When it comes to baby movement, it’s important to get to know your baby’s individual pattern. You're busy, we know it isn't always easy, despite movement being a sign of your baby's wellbeing.

 
Our award-winning wristbands can help you track movement episodes, making it easier to recognise a reduction or change.
 
It’s key to remember that there is no set amount of movement that all mums should feel. All babies are different. The amount of movement you feel will vary from your other pregnancies and other people.
 
When you feel an episode of movement you move the plastic slider to the next number on the band. You are not aiming to get to 10 sessions, that is very outdated advice. Some mums will go around the band more than once in a day, others may only have a few sessions. This is all about your baby. Between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy you should be moving the band the same amount of times every day. But, this varies, a pattern may be a little earlier or later for you.
 
We are often asked: what exactly is an episode of movement?
 
Mums all perceive movement differently, meaning it isn't possible to specify what makes up a session for everyone. Essentially, it's any length of time your baby is awake and moving before going back to sleep. The key here, is to be consistent.
 
Points of reference are helpful too. Does your baby move more in the morning? Do they have a party as you get comfortable in bed? Do they get excited when you eat? Make a mental note, it helps you get to know your baby.
 
Caroline Baker, a mum and designer from Wales, invented the wristbands while pregnant with her son Jacob.
"I worked until the day I felt twinges, I'd forget about monitoring movement and I'd think, 'Have I felt any or loads?'," she said.
Caroline designed the wristbands to reduce worry and be a visual reminder to monitor your baby - no more “have they moved or haven’t they?” feeling! Caroline still supplies the wristbands via her design consultancy after nine years.
 
Remember: Report any change to what is normal for your baby to your Midwife or Maternity Assessment Unit as soon as possible. Your band does not monitor your baby by itself and is not a substitute for regular checks with your midwife.
 
They are still useful after your baby arrives too. The L and R (left and right) are feeding reminders for breastfeeding mamas. Other ideas are:
  • tracking those all important pelvic floor exercises
  • counting slimming world syns
  • tracking glasses of water drunk throughout the day
  • a reward counter for young children