New baby or one on the way? Then you’re in the market for a baby monitor. Smart technology now allows you to watch your baby and see if they’re breathing, too, with the Owlet Baby Care. Here’s how it could have saved me weeks, months, and years of no sleep and given me the reassurance to get some sleep myself.
Thanks to Owlet for this collaboration and giveaway opportunity.
“Don’t let your baby cry.”
Said the doctor to my husband and I as I held my two-month old son. We were finally be who was finally being discharged from the hospital after having being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, having a shunt put into his heart to keep him alive and thankfully, his body being strong enough to manage breathing on his own. We had spent weeks watching monitors in his room show his oxygen levels, things beep, and thousands of cords plugged into our new little bundle of joy (that unfortunately was also causing a lot of tears heartache at the moment.)
“If he cries too much, his heart may get too overwhelmed, he’ll stop breathing,” continued the pediatric cardiologist. “So don’t let him cry or do anything that will cause him too much excitement. And always look at his color to see if he’s too blue.”
Talk about breaking in two new parents.
While we were so thankful to get to take our son home, the directions on how to take care of him were very different than the “let him cry it out” methods that had been shared from our friends, families and the prenatal books I had poured over for months.
The next several months, we wouldn’t sleep. Not even a wink.
Like any baby, if you put him down to sleep on your schedule, he would cry. If he was hungry, he would cry. If he happen to wake up and not realize that I wasn’t holding him any longer, he would cry.
At night, even when he was sleeping I’d lie awake, listening for the monitor all night, making sure I could hear (or see) him breathing and making sure if his little eyes popped open, I was there.
And, of course, in the few times I did manage to close my eyes, every time he began to shrill (or worst case I hadn’t heard him), I’d run up the stairs like a marathon, to console him.
If only I had a way to not just have a monitor to watch and hear him, but if there was something to wake me up just in case something happened. That little bit of comfort would have made a huge difference to two new parents not just learning to cope with a newborn, but two parents who needed to monitor their child’s breathing, not oxygenation and saturation rates at all time.
Eight years later, there is.
Meet, the Smart Baby Monitor, Owlet Baby Care.
The Owlet Baby Monitor is the first smart baby monitor of its kind that uses hospital technology—pulse oximetry—designed to alert you if your baby stops breathing. We’ve miniaturized this technology into a tiny, snuggly baby sock that your little one wears to bed. It’s totally wireless and connects via bluetooth to a base station and Wi-Fi to your smartphone. The product just launched to the public last October after more than two years of development and testing.
Of course, like anything, things can happen, especially when you’re putting it on a newborn baby that likes to discover their feet and use them often. However, when snugly placed on the baby’s left foot, it works well for many months to come as your baby continues to grow. (Just remember when you take off the sock to remove the monitor as well before throwing in the washing machine.)
Everyone knows that car seats are a MUST if a baby is in a car, but did you know that more babies pass away while sleeping at home than do in a car related accidents? According to the CDC in 2014, 3,500 babies passed away in 2014 while sleeping – more than 18x the number of babies who died in car accidents in the same year.
Just like the car seat, Owlet Baby Care believes that home health monitoring could be something comparable to reduce infant deaths.
And imagine how much more sleep we’d all get…all with the help of a sock.
You can purchase an Owlet online for $249 (comparable to many baby monitoring devices on the market.)
• Smart Sock Kit (sizes one through three)
• Sock Electronics
• Base Station and corresponding charging cords
• Exclusive access to the Owlet app (available for iPhone and Android users)
The Owlet Monitor GUARANTEES to give you peace of mind. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase of the Owlet Monitor within 45 days of purchase, then it send it back for a full refund.
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That is a really neat monitor. I wish I would have had this back when my girls were little. It would have been helpful.
What a way to start parenting! That had to be heart wrenching! I am SO glad that your little one is better now! I would have loved this monitor when my kiddo was a baby!
Laura S says
Due in November and anxious about caring for another human being. I worry about everything!
Lisa Favre says
I’ll be making my registry soon so I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out for this! Seems like you have been through a lot as new parents… good vibes go to you!
This monitor must be a godsend for many parents. I couldn’t imagine going through what you went through with your son.
I’ve seen advertisements of this product floating around and absolutely the idea. It sounds like if anyone needed it, it was definitely you. We’ve not used any monitors for either of our kids, but also haven’t had the extreme issues you’ve had. This is the perfect little gadget for helping parents get the sleep they need and deserve, while knowing their little one is safe and sound.
I wish I had the Owlet Baby Monitor when my kids were babies. It is a great way to help parents feel assured that baby is okay..
Tammi Roy says
The Owlet Baby Monitor is going to be a great baby shower gift for a friend of mine. I would have loved this when my kids came home from the hospital. I was constantly checking on them.
Belinda Flowers says
Would love to give this to my daughter as a gift for her newborn son 9/02/2016…I was the mom who would nudge her babies while they were sleeping to make sure they were ok, before baby monitors
That would help a lot of parents Im sure. I could of used it.
Samantha Guenther says
I am most nervous abut the fact that I have three kiddos already and I am afraid with being older and more to do I am going to miss something and this little guy is going to need me. Scares me.
I’m so intrigued by this! What a great concept!
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
SO reading your story and then watching the video has me in tears. My, now 4 year old, has a form of dwarfism that comes with sleep apnea. I was always worried about her and she did set of her alarms more than once due to low oxygen- she would desat to scary levels. This would have been so amazing for her! What a wonderful thing0- I am going to share with the community.
This looks like a great monitor! Peace of mind is so essential for new parents!
As a parent of a newborn more than anything you want peace of mind and to know that you are doing everything to protect your baby and that is definitely what you get with this type of baby monitor! Definitely a must have for parents and should be on every baby registry!
Aimee Smith says
The Owlet is SO COOL! I am totally buying one with our next baby!
So happy to hear that your little one is better now! This monitor is amazing. Wish I had one when my kids were little.
Nighttime was always hard to let my babies sleep. I love the idea of this monitor!
Dawn Lopez says
I would have loved to have the Owlet Monitor! As a new Mom your spend so much time just checking on your baby while they are asleep.
Claudia Krusch says
This monitor must be a great thing for many parents. My son came home with a heart monitor because he was a premie!
I have a newborn at home, this would be awesome!
What a scary experience! I can’t imagine getting that kind of advice from a doctor. I’m glad to hear that there’s now a baby product on the market that can help people in that same situation (although I wish it had been around for you when you needed it). I’ve heard so many good things about Owlet! Here’s to hoping that it helps a lot of parents.
Jenn Gerlach says
I wish I had this when my babies where little. I once woke to my son not breathing. I was able to get him breathing quick thanks to a class I took in high school (and they say you will never use what you learn in high school)
Wow this is incredible! I don’t have kids myself but it’s amazing to see how amazing the technology is now for parents.
Taylor Closet says
I’m expecting, I’m happy and scared at the same time. My biggest worry is safety.
Amanda Z says
I’m expecting and have a one year old at home. This would have been so helpful, considering the bedrooms are on different floors.
Excited to learn more. I am pregnant with my second and have just begun researching different monitors!
I would gift this to my sister to use with her preemie twins
Jessica Beard says
I have an 8 week old baby. This would be wonderful to have and would really help me sleep!
I’m having another granddaughter,would love one of these for her, just can’t afford to get one. They are quite pricey.
Priscilla L says
I have a newborn boy, i dont sleep much because I’m nervous. I would love and adore this prize for peace of mind.
My best friend is having her miracle rainbow baby next month. It was such a high risk pregnancy that she had to have lots of extra doctor appointments to monitor baby. I want to win this for her so she can maybe not worry so much after baby is here.
I have a 14 month at home and I actually have the Angel Care monitor which worked great. However, my sister in law is expecting and she registered for this monitor so it would be a gift for her if I won. I know she would love it!
This would be a gift for my sister because she just had a baby. It looks awesome! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
Austin Baroudi says
This would be a gift for one of my best friends. Him and his wife just had their first child like 12 hours ago and I think this would be great for them. Thanks so much for the chance!
I would gift this to a good friend of mine. She’s due with her first baby in December.
Linda Bradshaw says
My friend just had her 5th baby ( and probably more to come ) and I would love to give this to her. I know she would appreciate it.
Linda Petteys says
My daughter is expecting her third baby next month. I don’t know if she would want to use this or if it will be needed but if not – I would donate it to the local pregnancy center – there may be a family that has a need and wouldn’t be able to afford it. Peace of mind is so important.
allyson tice says
i will gift this to my sister who is expecting her first baby in december!!
Donna Marie says
Your sweet baby is just precious!! Will keep you all in my prayers.
I would love to win for our little peanut. She is a newborn and has had a tough road so far but we are hopeful it will get easier. This would give me a little more peace of mind at night.
Jennifer Long says
My nephew and his wife are expecting they specifically want this unit it is amazing!! I love it! I wish this was around when my twins were born.
nicki joseph says
I am expecting so this would be for us!! Heard wonderful things about this monitor!
carol clark says
is a gift i have a 18 and 10 year old and id be gifting to my nephew who has a wife who is pregnant
Wow! This monitor sounds amazing and so helpful. I would gift it to my friend who’s expecting a little one soon.
Tara O. says
I would love to gift this to my cousin – he will soon be a dad!!
natasha lamoreux says
What an amazing product! I would gift this to my sister in law who is pregnant. Wish I had this when my npw 3 year old was an infant.
I am expecting a baby girl in November.
amy williams says
I would be giving this as a gift to my sister n law who just had her son after trying so hard to have another baby
Christine H says
My little one has reflux, which basically means her stomach acid goes up in her throat spontaneously and after eating. The only thing is she goes blue if she doesn’t have her medicine and her oxygen levels drop. Medicine helps a lot, but this technology can be a life saver for kids with difficulties getting enough oxygen at times.
C. Carey says
I lost my 4 month old niece, Ember Presley Carey, last year to SIDS. My sister-in-law is expecting a boy on December 25, and what better gift could I give to her and my brother Jamie, to give them a piece of mind for this next chapter in their life, than an Owlet Baby Monitor?!?!?
My baby turns 4 weeks today. We’ve had him home 2 weeks after a 2 week NICU stay. This would be amazing to win. Thank you for the chance.
Ashley Wheeler says
I would love to win this for my sister in law. She is having her first baby (due valentines day) and I think this would give her peace of mind with the baby
I would give it to my sister-in-law and her new baby
Jill Rivera says
This will be a gift for my newborn grandson.
Tamra H says
Not expecting just yet, but planning on soon. Most anxious about making sure I have enough time to spend with the baby with both my husband and I working full time.
Mary West says
I have a newborn here, he’s 6 weeks old. My biggest worry is probably SIDS, or just something happening to him at all. I’ve been looking at these monitors and have heard nothing but good things about them! I can’t believe I stumbled upon this giveaway!
susan smoaks says
we are trying to conceive right now. i am very anxious about making sure the baby is okay once he or she gets here.
Grace Weller says
We are expecting our first child a little girl in January! I am due January 25th. Owlet baby care is definitely on my list of must haves for her arrival.
wendy browne says
I can’t imagine being in your situation with your newborn, it must have been heartwrenching. I would gift this to a friend’s daughter who is having her first baby.
My best friend is expecting in March. This would make the perfect gift!
Samantha Plotkin says
Expecting! Most worried about dividing my attention between 2 little ones.
Leigh Anne Borders says
We have a one year at home and are exciting a new bundle of joy in March. We would love to have this to help ease our minds when our newborn is resting/sleeping.
Fiona N says
I would love to win this awesome Owlet for my sister who just had her first baby
Thank You for the chance
Sarah Cool says
I am not pregnant and I dont have any kiddos yet. I would love to win this for my sister she just had a baby and this would be just such a help in easing her mind when she sleeps. She would know that her baby was perfectly fine and safe
Ada Miller says
My sister just had a little boy so I would love to win this for her. She talked about wanting one but didn’t get one so this would be great. Thanks for the chance!
Marilyn Nawara says
This would be a gift for my new granddaughter that will arrive early next year.
Miranda Green says
I have a newborn who has a heart defect so this would be a great gift bc I worry about him when he is sleeping!
Oh this would be a gift for my son and daughter in law!
Tabathia B says
I am gifting to my cousin who just had her first baby which was a girl
LeAnn Harbert says
I’m expecting a granddaughter next month. This will be for my son.
I would like to give this to our daughter. She and her husband are expecting their first child.
This is so, so awesome! I am actually expecting my first little one and couldn’t be happier. This would be such a great help!
Sarah Jestings says
I am due on 10/31 with a son. I am most worried about making sure he is healthy.
Dana Matthews says
I would be gifting this to my little cousin Quida who is having her very first child.
Jamie Williams says
If I was lucky enough to win this is really want to keep it for myself, since my fiancé and I know we want to start trying for a baby after our wedding in December. My 11 year old daughter, this would’ve helped me so much when she was a baby. I was a nervous wreck!
Heidi Daily says
My cousin and his wife are expecting their first baby, and I would love to gift this to them, as I know it would have given me so much peace of mind with my children.
I am expecting!
This would be for my sister who is expecting in April.
S A says
In the planning stages, and have heard so many wonderful things about Owlet!
Karla R. says
I would gift it to my sister in law who is expecting for March 2017!
I would be gifting this to a special expectant friend.
Brigitte Bauman says
I would give this prize to my niece who is expecting in April 2017.
We’re trying to conceive. I’m most nervous about my baby smothering at night, terrifies me!
Esther S says
We’re trying for out third baby. 🙂 I’ve always been very paranoid (and still am) about checking on my kiddos and making sure they’re breathing ok while sleeping. The Owelet would definitely save me some worrying!
Dawn Monroe says
My daughter is due with our 12th grandchild this month. I think this is a great item that could be used for our new grandkids.
aaron reck says
I have a friend expecting a baby for the first time she keeps saying that’s she worried most about when she’ll get to rest.
krystyl olson says
I would so love to gift this to my S-I-L she just had a baby and, having many health issues and this being a miracle baby in the first place, she’s always QUITE anxious.
David Heath says
I can use this for the grandkids
Kelly McGrew says
my sister is mother to a newborn baby boy; i would love to get this for her. especially because he seems to be stuffed up and congested all the time!
stephanie o'day says
I’m expecting – due next month. I’m pretty anxious about everything, as this is my first baby!
I have a new baby at home! I would use this to give me piece of mind, as I’m anxious about everything, as I am a first time mom!
Cassie Eastman says
We have 3 children and are hoping to be expecting baby #4 soon! I’d love this for peace of mind in the early months!!
I’m due in less than 2 months, I think I’m most anxious about is the baby ok, you know checking on her every 20 minutes or less.
KENNETH OHL says
my niece is expecting her first this would be a gift for her
Debbie Lewis says
My son and his wife are expecting a little girl and the pregnancy has been very hard She has been in and out of the hospital and has been very worried This would make bringing her home so much easier after she is born
Kimberly Matlack says
I would gift this to my daughter who is going to have a baby in early Dec. She lives with me so I will have a baby in the house and this would give both of us less to worry about.
Kendall W. says
I will be giving this to my brother and his wife for my niece. We never thought they would have kids, and it’s so funny to see how much he worries now. The baby is due December 1st, so it’s perfect timing! I will probabaly get it back in a year or two when baby #2 comes lol
Angela Saver says
My kids are grown, but my nephew & his wife just had twin girls, so I would love to gift this to them! Thanks for the chance!
jessica souder says
what great technology, and and great giveaway!
allison wever says
We have a 3 month old. This product would give us so much peace of mind!
Donna C. says
My daughter-in-law is expecting her first child. She would be relieved to have this product
Billie Rowell says
I would gift this to my sister, she and her husband are TTC.
Crystal Gregg says
I’m not currently expecting. (Maybe soon??)
I would love to gift this to my best friend, Stace who just had her first baby. She’s experiencing all the crazy anxiety and worry that comes with being a first time mom, and I believe this monitor would help her get some much sleep!
Sarah Brokenshire says
I am pregnant with my first and if I won this prize it would be so useful.
Michelle Parker says
I would give this to my nephew who is going to be first time daddy. This would be a great gift for his first born son. Thank you for the giveaway.
I would gift this to my sister in law, she just had a wonderful baby boy
Chelsey Bennett says
I’d give this to my sister for her next baby. That was the scariest thing when my daughter was tiny. I still find myself watching her breathe in her sleep.
Ashley turicik says
I’m due in December with baby number 4. We are so excited but we know we are going to have our Hands full. We are a little nervous about the sleeping situation
JoAnn F says
I am not expecting but my daughter is with a little girl! She could use this too!
I’ve seriously been entering so many giveaways for this product, would be so amazing for peace of mind. I’m due in three days ?
Kelley Roach says
I wish I had the Owlet Baby Monitor when my kids were babies.
Lissa Crane says
I am not expecting, but I do have three of my own little ones that I would love to use this for! I also have a sister who is expecting and is due in a few months and this would be the perfect gift for her to be able to keep a watchful eye on her new baby! I would definitely gift this to her!
Lauryn R says
Man I wish that they made these when my first daughter was born in 2009! She was so tiny at only 4.5lbs, and as a new mom it was very scary! I have 3 of my own little ones (ages 7, 3, and 2) now, but I would definitely gift this my best friend. She is about to have her first baby and I know she would love one of these too! 🙂
Renee Sapone says
When my daughter was a baby I was always so anxious when she was sleeping alone I had to check to make sure she was breathing every 5 minutes. I’m not pregnant but my sister-in-law is pregnant with her first baby and I think this would be the perfect thing for her to have.
Faye Gates says
I feel your heartache. My daughter had a stroke at 3 weeks. She is now healthy and happy with a family. I will gift this to her.
Would love to give this to my friend as a gift for her newborn son.
I am expecting and something like this would put my worries at ease