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What is a Snuza Hero?

The Snuza Hero monitor clips onto the front of baby’s diaper, the rubber tip will rest gently against the baby’s abdomen. This is necessary to be able to pick up the baby’s movements to be sure that they are breathing. This monitor doesn’t depend upon your phone to convey a reading to you, it can do that with lights. A red light on the Hero will tell you that there was some kind of an event during the night where the Hero needed to stimulate baby with vibration.

The Snuza Hero easily clips to your baby’s diaper. Be sure that the tip of the monitor is touching your baby’s belly. This is what the monitor uses to track your baby’s movement. If the monitor doesn’t pick up any movement for 15 seconds, it will gently vibrate. If it doesn’t pick up any movement for 20 seconds, an alarm will sound to alert you.

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The Snuza Hero is also affordable, you won’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a monitor that depends upon your phone and a network. This device is standalone and is battery operated. I liked that the monitor is comfortable to the boys (believe me, they would tell me otherwise if it weren’t haha.)

Our Story

As some of you know, our sons were born at 32 weeks gestation and because of this, they had to start their lives in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They spent 38 days there with around the clock monitoring and care by sweet nurses and machines. Very early on, my husband and I learned about the monitors, what each alarm meant, what each number meant and what happened when certain numbers went too low or too high.

Many of our friends asked “will you have them on some kind of monitoring system when they come home?” At first, I said no.. I didn’t want to overwhelm the boys with more monitors wireless or not. I didn’t want to freak out about numbers, I wanted to mother the twins just as I would any of our other babies. The nurses reassured me that they wouldn’t send the twins home without being 100% certain that they were ready.

Just before we went home, Argon’s monitor sounded an alarm three days in a row that read “apnea” the sound was quite scary but looking at him, we realized that he was just fine and that the monitor just wasn’t picking up the movement of his abdomen. These “false alarms” got me thinking.. Maybe we should look into some kind of monitor that would be comfortable for them, and for me.

So, I began looking online and I found the Snuza Hero Monitor. This is not an oxygen and heart rate monitor, I feel as though those devices for these little guys was a little much. Our sons are not expected to have any kind of events or issues with breathing or heart rate, but it does give me peace of mind to have something that would let me know if they did stop breathing, even if it was just for seconds.

We all have pauses in breathing (even us adults) for around 10 seconds periodically. With babies, sometimes they need a little nudge to get breathing again if it’s been too long. That’s where the Snuza Hero comes in. This cute little clip could be what helps to save the life of a healthy baby who just stayed in the apnea phase for too long. These monitors will vibrate if the baby hasn’t had any abdominal breath movement for 15 seconds, if it reaches 20 seconds and there still isn’t any movement, the monitor with then ring an alarm at 85 decibels to be sure and wake a sleeping parent. Then, the parent will come and stimulate the baby or perform CPR if there is something wrong.

The Snuza Hero monitor clips onto the front of baby’s diaper, the rubber tip will rest gently against the baby’s abdomen. This is necessary to be able to pick up the baby’s movements to be sure that they are breathing. This monitor doesn’t depend upon your phone to convey a reading to you, it can do that with lights. A red light on the Hero will tell you that there was some kind of an event during the night where the Hero needed to stimulate baby with vibration.

I have two of these (one for each baby) and so far, we haven’t had any events. I know that this product actually works because when I lay it down beside the boys to change their diapers, it will vibrate and then the alarm will ring if I forget to turn it off. Our twins wear the Snuza Hero monitors throughout the day and night because we just want to be safe, and to make sure that they are getting the best of care and attention should they need it. We have been lucky to not have any events however, I can see this device being a wonderful tool to help parents have that peace of mind whether their baby was born healthy and full term or had some time in the NICU like our babies did.

You can purchase your Snuza Hero at various retailers including; Walmart, Target and Best Buy to name a few!

Correct Positioning

Check Placement

Because the Snuza Hero is so simple and is based just off of your baby’s movement. It is important that your baby is wearing a diaper that is the correct size. Our boys spent a day or two in an awkward in-between stage of newborn and size 1 diapers. The monitors let us know right away that they were not fitting properly.

Correct
make sure the hero is touching your baby’s belly

incorrect
notice, the tip is not touching baby’s belly

About the Author

My name is Ally and I’m Mama to seven children. 5 of them were born by themselves and two of them were born together as identical twin boys! I was previously a photographer for many years in Phoenix, Arizona. I decided to close my business and now I write product reviews for companies that I believe will make the lives of other parents easier. I also talk about photography and how to start a business or just how to take pictures of children in their natural environment without force. My goal is to help people live and document the life that they live.

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