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Can’t Imagine Motherhood Without It

January 19, 2016

This is the an installment of Owlet’s “A Night in the Life” series, featuring real parents sharing their experiences with the Owlet Monitor. Click here to see all blog posts in the series.

My name is Madison and I am a new mother to a precious three-week-old baby girl, Poppy. We have been using the monitor for two weeks now and I can’t imagine going through my first year of motherhood without it.


When it’s your first pregnancy, you receive crazy amounts of advice. I don’t know how many times people advised me to “sleep when the baby sleeps.” Easier said than done! I don’t think I have fully turned off my ears or mommy mind since the day we brought her into the world. Even when you are so sleep deprived and have puffy bags under your eyes, you will climb into bed and NOT sleep because you will worry about your little one. If you are anything like me, you might even quietly peek over the bassinet every ten minutes just to make sure she is okay. How does anyone sleep while the baby sleeps if you are constantly worried? As new parents, don’t we have enough to worry about? That is when the Owlet stepped up to save our sanity.


Our first day to use the Owlet, Poppy was 4 days old and went down for a nap in her crib. My husband ran into town to the grocery store while I unpacked hospital bags. It was my first solo experience with our newborn and it was so comforting I had a second set of eyes and ears to reassure me while I got some stuff done around the house. I’ve been hooked ever since!


Putting on her Owlet sock has become a part of our nightly routine. It can be worn under her footie pajamas (which is a huge plus) and Poppy doesn’t seem to mind it one bit. While I nurse her, it’s so easy to quickly switch the monitoring to the off mode so we don’t get alerts due to my body interfering with the signal. As soon as I tuck her back in again, we flip the monitoring back on through our phones.  


Even though I can’t fathom leaving my baby just yet, I know that when the time comes and I need a babysitter or Poppy’s grandmothers come to watch her, setting up the Owlet on their phones will be so simple. Using clinically-proven technology, the Owlet really gives me peace of mind knowing her heart rate and oxygen levels are being tracked. I can’t recommend this product more to parents.

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