How to Use Dream with Health Notifications

Sock Size, Fit & Placement

WARNING! The Sensor may not perform properly if stored in a location with hotter or colder temperatures than normal. Before use, allow the Sensor to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.

Sock fit refers to the snugness of the Sock on the foot. Sock placement refers to the orientation and alignment of the Sock to the foot. Proper Sock size, fit, and placement are essential for Dream Sock performance.

Step 1: Take the Sensor off the top of the Base Station

When you take the Sensor off the Base Station, it will display bouncing green lights, indicating that the Sensor is looking for readings from the child. Now it’s time to choose a Sock size and put the Sensor and Sock on the baby’s foot.

Step 2: Choose a Starting Size

Each Dream Sock Monitoring System includes 4 socks - 2 sizes for both left and right feet. Use the guide below to choose a starting Sock size based on the baby’s weight. If the starting Sock doesn’t fit properly, try different sizes based on actual fit.


CAUTION. Regularly verify Sock fit. The baby’s actual foot size may differ from the guidelines above and babies grow quickly. Stop using Dream Sock when the baby reaches 30 lbs or outgrows the largest Sock.

CAUTION. Even if the baby meets the age and weight requirements, if all Sock sizes are either too small or too large, discontinue the use of Dream Sock.

CAUTION. Alternate between the child’s feet every 8 hours of use and also after recharging the Sensor. Check the child’s foot often for any signs of irritated skin.

CAUTION. Dream Sock performance may be affected by foot deformities. Because foot deformities vary widely in nature and severity, we recommend that you consult your pediatrician before use on babies with foot deformities.

Step 3: Insert the Sensor (if not already attached)

Attach the Sensor to the Sock by lining up the notch on the Sensor with the notch on the Sock. Stretch the hole in the Sock over the Sensor Dome. 

Before use, always inspect the Sock and Sensor for damage or excessive moisture and verify that the Sock and Sensor, including the Sensor windows, are clean.


NOTE: Ensure the Sensor is completely inserted into the Sock before use. Discontinue Sock use if you notice any damage to the Sock.

Step 4: Position the Sock

Place the Sock on the corresponding foot (left/right) with the notch on the outside of the foot behind the pinky toe. The Sock should NOT touch the toes. 

Secure the fastener from the toe strap around the foot above the toes and then wrap the ankle strap around the back of the ankle and secure it to the top of the foot. Do NOT stretch when fastening. Let the straps connect naturally without stretching. The Sock should lay flat against the skin without gaps between the Sock and the foot. 

CAUTION. Do NOT stretch the straps when fastening. Stretching straps will lead to over-tightening and an increased risk of skin irritation.

CAUTION. Do NOT fasten the Sensor to the baby’s foot using anything other than the Sock. Injury to the baby’s foot may result.

CAUTION. Do NOT use lotions, creams, or powders on the baby’s feet before applying the Sock and Sensor. The application site must be clean and dry to avoid skin irritation.

CAUTION. Do NOT apply the Sock and Sensor to wet skin. Excess moisture may increase the risk of skin irritation.

CAUTION. Verify the Sock and Sensor fabric is dry and free of dirt, hair, or other foreign substances before placing it on the baby.

Step 5: Verify Sock Fit & Placement

Match Sock to Foot

Make sure to use the left Sock for the left foot and the right Sock for the right foot. Each Sock is marked with “R” or “L”.

Protect Sensitive Parts

  • Make sure the abrasive part of the straps is not touching the baby’s skin.
  • The Sock should not extend over the toes.

Check Sock Size

Sock too small

If either Sock strap fails to naturally reach the fastener, try a larger Sock size. Do NOT stretch the straps and cinch the Sock too tightly, or it might be uncomfortable for the baby and could result in injury to the baby’s skin.

Sock too big

If either Sock strap goes past the fastener, try a smaller Sock size. The Sock and straps should be snug against the foot.


Check Straps

Verify the straps are adjusted correctly. Do NOT overtighten.

  • Straps should lay flat against the skin but not press into the skin.
  • Do NOT stretch the straps when fastening - this leads to overtightening.

CAUTION. Do NOT apply the Sock and Sensor too tightly. Too much pressure for long periods can cause a pressure injury.

CAUTION.  Always ensure that the Sock with Sensor is placed correctly on the baby’s foot. Poor Sensor placement may cause skin irritation.

CAUTION. Ensure the abrasive portions of the straps are not contacting the baby’s skin as this may lead to skin abrasion.

CAUTION. Signs of skin irritation or excessive notifications can be an indicator of incorrect Sock size.

CAUTION. If the Sensor windows are pulling away from the foot, the Sock may be too loose. Try tightening the Sock or use a smaller Sock size. Air gaps can cause intermittent readings.

NOTE: Proper fit is affected by age, weight, and foot shape.

Step 6: Check the Base Station

With the Sock now on the baby’s foot, check the Base Station. Once it softly pulses green, that means the baby’s readings are being picked up, and the Sock and Base Station are communicating as intended.