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A Night in the Life with Owlet + Morgan

April 22, 2017

This post is part of Owlet’s A Night in the Life series, where real parents share their Owlet experience. Click here to view more posts in this popular series. 

My name is Morgan Gifford and I write over at The Messy Bun Mama. My husband and I are from fabulous Las Vegas, NV where we raise our two kids: Easton who is three, and Lincoln who was born in February. I love being a mom and sharing all of my favorite baby products, so today I want to talk about one of the things that completely saves my sanity as a parent- my Owlet Monitor.

When Easton was born, I spent pretty much every night feeling anxious. During the day I was always with him so I always knew what he was doing and that he was okay. But every night I would put him in bed and worry. What if something happened while I was sleeping? I wouldn’t know and there would be nothing I could do about it. I know that’s a little irrational (and maybe a tad silly) but when you’re running on no sleep and taking care of a newborn, you’re not quite in the right state of mind.

Immediately after Lincoln was born, that same track of worry set in. I remember crying to Jake a few days after leaving the hospital, “I’m just always worried he’s going to die.” Yeah. I was a little anxious. I would wake up in a panic throughout the night and check Lincoln’s breathing, and even wake him up if it seemed like something was wrong. By morning I would be completely exhausted because I was barely getting any sleep at night, and the rest of the day was spent running on fumes.

Not long after that I decided to look into the Owlet. I needed to feel like my little one would be okay, and I needed to sleep.

The day I got my Owlet in the mail was the first time I slept through the night peacefully in a month. From then on, I’ve been a loyal Owlet user. Using Owlet’s new smart sock, I can check Lincoln’s heart rate and oxygen levels whenever I feel anxious on my phone, from the comfort of my bed. And I have peace of mind in knowing that if something does happen while I’m sleeping, the alarm will sound and I will be able to wake up and check on him.

Being a parent is stressful, there’s no doubt about it. That’s why the Owlet has been a complete game changer for me and our family. I’m a lot less stressed and better rested since we’ve been using this. It’s one of the best products on the market all-around and I’d recommend it to anyone; first baby or last.


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The Smart Sock is the first baby monitor to track your baby’s oxygen level and heart rate—good indicators of Baby's overall well-being—while they sleep. If your baby’s readings leave preset zones, you'll receive a notification that lets you know your baby really needs you. Now you can feel more confidence, more freedom, and more peace of mind knowing that Owlet is here to help.

Our all-new Smart Sock is the third of its kind and it's smarter than ever.

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