While I was pregnant with Sullivan, I had heard about Owlet and was immediately drawn to their innovative idea. I am a worrier by nature and often wake up in the middle of the night just to place my hand on his chest to make sure he is still breathing properly. SIDS is this gray area that no parent or doctor quite can figure out just yet. While there have been studies on things to do to prevent it, it still happens too often these days. When we moved our daughter into her room for the first time, I think I stared at the screen the entire night. Having a tiny baby is wonderful and scary at the same time. That time during the day when you aren’t able to watch them is nerve wracking. Parents need sleep more than anything and before we started using Owlet, I think I slept a lot less. With my husband being a medical resident and knowing stories he has shared, it is hard to really relax when you have small children. Thanks to the Owlet system, I have a much better nights rest.
A little bit on how Owlet works.. “The Owlet empowers you with the same technology hospitals use, pulse oximetry. There’s a reason hospitals use pulse oximetry in place of other monitoring options. It’s safe, proven, and accurate.” I love how I can watch everything through my phone app. I can control everything and look at his stats from sitting in my living room while he sleeps peacefully in our room in his bassinet. It’s really amazing to have those kind of stats at your fingertips. Here is a quick YouTube video on how Owlet works. A few weeks back, our baby had RSV/Bronchiolitis and it gave me so much anxiety when he was sleeping since he was not breathing well to begin with. Owlet helped me rest assured that I would get an alert if anything became abnormal. In that week when he was so sick, I had two other friends who’s babies stopped breathing due to RSV and they had to seek medical attention immediately. Those stories really scared me, and I cannot thank Owlet enough for being my set of ears and eyes when I cannot be. The Owlet smart sock has gotten raves from Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes of Health- that speaks volumes of what Owlet has done and how well their smart sock works! If you are a first time mom (especially) or just a worrier (like me) then Owlet is perfect for you.
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While I was sent this monitor for review, I am not being paid to write this post. All opinions and thoughts are my own after reviewing this product.