Our 11 month-old son, Cassius (Cash), is healthy, strong, and big for his age. One Saturday night, all was normal in the bedtime routine. I put Cash in his crib and after about two minutes, he fell asleep. He had fussed a little, but no real crying. A few minutes later, the Owlet went off with a red notification. His heart rate was reading 264 bpm. I rushed in and checked on him, and he was sound asleep.
I turned the monitor off and then back on again, hoping it was just a false notification. Nope, it was still 262 bpm. I picked him up and he woke up with a smile and no symptoms at all. I called my neighbor over to stay with my other two children until my husband got home from work, and I took Cash to the emergency room.
When we got there, he was wide awake and waving "hi" to everyone in the waiting room, but his heart rate was still high. I had taken snapshots on my phone of the notifications for reference. They took him back for tests and decided that we needed to be transferred to a bigger hospital nearly two hours away. After more tests and doctor visits, they diagnosed Cash with Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). He's on a medication now and he is doing very well on it.
As a new parent, there are so many things to worry about before you even leave the hospital! So much paperwork, hours of video courses, the stress of trying to figure out feeding, and not to mention exhaustion from physical and emotional stresses!
We use our Owlet Smart Sock every night and during naps. We love the peace of mind it affords us. My husband loves being able to check on him while he is at work too! To say I'm a big fan would be an understatement. The Smart Sock has really helped my son and my family on two particular occasions.
Today, Gage is six months old and sleeping well through the night. He wears his "spiffy" sock every night, many nights with a snug sock over the top to keep it in place. As long as the sock is worn correctly with the sensors in the ideal placement, blue and yellow notifications are avoided. The Owlet Smart Sock is so easy to use and gives our family the gift of peace.
I wanted to share my story with you on how the Owlet helped me help my baby boy and in hopes to raise sepsis awareness.
Late on a Sunday night, we had a red notification. My son’s oxygen level was below 80 and his heart rate was also high. He had been sound asleep with no other symptoms, but thanks to the Owlet app, I woke him up to check on him. My son was very pale and had a minor fever of 99. I decided to call the on-call nurse. If I hadn’t had the oxygen and heart rate measurements from the Owlet, the nurse said she would have told me to keep an eye on him from home. With everything combined though, she recommended I get him to the pediatric ER. By the time we got there 15 minutes later, his fever had spiked to 102. He was already septic.
We were told over and over by the ER doctor, PICU doctor, and nurses that we got him there exactly when we needed to. I’m so grateful the Owlet Smart Sock gave me the information I needed.
Henley is now 3 months old and while many families hit sleep regression around this time we have been experiencing “sleep progression!” Using the Owlet Smart Sock in conjunction with the Connected Care App, we have been able to track his quality and duration of sleep to improve our nightly routine.
One of the biggest adjustments parents make during this stage to their infants sleep routine is transitioning from swaddled sleeping. It's hard to know when to make this adjustment but using the sleep data from the Connected Care App, we were able to track Henley’s sleep patterns and make adjustments accordingly. The Connected Care App helped us to seamlessly transition our little guy into his new sleep habit.
The Owlet Smart Sock has improved our sleep from the very first day. Whether it was from having the security of tracking his heart rate and oxygen levels from day one to tracking his sleep patterns in week twelve. The Smart Sock has been the best addition to our nightly routine.
Bonus: The Connected Care App is super easy to use and free! I highly recommend the Owlet Smart Sock to all parents.
Our little one, Stella, hadn't been feeling well. She had a very stuffy nose with a pretty bad cough. Stella had seen the doctor a few days before and we were told it was a cold that needed to run its course.
We laid our little one to bed and about an hour later, we received a red notification for low oxygen levels. We quickly went to Stella’s crib, which was still in our room at the time, and picked her up and started to rub her back. She began to cough and she was breathing. Today she's doing much better and finally getting over her cold. We are very thankful!
*These stories are from users of the Smart Sock and are based on their actual experiences. As you read them, we want to remind you that the Smart Sock 2 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 anatomy or any physiological process.
This product is only intended to assist you in tracking your baby’s well-being and is not intended to replace you as a caregiver. You are ultimately responsible for your baby.