Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Claims Fewer Lives Than It Did Years Ago, But It Remains The Leading Cause Of Death For Infants Under One Year Old. Fortunately, You Can Purchase Products To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS. Learn About The Snuza Halo Here.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims fewer lives than it did years ago, but it remains the leading cause of death for infants under one year old. Fortunately, you can purchase products to reduce the risk of SIDS. Learn about the Snuza Halo here.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) claims fewer lives than it did years ago, but it remains the leading cause of death for infants under one year old. Fortunately, you can purchase products to reduce the risk of SIDS. The Snuza Halo is "a small, light, portable device that provides a unique way to effectively monitor a sleeping infant." It's a small device that you clip to your baby's diaper, near her stomach, and it monitors her movement. If the Snuza doesn't detect any movement for your baby in a 15 second time period, it activates a pulsed vibration to stimulate breathing. (The pulsed vibration technique is used in neonatal intensive care units -- it's called "cutaneous stimulation.") After the pulsed vibration, if the Snuza doesn't detect any movement from your baby within five seconds, an alarm sounds to alert you to potential danger. "Many of the infant monitors currently on the market are large, complicated to set-up and have electrical cables or straps which babies may get tangled in," explains Charlotte Wenham, a Registered Nurse and Business Manager for Pneo, makers of the Snuza Halo. "The Snuza is tiny yet extremely effective and poses no danger to the infant whatsoever." You can purchase a Snuza Halo at many online retailers, including walgreens.com, cvs.com, babiesrus.com, babyuniverse.com. The retail price is $129 for the Snuza Halo and $99 for the Snuza go. More on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 7 Ways to reduce the risk of SIDS Spreading awareness: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Be alert to winter SIDS risk