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How many times did/do you check on your baby in the middle of the night?

Posted by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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'Smart' Sock Warns Parents If Baby Has Trouble Breathing in Middle of the Night (VIDEO)

by Mary Fischer 

owlet baby sock

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?

by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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mama2b100808
by Mandy on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM

almost every time I heard a sound

Msivrath
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Never actually, baby slept with us always (all kids) and I only took note of anything feeding times, other than that they slept nicely.

 

CheesyKitty
by Silver Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM
I don't see the necessity of such a gadget. but the crib is in sight of my bed (across the hall) so maybe in a larger home?
supermomwife09
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Just about everytime I heard a sound or if I wake up in the middle of the night and cant go back to sleep for no reason I check on him

PeaceMuch
by Kali on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM
When I heard a noise which wasn't often. No I wouldn't buy that sock.
lil_ferfer
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM
No, I didnt obsess myself with over worrying about the babies
MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Aug. 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Interesting. Mine are older now but I still check at least once.

Hanab818
by Hana on Aug. 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM
No.my kids hate socks. They would takethem off.
chicklopez
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM
Never? I almost always coslept with my kids, and if they werent in bed with me they were in their crib/PnP next to our bed. Maybe Im a bad mom but I never checked. There were a few times Id catch my SO tapping their feet to make sure they were alive, sometimes you couldnt see their chests rising and falling, he would get so worried.
SunshineMom3506
by New Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Hardly ever. Our babies sleep in the same room as us so I dont have to get up and go check on them. I doubt I would buy it.

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