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You never know who it will affect …

January 9, 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.

Owlet Mandy & Tanner

Mandy Faucette, Mother of two adorable boys

Having a baby come into this world is one of the greatest blessings. It is so rewarding, but it does not come easy. With two little boys, I have had my share of struggles as a new and somewhat “seasoned” mother. Our two boys, Chandler, 2.5 years old, and Tanner, 2.5 months old, have had two different stories when it comes sleeping. Chandler, our first baby boy, was a preemie at 36 weeks, 4lbs 11oz. He came home with us at three days old and was TINY. Preemies come with their own struggles and goals for the first few months of their life and it is exhausting (as it is with any newborn).

From day one, I found myself constantly checking on his breathing and well-being and losing sleep from waking up every couple of hours from my alarm just to check on baby. Each night I struggled with how I should co-sleep (bassinet or bed sharing). I knew that the baby is safest alone, on his back, in his own crib, but was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to help monitor if baby was possibly in any type of distress or danger.

MF- Owlet Base & iPhone

A little later, I discovered the Owlet. It was exactly what I needed and wanted to better monitor my baby when they are sleeping. It uses pulse oximetry to track their heart rate and oxygen levels and is designed to send the information to the base and your smart handheld device. It is designed to notify you on both the base and your smart device if the heart rate or oxygen levels are out of normal range.

With our second baby boy, Tanner, it has been a different story at night. We got the Owlet Smart Sock Monitor when Tanner was 6 weeks old and has been extremely helpful for us, very tired parents. When Tanner sleeps, we put the Owlet Monitor on, and I can easily see his heart rate and breathing are normal with real time data on my phone. I instantly have peace of mind and find it easier to fall and stay asleep because it is monitoring Tanner.

Tanner Sock

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Owlet Monitor notified me because it had measured that his heart rate dropped below normal. I was able to stimulate him and he seemed to be doing well. I am not sure what would have happened if I did not have the Owlet to alert me, but I am so happy and blessed to know I didn’t have to find out.

Owlet Sock M & Tanner Close Up

The Owlet Monitor is completely worth the investment from day one with baby number one. The peace of mind, red notifications (if any), and additional sleep are very much worth every penny for every baby that you will be bringing home. And I feel the hashtag, #ThereWhenItMatters, says it perfectly because you never know when and who it will affect.

Be sure to keep up with Mandy and her family’s adventures on Instagram @mandyfaucette. 

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Dani

We’ve had two red alerts–one for heart rate and one for oxygen. Both times baby girl seemed fine, but I’m so glad I didn’t have to find out if she wouldn’t have been! Thanks Owlet!!!!