When using the newborn size 1 sock, the sensor goes on the bottom of the foot. With larger sizes, the sensor goes on top. Leo is wearing Newborn size in the pictures, and the monitor is wrong side up for photography purposes. Elephant in crib is also used for photography purpose. Any kind of lose item in baby's crib is highly advised against!
Tada! Leo's Room Reveal!
This is just the first stage cause there is a lot that I want to add and change! Anyways, that's not what you are here for ;)
Lots and LOTS of you have asked me about my Owlet Monitor! I'm here to spill!
This is the best thing that was ever invented and I am so freaking thankful for this kind of technology. If you've heard about the Owlet Monitor, you know that it monitors your baby's Heart Rate and Oxygen Level. The Owlet monitor uses hospital technology, and it is designed to alert you of changes in Heart or Oxygen readings. For someone who is deathly scared of SID stories, It doesn't get better than the Owlet Monitor.
Little Leo naps in his room by day and sleeps in our room at night. And that little cute monitor sock follows him when his eyes are closed! The monitor is our side-kick and i'll tell you why. Leo struggles with crazy Acid Reflux. It's so heartbreaking to watch. On top of that, Leo is the kind to suffer in silence. We realized this during our stay at the hospital! There we were... laying in bed, watching TV and I decided to get up and check on him in his little hospital bassinet and he was choking on his own puke!!! I felt all of the blood leave my body and immediately started crying! I was so mad and scared that-that happened plus i'm sure Postpartum hormones did not help! Coming home from the hospital to find the Owlet Monitor on our doorstep was truly heaven-sent.
At our place, we sleep with a light fan in our room, and though his starter-crib is literally right next to me, I sometimes don't hear him. *BREIF INTERMISSION* Yes, you do develop mommy senses and mommy ears when your baby arrives! BUT when you've had a horrible C-section, a long and hard recovery at the hospital, several infections once at home, plus very few hours of sleep cause of Newborn baby, those super mommy senses are only human too. And though Hubby is great, husbands still sleep like husbands! There were one too many nights where the monitor woke us up, and i'd look over at Leo (again, crib right next to me) and he'd be choking on his own vomit! I still get chills thinking about it!
You guys, your baby might arrive just perfect! Baby might have the best digestive system, no health problems, etc, and you might have a dream delivery to help with recovery and all the long nights ahead of you... but it's better to be safe with little ones. Always.
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OWLET MONITOR FAQ'S
Does the sock fall off easily? Do they like the sock?
Leo had a hard time adjusting to the sock at first! He wiggles so so much, so the sock would fall off (Luckily, the monitor notifies you when the sock comes off)! So here is a trick for that....
During the day, when baby is awake and/or you are watching baby, put the sock on baby without turning on the base monitor. This way they get used to the sock and you don't have to hear the false alarms. Worked like a charm with Leo!
What kind of false alarms do you get?
The false alarms we have experienced, aren't really false alarms. It hasn't notified me of wrong readings. The false alarms you can get are... The sock came off or your internet dropped. So train your baby to wear the sock and get yourself stable internet!
Do I have to give up footie Pajamas?
Heck no! The monitor still works with footie Pajamas. And while Leo was learning to get used to the sock monitor, we would put actual socks over the foot monitor so that it was harder for him to kick it off.
Should I get a basic baby monitor as well to hear my baby?
We had actually bought a video & sound baby monitor before we got the Owlet. We love having both. Leo is being watched like a hawk by his parents!
Where should I keep the base?
We keep ours on my night table. Even when I'm not in our room and he is sleeping, Owlet connects to your phone and you get the same notifications on your phone.
Would you recommend Owlet Baby Monitor?
Without a doubt, yes. The Owlet Baby Monitor cannot claim to be a life-saving device but in my opinion it comes pretty close to it. Some of my fears are definitely first-time mom fears, but the safety of your child shouldn't taper off with each additional child.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- While the Owlet is designed to alert if your baby stops breathing, that does not mean that the monitor itself is a lifesaving device. The device is designed to alert then the parents decide what to do.
- The Owlet Monitor is NOT a medical device, nor should it be used as a diagnostic tool.
- Owlet cannot and does not claim to help prevent or reduce the risk of SIDS because SIDS is defined as a sudden death that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted.