F.A.Q. - All about Babysense


Babysense breathing movement monitor does not replace parent or caregiver. It is an attention-calling device, a parent’s or caregiver's aid. It cannot solve all problems, it cannot actively take action. It can only call our attention if it registers a respiratory distress. This may provide critical time to intervene.

Babysense breathing monitor cannot replace or substitute the important safety guidelines every parent should observe regarding an infant's sleeping conditions:  Sleeping on the back, never overheating the room, never smoking around the child, firm bedding materials and taking caution with blankets and suffocating hazards. Additionally, every parent and caretaker should be familiar with basic first aid, to enable optimal and prompt action in case of need.  Observing these safety guidelines, together with using a Babysense respiratory movement monitor, will optimize your child's safety and enable you both peace of mind and a good night's rest.

  Why Babysense Breathing Movement Monitor?

Babysense was the first of the “new age” breathing movement monitors. It was developed and patented in Israel in 1991 and is the most highly experienced monitor. All derivations which are available today on the  market are a result of this breakthrough in development.

Babysense breathing movement monitor carries complete CE registration as a Medical Device. Moreover, Babysense is the only product in its kind to sucessfully pass extensive clinical trials. Our first commitment is to your infant’s safety, and we made the unit simple, safe to use and affordable for home use while reliably used in hundreds of hospitals worldwide.

  Is it safe?

Breathing, movement or apnea monitors are NOT perfect. Babysense has a long record of use (since 1991). It is a registered safety device and has a well proven record of reports from parents and hospitals worldwide. It has a very low rate of “false” alarms. Babysense breathing monitor is non-invasive, omits no waves, electric current or side effects. Babysense operates on regular AA batteries, so there are no dangerous power cords. It features new "Hidden Cable Installation" concept to avoid any possible strangulation danger. Babysense is neither seen nor felt by the infant, yet it senses every breath and movement the infant makes.


Why two Sensor Pads?

Babysense breathing movement monitor is marketed with two highly sensitive sensor pads. Two sensor pads cover the entire area of a standard sized crib or cot and ensure lower risk for "false alarms". When using in hospitals or at home for infants not yet able to crawl, one sensor pad is used. When infant begins to move around and is able to move onto areas not "covered" by the sensor pad, the second pad must be attached.

How does Babysense work?

Babysense is more than just a commonly known MOVEMENT MONITOR!!!

Babysense alarms when no breathing movement is detected within 20 seconds or if the breath rate slows to less than 10 breaths per minute. Caregivers can be alerted about a potential threat before it strikes, giving critical time to intervene.

Why is Babysense only operated on batteries?

Baby’s safety comes first – Babysense is not connected to the power mains, and all cords are passive. The control unit hangs on infants’s crib/cot side, away from baby's reach at all times, with no need to be close to electric socket. Babysense is versatile, can be taken anywhere without restriction of place or voltage.

Babysense breathing monitor operates on 4 regular AA 1.5 Volt batteries, so there are no dangerous power cords. Battery life is approximatelly 6-8 months.

What about false alarms?

False alarms cannot be completely avoided by any monitor. Some alarms may in fact be “true” alarms  in cases where the alarm actually stimulates baby into regaining his breath on his own! The important thing is to check that baby is O.K.  In Babysense we have seen that most false alarms are caused by improper installment. Checking the installation (or advice of you local distributor) may easily solve the problem. Babysense breathing monitor has been tested and proven to have a very low rate (under 1%) of false alarms.

Is there a restriction of mattress thickness?

Babysense is designed to work optimally with rubber mattresses, which are the usual standard for baby cribs. In rubber or spring mattresses no limit has been observed. Babysense breathing monitor should not be used with memory foam mattresses.

Can we use Babysense in cribs, bassinets, travel cots?

Babysense breathing monitor can be used with most bed types, as long as the base is rigid and a suitable mattress is used. 

Should baby lay directly on the sensor pads?

Babysense sensor pads are placed under the mattress and have no direct contact with the infant. For ensuring optimum sensitivity – infant should be placed over the area of sensor pad/s.

Can we use Babysense for twins?

You will need to have babies in separate cots each with its own Babysense monitor.

Can we travel with Babysense?

Absolutely, since the unit is activated on batteries only, there is no dependence on voltage or power supply. It is important to do a routine testing of the device in a new setup to avoid  disturbance. 

Until what age Babysense is recommended?

Babysense breathing monitor is recommended until 1 year of age and cannot be used for children or adults. By definition and statistics, SIDS is rare beyond one year of age.

Can Babysense be used again?

Babysense can be stored in a dry place, preferably packed in its original box, without batteries and without external pressure on the sensor pads. It can be used again when the time comes for the next baby, but we strongly recommend checking the intactness of the sensor pads in our service laboratories (in countries where available) or replacing the sensor pads every two years (can be performed through local distributors. See "DISTRIBUTORS" section to locate your nearest distributor).


Operating tips

arrowTo avoid possible danger of strangulation from cords, keep the cords out of reach of children. Ensure that excess cords are secured with the included cable tie.

arrowAlways insert 4 AA NEW alkaline batteries.


When monitor is in use, do not attach crib mobile or other moving toy to infant's bed/crib/cot (they can easily be mounted on the wall over the crib).


Do not put any additional infant or pet in the bed. 


Keep the sensor pads away from source of heat.


Bed base should be rigid (plywood) to ensure the sensor pad and the mattress are tightly pressed together.


When not in use over long periods, always remove batteries from the device and store in a dry shaded place.


Where to buy button - Babysense