BabySat Alarms: Know what’s going on

The Base Station is designed to notify you with light and sound if your child’s readings are out of the normal range or if monitoring is interrupted.

This article includes an explanation of the three different Base Station alarm types and contains links to additional articles should you need more detail.

  1. Flashing Red (High Priority)
  2. Flashing Yellow (Medium Priority)
  3. Flashing Blue (Low Priority)
  4. Pause Audible Alarms

App Alarms

The BabySat App will only mirror Base Station alarms when the mobile device is unlocked, the app is open and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Base Station (Direct Connection).

Warning: Always keep the Base Station in audible range. Use the Base Station as your source for alarms and check on the baby first. DO NOT rely on mobile devices for alarms.

Flashing Red (High Priority)

What Happened?

Pulse rate or oxygen level have passed alarm limits.

Low Oxygen

Child’s oxygen has dropped below the low oxygen alarm limit.

High Oxygen

Child’s oxygen has risen above the high oxygen alarm limit.

Low Pulse Rate

Child’s pulse rate has dropped below the low pulse rate alarm limit.

High Pulse Rate

Child’s pulse rate has risen above the high pulse rate alarm limit.

What Should I do?

Immediately check on the baby. Use your experience as a caregiver to determine if there is a change in the infant’s status that may require intervention and follow any directions provided by your Healthcare Provider.

If your child is ill, including fevers or congestion, you may see more frequent red alarms. Contact your medical provider if you have concerns.

If your baby appears to be in their usual state of health, the red alarm may have been caused by one of the following:

 

Movement

Sometimes when there is movement, it can cause an invalid reading or a false alarm. Stop or pause monitoring during prolonged periods of movement.

Sock Placement

Sometimes the Sock can be close enough to get a reading, but still too loose, causing faint readings.

Feeding/Burping

When your child is feeding, movement can cause an invalid readings.

Crying

Kicking while crying may cause an invalid reading due to movement. 

Elevation or cold feet

High elevation or cold feet can make red alarms more frequent.

For more details about red alarms, please reference the guide tab in your app or review this article.

Flashing Yellow (Medium Priority)

What Happened?

There are 3 reasons for a Yellow Alert.

  • Sock has fallen off, shifted or is improperly placed.
  • Sensor is out of range or has lost power.
  • Base Station has lost power.

What Should I do?

  • Snooze the alarm by tapping the Base Station or hitting Pause on the App Alert.
  • Check the BabySat App for the cause of alarm and follow directions.
  • Correct the issue
    • Adjust or resecure the Sock
    • Bring Sensor in range of Base Station or charge Sensor
    • Restore power to the Base Station

For more details on yellow alarms please view this article.

Solid Cyan (Blue) Low Priority

What Happened?

There are 4 reasons for a Cyan (Blue) Alert.

  • Sensor battery is low
  • Unable to get readings for 30 seconds
  • Base Station is no longer connected to Wi-Fi
  • App not connected

What Should I do?

  • Snooze the alarm and check the App for details.
  • Check Base Station Wi-Fi connection or check Sensor battery level in the App.
  • If your Sensor is out of battery return it to the Base Station.

For more details on cyan (blue) alarms please view this article.

Pausing Audible Alarms

When you get an alarm you can pause the sound for 120 seconds in the App or with a short press on the Base Station. After 120 seconds, if the alarm conditions have not cleared, the Base will sound again.

Example of pausing alarm on the Base Station