We interviewed Aiden(alias)’s Mom who has been using allb continuously since 17th May 2017 to 12th July and became an enthusiastic fan ever since. Aiden’s Mom voluntarily told her opinion about allb. We tried our best not to include our subjective opinion and objectively moved the interview contents.
When do you use allb?
I clip on allb on almost every moment before Aiden became 6 months old. These days, I clip allb on only when he sleeps.
Why did you start using allb?
Actually, I received allb as a present. Aiden was around 3 months old at the time, he suffered from urinary tract infection plus cold to make it worse. Worrying something will go even more severe, I put a great attention to everything that I did. I was really anxious, but using allb gave me a great support.
What do you like the most about using allb?
The skin temperature measurement feature was a great help when Aiden was sick. I compared it with the thermometer and the temperature displayed was pretty similar. It was really convenient as the temperature is automatically recorded. So when a high fever occurs, I can know it instantly.
Also, sometimes Aiden sleeps face-down when he is exhausted. Whenever that happens, allb prone sleeping detection alarm pops up and I can turn him back into the right position. Otherwise, I think I would become more sensitive.
I also love the fact that I can bring allb whenever I leave Aiden in my parents’ care. Unlike other baby monitors, allb is highly portable, and it could last for quite a long time if you fully charge it. Really handy when you want to monitor your baby outside the house.
The sleep logging feature was also helpful. Especially if I lightly tap allb 4 times, it will automatically convert to the sleeping mode and record Aiden’s sleeping times even when the application is inactive. But my husband said that it was quite hard for him to activate the sleep logging mode this way. Well, maybe because the fingertips or the tapping speed is slightly different so it is not recognized by the system.
Nasal mucus always blocks up Aiden’s nose when he caught a cold. During those times, allb’s alarm telling that Aiden stops breathing came up even more frequent. You can see the noticeable difference in the respiration graph. However, when he sleeps on his back, allb can’t check whether he is breathing normally or not. I need to put my finger in front of his nose in order to make sure that he is breathing normally. Despite that, it was really reassuring to know that allb even able to identify if Aiden nose is congested due to his cold. Thanks to allb, I could know what made him uncomfortable and respond to it quickly.
We heard that you had a special episode with allb
Aiden had a urinary tract infection and his fever was really high in consequence. I went to the hospital and showed the doctor Aiden’s recorded skin temperature and symptoms in allb’s application. He found it fascinating and said: “It will be really helpful if we have something like this.”
What do you wish from allb in the future?
Well, I can’t think of anything. The very existence of allb is great. During the times when I felt extremely anxious leaving Aiden alone, even for a short bathroom leave, allb gave me a peace of mind. However, it will be better if allb could let us know baby’s rolling direction or whether the baby is continuously rolling. There was one time when Aiden lied on the bed and fell down, I think he was around 5 months old.
Worried if Aiden will fall down, I laid him down facing the walls. But back then, he rolled three times consecutively for the first time. It was really out of my expectation. He usually rolled right or left once, but to roll three times consecutively in one direction was a first, so he must be shocked. I was also taken aback, as it was out of the blue. Fortunately, he was hurt nowhere. I can still remember how stunned I was though.
In addition, I think it will be good if we can control the alarm’s volume.
Any words for allb users out there?
I think allb is just like breastfeeding. It might be a hassle to repeatedly clip allb on and off. However, just like when a mother insist on breastfeeding her child even though it is a little bit cumbersome, I always remind myself to put on allb on Aiden’s diaper out of my love for him. Of course, my uneasiness is also one of my reasons to use it, though.
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Activity and Sleep Log ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Apnea Alarm ⭑⭑⭑⭒⭒
Symptom Record ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑