We get a number of emails from parents with children who suffer from seizures and often these are similar to yours so hopefully we can help you.
Whilst the Angelcare Movement & Sound range give peace of mind to all parents we do have to add that Angelcare range of products are not medical devices and therefore should be not be used to monitor medical conditions.
However we do understand that parents use products to support their everyday living in order to manage all manner of issues. In light of this we would like to add information about the functionality of the Movement & Sound range though for your information.
The Sensor Pad works by monitoring baby's movements. If it does not detect breathing whether slow or fast.
The monitor will not recognise a seizure, it will detect your child’s movements on the surface of their mattress. The movement light on the monitor will not flash faster if a seizure is occurring, it will continue to flash at the normal rate. If however after a seizure your child does not move for 20 seconds then this is when the monitor will alarm.
Young babies do have different sleeping/movement patterns compared to toddlers/adults when sleeping, this is normal.
To explain the alarms to you - if no movement is detected for 15 seconds you will hear the:
• Rouse Alarm – this is a single beep from the Nursery Unit only which can rouse baby out of a deep sleep. If you hear the rouse alarm only this means that the Sensor Pad has helped to re-establish your baby’s sleeping pattern, and will carry on monitoring your baby
• If after a further 5 seconds there is still no movement detected on the surface of the mattress you will hear the:
• Main Alarm – this is a series of loud continuous beeps from both the Nursery Unit & Parent Unit (if switched on). This indicates that your monitor has not re-established your baby’s sleeping pattern
We do suggest that in the event of your monitor alarming that you always check on your baby