Even as a second time mom, I am still always worried about something happening while my baby is sleeping. I don’t think that fear, that awful nagging feeling that something might happen while your baby is sleeping ever goes away. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or your fifth child!
As soon as Phayre turned four months old, my husband began asking me when we were going to move her into her crib (all the way down the hall in her own room!) at night. She had been sleeping in a little bassinet next to my bed and I loved having her close to me. On any given night, I would wake 1-3 times and just reach over and put my hand on her little chest to make sure I felt it rising and falling. The thought of her being so far away gave me such anxiety. While we use video monitors in both our girls rooms, I still felt very anxious about moving her into her own room. Mama worry and anxiety is the worst! #amiright?? This is why I am so excited to be reviewing the Owlet Smart Sock today!
I received the Owlet Smart Sock and put it on Phayre’s foot as soon as I opened the box! The Owlet monitor uses hospital technology, designed to alert you if your baby stops breathing. It uses the technology of pulse oximetry to monitor heart rate and oxygen levels. Setting it up was a breeze and Eric and I easily connected both of our smart phones. The whole Owlet system is incredibly user friendly and easy to understand, there are even quick videos in the app to help you get it set up.
After testing it out during her nap, we were so impressed! We loved that we could both easily check on her, even if we weren’t home. I felt so confident in the product that we moved her into her crib that night! Now if only the Owlet could help us with that awful four month sleep regression ;). Seriously guys, where did my perfect little sleeper go?
Now if I wake up at night, I just glance at the base station and go right back to sleep. While she’s napping, I can quickly open the Owlet app and check on her. I ran an errand the other day and was able to check on her through the app even though she was at home sleeping (thank you technology!). We have used the Owlet Smart Sock for every nap and at night since we first got it, the peace of mind this product offers Eric and me is priceless. My biggest complaint is that I didn’t have this two years ago with Sloan! It is truly a necessity in my opinion!
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You can’t put a price on peace of mind.” But for me, peace of mind and better sleep came at the price of the Owlet monitor. Being a parent is hard and sometimes fear and worry can get the best of you. I couldn’t agree more with Owlet’s slogan, “A little help for the hardest job in the world.” I’ll take all the help I can get! Our Owlet gives me added peace of mind when I'm trying to rest myself, I sleep easy knowing that my little lady is breathing just fine.
But seriously you guys, is she not the cutest little bald headed babe you've ever seen?!
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