Whenever anyone asks for my top baby item recommendations, mine are always sleep related. As a new mama I learned just HOW important sleep is, and how sleep deprivation can have serious effects on your entire well-being (aka – I become a crazy person). For me, often it wasn’t even necessarily the baby crying that kept me up (although that was definitely the case in the beginning), but I was constantly waking up to check on her to make sure she was okay. Enter: the Owlet Sleep Sock! The lovely folks over at Owlet sent this over to our family to try it out, and we could not be more obsessed with it! Read on for my full review.
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This device has truly helped our entire house relax and sleep better. You put this cute little sock on your baby’s foot while they are sleeping, and it notifies you if their heart rate or oxygen fall outside the preset zones. It comes with a base station that lights up so you can get reassurance at a glance in those middle of the night moments, and there’s also a companion app where you can easily see your baby’s live readings.
Now, I don’t let this replace actually going in and checking on my little one with my own two eyes, but it helps calm my nerves so I don’t feel like I have to get up and check on her every ten minutes. She sleeps in our room upstairs, and it’s been really reassuring to have the Owlet when she goes down earlier in the evenings and I’m still downstairs with her older brother until his bedtime.
We are four months in with our little girl and I can’t tell you the amount of times my husband has said to me, “I’m so glad we have the Owlet. That thing is so awesome.” There are enough things to worry about as new parents – we are so thankful that this little device has helped lessen a little bit of those worries.
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