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Peace of mind
Monitor is easy to set up, has excellent sound and a clear visual screen. The vibrate alert with additional volume options is excellent to wake Mum but not Dad (who needs to get up and work) overnight, however we can turn it up if necessary. The breathing sensors are an additional feature we haven’t yet needed to use but once bubs is rolling we will be and have tested them and feel confident about their use. Highly recommend.
Good alarm with some flaws
Easy setup and loud alarm.
The alarm doesn’t trigger if you have the ceiling fan on any speed above the lowest, this makes it a challenge to use in summer.
There is a really bright blue strobe light on the unit, this is extremely annoying and we’ve had to cover it with electrical tape so it’ll stop waking our baby.
Would have preferred it to be wireless so we can monitor it from anywhere in the house. Plus any false alarms (ie when dream feeding) would be alerted in our main bedroom rather than waking the baby when you’re trying to be quiet.
Brilliant Monitor worth the investment.
The Oricom BabySensor 2 is absolutely brilliant for peace of mind for baby with in-build breathing and motion sensors alarming you if any indication occurs. Much better than other brands on the market, leader in design, great product I couldn’t do without with a new baby especially while I’m sleeping. I feel rested and assured this is just wonderful!!
Saved my son's life
We use the baby sense breathing sensor and the other night our 5 mo son rolled on to his face in his sleep and didn’t roll back. He was suffocating and not breathing properly and the alarm alerted us, saving our sons life. I’m so, so thankful! We have since purchased a second for his other cot in our room.
Wouldn’t raise a baby without it
Super easy to set up and really helps put my mind at ease. Thankfully have never had the alarm go off but when testing it the alarm is loud and would definitely wake us up. We own a few oricom products and they have all exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend
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We have been using the Oricom Sense2 for approx 2 months now and think its a great little device. The camera quality is great and is really convinient in a double story house when baby is sleeping upstairs. Would love for the battery to be a little stronger and longer in duration but very happy with the purchase!
Randomly misfires, poorly designed.
We got this for peace of mind, but it's actually MORE stressful to have.
Firstly, it sometimes goes off with the baby in the cot/bassinet, when the baby is completely fine (even when awake/moving about. Some pressure sensor if it can't detect a baby rolling over)
Secondly, sometimes when you take the baby out, it DOESN'T go off. We picked the baby up the other day and went to feed him, only to have the alarm go off about 8 minutes later.
Lastly, the module ONLY has batteries, with no option for plugging power in directly. Not exactly a sturdy design when you're using it to warn you of your baby potentially dying. The batteries should be the backup option, not the main power supply.
Good product for peace of mind
We have been using our monitor now for 3 weeks and have found it really reliable so far. No false alarms like others have reported and we know it works because the alarm goes off when we take baby out of the bassinet and forget to turn it off.
I did only rate it 4 stars though because of some design flaws. When you turn the controller on it makes a loud clicking noise (I guess to tell you that it’s on) and this has woken my baby up more than I’d like (especially if she is only lightly sleeping). There is also a piercing blue flashing light o...n the controller to show you baby is breathing. We have it hanging off the basinet and I have to put a sock over the front of the controller, and stuff a nappy between the controller and basinet, because the light flashes so bright into the room and into the bassinet (blue lights are bad for disturbing your sleep so I find it interesting they chose to have this as the breathing indicator). I didn’t think much of it at first until night 3 I realised the blue light was flashing so bright into her crib and she was stirring a lot so I covered it up but I can’t cover it all the way because I need to see when she’s breathing, so it’s a bit annoying. Other than that it’s been a great product, and if I don’t hear baby moving every 10-15 minutes I don’t panic because I know the alarm will tell me.
Biggest cause of stress for new parents
We purchased the babysense 2 + secure 710 package for our first bub. We found it pretty good when we first started using it in the bassinet however we did have a few false alarms but as soon as we transitioned her over to the cot we have had nothing but constant false alarms sometimes having multiple in a night. We have tried replacing batteries, swapping to the other sensor pad, using both pads due to movement, checking all wires are correctly placed in and swapping the cords over but we are still having the issues. It has created so many slee...pless nights in our house hold not just for us as stressed out parents but for our baby that is always woken by the alarm and we are now at a point that we have just stopped using it which is annoying as we paid a fair bit for a item that hasn't really served its purpose and we haven't even used it for 6 months.
Terrible, please don't waste your money!!
This is a terrible product! It went off numerous times per night!! Our baby was perfectly fine, we ended up having to take it off because we as first time parents were stressing so much about it our midwife advised to get rid of it and said they do NOT recommend having one.
Doesn't work in bassinette
I bought the original Oricom BabySense with the rectangle movement pads for my first three children. I credit it with saving their lives once or twice. We broke one of the cords to the sensor pads and thought it was time to replace the unit after 3 kids and 6 years so i bought the updated one. Didn't really like the smaller round pads but trusted it. Went to put it in the bassinet and found the cords are way too short and can't be used in a bassinette, which renders the unit useless. Rang Oricon for advice and got told to cut a hole in my bassi...net. Because it is a mesh bassinet, cutting a hole in it would jepodise the integrity of the bassinet and bub could end up falling out. Very very disappointed with their changes and will be sending it back and telling everyone what an inferior product this now is.
Works as expected
I bought this product as an additional safety measure to alert me when there's something wrong with bub. So far, it has always alerted me when bub was taken out of the cot while it's on.
In terms of set-up the Grotime cot allowed an easy set-up, no need for screws.
Only one flaw
This is excellent product and it has only one flaw in my opinion. It would need third sensor pad to cover the whole cot/bassinet and thus prevent false alarms when bob manages to get into corner far enough from the sensor pad. Maybe the issue will resolve itself as the baby grows but for our 13 month old we still get the occasional false alarm. Lucky not too many as the engineer in me optimised the sensor pad locations and marked them with sharpie on the cot.
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Gives me the reassurance I need!
This is such a wonderful product. Having such accurate sleep sensors puts my mind at ease and I am confident in resting and completing household tasks while my baby sleeps. The 20 second warning is also a great reminder to not only check on baby but also to turn the sensor off before the alarm sounds.
Good, but the out of range alarms are killing me...
We have been happy with this product for our son’s cot. Pros include being able to secure it to our son’s bassinet and then cot with ease. Cons once your baby starts moving around the cot (6months plus) you will have to disconnect the alarm, or be woken up every hour... Also, it often goes off in the middle of the night stating “out of range” even though it hasn’t been moved and we live in the room less than 1 metre from the cot.
Overall, for the price it has been good and it helped ease my worries when our baby first moved into his own room :).
Brilliant. Perfect for peace of mind.
Yes I have had a couple of occasions where it was a false alarm but that more then makes up for all the other times. These were more when I moved my child to cot and she would curl up in the corner of the bed and it would trigger the alarm as she was off the senses.
In fact I think there was one time where my newborn may have actually stopped breathing and this alerted me to it.
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Non stop false alarms!
We had this monitor purchased for us as its something we really wanted for our first bub. Using the 1 pad in bubs bassinet was fine, we had no problems. But bub went into his own cot at 3 months so we started using both sensor pads and have had nothing but false alarms, sometimes as often as twice in one night.
I called Oricom who went through testing the sensor pads with me but didnt seem to have a problem there. They asked if bub could actually be in a deep sleep but all times he has been wide awake when we have run into his room. Twice the ...
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A little annoying...
I did my research and decided on an Angelcare monitor for baby 1. Then went with Babysense 2 package for baby 2, as there were a few things I didn’t like about Angelcare. Have only had the BS2 a few days and will update with more later... the Babysense2 running on batteries is great in case of power outage, also good that it alarms for a slowed resp rate, not just absence. All monitors have issues with fans, so I’ve set our fan to low and have had no issues each time I’ve tested. What I do find annoying is the unit hanging off the cot where bub...is going to be grabbing for it soon (she’s 6 months), and the flashing blue light is like a strobe at night! I’ve hung a towel over it to dim it, but why is this necessary? Surely something less bright would serve the same purpose. Still happy with it despite these two things.
Very happy with this monitor system, just need to keep our little one ON the sensors (she can't crawl yet but still manages to move all around her cot!) The only possible issue I have is if the pedestal fan is blowing on the cot, the alarm doesn't trigger. I took our daughter out, forgot to turn it off and left the fan on. Came back in about 10min later to turn the fan off, 20sec later, alarm went nuts. So great product, just leave the fan on oscillate, not blowing directly at the cot/bassinet.
Oh yeah, would be good if the sensor leads were just a little longer, we hang the base unit from the bottom of the side rail on the cot but the leads just need to be about another 10cm longer so it's not such a tight fit.
Feel safe with this in the nursery room
We use this with the Oricom Secure710 Digital monitor. The 710 is use for video and sound. And the Sense2 is for movement monitor. Really have to have these 2 working together. Works as expected, never had any issues. It's highly sensitive, which is great. This is what we wanted. Without these product, we could sleep at night. Great product.
Questions & Answers
Hi I have a sc710 (very happy with it), now I'm wanting to add another camera and need to find the right combination. I want to have vox on both cameras. Is there a product combination that will work without any interference issues?
Hi Zoe, thanks for the message. The SC710 is multi camera capable, but the VOX mode does not work the same in multi camera mode. For this one, we would recommend that you give our locally based Oricom Support a call on 1300 889 785 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm AEST, as the team will be able to assist you in this. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
What is the difference between the Oricom 2 and 7 baby monitors?
Hi there, thanks for the message. The Babysense7 is a smaller more compact control unit, with a more sleek aesthetic. The visual light indicator has changed from blue to green. Both units utilise two sensor pads which are placed under the babys mattress, and are both classified as a medical device on the ARTG. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
We have been using the babysense for about 3 months and the last 2 nights we have had 3 false alarms. We do the check daily and the alarms have gone off well after it's been switched on, this morning bub was moving and chatting when it was going off. Do you have any ideas as to why this is happening? Thanks
Hi Chele, thanks for the message. The Babysense is an extremely sensitive device and installation has to be perfect as per the User Guide instructions. As you mentioned, it is important that daily checks are made on the device, as per instruction on page 11. For this one, we would recommend that you give our locally based Oricom Support a call on 1300 889 785 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm AEST, as the team will be able to troubleshoot and assist. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
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