Dream Sock: Finding a home for the Base Station


The Base Station location is essential for proper performance and safety.

The best location may NOT be your child’s room depending on your home. And you may have to move the Base Station during the day so you can always hear it.

Keep the Base Station where:

  1. You can Always HEAR it
    1. The Base Station is the primary source for all notifications, both audible and visual. It should be located so that the Caregiver can hear notifications over background noise or distractions. Move it during the day if needed.
  2. It will wake you up at night
    1. The Base Station should be located to wake up Caregivers during notifications. The Base Station lights will automatically dim in darker rooms. 
  3. It can connect to your home WiFi network
    1. The Base Station must be within the range of your home Wi-Fi network. Once set up, verify the connection using the Wi-Fi light on the bottom of the Base Station or the Dream App. If the connection is unstable, move the Base Station until the connection is stable.
  4. It can talk to the Sock (within 100 feet or 30 meters)
    1. In most cases, the Sock and Base Station just need to be in the same home (within 100 ft. or 30 m of each other) so they can communicate. However, home size and layout may affect signal strength, requiring the Base Station to be placed closer to the Sock. 
  5. It is AWAY from the crib
    1. Keep the Base Station and cord away from the crib and out of your child’s reach to reduce cord strangulation hazards.
    2. CAUTION: Do NOT place the Base Station in any position that might cause it to fall on the child. Injury could occur.
  6. Move as needed
    1. If a single location does not fit these requirements, the Base Station may need to be moved during the day.
    2. Note: If you have a Backup Battery, a yellow medium priority alarm will occur when power is removed (unit is unplugged). Simply tap the Base Station to pause the alarm, move it to the new location, and restore power.
    3. The Backup Battery Base Station can provide up to 10 minutes of backup power in the case of power interruption.