Fragen und Antworten

Frequently asked questions about MARY by sticklett

Why does MARY work with her own clothes?

Our research showed that close physical contact and the position of the measuring device on the body determine the accuracy and reliability of the measured values.

Attachments using adhesive strips and straps are not suitable for children and are unthinkable for us. Attaching to traditional clothing or diapers that loosely fit the body is too prone to errors.

Based on this achievement, we chose the approach in combination with sleepwear and underwear that includes a special cut construction so that the measured values ​​provide a high level of accuracy and the clothing remains suitable for everyday use, ecological, washable, breathable and comfortable to wear. The ergonomically shaped measuring device, disguised as a beloved ladybug, fits hygienically and child-friendly on clothing, sits and stays close to the body in the correct position and ensures reliable functionality.

Can I use the MARY by sticklett APP on multiple smartphones?


You can download the app multiple times and use it with multiple smartphones.

My child is a stomach sleeper: Does the ladybug bother my child when he sleeps?


Mary is soft and ergonomically shaped and adapts to the body so that it is not perceived as a foreign body when worn. Your child can sleep on their stomach without being disturbed by Mary.

However, if you don't want your baby to sleep on your stomach, MARY can call you via your smartphone as soon as your baby rolls over onto its stomach. According to studies, stomach sleeping, especially in babies, can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

My child sleeps very restlessly. Can the ladybug fall while moving?


The beetle will hold firmly to the garment if it is properly attached.

I'm afraid my child will start playing with the ladybug and take it off his clothes. What can I do?

Mary should generally not be used as a toy. Since Mary was developed to be very child-friendly, she naturally entices them to play. We have therefore come up with a little story that can be lovingly explained to the child, Mary. This story with Mary is delivered to you as a small picture book and can be read aloud during the bedtime story ritual. Mary is supposed to be a little ladybug friend for children who looks after them at night or when they are not feeling well and calls their parents immediately when they need her. We tested the story with many children. In our testing, the children were happy to have Mary looking after them and Mary voluntarily stayed on the garment.

Is MARY a concern because the sensors are directly on the chest area?


It makes no difference whether the sensor is 1m away or directly on the chest area. The radiation is present. The sensors in the ladybug are medically certified and it is sent to the station via Bluetooth Low Energy (Class 3 - medically accepted). Mary has been checked and tested and found not to be harmful to health. The radiation emitted by the ladybug is much lower compared to conventional baby monitors on the market.

Are you a helicopter mom or dad if you want to use MARY?


We developed Mary based on our own problem. I, Michaela Schicho - founder and inventor of Mary - would not describe myself as a helicopter mom, but rather a practical person. We live in a technological age in which technology constantly accompanies us in everyday life and also makes it easier.

We thought a lot with Mary and, together with parents, pediatricians and medical research institutes, selected really relevant fields of application in which Mary is helpful to parents and children and can provide meaningful support in the often challenging everyday lives.

Mary is not intended to stage total surveillance, but simply offers useful support in everyday parental care.