Sponsored by Owlet Care.
PEACE OF MIND
This item can only be described with a few words….peace of mind. Owlet is an amazing little piece of technology designed for peace of mind. The Smart Sock 2 is redesigned for baby’s comfort that can be worn on either foot and a secure reliable fit to track your baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate. The Smart Sock 2 uses oximetry to track your baby’s vitals and the information is sent to your phone via a base station complete with alarms with lights and sounds to notify you if the numbers fall outside of the preset zones. The new design has been update to reduce false notifications and the range is now up to 100 ft.
When I first heard about Owlet my youngest child at the time was already 1 year, sleeping through the night, and I didn’t feel as though I personally needed it at that point. During my pregnancy with Ames, my third baby, I knew without a doubt I wanted Owlet in my life.
As a mom of 2 already, ages 4 (almost 5) and 3, I have my hands full. I work from home as well so my attention is spread thin between snacks, breaking up toddler fights, cleaning, folding laundry, responding to emails, and maintaining my daily work load. Adding this new baby into the mix had me feeling like I was going to need a clone and exhausted and the baby wast’t even born yet! I wanted a monitor I could rely on.
When my little Ames was born he had transitional breathing issues which put him in the NICU on oxygen, IV’s, a drainage tube, and a vital monitor for 48 hours. This broke my heart but I had been in this situation before with my son, Bowen. Ames was perfectly healthy and back in my arms in no time but knowing he was having breathing problems in the first few hours of entering this world scared me and had me worried to leave the hospital. There was no reason for me to feel this way since he was perfectly healthy and discharged with great health by his pediatrician.
As new moms whether it be our 1st or 6th child we naturally worry about them. We worry about them in womb and out. Some of the little worries we have once we finally have them in our arms are if they are fed and full, do they need a diaper change, are they warm enough? But then there are the bigger worries we have, the more serious ones, the worries that keep us up at night hovering over our little one watching them intently. Instead of getting the sleep that we need so terribly bad, we sleep with one eye open listening to every sound our precious babies make and get up every 5 min to check on them.
If you are a follower of my blog or insta you might know through blog posts that I suffer from panic attacks and anxiety. My anxiety makes the little worries escalate into bigger worries, crazy unimaginable situations, and thoughts of “what ifs”. As much as I would like to say the worries I stress over with my baby are highly unlikely the truth is some of them are very common. Some completely preventable but some sudden and unexpected or accidental.
Here is why I deem Owlet as the ultimate baby must have. We can’t help but worry about our babies but with Owlet I know I can worry less. Knowing my Owlet is there for me keeping track of my sleeping baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate at real time and if anything is off it’s designed to notify me on my phone and base station. I don’t have to sit up stressing about whether or not my baby is going to suddenly spit up in the middle of the night and possibly choke while I am sleeping and I am not able to be there for him. I don’t have to worry about my baby moving around in his crib getting into a situation where his airway is constricted and potential faces suffocation while I am working in my office because Owelt lets me know when my baby is wiggling and will alarm me if his oxygen levels are out of zone. I don’t have to let the anxiety get to me worrying about if my baby will suddenly stop breathing and I have no idea until its too late. These are the big worries we don’t like to talk about but they are real and it happens but with Owlet we can have that peace of mind knowing if, heaven forbid, something were to happen to our sweet babies this little device is there for us to let us know and we can immediately take action!
Having the Owlet on Ames takes away that unnecessary worry I had about leaving the hospital. When I am working in my office or tending to my older kidos I can see him using my video monitor but having Owlet and the app on my phone connected to the real time information from his monitor I can keep a closer eye on him and not have that crazy anxiety flood my mind with worry. Nothing replaces your own eyes and ears as a parent , but Owlet provides an extra set of eyes and peace of mind.
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Big Thank You to Owlet Care for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.