The Owlet Baby Monitor

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

One of the fears I had when we found out we were adventuring down the route of parenthood was about caring this little life when he made his appearance on the other side. I hadn’t grown up doing much babysitting and I hadn’t spent much time around babies. I was never really interested in the whole baby thing in general, but when you find out you are having a baby and you now are about to be responsible for this small helpless little one, so many things run through your head. I wondered how do I know he is okay? What if I don’t hear him at night? What if he spits up and chokes? What if.. What if…What if.

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

This crazy mom obsession lead me down a path of googling that landed me right at the most amazing thing you can imagine for new parents: The Owlet. This little device is something of a god-send for new parents and parents who worry a lot (which is 100% okay and understandable…I raise my hand as a new mom and say I am one of them). This little device goes around your little one’s foot just like a sock. Within the sock is a small device that can track heart beat and oxygen levels to help put you at ease about your little one’s health especially in those early weeks when you are learning all of their sounds. You can see all of it through an app on your phone that will alert you if there is anything to worry about. When I found The Owlet I was so amazed that something so brilliant existed.

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

So when we brought Hayes home, we began using it at night with him when he was in those early weeks. It would help take the mama worry away. Even though he was right next to me in his bassinet, I could check his vitals and know that everything was just fine if he made funny noises I didn’t know how to read. Over time, we became more comfortable with his noises and the natural instincts set in. We began to wonder if we would use it less because he was healthy and we were far less scared than we were in the first month. What we found though was that we ended up using it for knowing how deep his sleep was. If I put him down and heard him make a sound while I was in the other room, I could check the app and it could tell me based on his heart rate how deeply asleep he was. Who knew?! Thus, I knew whether I should head into check in on him or if he was just making little noises while he was sleeping.

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

I am sure you are wondering how does this thing work? It is so simple and nothing new. It is very similar technology to the clip that goes on your finger in the hospital. Yup, it is that simple. Using that technology it wirelessly sends a signal to both a base station and your phone if any red flags pop up, but you can always watch vitals on your phone anytime you are curious.

At East with The Owlet Baby Monitor | The Fresh Exchange

It is one of those little pieces to new parenthood that has allowed us to relax more and feel more at ease in this new role. There can be so much anxiety when you leave the hospital and you have to go for it all on your own. This little device made all the difference in the last few months as we have progressed through new parenthood and learning who Hayes is. If you are anything like us and were worried about these things, we highly suggest snagging one of these because it is worth the peace of mind and the extra sleep. To me, there was no use worrying if there was nothing to worry about and the Owlet let me know when and if I needed to worry.

This post was sponsored by Owlet and all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

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  1. We are in lOVE with our owLet, indont know how i would sleep without it. I love using it to see how deep of a slEep he is in!

  2. The concept makes sense, I just worry about attaching a device that has wireless capabilities to a newborn. all the radiation we are all exposed to to begin with is something i think will be uncovered as dangerous in twenty years. as much as i love technology and the internet and everything that comes along with it, all these apps that track pregnancy and/or children (from heart rate to location on the playground) just make me feel a little strange inside, we are truly the first generation of parents that are witnessing children growing up attached to technology. yikes! x

    1. I absolutely understand Ashley and you may be right. I think as a parent these days you have to figure out what is right for you and your family and what isn’t. For us, this little thing that he only wears at night is very helpful for us to be great parents. The system is the same technology that has been around for years in hospitals. The only difference is the wireless but all of our homes have wireless internet waves floating around. But you are right we are the first generation and there are concerns, but this was one of those we felt was pretty amazing and worth it to take a risk on. Thanks so much for your comment 🙂