Since Owlet Baby Monitor Questions keep coming my way, I thought i'd make this a whole seperate post! Here you go...
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 are actually very helpful. It will notify you if the sock came off or your internet dropped. So just train your baby to wear the sock and get yourself stable internet! You can get false reading alarms but I rather get false alarm than not be notified. Better to be safe than sorry!
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.