Our first baby argument, and baby is not even here yet!
Let’s give you some background information before you decide to take Tomas’s side.
Ever since we knew we were pregnant I’ve been working on ‘The List’ of things I think we would find useful for the baby and for us. Things we need such as a cot, nappies, wet wipes etc From the very beginning I was certain that I wanted a ‘Breathing monitor’ a breathing monitor, or breathing alarm is a device that tracks your baby’s breathing while sleeping. Depending on what model you get they are either flat shields that goes under the mattress, a clip-on on the diaper or the one I had my eyes on, a sock to go on your baby’s foot, that also monitors movements, temperature, heart rate and of course, breathing. How amazing, right!
It’s a bit pricy, but something that I believe would increase the quality of our sleep. Take me as an example, I would even find myself staring at Pumpkin when she sleeps to make sure that she’s breathing, yes, Pumpkin is our cat.
Anyhow, Tomas made it clear after talking to his friends that he did not want to spend the extra money on a breathing alarm as it ‘doesn’t do anything’ And as much as I agree, yes, if your baby do have a heart problem from birth, there’s not much we can do about it. But, what if the baby chokes on something, is laying in an awkward position making it difficult to breath or runs a high temperature. That are things we for certain could do something about and wouldn’t you want to do everything in your power to keep your a bay safe? I mean, seatbelts weren’t mandatory when they came and in some places of the world they are still not mandatory, and many ignore them in the backseat, which I think is ridiculous considering how many lives this simple device has saved.
So, that is my argument getting a breathing alarm, if it’s available why not use it? And Tomas felt utterly disappointed when I ordered one after he said no, bare in mind that I ordered it using a voucher I had been given so it didn’t cost Tomas nor I any extra money, still, he was very upset!
Listen to our podcast when I reveal my latest purchase to him, while recording! You do not want to miss this! Listen: here