I Tried the Owlet Smart Sock—Here’s How It Transformed Our Newborn Sleep Experience

This post was in partnership with Owlet but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.

I did a lot of late-night Googling when I first became a mom. I was essentially worried about everything, and it showed in my search history: What temperature should baby’s room be? Can you swaddle a baby too tightly? Is it safe for a baby to sleep with a pacifier? These were just the tip of the iceberg of questions I had about my new baby. But while Google had plenty of answers for me, they never really erased my worries.

I quickly realized that most of my questions and anxiety surrounded sleep. I worried when my baby wasn’t sleeping enough but also when she seemed to be sleeping too much (which is when I often placed my hand on her chest to double check she was breathing). My worries about sleep never really went away, so when I found out I was pregnant again, I wanted to do whatever was possible to ease some of my anxiety regarding sleep.

Enter the Owlet Smart Sock.

The product tracks your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and will notify you if the numbers fall out of the preset zones. It also tracks sleep trends and gives you an in-depth look at your baby’s well-being.

As a worried and stressed mom the first time around, I was excited to give the Owlet Smart Sock a try in hopes of a more restful night (for both me and baby number two).

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Smart Sock

Get a FREE accessory sock set of your choice from Owlet's Sock Shop, including their NEW Summer Sock Collection patterns, when you purchase the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock!

Simply add the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock* to your cart along with the accessory sock of your choice and use code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to get your FREE fabric sock.

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Monitor Duo: Smart Sock + Cam

Get a FREE accessory sock set of your choice from Owlet's Sock Shop, including their NEW Summer Sock Collection patterns, when you purchase the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock!

Simply add the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock* to your cart along with the accessory sock of your choice and use code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to get your FREE fabric sock.

 

How to Use the Owlet Smart Sock

The Smart Sock is easy to set up with your home’s Wi-Fi. The sock is then put on your baby’s foot and will notify you via the included base and/or your phone if the readings fall outside of the preset zones. While the sock is on, you can view live readings of your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels right from your phone. Check out a snapshot of these readings below.

 

baby wearing the owlet sleep sock

owlet sleep sock app

 

If the sock comes loose (which did happen at first because I was still getting used to putting it on correctly), your phone will play a soft lullaby and notify you of a sock placement issue. It didn’t take much to master putting the sock on, and my baby hasn’t seemed to notice it much.

In addition to the sock, you can also opt for the Owlet Monitor Duo, which includes the Sock + Cam. The Cam shows a very clear view of baby’s room as well as the room’s temperature.

 

My Review of the Owlet Smart Sock

I cannot begin to explain the relief I felt when using the Smart Sock. Gone were the days of resting my hand on my baby’s chest to check for breathing or zooming way in on my baby monitor to see the rise and fall of baby’s chest. With the Smart Sock, I could be in another room while my baby slept and know he was OK.

 

I cannot begin to explain the relief I felt when using the Smart Sock.

 

I loved reviewing the sleep trends, too. The app tracks total sleep, how long it took for baby to fall asleep, number of wakings, the longest sleep segment, and gives a sleep quality rating. When struggling with newborn sleep (which basically every parent does), it’s helpful to see what’s working and what isn’t, and these trend reports are great to reference. While there’s no product that can completely solve newborn sleep, the Owlet Smart Sock has really helped me get a better night’s rest.

 

mom holding her infant son

baby wearing the owlet sleep sock

 

While I love having the Owlet Monitor Duo at home, I’ve also found it very helpful while traveling, and it has removed my travel-related sleep anxiety. Earlier this month, I was on a two-week trip with my family. We stayed at four different houses during the two weeks, and at each house, I was so happy to have the sock and monitor. I used to have increased anxiety when traveling with a newborn, as I didn’t know the conditions of each room we’d be in (Was it too hot? Too cold? Would I be able to hear my baby if they cried?). But with the sock and monitor, I could be sure that my baby was fine, that the temperature was at a good level, and that I would be notified if anything were to happen.

 

While I love having the Owlet Smart Sock and Monitor Duo at home, I’ve also found it very helpful while traveling, and it has removed my travel-related sleep anxiety.

 

It does require a few steps to set up each time you move locations (since you have to set it up through Wi-Fi), but the couple of minutes it takes to get set up are worth it for a better night’s rest.

 

How the Owlet Monitor Duo Improved Our Sleep

Most baby products are focused on how they help your baby (rightfully so), but I have to say that the Owlet Monitor Duo has also really improved my sleep. I’m less worried at night knowing that the Smart Sock is tracking important information, and this has helped me fall asleep without my mind racing. It has cut down my late night baby-related Googling as well. I also appreciate the sleep trends that you can view in the app because they give me a better understanding of how baby is sleeping.

 

baby wearing the owlet sleep sock

mom holding baby in owlet sleep sock

 

Should You Get the Owlet Smart Sock?

There are so many baby products on the market, including sleep-related products and baby monitors. After all, is there a parent out there who doesn’t want better sleep? While not everyone needs a smart monitor, if you’re like me and constantly worried about safe sleep, it’s absolutely worth considering. The Owlet Monitor Duo can ease your worries while also providing important sleep information about your baby.

Being a parent is incredibly challenging. If there are certain products that make parenting just a little bit easier, I highly suggest adding those items to your registry or investing in them yourself.

Owlet

Smart Sock

Get a FREE accessory sock set of your choice from Owlet's Sock Shop, including their NEW Summer Sock Collection patterns, when you purchase the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock!

Simply add the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock* to your cart along with the accessory sock of your choice and use code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to get your FREE fabric sock.

Owlet

Monitor Duo: Smart Sock + Cam

Get a FREE accessory sock set of your choice from Owlet's Sock Shop, including their NEW Summer Sock Collection patterns, when you purchase the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock!

Simply add the Owlet Monitor Duo or Smart Sock* to your cart along with the accessory sock of your choice and use code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to get your FREE fabric sock.

*US only. Valid only on owletcare.com and applies only to Original Mint Owlet Monitor Duo, or Smart Sock in Original Mint or Dusty Rose. Must add accessory sock of your choice to cart and then apply code THEEVERYMOM at checkout to receive your free accessory sock. Valid 1 promo code per person and cannot be combined with any other offers. Promo code expires July 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM MT.

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This post was in partnership with Owlet but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.