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How to Clean Owlet Sock

Sandra W Bullock

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One of the ways to ensure that you are using Owlet Sock safely is to regularly clean it up. To ensure the utmost comfort for your little one, Owlet recommends cleaning the Owlet fabric sock and spot-cleaning its sensor every two weeks.

Note that a complete cleaning of the sock isn’t just cleaning the fabric but also cleaning the sock sensor. The sensor can cause your baby’s foot to stink if you don’t wash it and can try using baking soda to get the smell out. You can make a paste of baking soda and rub it on the sensor after turning off the Sock. Finalize this by rinsing it with warm water and natural detergents as explained in this Reddit post.

In this guide, I have simplified the steps you can easily follow to clean any sock model (V2, V3, and Dreamsock) correctly.

Why Wash Owlet Sock? 3 Reasons:

  1. Regularly washing your Owlet sock is important for maintaining its hygiene.
  2. Babies have delicate skin that can easily get irritated if they come into contact with dirty fabric or sensors.
  3. Moreover, regular cleaning also ensures the accuracy of the readings from the sensor, which is crucial for monitoring your baby’s health.

Skin irritation can be caused by three main factors: accumulation of dirt, oils, and bacteria due to inadequate sensor cleaning; usage of drying, irritating, or harsh soaps unsuitable for Baby’s delicate skin; and failure to completely rinse off the soap residue from the sensor after cleaning.

Make sure to follow the below steps to thoroughly clean your Owlet sock and sensor.

What you’ll need to clean Owlet:

  • Use a gentle laundry detergent, preferably the same mild one you use for Baby’s clothes.
  • Have a clean toothbrush with soft bristles ready.
  • Keep a clean and dry towel nearby.
  • Make sure you have a sink with a drain plug or alternatively, a water basin or bowl.

11 Steps to Clean Owlet Sock 3 and Dreamsock:

  1. Check to ensure that the sock sensor light is off
  2. Prepare a diluted soapy solution by combining water and laundry detergent by filling a container or your sink with cool to lukewarm water. Add a small amount of laundry detergent to the water and mix the solution using your hands.
  3. Separate the sensor from the sock and submerge the fabric strap in soapy solution. Don’t submerge the sensor.
  4. Using toothbrush bristles, scrub the sensor and brush it in a circular motion
  5. Rinse the toothbrush under running water, tapping to remove excess water. Keep scrubbing the sensor in a circular motion to remove any last residue.
  6. Repeat the “rinse” process as necessary until all dirt and oils are removed from the sensor. There should be no remaining detergent solution or residue on the sensor.
  7. Dry the sensor by gently pressing it into a dry towel to remove any initial moisture. Next, place the sensor on the towel and allow it to air dry completely.
  8. Clean the fabric strap gently using the detergent solution.
  9. Rinse the fabric strap under running water until all traces of soap are removed.
  10. Blot the sock material dry with a towel and set it aside to dry completely.
  11. Lay the fabric strap flat on a towel or hang it along with the sensor to dry.

Below are helpful GIF images I found on Owlet’s website that you can follow to correctly clean both the sock and the sensor;

How do you wash Owlet Sock 2:

The Owlet Sock is an essential piece of technology that helps monitor your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels. It is important to keep the sock clean to ensure accurate readings and prevent any skin irritation for your little one.

To properly wash the Owlet Sock, follow these steps:

  1. Before washing, make sure that the sensor light on the sock is turned off and disconnected from the base station.
  2. Fill a clean sink with cool to lukewarm water. Add a small amount of gentle laundry detergent to the water and mix it using your hands.
  3. Separate the sensor from the sock by gently pulling them apart, being careful not to damage any wires or connections.
  4. Submerge only the fabric strap in the soapy water and gently scrub it with your hands to remove any dirt or oils.
  5. Once the fabric strap is clean, rinse it under running water, tapping to remove excess water. Keep scrubbing the sensor in a circular motion to remove any last residue.
  6. Repeat the “rinse” process as necessary until all dirt and oils are removed from the sensor. There should be no remaining soap suds.
  7. Lay out a clean towel and place the sensor on it to remove any initial moisture. Next, place the sensor on the towel and allow it to air dry completely.
  8. Clean the fabric strap gently using the detergent solution.
  9. Rinse the fabric strap under running water until all traces of soap are removed.
  10. Dry the fabric strap by laying it flat on a towel or hanging it along with the sensor to dry.

How to turn off Owlet Sock:

To turn off the sock, unplug the base station and remove the sock. Then, press and hold the base station button while plugging it back in. Release the button after hearing the base station chirp 4 times and see the light ring blinking orange.

Quickly press the base station button once, ensuring the ring is still blinking orange. If successful, the sock light on the base station will turn off, and the sensor light on the sock will also turn off. To turn the sock back on, simply place the sensor into the base station charging port.

Read this guide with steps to turn off Owlet DreamSock.

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More Cleaning Tips

  • Always use mild detergent and cool to lukewarm water when cleaning the Owlet Sock.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach as these can damage the fabric and sensor.
  • Make sure to thoroughly rinse off all soap residue before letting the sock air dry completely.
  • Do not place the Owlet Sock in a dryer, as the high heat can cause damage.
  • If the sock becomes extremely soiled or stained, it is best to hand wash it immediately.
  • Regular cleaning of the Owlet Sock will help maintain its effectiveness and prevent any skin irritation for your baby. So make sure to add this task to your routine every 2 weeks or as needed.
  • If you notice any discoloration or damage to the fabric or sensor, it is best to replace the Owlet Sock with a new one. This will ensure proper functionality and safety for your baby.
  • In addition to regular cleaning, it is also important to regularly check the fit of the Owlet Sock on your baby’s foot. Make sure it is not too loose or too tight, as this can affect the accuracy of the readings. You need to get a Sock replacement if the current one is no longer fitting well
  • If you have any concerns about the cleanliness or functionality of your Owlet Sock, contact customer support for assistance.

FAQs on Owlet Sensor and Sock Cleaning:

Can you wash Owlet sock in the washer?

No. Avoid washing the fabric strap of the Owlet Sock in a washing machine, as the washing detergents used in the washing machine can cause skin irritation. In addition, Owlet sensor electronic wiring may be damaged by the super-fast washing machine spins. For optimal results and to prevent any skin irritation caused by a soiled fabric sock and sensor, Owlet recommends hand washing your fabric sock and sensor every 2 weeks at a minimum. Simply use cool to lukewarm water and a mild detergent to gently wash the fabric sock and sensor. Afterward, let them air dry by laying or hanging them.

Can you use soap to clean Owlet sock?

Yes, it is safe to use mild soap and water to clean the Owlet Sock. Make sure to rinse off all traces of soap after cleaning and let the sock air dry completely before using it again. Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach as these may damage the fabric and sensor.

Can you put Owlet sock in the dryer?

No, do not place the Owlet Sock in a dryer. The high heat from a dryer can damage both the fabric strap and sensor of the Owlet Sock. Instead, allow the sock to air dry completely before using it again.

How often should you clean Owlet sock?

Owlet recommends that you clean the Owlet Sock every 2 weeks at a minimum. This will help prevent any build-up of dirt or grime on the fabric and sensor, which can irritate your baby’s skin. However, if the sock becomes soiled or dirty, it is best to clean it immediately to maintain proper hygiene.