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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 15:01 PM   1
Lexy7200
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Angel Sounds sensor mat


Hi Ladies,
I have the Angel sounds sensor mat and am going to move my lo from her little crib to the big cot..... do you have to turn the sensitivity up as I cant see how it will detect her breathing as the cot is so big? Does it go off lots as im sure they must move off it?
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 15:19 PM   2
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Have you got a piece of wood underneath the mattress? Basically the sensor mat goes between the wood and the mattress. The wood then spreads out the movement or something, I am not quite sure how it works actually but it definitely makes a difference. When we put our son into his cot, we didn't have the wood and the alarm kept going off (bloody hell, it's so scary when it happens) - but as soon as we put the wood there, it was much better, not many false alarms, apart from more recently when he crawls up to the other end of the bed!!
Anyway, if you look in the instructions it says something about the wood, we just got some mdf or something from b&q which was almost the same size as the cot.

you may also want to play with the sensitivity, we tested it on different levels, making sure it wasn't detecting our movements (as our son is in the same room), but also making sure it does pick up on his movements, when the sensitivity is lower. The booklet gives advice on how to test it I think xx



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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 15:25 PM   3
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I used the Angel monitor in the moses basket and have been using it in Violets cot for the past 3 weeks and I havent changed the sensitivity since moving it from moses basket to cot and (touch wood) we havent had any problems. I have it near the middle of the cot so when she is lying in it the sensor pad is approx under her chest.

I also have the 'tick' noise switched on so I know everything is fine whether we are downstairs or in our bedroom - I just turn the volume on the sound monitor down so the 'tick' isnt too loud when we are sleeping - I find it really reassuring!



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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 15:27 PM   4
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I used the Angel monitor in the moses basket and have been using it in Violets cot for the past 3 weeks and I havent changed the sensitivity since moving it from moses basket to cot and (touch wood) we havent had any problems. I have it near the middle of the cot so when she is lying in it the sensor pad is approx under her chest. The pad is just under the mattress without any wood or anything. The alarm hasnt gone off by mistake since Ive had it unless I pick LO up and forget to switch it off!

I also have the 'tick' noise switched on so I know everything is fine whether we are downstairs or in our bedroom - I just turn the volume on the sound monitor down so the 'tick' isnt too loud when we are sleeping - I find it really reassuring!



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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 15:31 PM   5
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I havent but iv got the sensor pad towards the bottom of the cot so its under her. Might have to play around with it as she gets bigger.



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 15:32 PM   6
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If the cot has a slatted base you need to put a piece of wood with holes drilled in for ventilation (plywood I think) under the sensor pad so that the pad sits between the mattress and this wooden board. This ensures that there is good contact between the mattress and the sensor. The inctruction book if you have it should tell you what type of board & size to use.

You will then need to test the sensitivity. The instruction book will detail how to do it but from memory I think you set up sensor and turn on. You place hand lightly on one corner of the mattress for a minute or so to check that it's picking up movement then remove hand to check that the alarm goes off. You need to repeat this will all corners of the mattress. If it's all working ok then sensitivity is fine, if not functioning properly you'll need to adjust the sensitivity. I think that's what you have to do but not 100% certain as it's been a while since I set our's up in the crib



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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 17:28 PM   7
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It picks Lyra up fine in her cot bed on number 3 xx



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 17:46 PM   8
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I don't have a piece of wood under the mattress, I think you need the piece of wood for when baby is moving around (don't quote me on this though!)
I have mine on 3 and never had any problems.......... yet! xxxx



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Old Mar 16th, 2011, 03:43 AM   9
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Just wanted to add ours even worked in our bed while we were co-sleeping! xx



 
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Old Mar 16th, 2011, 03:53 AM   10
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We have a piece of plywood with a few holes drilled in to it slightly wider and longer than the actual mat (as per the instructions) You then have to do the corner test in each part of the cot mattress. The sensitivity level is pre set at 3 and they recoommend it stays that way. Jamie has been in the cot for about 5 weeks now and we have no problems. I dont have the tick on because it drives me mad x



 
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