Why we are using an Owlet Smart Sock the 4th time around
“You’re a seasoned mom”, “All your other kids are fine!” “Why do you need to track your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels?”. Those are all things I’ve heard, and if you’re a “seasoned” mama, you probably heard the same. No matter how many kids you have it is never wrong to be extra safe. As a mom to three boys already, I can’t tell you how many times my babies were sound asleep and I’d wake up frantic just to stare at their chest to make sure they are breathing. Or even worse, I’d place my hand on their chest to make sure and end up waking my babies. I may sound crazy, but I know I’m not the only one who has done this. After 3 kids, I think it’s time I have some peace of mind when they sleep. We have used other monitors that track movement, but I can’t tell you how many times that darn thing has alarmed me that their wasn’t any movement (breathing) and when I bust in the nursery mid panic attack, they are just pressed in the corner of the crib where the monitor cant track them. And then guess what? My once peaceful baby has now woken up.
Some features of the Owlet:
- The Owlet Smart Sock 2 tracks heart rate and oxygen levels using clinically-proven technology
- Base station collects smart sock data and is designed to notify you with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong
- Using Owlet’s app, see real-time wellness data and receive notifications
- Owlet is not a medical device and is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent any disease or condition
- 3 fabric socks with universal fit – sizes 1-3 (up to 18 months or 25 pounds)
So here are my reasons why we WILL be using an Owlet Smart Sock for the first time with our 4th baby:
- We know sleep will be minimal, so we will need the most out of it: Having 3 kids already and all under the age of 6 will be stressful. Between the 18 month old (he’ll be 21 months when the baby arrives) waking up because he can’t find his pacifier, and my newly potty trained 3 year old screaming because he has to poop at 3 am, we aren’t very hopeful for a nice 4 hours of straight sleep. So why would I possibly want to be up staring at my baby’s chest just to make sure she’s actually breathing. I’d like to use that time to actually get some sleep in, even if its just an extra 20 minutes. When you’re a sleep deprived mom of 1 or 6, you know 20 minutes can go a long way!
- Safer sleep. Point blank. Why wouldn’t you want to be extra safe? You would put a sock on your baby at night anyways, so putting an owlet smart sock is practically the same thing but it’s doing something good for your baby. If you don’t remember the guidelines for safe sleep, just remember your ABCs. Alone, on their Back, in their Crib, with no blankets, stuffed animals, bumpers or pillows.
- We plan on transitioning Laila to her room RIGHT at 6 months for nighttime sleep: Instead of staring obsessively into the baby monitor, I will be able to track her heart rate and oxygen levels and know she is okay. You can ask any mom, whether they’re a helicopter mom or not, that those first few days, in my case weeks in their room alone is stressful for the parent. We are constantly worried if they’re okay. My husband and I will be able to enjoy our late night trash TV without the fear of something happening to our sweet baby girl.
- Also when I put her down for a nap in her room (before 6 months) and I’m busy with the boys, I don’t have to constantly check on her. Sometimes those daytime naps will be 2-3 hours long, but for a mom to a newborn, it seems like an eternity. I will peacefully play with the boys without the constant breathing checks that I would normally do.
How much is this thing?: So now you’re interested in this, and understand my reasoning for adopting the Owlet into my family 4 kids later. But now you want to know the price. They retail for $300. While you may laugh at that price tag, let me ask you…If you were to add up all the random junk you buy in one month…would it be under or over $300? Just think about that price, as your sanity and your sleep. This is something you will not only be using for the newborn days, but up until 18 months or 25lbs.
Plus, here’s an idea… add it to your registry. You never know who will buy it for you. Owlet’s website also gives you the option add it directly to your registry, check it out on their website. There are also a few additional purchasing options Owlet currently has available on their website for a limited time. You can experience all the benefits of the Smart Sock and save $100 when you purchase a Field Test Unit or Refurbished Smart Sock. Learn more about these on Owlet’s website and take advantage of these offers before it’s too late! So truly, the Owlet can be something that’s affordable!
Anyways, I’m so glad we will be using this with Laila, and my sanity will thank me as well. Stay tuned for a full review of the Owlet Smart Sock after she is born!
Thank you Owlet for sponsoring this post| All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!!