I remember being so worried about Madi and George when they slept in their own room for the first time. Madi moved out of our bedroom when she was 10 months old, and George stayed in our room until he was 6 months of age. Both Madi and George stayed in our room until they were at least 6 months of age as studies have shown that infants who room share for at least 6 months have a lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
The first night Madi and George moved into their own rooms I remember lying awake and checking the monitor every hour, it was a very restless sleep! I reviewed the Canadian Pediatric Society’s and the Government of Canada safe sleep tips of:
- Placing your baby on their back to sleep
- Use a firm flat surface for sleep
- Making sure their crib is completely empty except for the crib mattress and fitted sheet. Pillows or pillow-like items, blankets, stuffed animals, and bumper pads should not be in the crib.
- Dressing your infant in sleep clothing that will prevent them from overheating. Overheating is a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Keeping the home smoke free. Cigarette smoke is harmful and can increase the risk of SIDS.
- Not using car seats, infant carriers or strollers for sleep for prolonged periods of time. It is not recommended for babies to sleep for long periods of time in products that keep him or her in seated or semi-reclined positions.
- Making sure that cords on window blinds, shades and curtains are out of reach as these are a strangulation risk.
Despite knowing that I was following medical recommendations I wanted more reassurance and looked into Cubo Ai baby monitor. The Cubo Ai baby monitor is a smart monitor that was designed to detect temperature/humidity, track sleep, detect rollovers or when objects are on the infant’s face, and allows two-way communication.
Although studies suggest that monitors with AI capabilities do not prevent SIDS, I feel better knowing that I am being notified when something may be going wrong in George’s room. There are false alarms and I have been woken up unnecessarily, but I still like knowing that I have a monitor with extra capabilities. I also like that it captures memories by taking photos and videos of George and makes an age-based moments wall!