Awesome, would not be without it.
I purchased this monitor when I had my first child, I had tested the unit before she was born, so understood exactly how it worked. When I arrived Bach from the hospital I tested it a few times with my daughter in it to get the sensitivity right. I am now using it on my third child, it has only gone off once during the night whilst my first child was sleeping and am so greatful that it did, I can't help but wounded what the could of happened if had not sounded the alarm as this is the only time it has gone off in six years (apart from when I have forgotten to turn it off when I have removed a child). There is one piece of I have always given to my pregnant friends and that is to get a sensory monitor instead of a video one as you do not sit up all night watching them on a screen and if you do you my not notice a missed breath but these monitors do.
After our first baby monitor performed dismally, we were looking for one that also had two portable parent units but was much more reliable. This is it! We were under the impression that you have to use the movement sensor pads, which we found out isn't true. We have also set the parent units to not "go off" until our baby makes noises above a certain specified decibel, so now we don't have to hear the neighbour's dogs barking through the monitor (a problem with our old monitor). Occasionally, one of the parent units can lose reception (understandable as the signal needs to go through four walls), but regains it quite quickly.
Two fully portable parent units, reliable, shows room temperature on display, good battery life on parent units when not in the dock
Worth it for peace of mind
When my husband and I were looking around for baby monitors, he suggested getting one with breathing sensors. At first I thought it was a bit of overkill, but after using the AC402 I have to say it is actually one less thing to worry about (and there are a lot, as a new mum!), not having to check whether our little one is still breathing. I love how the icons and temperature display tell you everything you want to know at a glance
Only two negatives:
-I found navigating the buttons/menu system is not very intuitive in an age of well designed interfaces on smartphones, tablets, music players and other devices. But once it's set up the way we want it, we don't have to change it much at all.
-The warranty must be registered within 1 month of date of purchase, which is a little unrealistic for a product that's highly likely to be bought (eg. as a gift) well in advance of use. This was the case for us - it was bought 3 months before my due date, and not opened until 1 month before when we were setting it up in the nursery. Only then did we see the warranty requirement. We sent it in straight away with a handwritten letter explaining the delay and requesting it to be honoured anyway, and asking to be informed with confirmation whether this would be accepted or not. 3 months later we haven't heard back, so I have no idea whether our monitor is actually under warranty or not - fingers crossed nothing goes wrong!
Warranty condition to be registered within 1 month of purchase, menu system
No longer a nervous Nelly!
This by far was our best baby investment. After three babies, we've used it with all of them. It gave me piece of mind at night that they were sleeping well and soundly and allowed me to sleep better knowing they were ok. Especially as my 3rd baby has insisted on sleeping on her tummy from a very early age. No matter how often we put her on her back she'd roll over. Clear digital signal - only activates sound from monitor when there is sound in room. Love that it also displays room temperature so we know when to add an extra blanket or not. Can use with or without sensor pads for when older but it actually helped having them on when our daughter moved into her toddler bed as her bedroom was upstairs and ours downstairs as we knew when she was out of bed! Sprung! Highly recommend.
Sensor pads - peace of mind, room temperature display, clear digital signal
Sometimes are little white noise when monitor kept too close to big electronic devices
I wish we'd never bought it, let alone spent so much money. After 7 months we're finally giving in and shelling out more money for something different. Just switching it on wakes the baby; the volume on the parent unit is too low to be useful, always with an electronic hum in the background; you can't switch from movement & sound to sound only unless you have both units in the same place - risking either feedback or the movement alarm going off, neither of which is useful if you've got a sleeping baby in the pram for example; if we take the monitor out of the charging cradle it simply turns itself off. There is nothing about this unit that we are happy with.
I did eventually talk the Angelcare people into having a look at it but all they were going to do was swap the rechargeable batteries, which quite frankly wasn't going to fix the biggest problems so wasn't worth the drive across town.
on switch noisy; parent unit volume too low and much background noise; poor design for switching the function; and it switches off when not in charging cradle
Peace of mind...all night!
I loved my movement monitor as it gave me peace of mind and allowed me to actually go to sleep and not lie there with my eyes closed wondering if my baby was ok. The temperature display was also amazing as I knew when to go and put more covers on or take them off.
You do need to arrange timber board to sit under the sensors. Lucky my father was a tradesman but it is something you should organise before baby arrives. The sensor pads also need to be very sensitive which meant that fan or air con can register as movement on the mattress. The screen does illuminate rather bright at night in our room so I have to put a cloth over it so I can get to sleep.
Easy to use, temperature display was fantastic, two handsets are perfect if 1 parent takes the late shift and 1 next to the bed.
Excellent product. Could not live without my Angelcare monitor, i still use it with my 13 month old. I have used this monitor in a bassinet and cot without a problem. I've never had a false alarm, the only thing is if its really windy you can lose the signal, but this is only very brief ( 5 seconds maximum). You can also use this monitor with batterys, perfect when you have a blackout. Displays room temperature so you are able to dress child appropriately for bed and ensure they dont overheat or get too cold.
Peace of mind, ease of use, being able to use the whole system with batteries during a blackout, temperature display,
Can lose signal but very rare and never more than a few seconds
Peace of mind and excellent customer service
Excellent unit. Great functions, like switching it to mute for 2 mins while you're trying to ignore a protesting baby who wont sleep. The handset displays broke after about 18 months, but I contacted the company who replaced them with new handsets for a nominal fee. Their customer service was excelent, and we'll be using it with our second baby.
Well worth the money. Two handsets are ideal, one for the living room, and one for the bedroom.
Breathing sensor pads for peace of mind. Lots of settings to suit your changing needs (like mute for an older protesting baby)
Handset displays broke, but were replaced for a nominal amount (after warranty expired)
a few false alarms, broke one month out of warranty but good piece of mind
We bought this for piece of mind when our little person was born. Liked the idea of two parent units so we didn't have to move them about. It did have a few false alarms when our child moved off the pads in the cot but playing with the pads sorted this. Our biggest issue is that it broke (the sensor pads) broke one month out of warranty with no one prepared to look into it.
piece of mind
false alarms, fans can stop it working, broke just out of warranty
Fantastic, Such peace of mind!
I love this unit! I also have the version underneath this one at my parents house for when we visit (it only has 1 parents unit which doesn't have the LCD display) it's good but this one is so much better with showing the temperature & awesome for when i'm in the shower, I can see when bub is screaming by the sound bar going up & down, I got mine on special for $229 but it was well worth the money, would highly recommend this unit over the other version.
LCD Screen, 2 parent units that are portable, clip on back of parent units
A must have for every parent.
When my daughter outgrew her bassinet, it was time to move her to her cot in her own room.... something I wasn't looking forward to!! The Angelcare Sound & Movement Monitor made that transition much easier for my and my partner as it gave us peace of mind knowing that we could hear what was going! The movement component of the monitor certainly helped me sleep at know knowing that if she stopped moving (ie: breathing!) an alarm would sound to let me know. The parents unit is portable which meant we could even take it out into the backyard with us, something that I am really starting to appreciate now that the weather is getting warmer. There is 8 channels so we always get a clear signal. There is also a dim night light which is handy for those late night feeds!
Reliable, mulit-functional and doesn't look like a typical ugly monitor!
Expensive (but worth the money for the peace of mind).
Best investment I've ever made
I couldn't live without my Angelcare monitor. We've used it for two babies now and would recommend it to every parent for peace of mind.
I love having the 2 monitors (one for upstairs and one for downstairs). The little night light is so handy to check on bubs without waking them up. To be honest I just love everything about this monitor. We spent a night away from home last xmas and couldn't use it in the portacot. I really didn't sleep well. Using the monitor gives me such peace of mind.
Expensive but you can't put a price on your precious baby. Doesn't work in a portacot.
Peace of Mind
This is a fantastic monitor that gives you peace of mind when you are not in your baby's room. I have always been able to sleep well because I can hear everything clearly and it also detects movement. The movement sensor is so sensitive it can detect your babys movement from breathing, so it they stop moving (or breathing), the monitor alarms. We have the 2 receivers, one for upstairs and one for downstairs. Have used for 2 baby's now and even bought one for my sister when she had her baby.
Clear sound, multiple channels to choose from, movement detection sensitive enough to detect breathing, 2 receivers for multi-level homes (or indoors/outdoors)
Couldn't live without it!
Being quite the worried first time mum this monitor brought me some peace of mind.
The monitor has two pads that are put under the mattress of the cot & pick up movement, things like breathing. If no movement is felt a loud beep goes off & if the baby wasn't taking breaths it can startle them into it, if no movement is still felt an alarm goes off.
Both the first beep & alarm is sounded in the babies room & on the parent monitor.
It's also a normal baby monitor so you can hear your child if it wakes up.
It's clear & picks up even the smallest sound.
Love the peace of mind having an alarm gives you. The night light is good
Expensive, I paid around $250.