Watching Over Baby with Owlet

By Lanie Towsley

Baby Chick® Contributor

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Lanie Towsley is a wife, mother to her two boys, and has a huge passion for maternal health, nutrition, and fitness.

Its 2 a.m. and Im settling back into bed for the umpteenth time since my head hit the pillow at 10 p.m. Sound familiar? Then perhaps you’re spending your nights in similar fashion; making sure your itty bitty baby is still breathing. (Or, in my case, your baby AND your toddler!)

I remember going out of my mind with anxiety when Fischer was born. I couldnt even make it through a meal without checking on him multiple times. And it certainly didnt matter that he co-slept with us for 3.5 months so I could hear him breathing; I still found myself reaching out to touch his face and chest. When we moved him to the nursery, my anxiety only increased, and Id check the monitor constantly before being convinced it wasnt actually working — which resulted in me traipsing across the house to peer at him in the cribsleeping soundly. It wasnt long before the husband started questioning my sanity. :-/

Like any other parent, I was really dreading that stress with the new baby, and after doing some research I was disheartened to find that there still wasnt anything on the market to calm my fears.

And then came Owlet. I am so excited to be able to share our experiences thus far with y’all. This little device has already helped reduce my anxiety, and has allowed me to put Bear in his bassinet and walk away to eat dinner, shower, enjoy some coupletime…you know, be somewhat normal.

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The Owlet is a smart sockthat tracks a babys heart rate and oxygen levels in order to alert caregivers should either become abnormal. It is also the first technology of its kind that is available to consumers! There are so many thing I already love about the Owlet after only using it for a short while, besides simply calming my nerves. Though I could go on and on, Ill share just a few highlights.

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Attention to Detail

From the modern and sleek design to the specific, graphic-loaded care manual, this company has thought of everything! The device is small and compact so it doesn’t take up much room at all on my nightstand AND it will be easy to throw in our bag when we’re on the road. (It also blends in really well with all the Apple devices in our house. Haha!) And it doesn’t hurt that the packaging and sock are pretty cute, too!

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Intuitive and User-Friendly App

The iOS compatible device makes it easy to track Bear’s every movement, with the super easy-to-use app and alerts that show up on my computer, phone, and watch! Furthermore, both husband and I can receive alerts, so if one of us is away from our devices the other can take action as needed. They’ve also created a very thorough trouble-shooting section should the need arise. Though they haven’t released an Android app just yet, I believe it is in the works.

*You can still use the Owlet even if you don’t have an iOS device.

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Portability

Unlike some monitors that occupy the same sector, Owlet can go anywhere baby goes and links up with a wifi network. This means mom and dad can sleep easy while baby enjoys a slumber party at grandma’s house!

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Tried and True Technology

Remember how I said the Owlet is the first of its kind in the baby-monitor sector? Well, it’s because this monitor uses pulse oximetry; the same oxygen and heart rate tracking technology that hospitals use on their patients. Probably doesn’t get much safer than that!

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Grows with Baby

You’ll find three sock sizes packaged with the monitor and care manual, so that as baby grows he can stay monitored. Should he outgrow the size three sock before you’re ready to be finished with the monitor, you can order a size four sock from the company. (Now, what about a toddler size 8?! haha!)

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I honestly can’t give enough positive feedback about the Owlet to truly capture our experience thus far. Whether I’m one room over or out on a date with the husband, I know Bear will be safe and that I can check on him any time I want. While we haven’t left him with a babysitter just yet, I feel that it’ll be easier to do so this time around because of the Owlet. There is just nothing else on the market that can provide that peace of mind we all need. So, if you’ve been searching for the answer to “how will I ever sleep soundly again?”, you should definitely check out the Owlet…I guarantee they’ve created the answer!

Thanks for partnering with us Owlet, and calming this mama’s mind and heart! 

 

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10 thoughts on “Watching Over Baby with Owlet

  1. Would you recommend this in place of a regular baby monitor? Or just an additional tool?

    1. I would feel perfectly safe with using JUST the Owlet as our monitor because with a video monitor sometimes you can’t tell what’s going on. (either they aren’t breathing loud enough or they aren’t moving around when you check the monitor) So, for those reasons, yes, I think it could take the place of a regular monitor. That being said, I do love being able to sneak a peek of little babe every now and again!

  2. Love my Owlet so incredibly much, I will never use another monitor!

    1. it’s great, right? It really makes me feel a lot better than just a regular monitor!

  3. […] Owlet has been put to the “mama test” time and time again, and we’re glad that Lanie from Baby Chick agrees with all the other moms out there that Owlet gives parents much-needed peace of mind! Read more about her experience with Owlet here. […]

  4. Baby’s brains absorb 10 times more radiation than adult brains. It’s very dangerous to put a WiFi devise on any child, especially a baby. Do your research and just relax! The baby will be ok if you’very done all the normal checks and get them checked by a trused doctor if you’re worried. But don’t get pressures into getting shots!

    1. Actually no, that’s not true. A week ago today, my 2 month old great niece died in her sleep! She was just checked out by her pediatrician, and was said to be 100% healthy.

  5. After reading Concernedmom’s comment from September 6, 2016 about radiation, is this a problem with the Owlet? Where can I buy one if I decide to?

    1. Hi Cathy, thanks for reaching out! Recently, Owlet re-posted my article to their Facebook page and there was a very similar concern addressed there. Here is their answer “Owlet Smart Sock actually uses bluetooth to communicate to the Base Station, not WiFi. Additionally, the BLE waves from the Smart Sock are 10X lower than that of a cell phone.”

      I asked my own questions before partnering with Owlet and was comfortable with the information they provided for me. I’ve loved having it as a secondary tool after my “mom instincts”.

      If you choose to purchase, you can do so directly from Owlet at http://www.owletcare.com

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

  6. Hubby has an iPhone and I have an android. My laptop is windows so the only one to be able to use it would be him. He’s at work during the day and doesn’t have time to constantly keep checking his phone. It would be nice if they would hurry and make an android app.

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