Heart-Rate-Monitoring Smart Socks Tell Parents, Yes, the Baby Is Still Breathing

November 26th, 2012 § 2 comments

I would have loved this for Brody. He would rarely sleep for more than than an hour at a time so on the rare occasion when he did we would be beside ourselves. After a full hour of napping we would find ourselves at a loss for what to do. TV at 11am? Why not? Maybe we should get in a quickie while we have a moment to ourselves! Of course that welcomed respite did not come without a price; namely the occasional moment of absolute panic. Usually it would play out something like this in my head.

What if he is so quiet because he stopped breathing?

(Don’t be an idiot Thomas)

I know it’s not true but now that the thought is in my head I just have to check.

(Mind over matter buddy)

How irresponsible would I be if I didn’t check?

(There is no helping you)

Haven’t you ever heard of SIDs?

After coming out the room my wife might chide me for being silly before admitting that she had done the same thing 10 minutes ago. Who am I kidding though, even if we had been able to get Brody to keep this bulky ass “sock” on his foot the app would have just made everything worse. Neurosis need to be starved, not fed.


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§ 2 Responses to Heart-Rate-Monitoring Smart Socks Tell Parents, Yes, the Baby Is Still Breathing"

  • Is there an app to let you know that the cat has not leapt into the crib and is sitting on your baby’s chest, sucking out his soul? Ok, that last is my addition, Laura was just up last night worried that the cat was sitting on his head! How exactly to we starve that neurosis? :-D

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