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Sweet Dreams with Owlet Smart Sock 2

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Our friends at Owlet have launched a new product — the Smart Sock 2!  One of the most frequently asked questions I get in my breastfeeding classes is, “How can I get more sleep?!”  Any Mom with a newborn is going to be short on restful sleep – this new tiny human depends on you for everything.  I remember the first few days with my newborn I was so exhausted but couldn’t really sleep even when they were asleep because I was worried about them.  “Is he breathing?”  “Oh no, it’s been too long let me check on him, etc, etc.”    It took so much work to get my baby here, I couldn’t let my guard down now!  In comes Owlet Care.

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The Owlet Smart Sock 2 uses pulse oximetry technology to track your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels while they sleep.  If their levels go higher or lower than the preset zones, you are designed to be notified via the owlet base and the app on your phone.  As a nurse, I know all about pulse oximetry as I’ve used it frequently to monitor my patients.  Owlet is using clinically proven technology to give parents peace of mind that baby is doing great when they are asleep.  

Here’s what’s new about Owlet’s updated product the Smart Sock 2.  

  1. Design – the smart sock 2 is better fitting, goes on either foot, is hypoallergenic, and designed to grow with baby. The updated fabric sock makes it easier and more intuitive to place the sensor in the right spot for the best readings.
  2. Better Range – the upgraded bluetooth capability has greater range at up to 100 feet between the smart sock and the base.
  3. Mobile App – see baby’s oxygen levels in real-time and with push notifications.  The smart sock is also compatible with ‘Connected Care’ (coming this summer!) to allow you to see sleeping trends and historical data of any notifications.  

Since parents choose lots of different sleeping arrangements for them and baby, it’s tough to find a product that is useful for all of them.  The owlet is great for parents who sleep with their infant in the same room or across the hall!  You can learn more about the Owlet Smart Sock 2 here and order one today.  For a limited time, you can get a free pair of infant crib moccasins with your purchase!

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Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

Photography in this post by Jessica Kettle

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5 tips for safe infant sleep with The Owlet

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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.  But don’t you worry, mama we’ve got your covered! Scroll down to read our 5 best tips for safe infant sleep with the Owlet.

Is new parenthood stressing you out? Don't you worry, mama we've got your covered! Scroll down to read our 5 best tips for safe infant sleep with the Owlet. | Lactation LinkOne 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 The Owlet comes in!  

Is new parenthood stressing you out? Don't you worry, mama we've got your covered! Scroll down to read our 5 best tips for safe infant sleep with the Owlet. | Lactation LinkOwlet is a heart and oxygen reader that gently attaches to baby’s foot with a soft sock.  It comes with several sock sizes so it can grow with baby!

Is new parenthood stressing you out? Don't you worry, mama we've got your covered! Scroll down to read our 5 best tips for safe infant sleep with the Owlet. | Lactation Link

Is new parenthood stressing you out? Don't you worry, mama we've got your covered! Scroll down to read our 5 best tips for safe infant sleep with the Owlet. | Lactation LinkOwlet 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.  

Is new parenthood stressing you out? Don't you worry, mama we've got your covered! Scroll down to read our 5 best tips for safe infant sleep with the Owlet. | Lactation LinkThe sock is comfortable for baby and easy for anyone to put on!

 In addition to using The Owlet, 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.

Is new parenthood stressing you out? Don't you worry, mama we've got your covered! Scroll down to read our 5 best tips for safe infant sleep with the Owlet. | Lactation Link

With some great guidelines and with the help of The Owlet, 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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Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

All photos by Janae Kristen.

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