Has the sensitivity accidentally been changed in the monitor settings, this can happen. If the setting is too for your baby's mattress the Sensor Pad can continue to detect movement near to the cot such as:
floorboards, central heating, rocking/pacing even something as light as a fan
In addition to this when monitoring baby’s movements you should not use a mobile, toy that plays music etc in the cot – these all emit a form of movement, albeit small on the surface of the mattress or the cot itself. Whilst the Sensor Pad is able to detect movement it is unable to distinguish between baby’s movement or something inside or attached to the cot.
Lastly, if you are using a bedside crib you are unable to use the Sensor Pad when it is attached/touching your bed. When any bedside crib is attached/next to your bed the Sensor Pad cannot be used as it is sensitive enough to detect movements on the surface of your mattress.
The Sensor Pad cannot differentiate between yours or baby's movements and may not alarm.
Therefore, we firstly need to establish why this is occurring, whether your Sensor Pad is at the correct level for your baby`s mattress so can you please carry out the “Four Corner Test”, please see the following for how to do this:
Please follow step 2 within 20 seconds after turning ON both units otherwise the movement alarm will sound. Your baby must NOT be in the cot during this test:
Please Note: your baby must NOT be in the cot during this test.
The sensitivity level on all Angelcare Movement Monitors is preset when you use them for the first time - Level 3. This is suitable for most standard cots, cots beds and should only be adjusted if required.
Switch the Parent & Nursery Unit ON.
Gently place your hand on the surface of the mattress in the furthest corner and wait for 20 seconds.
*If the movement alarm does not sound from the Parent & Nursery Unit (series of loud continuous beeps) repeat in the remaining 3 corners.
Remove your hand from the mattress and step away from the cot (the Sensor Pad is sensitive enough to detect your movement if you are touching the cot)
**Due to the lack of movement, after 20 seconds the movement alarm will sound from the Parent & Nursery Unit.
Place your hand on the mattress and after a few seconds the alarm will cease - this is because the Sensor Pad has detected your movement on the surface of the mattress.
*If the alarm sounds when you place your hand in any of the corners turn the sensitivity up a level and repeat the Four Corner Test.
**If the monitor does not alarm when you step away from the cot, turn the sensitivity down a level and repeat the Four Corner Test.