Baby sleeping peacefully on their back with an Owlet Smart Sock on their foot

Help Your Baby Sleep Safely

Baby Safety Tips

Baby Safety Tips


Bedtime can bring anxiety to first-time and even repeat parents. While the Owlet Smart Sock can give you peace of mind, it’s important to make sure your baby is sleeping in safe conditions. Here are some tips for safe sleep practices we’ve gathered to help you provide a safer sleep environment for your baby.

Baby with their arms stretched and a Smart Sock on their foot sleeping on their back on a mattress pad in their empty crib.

What does a safe sleep environment look like?

ABCs of Safe Sleep

Bedtime may be a time for rest but that doesn’t mean we stay still! We tend to move around when we sleep and babies are no different.

Fortunately, safe sleep is as easy as A, B, C! When creating a safe sleep environment for your baby, just follow these 3 easy-to-remember tips:

A – placing baby alone
B – on their back
C – in their crib
Baby standing up in a crib reaching for camera cord on nearby dresser. Cancel symbol on the picture indicates this isn’t safe

How to Hide Cords From Baby

The cords on devices like your Owlet Cam are one of those baby hazards that often go overlooked. Did you know that studies show that 60% of baby monitor cords are installed in unsafe places? Here are some ways to properly babyproof your nursery and keep cords out of reach.
Baby on mattress pad sleeps with their arms above their head and Smart Sock on their foot.

Bare Is Best

It’s fun to get cute, colorful and cuddly toys and blankets for your new baby! But do these things belong in your little one’s crib?

According to top child safety experts, that’s NOT what a safe sleep environment looks like and the only cute and cuddly thing in a crib should be your baby.
Mom sleeps in bed & baby sleeps in bassinet next to bed. Smartphone and Owlet Base station are on nightstand and Base Station is glowing blue.

Baby Sleeps Alone

Snuggling with your little one is a relaxing activity for both you and your baby.

However, snuggling shouldn't last past bedtime. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, for safe sleep practices it’s better for your child to share a room with you rather than share a bed. Why? And for how long?