5 tips for safe infant sleep with Owlet Baby Monitors

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Parents of a new baby have so much on their plate.  Learning to take care of a little one totally dependent on you is life-changing!  After meeting with hundreds of Moms in consultations and our classes, we’ve found there always seems to be an adjustment period with a newborn, whether it’s your first or fifth baby.  From feeding to diapering to sleep arrangements, there’s a lot to consider.  

One of the top concerns from new parents is getting more sleep! This can be difficult with frequent feedings during the night with a newborn. This is where owlet...

One of the top concerns from new parents is getting more sleep!  This can be difficult with frequent feedings during the night with a newborn.  It’s important that when baby is asleep, parents can feel good that baby is safe and they can get some rest too.  That’s where Owlet baby monitor comes in!  

owlet sockOwlet is a heart and oxygen monitor that gently attaches to baby’s foot with a soft sock.  The monitor comes with several sock sizes so it can grow with baby!

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owlet-smart-phoneOwlet has a base station and also smart phone applications that is designed to alert you if there are any issues with baby’s oxygen levels.  

owlet baby monitorThe sock is comfortable for baby and easy for anyone to put on!

 In addition to using Owlet baby monitor, here are five tips to incorporate for safe infant sleep practices.  

  1. Safe sleep surface. Baby should be placed on firm surface.  Avoid placing baby nearby any potential crevices.   
  2. Breastfeed. Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).  While this terrible event can happen to anyone, breastfeeding lowers the risk for your baby.  
  3. Back to sleep. Baby is safest sleeping on their back.
  4. Unswaddled and lightly dressed.  Keeping baby unswaddled and removing extra blankets, pillows and toys is important.  Dress baby for warmth.  
  5. Avoid smoke exposure. Avoiding smoke exposure while pregnant and keeping baby away from smoke has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Read the entire guidelines with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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With some great guidelines and with the help of an Owlet baby monitor, parents can go to sleep with peace of mind!  Let me know in the comments which tips helped you and if you have any more questions.  Much more on safe infant sleep in our video breastfeeding classes – available to click and watch at your convenience.  {Robe in this post is by Plum Pretty Sugar}

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Thanks for coming by,

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Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

All photos by Janae Kristen.

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