Dream Sock with Health Notifications: Sock Placement & How to Get Readings

Follow these Sock placement and fitting steps to ensure good readings.

Read all the steps below before trying it.

1. Take the Sock off of the Base Station

When you take the Sock off the charging port the Base Station will start bouncing green, indicating that the Sensor is looking for readings from your child. It’s time to put the Sensor and Sock on your child’s foot.


2. Choose a size

Each box comes with 4 socks (2 sizes in left and right). Choose the appropriate size Sock for either the left or right foot. Use the guide below to choose a starting Sock size based on weight. Then switch Sock size 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 the system when your baby reaches 30 lbs or outgrows the largest sock.

3. Insert the sensor (If not already attached)

After selecting a size, make sure the sensor is properly attached to the sock. 

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.

Always inspect the Sock and Sensor for damage or excessive wear and verify that the Sensor windows are clean before use.

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 hook and loop fastener from the toe strap around the foot above the toes. Do NOT stretch the straps.



Then wrap the ankle strap around the back of the ankle and secure it on top of the foot. Ensure that the ankle strap covers the full hook and loop fastener strip from the ankle to the top of the foot.


Let the hook and loop fastener pieces connect naturally without stretching or gaps.

Caution: Do not stretch the straps when fastening. Stretching the straps will lead to over-tightening and an increased risk of red marks or skin irritation.

5. Verify Sock Fit & Placement

WARNING! Improper Sock fit or care can lead to injury to the skin.

Match Sock to foot

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

Protect sensitive parts

  • Make sure the abrasive part of the hook and loop fastener is not touching the skin.
  • The Sock should not extend over the toes.

Check Sock Size

Sock too small

If either strap fails to naturally reach the hook and loop fastener, try a larger Sock size. Do not stretch the straps and cinch the Sock too tight or it might be uncomfortable for your child.

Sock too big

If either strap goes past the hook and loop fastener, try a smaller Sock size. The Sock and hook and loop fastener 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.

 6. Check the base station

With the Sock now on the child, check the Base Station. Once it softly pulses green that means that your child’s readings are being picked up and are normal.