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Old 11-23-2011, 01:12 AM   #11
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V was on a monitor for several months. I hated the set-up...it was the same as yours. The black pads with the little wire that stuck out left scars on her chest!!! I thought I was moving it around, but obviously not enough. So, fare warning with that...move the pads to a different spot!

I had the wires coming down through the bottom of her sleeper, or whatever she was wearing. Taping them together is a great idea.

I'm not sure what V's settings were, but I'm sure they were similar to your son's...that's pretty typical.

I hope they figure out what's going on

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:55 AM   #12
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wow, i cant believe hes been on the monitor for over two months!! Crazy how fast its gone by! I need to do something for him with the belt it really does leave marks (super sensitive skin) even when i put it on more loosely (not enough for it to set alarms off) ive tried replacing the belts more frequently (so they are as squishy as possible) and still having an issue..

to the PP who posted about making theirs, would you mind sharing photos?


how ya' like that birthmark hes my only child out of three with a large birthmark.. i love the depigmentation, kinda makes me smile it sorta looks like a streatched 3 one way and an E the other way in person (pic doesnt really show it well) which i think is super neat

oh and yes his diaper is on backwards.. we were trying to figure out how to put the diaper on (babyland) without having wing droop.. it didnt work lol
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:53 AM   #13
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AH!! I was trying to figure the picture out, and when you mentioned the backwards diaper, it explained everything. I don't have pics of the 'belt cover' we made. (Don't know why, the months on the monitor are all a blur.) The foam gave my son a rash, so we had to cover it. As for the monitor marks: I never solved that one, just put stickies under a belt whenever they got too bad so his skin could rest.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:21 AM   #14
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Yeah the marks are pretty mild, he usually has redness from the belt too but we've resorted to only having him wear monitor during sleep so it's helped a lot... most of the rubbing is in the crease of his armpit otherwise its compression marks/irritation from the sensors I think..
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #15
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Okay. If I didn't toss all our old belts, I'll find one, and show you how we wrapped it (I used bamboo jersey, but I imagine an old t-shirt cut up would work, too.) I think that would at least help with the under arm rubbing
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:24 AM   #16
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That would be awesome!! I wonder if snuggle flannel would work, use my serger and make a sort of tube?.. I would just need to cut holes for the sensors? I could wash them too
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I'll take a pic of Violet's scars and put them up asap
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poor girly!!
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Sorry mama!! I totally forgot to take a pic. I'll snap one tomorrow
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