Despite my sleep deprivation and continued dizziness, I still clearly remember a time from the early days when my firstborn was at home: my mom was in town to help, my husband was home on paternity leave and my baby was sleeping peacefully. Still, I still couldn’t get away from my son long enough to take a much-needed nap during the day. As a new parent, the love I felt for my son was expected, but the anxiety was not. The instant I tried to close my eyes, I felt an urge to get up and check on her well-being.
This. Was. Exhausting. And, honestly, it didn’t do us a favor either. That’s why I had to laugh every time I heard the advice to “sleep when the baby sleeps”. For me, it was not that simple. To get quality rest when my baby slept, I needed to be confident that he was okay. While the video baby monitor I had at the time could provide a view of my dreaming baby, it was still an incomplete picture of what he was really doing. (Not to mention that sleeping with one eye open wasn’t really effective.)
That’s why my whole parenting experience changed for the better when I received the Owlet Smart Sock + Cam Duo in time for the arrival of my second baby. As the first smart baby monitor combo that goes beyond a video feed, the Duo allowed me to track my baby’s heart rate, oxygen level, and sleep patterns, without my having to worry about it. needs to be in the same room or even awake to watch the baby. With the peace of mind that my baby was sleeping soundly, I was finally able to get better quality rest. (AKA, the best gift for any new parent!)
The Owlet Smart Sock + Cam Duo is truly in a league of its own as the best baby monitor, for a number of reasons. Let’s break it down …
You get a complete picture of your baby’s well-being.
As a new parent with a traditional video monitor, I didn’t know what I was missing. So when I got my hands on the Owlet smart sock, my eyes opened to how the monitoring experience could be better: by working together to provide not only a view of how my baby will look, but also readings that showed what else was going on. in their precious little body, I had the full Photo.
The easy-to-use monitoring app simultaneously displays the baby’s video feed along with real-time readings of his or her heart rate and oxygen level, and you can even track the temperature in the baby’s room with the Cam sensor . So much better than risking sneaking into the room to check how they’re doing!
You can help your baby develop healthy sleep habits.
This feature is truly at the next level: The Owlet smart sock allows you to track your baby’s sleep patterns, including total hours of sleep, number of awakenings, sleep quality and more. These are all valuable comments when you want to help move your baby’s sleep patterns in the right direction.
You can sleep with more peace of mind.
For me the biggest benefit of the Owlet Smart Sock + Cam Duo was the effect it had on my anxiety relief. With the certainty that I would receive instant notification whenever I needed it, I could relax more when I had the chance.
Best of all, Owlet extends that promise to all buyers with the 30 Night Peace of Mind Guarantee. This allows you to try the Duo for up to 30 days and then return it if you are not satisfied. (Which, honestly, is highly unlikely!)
The quality of the video monitor is unbeatable.
With my old video monitor, I had to place it * just to * get a view of my baby, and then hope he didn’t wiggle out of the frame overnight. With the Owlet camera’s 130-degree wide-angle view and 4x zoom, it’s easy to keep your baby in your sights. Auto-adjusting HD night vision also gives you a better view of your baby at nighttime than if you tried to go into the dark room to check for yourself.
You receive notifications when baby readings leave preset zones.
With the Duo, you’ll know when your baby needs you. The Owlet Base Station and the free app send instant notifications when your baby leaves “preset zones” in their readings, so you can quickly check them. You can also turn on sound and motion notifications when your baby wakes up.
In addition, the Smart Sock pairs to the base station via Bluetooth, so you will still receive notifications even if the WI-FI is turned off or you don’t have your phone with you.
Data and video stream are secure.
You want a view of your baby and a picture of their well-being, but that doesn’t mean someone else should have access to it. All data is secure and encrypted, which means you have full control over who can stream videos or view health metrics. But don’t worry, with your permission and a few simple steps, you can share access with a partner or caregiver via the Owlet app.
The Duo is HSA and FSA approved.
By bundling the Smart Sock and Cam, you get the best price for both. Still, don’t be intimidated by the price at first glance. With the option to split payments into monthly installments or use HSA / FSA funds to purchase the Duo, the price for peace of mind may be lower than you think.
And, index, the Duo is a perfect addition to baby’s registry. Believe me, if I could go back to when I was signing up for products, that would be the first item on the list.
Take a closer look at the Owlet Smart Sock + Cam Duo– and imagine how much better you and baby can sleep.
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