Our Nightly Routine

Our Nightly Routine

Before I tell you our story, I'll start off with the caveat that I work at Owlet Baby Care. I’m a co-founder who has spent the last five years focused on making the Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor the best product possible.

Initially, my wife and I didn’t think we'd be able to use the Owlet Smart Sock, as our two kids were both older by the time the product was developed, and we weren’t planning to have any more kids. But when our third baby came along, we were so happy to finally use the product in our own home.

Our third child, a son, is now almost a year old. We’ve used the Owlet Smart Sock on him since he was born, and our nightly routine includes us putting him to sleep in his crib with the Smart Sock on his foot.

Recently, we’ve noticed after putting him down in his crib, he will try to roll onto his stomach while asleep. I don't particularly like this, but he always seems to move his head to one side and stays where we had put him down.

One morning at around 7:30 a.m., my wife and I were woken up by a red notification. Immediately, I ran to check on our son and I found him on his stomach, face down, where he had pushed himself into the corner edge of his crib. I picked him up and he stirred a little, but remained asleep the entire time. I was glad nothing seemed to be wrong with him and I thought maybe this was a false red notification. We had experienced only one false red notification before when we were first adjusting to the product and our son was only a few days old.

I looked at my son’s data on the Connected Care app and it showed there was a very clear decline in the oxygen before the red notification sounded, ending up around 77%. I have no idea what would have happened with my son if I hadn’t picked him up. He may have stirred and eventually turned his head to the side, or rolled back over onto his back. Regardless, my wife and I are truly grateful for this amazing product. It really does bring us so much peace to know that there is an extra set of eyes on our son.

These stories are from users of the Smart Sock and are based on their actual experiences. As you read these stories, we want to remind you that the Smart Sock is not a medical device. It is not intended for use as a medical device or to replace a medical device. It does not and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, alleviate or prevent any disease or health condition or investigate, replace or modify any physiological process. The Smart Sock is only intended to assist you in tracking your baby’s well-being not to replace you as a caregiver. You are responsible for the health and well-being of your baby and following safe sleep, health, and care guidelines.

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