Please note: Owlet is NOT a SIDS monitor, their products do not claim to treat, cure, mitigate or diagnose any condition or illness. Owlet is intended to provide peace of mind.
My four month old daughter passed away on October 16, 2016. There were no warning signs. She was not sick. She was a perfectly healthy, four month old baby who silently passed away in her sleep on a dreary, Sunday morning.
Losing her is a kind of pain I’m certain I will carry with me until I see her again. There are so many “what if’s” that flood my mind and thoughts of future memories we never had the chance to make.
Her death was ruled as SIDS- and while my fiancé and I knew a baby monitor such as Owlet’s was not a cure to this truly horrific syndrome, we were certain we would need one (for our own peace of mind) if we decided to have another baby.
A year later, and we were doubly blessed with TWO babies- twin girls!
The day we brought them home from the hospital, was the day they started wearing their Owlet Smart Sock’s and they have been wearing them ever since.
Why You Should Run With the Owlet Smart Sock
Unlike any other product, Owlet’s Smart Sock uses pulse oximetry to track baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels, notifying you if they fall outside of the preset limits.
Basically, it’s a miracle sock and your baby NEEDS one.
1. You could be the GREATEST mom in the whole wide world- but no matter how grand you are, you could never continuously track baby’s heart rate and oxygen on your own.
When one of my girl’s was a month old, she was having some re-flux issues and got choked up during a feed. My base station and phone notified me her oxygen was low and I immediately took her to the hospital.
From there, the doctors were able look into my Owlet Connected Care Mobile App (an app allowing levels to be viewed from anytime the smart sock is worn) to see the dip in her oxygen levels to make a better prognosis.
Without the Owlet, this wouldn’t be possible.
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2. Owlet’s Base Station and Mobile App provide you with three different notifications.
Owlet notifies you through the base station and FREE Owlet Mobile app. The base station glows green, yellow, blue or red- different colors for different notifications.
Being the worrier I am, my first question when we received our Owlets was, “What if my phone is on silent?”
No problem! The notification will override your silence on your phone(s)! 👌
What do these glowing colors mean?
Green: This is the standby color, letting you know everything is as it should be.
Blue: Smart sock has fallen outside of the bluetooth range or battery is dead. (Plays melody).
Yellow: Smart Sock has shifted off baby’s foot or is low on battery. (Plays melody).
Red: Oxygen saturation or heart rate has fallen outside of the preset zones and baby should be checked on. (Notifies with a repetitive, loud beep).
3. The Owlet smart sock is a comfortable experience for baby to grow with.
With every purchase, Owlet provides three various sized socks so it can grow with your baby up to 18 months old. Your smart sock can be alternated between baby’s left or right foot for a more comfortable experience.
4. New prints are now available for the Smart Sock and they are ADORABLE.
Owlet has gone above and beyond my expectations, now supplying parents fashionable socks for their fashionista babies.
5. Owlet Smart Sock’s battery life is incredible!
Our girls wear their Owlets almost all day and night, with ZERO issues maintaining a good charge.
The battery life is approximately 18 hours. So we take the socks off before bath time, for the standard two hour charge, and they last until the next day.
6. We have NEVER had a false notification or experienced any technical difficulties.
After buying something intended for peace of mind, I was really hoping we wouldn’t have any technical difficulties or false notifications ending in an anxious mommy. We haven’t had ANY!
You may get the yellow notification for improper sock placement at first. Don’t worry! You’ll get the hang of it and, luckily, there are simple online tutorials with helpful how- to’s.
7. It’s easy to use and hassle free.
My fiancé had our Owlets set up, with full access to their real- time levels on the app, within minutes!
If you’re having any issues, call their technical support center and they will make it easy to assist you.
8. No scary chords, wires or buzzing sounds.
Owlet has designed the Smart Sock to be COMPLETELY silent, so there’s no worrying that baby might be woken up! Thank the good Lord.
Another bonus, the sock is connected to the base station through a 100 ft. Bluetooth range and will notify you if baby is outside of the Bluetooth limits.
9. They accept payment plans.
Customers can receive an Owlet in the same timely manner through their payment plans, as if the payment has already been paid in full. Plans start out at as little as $25/ month!
Guys, that is less than a dollar a day! Cut out a few unnecessary items bought on a weekly basis, and you’ve bought yourself a little miracle sock! .
10. Say hello to a better night’s rest.
After we lost our daughter, I never believed I could sleep right again with a new baby.
But every night before bed, I glance at the green glow of the Owlet base stations and sleep with ease, knowing I will be notified to check on my little ones if needed.
And every morning, I wake up to that same glorious, green glow.
A couple weeks ago, I was in full blown exhaustion and fell asleep before turning the’ Owlets on, something I never do.
When I woke up the next morning, I frantically realized their base stations were off. I sprinted to my babies at lightening speed and scooped them up one by one, so fast it startled them out of a peaceful sleep. They were fine. But my anxiety and panic from it all, felt similar to the frazzled emotion I experienced the morning my daughter passed away.
Without the Owlet, I am certain I would be awoken to that same horrifying panic every single morning.
So from a mama who has been through the worst, there is no amount of gratitude which could match my thankfulness for a product that gives me such peace of mind.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you Owlet.
A SIDS Mommy
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