There is so much that we cannot control the minute that we find out that we are pregnant. We do the best that we can to make our baby's world safe, happy, and whole, but when it comes right down to it, there are some things that are out of our hands. And if you're anything like me, then that is terrifying!
I can only imagine what expecting mamas or newborn mamas are doing now during a time that is so scary and there are countless unknowns.
One thing I think we can all agree on is that we want to make sure we're keeping an eye on our kids to make sure they're safe whenever we can, and one of the ways we're able to do that is with baby monitors. And while the standard sound/video work fine and give you an overall picture of your kids well-being, there is more you can do to keep your littles safe when they are at an increased risk of SIDS.
SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is also called crib death because it is an accidental death that normally occurs while babies are sleeping. Babes are technically at risk anytime up to 1 year, but cases are most common from 1-4 months. During that time, parents are taking advantage of every minute of sleep that they can, so it's no wonder that they might not feel like a standard sound/video monitor is really going to help them keep a close eye on whether their little is sleeping/breathing/awake.
I can't tell you the number of times that I had to go into my babes' room when she was tiny to put my hand on her little back or tummy or a finger under her nose to make sure she was breathing, because I just couldn't sleep without making sure!
Apparently I wasn't the only mama out there who wanted to make sure my littles were sleeping safely throughout the night. Owlet completely changed the game when it comes to monitoring your babes while they're in their crib with their innovative Smart Sock that tracks your child's heart and oxygen rates to make sure they are breathing normally.
The Owlet V2 Smart Sock Baby Vitals Monitor comes with 3 socks (sized to fit babes for up to 18 months), a smart sock sensor to track your baby's vitals, and a base station that will alert you when baby's vitals are low. You'll also get charging cords and all the info you need to hook up your Owlet Monitor to your phone through bluetooth for even more convenience (and safety)!
The V2 Smart Sock Monitor from Owlet is a vitals monitor that uses the same technology that they use in the hospital that will alert you if your child's vitals (heart rate or oxygen levels) drop below normal levels. It's a little sock that you wrap around your babe's foot and kiss them good night! You can connect your V2 Sock to your phone to track babe's sleep, or you can use the base to let it alert you to any problems.
Your Owlet base (or your phone) will flash and the alarm will sound to wake you up if your babe needs you. Talk about life-changing technology, mamas! There is nothing that will give a new mama more peace of mind than having an alarm that will go off when your baby is in trouble. To read about one of our Cubby Mom's experience with the Owlet V2 Sock and how it saved her little girl, read her blog post here!
Whether you have a babe that is prone to getting sick and you want to monitor him without waking him up or going into his room, or you want to have peace of mind while letting everyone get safe and sound sleep, the Owlet V2 Smart Sock Baby Vitals Monitor will absolutely give you the sigh of relief when it comes to your babe's safety.