Before I tell you our story, I'll start off with the caveat that I work at Owlet Baby Care. I’m a co-founder who has spent the last five years focused on making the Owlet Baby Monitor the best product possible.
Initially, my wife and I didn’t think we'd be able to use the Owlet Smart Sock, as our two kids were both older by the time the product was developed, and we weren’t planning to have anymore kids. But when our third baby came along, we were so happy to finally use the product in our own home.
Our third child, a son, is now almost a year old. We’ve used the Owlet monitor on him since he was born, and our nightly routine includes us putting him to sleep in his crib with the monitor on his foot.
Recently, we’ve noticed after putting him down in his crib, he will try to roll onto his stomach while asleep. I don't particularly like this, but he always seems to move his head to one side and stays where we had put him down.
One morning at around 7:30 a.m., my wife and I were woken up by a red notification. Immediately, I ran to check on our son and I found him on his stomach, face down, where he had pushed himself into the corner edge of his crib. I picked him up and he stirred a little, but remained asleep the entire time. I was glad nothing seemed to be wrong with him and I thought maybe this was a false red notification. We had experienced only one false red notification before when we were first adjusting to the product and our son was only a few days old.
I looked at my son’s data on the Connected Care app and it showed there was a very clear decline in the oxygen before the red notification sounded, ending up around 77%. I have no idea what would have happened with my son if I hadn’t picked him up. He may have stirred and eventually turned his head to the side, or rolled back over onto his back. Regardless, my wife and I are truly grateful for this amazing product. It really does bring us so much peace to know that there is an extra set of eyes on our son.