I’m excited to introduce you all to the Owlet! I’ll admit when I first heard of the Owlet (an infant heart rate and Oxygen Monitor), my first thought was, “awesome–another baby product no one really needs.”
That is until things got a little more personal.
My friend had one and it alerted her when her baby’s oxygen levels were dangerously low in the middle of the night–And it happened twice. Luckily, she was able to get to the ER in time, and everything turned out okay. But her story could have been very different. And since then I started hearing of more stories like my friend.
I then had the thought, “Really Tina? You spend all this money on various products for baby, and why wasn’t this the very first item on your list?” It may not be as exciting as a swing or a bouncer, but in my opinion–it’s way more beneficial. In fact, I calculated it out, and if you use the Owlet for your baby’s first year of life, it averages out to be about 68 cents a day, which is so worth it.
Which is why I now own one myself and have arranged a special promotion for other moms that want one. I figure if any of you reading this end up in a similar situation as my friend and get life-saving medical care for your baby because of this alerting device, then my time spent writing this has been well worth it!
I wish I had this when my baby came home from the hospital. It’s always so nerve-wracking to have a brand new baby in my care and I always end up waking up repeatedly to make sure they are still breathing. And then the scenario repeats itself again when you move them to their own crib, in their own room. And then again when they sleep through the night for the first time and you rush into the room thinking something must be wrong!
My baby is already 4 months old, but what convinced me to get an Owlet was the last 3 sicknesses he has gotten. When I was worried my baby might have RSV, a nurse told us to watch his breathing closely throughout the night because things like that can progress in a matter of hours. I laid awake all night terrified that he might stop breathing while I was asleep. Most babies get 7-10 colds per year, so the Owlet would also be handy for these moments as well (the infant sock uses the same technology as the heart rate monitors at the hospital).
Here’s how the Owlet works:
Quick Note: The Owlet is NOT to take place of safe sleep practices, and is not a life-saving device. Meaning, you should do everything possible to make sure that your baby is in a safe sleep environment, and that you are up to date with CPR and life-saving procedures, so that when the Owlet alerts you of a possible safety concern, that you know what to do!
Follow the ABC’s of safe baby sleep:
B- on their Back
C- in their Crib
The picture below shows how cute our son’s crib is when he’s not in it, but it is not a safe sleep environment for a baby. Pillows, blankets and stuffed animals should be removed from the crib (we use the magic sleep suit so that our baby sleeps warm without a blanket–sleep sacks are another great option).
Special Owlet Promo – $20 off
Although $250 is totally worth it for a device like this (people pay more for a video monitor that does way less), I’ve arranged a special $20 off for my readers. Simply go to the Owlet website through any link in this blog post and the promo will automatically be applied. You can also click below:
All opinions belong to Mother’s Niche and are my own. I was provided an Owlet for an honest review.