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Old 05-31-2012, 11:56 AM
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My infants sleep in another room with the door closed. I have a baby monitor on so I can hear any movement. But I find myself going in every 15-20 mins and putting my hand on their backs to feel them breathe.

How often do you check on your sleeping babies?
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:59 AM
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I do the same as you. Door closed, fan on for white noise, baby monitor for movement and I go in and feel them quite often. Sometimes I will be on my way in but hear a deep sigh on the monitor so I stop. Lobe that!!
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Every 15-20 minutes, unless it's unusually quiet or they've been sleepign for an abnormally long time.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:04 PM
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I have a video monitor that is super close to the crib. I can see them breathing.

Before I got it though, I had kids under a year sleep right where I can see them and hear them. Within sight AT ALL times.
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We must check on infants every 15 minutes here. Monitors don't count either.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:18 PM
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With my own kids I compulsively checked every 20 minutes. I even have to put my hand on their bellies to make sure they are breathing just to double check.

I also kept them napping right near me until about 6 months or so, so I had constant visual.

I have heard so many stories about SIDS, and how a baby may have died if not for a watchful provider or parent to notice they weren't breathing and get them to wake up.

I dont take daycare babies under 6 months bc of my fear of SIDS, but if I did I would keep them right next to me until they were older infants, and then I would get a video monitor.
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My babies are 6 1/2 and 8 1/2 mos.
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My babies are 6 1/2 and 8 1/2 mos.
A video monitor might be a good investment. It will probably make your day a lot easier if you can see them breathing. Then you dont risk waking them up as well.
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We must check on infants every 15 minutes here. Monitors don't count either.
Here too. Monitors are helpful but don't count either. I'd still have to physically check on them every 15 minutes (CA).
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:34 PM
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We must check on infants every 15 minutes here.
Here in UT too. Unless you have a state approved monitor, like this:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=4024133

Even if I had the above item, I'd still do it every 15 minutes just because I'm paranoid.
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