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  1. #1

    Owlet sock worth it? And/or other breathing/movement monitors...

    I know I tend to be an anxious person and have been thinking about investing in one of these just for some peace of mind. I can see myself setting an alarm for every 15 minutes to check if the baby isn’t breathing (which I know is not practical but I honestly don’t know if I could sleep otherwise)

    Does anyone have any experiences with the owlet sock or other breathing/movement monitors? Do they actually work or are they just expensive gimmicks made to make money off of worried parents?
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  2. #3
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    I don't have personal experience, but from what I have seen...

    They're VERY helpful to people who bring home babies prone to breathing issues (like my cousin's preemie, Owlet monitors oxygen levels and was really helpful for them) or have experienced previous losses and have lots of anxiety due to that.

    They can be detrimental otherwise, because sometimes they give false alarms or have other problems. From what I have seen, they do work as advertised, but that doesn't mean they're not made to make money off worried parents!

    It's not something that I felt was worth spending money on. I slept with my baby next to me, could check on her breathing whenever I woke up, and that was good enough for me.

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    Every 15 minutes? Please schedule an appointment with a psychologist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wandsworth View Post
    Every 15 minutes? Please schedule an appointment with a psychologist.
    That comment is unnecessary...

    I think just having the piece of mind is worth getting it. And also you’ll need sleep!
    Last edited by kipperbo1; May 25th, 2019 at 11:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wandsworth View Post
    Every 15 minutes? Please schedule an appointment with a psychologist.
    This person has clearly never been a FTM...

    I just have a video monitor that links to my phone, that way I can chill a bit when she goes to bed and just check on her whenever I feel like it. I've not felt the need for a breathing monitor but I can imagine if she had been a preemie I'd be more on edge at the beginning.
    Last edited by lectionn; May 25th, 2019 at 06:00 PM.
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