Before you ever have kids, there are a lot of products you never knew existed. For me, one of those was a baby movement monitor.
You mean like a baby monitor where you watch your child when he or she is sleeping?
No, this is completely unrelated to that.
Can’t I just see when my baby is moving? Why do I need a special monitor for that?
This was basically my inner-monologue before I had any clue what a baby movement monitor was. As it turns out, a baby movement monitor is not only a useful little gadget, but it can actually save your baby’s life and drastically reduce the risk of SIDS.
A baby movement monitor is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a little electronic device that clips to your baby’s diaper and senses movement. If your baby were to stop breathing for any reason, the monitor would stop detecting movement and alarm would sound after a set period of time (usually 15-20 seconds).
Okay, we’re all caught up now. Let’s take a look at what I found to be the best baby movement monitor.