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Update from CEO Kurt: Summer is here!

March 11, 2016


Dear Owlet Family,

On February 26 at 7:04 a.m., my daughter, Summer Shea Workman, came into this world. She weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz and is a happy, healthy, beautiful little girl. My wife and I couldn’t be happier and we are so excited to start a new journey with our family of four! She has the sweetest temperament and even though Summer and her older brother Ashton look like identical twins in their baby pictures, it’s already obvious that she is her own person.

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Two years ago, when our son Ashton was born, Owlet wasn’t ready for testing. When he was 2.5-months-old I brought home the first prototype. At 6-months-old we started doing in-home alpha tests on the full system, and Ashton was one of the testers. After a few months of some adjustments with the Owlet, when Ashton was a year old, the Owlet was good enough to be used throughout the night, and my wife and I finally experienced, firsthand, the peace of mind it brings to parents.

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Fast forward to the day Summer was born, just two weeks ago. This was my first real out of box experience as a dad using the product with my own, brand new baby. We put the Owlet on Summer, and within 15 seconds I had real-time heart rate and oxygen vitals streaming to my phone. Every second for the next 15 hours Summer was monitored, and I was able to rest assured. The product has been worn every night, during every feeding, and during every nap, and it has worked amazingly. My wife, for the first time, turned to me and said, “This is incredible.”

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Owlet has already alerted for nine families whose babies were in distress. As my wife was up late last night, exhausted, and nursing our little girl, I was reminded of an email we received from a mom, sharing her story; while nursing her new baby, she accidentally dozed off and blocked her little one’s airways. Thankfully, her little one was wearing his Owlet, alerting her that he was not breathing. THIS IS CHANGING LIVES.

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Thank you for all of your support to my family and me. Thank you for your belief and support in Owlet. We would not be here without our Owlet family.

Thank you!

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Kurt Workman

Kurt is CEO and co-founder of Owlet Baby Care. Traveling is one of my passions, my wife and I try to find any excuse to go on an adventure. Our latest adventure is our 10-month-old little girl. I'm the proud father of two children.

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2 thoughts on “Update from CEO Kurt: Summer is here!



My Daughter was born at 35 weeks and in the nicu for 9 days. My parents order me the owlet and it has changed my life! I now have 6 friends who have order it. Thank you so much for making this.



Congratulations on your beautiful daughter and family! 2.5 years ago I became a first time mom and suddenly realized the responsibility and amazing love that comes with that. I was the most incredibly paranoid mother there is and would check my baby every few minutes. I drove myself crazy and became obsessive over something bad happening to him. My husband mentioned the Owlet, and we were both so bummed that it was not available. Fast forward to last October, I had our second child 9 weeks early and I can’t tell you how happy I was to know the Owlet was available! We purchased it immediately and it is amazing! I sleep much better and we couldn’t be happier with it. Thank you so much for such a great product!