either way we just don’t know, and the sense of security and peace of mind it gave us was priceless. I will be using it again for my second child due soon.

  • Ehhhhh I’m not a fan of WiFi monitors. People can basically access a live stream to your kids room if you’re not well protected, which usually costs even more $

  • I know for a fact that once anyone goes to the hospital the first thing they do is check your vital signs. Despite what the monitors at home say hospitals will check vitals with every admission. Obviously they would find the correct vital sign readings… O2 sats and pulse and won’t send them off for x-rays or blood work if everything is normal upon admission. This is a home monitor to help parents have that peace of mind. I don’t see anything wrong with it at all.

  • I’ve had the owlet cam for the past six months and I’m kind of sad I hadn’t seen this video before making my purchase. Price range yes it wasn’t too different but I feel like you’d get more out of the nanit. There have been days where I forget to plug in my little one’s sock to charge and hand washing it happened often. The nanit eliminates those frustrations. I also enjoyed the information on the sleep analyzing! I don’t think I’ll change though.. I feel that money would definitely be spent on something more important considering my owlet works great and the picture quality isn’t too bad!

  • Hi. Thank you for all the reviews �� I look for mobile baby monitor. Something I can use at home but also in the car while I’m driving, or when I’m on holidays and have no wifi. Can I use my mobile internet? Did all the cameras need to be plugged in while they’re working? What kind of charging cables are used for them? Can I use usb charging battery or plugged it in the car???

  • I’m watching this in February 2020. I’m not sure if the Owlet sock has updated since this video was made, but you can dim the light on the base station. And blue means poor connection, not red. Red is just low oxygen or heart rate.

  • I’m having such a hard time choosing a monitor! There are too many options! Crazy since we all grew up with crappy sound monitors and turned out (more or less) fine… I was leaning towards the new Cubo Plus with an Owlet for breathing reassurance, or would it be better to just have one device and go with Miku? Any thoughts?

  • thanks for sharing this info, I was about to purchase baby monitors, gonna dig more into the safety issues before make the decision.

  • As many parents we bought the Miku and installed it before the baby was born. The APP and the camera are EXTREMELY glitchy. Once you notice, it’s too late to return it. We are extremely angry at ourselves to have wasted this much money. We trusted the wrong reviews. Once you’re aware of the glitches you supplement the anxiety for the baby to the stress the MIku could stop working anytime, without notice, or that what is reporting is incorrect information.

    Major issues:

    1) Continuous issues with connectivity between APP and camera. It’s just doesn’t connect at all or loses connectivity while watching. Note that I’m extremely skilled at networks and our house has a brand new mesh network with total coverage. When you contact MIku support they initially always tell you it’s you network, and dig deeper only when, like in my case, you show reports of signal strengths.

    2) The APP reports false breathing very easily. Essentially, if you have a bathroom fan near your room, a AC, a fresh air, and intake, whatever can be mistaken by the Miku as a breathing human. They swear that when a baby is actually in the crib the Miku measures that but that is not entirely correct. Countless times we removed the baby and the Miku happily picked up another breathing from no idea where. This means that the Miku does NOT sound an alarm when it should. What’s the point of buying the breathing monitor?

    3) Contrary to alternative products on the market, this wifi camera will NOT connect with your APP is there’s no internet connection. Or, if it does, it never happened to us. This means that is you live in area where for any reason there’s an internet outage, you won’t know it stops monitoring (unless you read your phone notifications when you sleep and your phone is not on wifi). This is extremely frustrating and dangerous.

    Other issues:

    4) Several times the temperature displayed in my APP (Android) and my wife (Iphone) are different temperatures. Also, the temperature picks up as the camera is use as it generates heat. It’s a joke.

    5) I cannot prove this as I don’t have testing equipment, but if there’s an internet outage the MIku seem to spam the router at high rate, there appear to be something really wrong or unpolished with their wifi/network module.

    My recommendation: do NOT buy, save your money to buy a good alternative.

  • Thank you for the recommendations and which monitors not to buy! As soon as I watched this video I removed the Arlo Baby cam from our registry and added the Nanit Plus!

  • I was about to buy the Drx 8. I am so glad I watched this video. I am a first time mom on a tight budget so I do a lot of research before buying anything. Thanks for the advice.

  • Interesting review thanks mate. For a new g33k father to be i have no idea about the tech available to help with being a new parent but your video has given me some good starting points in my search. Shame the developers of owlet didn’t think of impact of the bright light at night; a simple small light would have been better compared to the one they have which i can only imagine will light up the whole room.

  • Hi I have a quick question about Arlo baby monitor. It seems that the app isn’t that dreadful to use. Could you be more specific? I went and saw your previous review, and the app interface isn’t that bad at all. Sorry about the late comment, I am considering buying a baby monitor for my new born son and I would appreciate your honest feedback. Btw, the way your constructed your review is fantastic. I would appreciate if you could also do more reviews on the mid price range products, such as the Panasonic and Kodak.

  • I agree with that RN as a fellow RN a heart rate of 60 and I would be calling a code and initiating PALS protocol. With that being said I will be purchasing this for my next baby. I cant tell you how many times I would wake up at night to check on her. She slept in her crib beside my bed for ten months. I did not sleep for more than 3 hours for ten whole months lol. I have no idea how I survived.

  • Im interested in the lollipop is the rage good as well? I have the hello baby and the range was good but monitor stopped working so I’m lookin to upgrade

  • Did your baby give consent for being watched? How paranoid to think he is incapable of breathing alone? �� That’s the kit for pure OCD parents having the silliest intrusive thoughts ��

  • Wish i would have seen this! I got the infant optics based on the reviews and quickly found out why it has good reviews. They offer a free gift if you leave a review when you receive the product. Obviously everyone just gives a good review to get a free gift which is another camera. I did like have two cameras but hate the product.

  • Awesome to see you cover so many. There options are only getting better. We ended up landing on the nanit plus and loving it so far!

  • Idk about this being a first time. Parent thing. We had another kindnof monitor that clipped onto my DD’s diaper and it kept slipping off, not to mention he sanitizer factor of being on a diaper.

    Im buying this for round two and feel pretty confident that it will, like the other one, continue to provide a sense of security around something tat would Otherwise be untracked.

  • I really doubt about how you could monitor the baby during night, are you open your APP all the night? Just don’t understand while you using your phone, how to monitor the baby

  • the husband and I have enjoyed watching your videos. We are wondering if you know if the Nanit or Miku monitor apps work on any phone (including Huawei phones)? Thanks so much… and looking forward to hearing from you! Have a great day with your adorable kids. Also… husband asks “has anyone told you you look a bit like Luke Wilson?”

  • Going to be a dad soon and finally came across your videos and I’ve been hooked ever since! Keep those videos comin! They’re super helpful!!

  • Thank you for the useful information! But I don’t know if I can sacrifice visuals over security since wifi monitors pose a hacking risk. Ahhh, it’s hard to be a parent.

  • We’re expecting our first child, and just found your channel! It’s been SO extremely helpful in wading though the tech/baby waters. Really appreciate your time and effort towards helping us new parents!

  • Thanks for the review. It’s really helpful. Our question is: How many phones/devices can you use for their (for all cameras) app simultaneously? Also, we love your sense of humor:)

  • @fathercraft would you recommend the nest cam with the Google nest hub as a baby monitor. I know you said is not worth it cause of the lack of background sound. But if I place a hub in my night stand and leave it playing the camera feed when the baby is sleeping. Would that work? I would like to know your thoughts.

  • Just saw where your doing another giveaway so I will post the same question I posted on your website.

    I own an angelcare AC315 monitor. It has a breathing and movement pad that goes under the crib mattress and connects to a line attaching to the camera. The problem I have is that the line is too short and I can’t get the camera far enough away from the crib in order to see my baby. The zoom feature on the camera doesn’t allow me to zoom out enough either so I end up just seeing a zoomed part of the crib which ends up being useless because my baby doesn’t stay in the same spot all the time. It has a pan feature but the zoom and short line are so terrible that it doesn’t matter. I also can’t raise the camera up enough to see down into the crib because the wall mount doesn’t stick out far enough from the wall and is virtually flush so ultimately the bottom of the camera ends up hitting the wall before i can tilt it enough to see inside of the crib. Only option I have found is to drop the camera down to crib level, but then I have to look through the bars of the crib obstructing my view. Irritating since it isn’t a cheap monitor. Stupid monitor has been in a box for about a year since it is almost useless.

  • It’s a great product I’d still recommend but I’ve had to replace mine twice in 6 months because of sensor issues. The 4 day business day wait for a new sensor sucks and I hope they fix this issue soon. The only good thing is the customer service is great and they fully cover their warranty. They told me the main cause of sensor issues is normal wear and tear and people forcing the charger into the sock which isn’t easy to do gently because it doesn’t quite match up easily like my cell phone does and there isn’t a way to do it gently, but I’m trying my best

    I got one false scary high heart rate alarm when I changed sock sizes and had to go back to the smaller size even though it was too small because he was between sizes. Would be nice for more sock sizes for babies that are stuck in between.

    Either way I’d still highly recommend this product and love the peace of mind it gives me. Just hope the sensor lasts for baby number 2 and doesn’t die again after my warranty is up…