We have two Owlet Smart Socks that we were given as a gift when our super-rare identical triplet girls were born. They have been the most valuable piece of baby equipment we have, as one of the Smart Socks gave us the right information at the right time when my daughter Connie's life was in danger.
Our triplets were born at 31 weeks and spent nearly 7 weeks in NICU. They had only been home for 8 days, when one morning I woke up to find Connie looking very pale and sallow. Fortunately, Judith, a NICU nurse, visited us at home later that day and I showed her a photo of Connie that I had taken in the morning. She advised that we needed to monitor Connie's oxygen levels. We hadn't used the Smart Socks yet, because the girls' feet were so tiny. However, after setting them up, we managed to get a good reading. We weighed and bathed Connie and I fed her before settling her down. We then proceeded to weigh and bathe the other two babies.
About 2 hours later, Connie's Smart Sock suddenly sounded a red notification. My husband ran into the lounge, looked at Connie and said something wasn't right because she wasn’t breathing. He handed Connie to me and Judith rubbed her to stimulate her to breathe. We immediately called for an ambulance while we continued to try to get her to breathe. They took Connie to the hospital and she continued to have repeated apneas in the ambulance. Finally, they were able to stabilise her enough to transfer her back to the NICU.
We are in no doubt that Owlet Smart Sock played a massive part in notifying us at the right time so we could get Connie the help she needed. We were so incredibly lucky that Judith, the NICU nurse, happened to be visiting us that day and her prompt action helped us save our little girl.
An entire year passed with the Smart Sock being worn by my girls' every night with no problems, until earlier this month when Connie got another red notification. She went into respiratory distress and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The following night, Evie's alarm went off and she was also taken to hospital to join Connie and me. All the girls are home now and are recovering well. Our Smart Socks yet again proving that they are an invaluable tool.