How many times did/do you check on your baby in the middle of the night?
by Mary Fischer
Let me ask you a question -- how many times do you check on your baby in the middle of the night? Come on, fess up. If he sleeps for a longer stretch of time than usual, you run down the hall to his room at least once or twice to make sure he's still breathing, don't you?
Well, wait until you hear about a new "smart" baby sock made by Owlet Baby Care, which monitors your infant's sleep position, heart rate, skin temperature, sleep quality, and blood oxygenation levels -- and lets you know if something isn't right.
The concept behind the sock is pretty simple. You put it on your child's foot, and little sensors monitor your baby's vitals and send data back to your smartphone so you can keep track of how he is doing from night to night. And did I mention that there's even an alarm that will go off if your baby rolls onto his stomach?
Yep. This thing is beyond cool. Check it out.
Where the heck was something like this when my son was an infant? And yes, I realize it's not technically on the market yet, but it's close -- and if I had a baby right now I'd most definitely want one.
It would come in handy at any hour of the day, but all I can think about are all of those sleepless nights where I could've possibly gotten a few extra z's if I'd had some peace of mind that my baby was ok -- breathing properly, sleeping soundly, and everything in between.
Think about it for a second -- wouldn't you sleep better if you knew your baby was sleeping better -- and that an alarm would sound if he were to roll out of position? (Seems like a no-brainer to me.)
This sock is genius. And when it does show up in stores, I can't imagine any parent out there who wouldn't want one.
Would you buy the Owlet sock?