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We have to advise that due to the density of the Cocoon used with a mattress this could make it harder for the Sensor Pad to pick up the baby’s movements, therefore you may experience false alarms.
The Sensor Pad is placed under the mattress in the centre of the cot. It monitors the baby’s pattern of movements and therefore you must take into consideration the thickness of the mattress and also the amount of layers your baby is wearing when put to bed.
You have to consider that the more layers between the Sensor Pad and baby can affect the Sensor Pad’s ability to monitor your baby effectively.
With this in mind the sensitivity of the Sensor Pad can be adjusted to suit different sleeping arrangements/mattresses.
With regards to the actual mattresses, we know that the Sensor Pad will work effectively with a standard hypoallergenic, spring, coir (and spring/coir combined) mattress.
We also know that the Sensor Pad will NOT work with a Hollow Framed, Dual Sided, Memory Foam Mattress;
A Hollow Framed Mattress is mainly a US product; it is basically a number of poles that are fitted together with a tight cover fitted over this. As a result of their being nothing actually inside the mattress (hollow) no movement is transferred down to the Sensor Pad.
As a result the monitor may false alarm indicating that baby`s movements are not being detected by the Sensor Pad.
A full Memory Foam or Dual sided Memory Foam Mattress masks the movement of your baby on the surface of the mattress due to the density of the foam and baby`s movements do not transfer down to the Sensor Pad.
As a result the monitor may false alarm indicating that baby`s movements are not being detected by the Sensor Pad
We hope that you can understand that unfortunately it is not possible to test the Sensor Pad with every mattress type, brand and additional items in conjunction with the mattress available within the UK and Ireland.
This is due firstly to the sheer volume of mattresses available. Secondly because we do know that many manufacturers, brands will change the internal composition on a regular basis with no notification to improve the product and also at times for cost reasons.
Therefore we are unable to recommend any particular brand of mattress for use with the Angelcare Sensor Pad.
We would suggest when purchasing any mattress for your baby that you take the above points into consideration, if you are unsure of the internal composition of any mattress do contact the retailer/manufacturer for clarification.
If you need any further advice do let us know.