Right after my daughter Kennedy was born, they quickly took her away form me and she was admitted to the NICU. I have written a full in depth about what happened and her birth story here, but I’ll share a quick recap. She had gotten my Group B Strep infection (which my doctor had told me I didn’t have when I was pregnant) and another infection from me being in labor so long. She spent two weeks there on antibiotics to get rid of the infections, and right after she was born she had a couple sleep apnea episodes. Hearing all of these things that was going on with my baby was really scaring me, while I laid in my hospital room trying to recover and get some rest- which I hardly did that first week. While she was in the NICU, they had her heart rate and oxygen levels monitored 24/7, and the nurses were able to go to her quickly if anything was wrong or levels were off. Finally after two weeks of being in the NICU, we were able to bring my beautiful daughter Kennedy home!!! It felt like Christmas day and it was one of the best moments of my life driving away with her and finally taking her home with us. After all that happened with Kennedy in the first weeks of her life, especially her having had some sleep apnea episodes, I was so incredibly happy I had my Owlet baby monitor all set up to use at home. It gave me so much peace of mind and made us feel more calm about her sleeping here at home with us.
The Owlet Baby Monitor uses pulse oximetry to track your baby’s hear rate and oxygen levels and you can get real time updates of the levels directly on your phone through the Owlet App. You can check your baby anytime while they are sleeping, and if the levels fall outside of the preset zones of being too low or too high, you’re designed to be notified both on the app and the Base Station. A “red notification” is the type of notification you’re designed to get when the oxygen or heart rate levels are too low or too high. We have had the “red notification” sound two times, and my husband and I were quickly able to go to Kennedy and wake her up to tend to her. Kennedy is now six months old and we have been using it from the day were brought her home from the hospital!
A “red alarm” is the type of notification you will get when the oxygen or heart rate levels are too low or too high. We have had the “red alarm” sound two times, and my husband and I were quickly able to go to Kennedy and wake her up to tend to her. Kennedy is now six months old and we have been using it from the day were brought her home from the hospital!
I recently got the new Smart Sock 2, which is the new and improved design of the original Owlet Smart Sock. I was so excited to try the new sock out, because I have read so many great things about the design. The Owlet product is something we have used every single day for six months, so having a product come out with a new and improved design was so amazing! There are SO many great things I love about the new sock and I am so happy with the new changes. First off, I love the new wrap around design of the sock. With the original sock, Kennedy would sometimes be able to kick it off during her sleep, and the sock would be hard to get really secure. The new Smart Sock 2 has a strap that wraps around her ankle and it is so much mores secure. Kennedy has not been able to kick it off during her sleep with this new sock! Secondly, I love how there is writing on the inside which tells you where to place the sock (see photo below).
The strap that wraps around the foot is also wider than the previous one, which I think makes my baby more comfortable and it is easier for it to stay on with this as well. The updated sock also allows the toes to be open which makes it more breathable and comfortable for my baby. The sock can also be alternated between both feet, so you can give one foot a break or not have to worry about getting the correct sock for each foot. Just be sure to remember, the dome goes on the top for the right foot and the dome goes on the bottom for the left foot. Also, the bluetooth range as increased between the Smart Sock 2 and the base station- it is now a 12x increase (100 feet)!
It has been by far my favorite baby product and the #1 thing I recommend to parents of infants or my friends who are expecting soon! I have used it every single day since she was brought home. The nights I forgot to charge it, I really could not sleep at night because I didn’t have that peace of mind that the Owlet gives me. I am so grateful for modern technology and all the amazing baby products that help parents so much now. The Owlet Smart Sock 2 makes the perfect baby shower gift as well!
*Owlet is intended to provide peace of mind. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.