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Protecting My Baby – The Owlet

Did you know that 3,500 babies pass away each year while sleeping?! This statistic just breaks my heart. This is more than 10x the number of babies who passed away in a car last year. Sadly, I know several families that have struggled with this nightmare where their little ones were taken all too soon. Other mommies I know have had many close calls with their babies choking on milk in the middle of the night… so scary! As a new mommy-to-be, I was on the hunt for a safe, proven, and accurate baby monitor product that would bring me peace of mind. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed one day when I came across The Owlet Baby Monitor. I instantly became fascinated with how it all works, watched their heartfelt testimonials, read reviews, researched their competitors, and I was hooked!

Owlet is there when it matters.

The Owlet is designed to proactively monitor your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels. Their “smart sock” uses hospital technology called pulse oximetry that your baby wears to bed at night. This was a game-changer because if it’s good enough for the hospitals to use then it’s good enough in our household! It also comes with various “smart sock” sizes 1-3 so it can grow along with your baby. A Bluetooth base station can stay plugged in to the parents’ night stand which collects the vitals data and acts as the primary alert system. Remote monitoring is also available to view live vitals via their app – this is great for when Ryan travels he can still have portable access to check-in on our little man. The bedside base station will light up red and an alert is sent to your phone if your child’s heart rate dips too low, rises too high, or if their oxygen levels drop below a preset threshold. How cool is that?! One thing to note is that the Owlet is not a medical device – it’s not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent and disease or condition. If your child has an irregular heart rate or irregular oxygen levels, you should not use Owlet as your primary monitoring system.

I like that this monitoring system is portable. I’ve heard that it’s somewhat trial-and-error to figuring out where baby likes to sleep. While we plan to get him acclimated to his nursery as much as possible with feedings, changing, playtime, and naptime… We plan to have Michael in a bassinet in our room for the first 6-months then he’ll transition to the nursery in his crib. Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve had so many parents tell me that they would frantically wake up in the middle of the night just to double-check that their little one was breathing. I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster that new parents deal with from little sleep, mommy hormones running amuck, and the overall adjustment with a newborn in the house. I wasn’t surprised to read that 83% of parents reported better sleep while using the Owlet Baby Monitor.

I was SO excited when I received this product in the mail! I want to do everything possible to keep Michael safe. The Owlet was worth every penny! Do you use a baby monitoring system? Have you heard of The Owlet? Order yours today!

Images used from Owlet website.

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