When you are a new mom we all know there are many sleepless nights. Your baby has a weird schedule. So you have a weird schedule. Oh and how many times do you find yourself peeking in the crib? You want to make sure they are still breathing.

I think this is the biggest fear of all new moms. Heck even new Mimi's worry about this. I promise you. I remember when my daughter was born I would put my finger under her nose just to feel that breath on me. It's hard not to worry. This is not something that has gotten better over the years.

When my daughter was pregnant we found, what would be the most important purchase for her baby to be. We were lucky that one of our best adopted family members got it for her. It has saved the day many times.

Have You Heard About The Owlet Smart Sock?

Oh my goodness this is a game changer. It is a sock that goes on the babies foot. With the Owlet Smart Sock you can track your baby's heart rate and oxygen while they sleep and get notifications if they need to be checked on.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

What a relief that is for my daughter. Heck, that would have been great for me to have when she was born. Technology I tell you. How things have changed.

Her daughter has been sleeping with her sock on every night under her pajamas for the most part. When she is taking a quick nap she puts it over her actual sock and it works fine. It still keeps great track.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

What Else Does it Monitor?

There is even an app that goes with it and will tell you how your baby slept. How many times they woke up. If they somehow kick it off the base will go off and let you know. This has been a game changer.

We found ours on Amazon. Oh and if you have an Health Spending Account you can actually use your funds to buy this. It's a win-win situation. You, as a new mom, gets a great night of sleep. That makes everyone happy.

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