However, the data found that mums are more likely to check the monitor when their baby cries.
While keeping an eye on your child is always a good idea, experts worry that these gadgets may be causing parents more anxiety.
“By continuously monitoring healthy infants, parents will inevitably experience some alarms for conditions that are not life-threatening, including false positive alarms due to motion artefact or other causes, and true positive alarms for events that are not clinically important,” the study authors noted.
“Rather than reassuring parents, these experiences may generate anxiety and a false assumption that their infant is at risk of dying.
“These considerations introduce the prospect that using a monitor could indirectly result in harm to infants and their families.”
Dads, you’re doing a great job. Try not to feel too over anxious and use the quiet time for a much-needed nap yourself!