These days, there is a bewildering array of high-tech gadgets that are being advertised as indispensable for parents, so it can be really hard for new mums to sort out flashy gizmos from truly innovative, must-have tech.
Technology has moved on so much in recent years, especially using the internet to integrate into everyday products ( internet of things )
Below are 8 essential gadgets that will make your life a lot easier when you become a parent:
Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor
Onesies are incredibly cute, but this garment from Mimo truly deserves being called a “smart” garment. The Mimo Smart Baby onesie is a comfortable garment that continuously monitor’s your baby’s breathing, instantly alerting you to any problem via a smart phone app. The Mimo Smart Baby also tracks body position, temperature, and when your baby wakes up. You can monitor all of your baby’s activities remotely from anywhere in the world, and the app keeps a detailed history of all the data for your own use or for sharing with your pediatrician.
iiamo Home Baby Bottle Blue/Green
The iiamo baby bottle is a smart twist on a classic design. The bottle is ergonomically designed for comfort and ease when feeding your baby and is specially engineered to reduce colic. When you place the iiamo bottle on the included base, it safely warms up to six ounces (177 ml) of milk up to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) in four minutes. Designed in Denmark from 100% BPA-free materials, the iiamo bottle is perfect for feedings throughout the day or during the middle of the night. The iiamo baby bottle can be easily dissembled and cleaned after use.
Calm Knight – Star Projector and White Noise Sound Machine
Probably the best bit of tech that you can have to send your baby off to sleep.
It’s a star projector / night lights with a difference. Not only does it look pretty neat, but it also a star projector, a white noise machine and the best bit is the built in auto-cry detection! How good is that! When your baby or child wakes up in the night, the projector will turn itself on and help soothing the child back to sleep. It automatically turns on when it detects crying from your child and helps them get back to sleep without you having to get out of your nice warm bed.
Withings Smart Baby Monitor
Baby monitors have been around for a while, but the Withings smart monitor perfectly marries the latest innovations in internet tech with a compact and durable camera. The Withings baby monitor streams live, high-resolution video to any Apple or Android mobile device. The Withings baby monitor also allows you to remotely tilt, pan, and zoom the camera so that you never lose sight of your child, and it comes with a built-in night vision mode that won’t disturb Baby’s sleep.
The Withings monitor also allows you to transmit your voice via the mobile app as well as play lullabies and other soothing sounds. You can also remotely activate a multi-colored night light with the Withings monitor. The monitor also tracks the humidity and temperature in your baby’s room as well as all noises and motion so that you can enjoy peace of mind whether you’re in the next room or halfway across the world.
Philips AVENT Microwave Steam Sterilizer
From one of the leading manufacturers in baby products, the Philips AVENT steam sterilizer lets you quickly and safely sterilize baby bottles, breast pump parts, pacifiers, feeding spoons, cups, and other accessories using your microwave. The AVENT steam sterilizer will kill 99.9% of bacteria after being placed for just two minutes in the microwave, and it will keep the contents sterile for up to 24 hours if the lid remains closed. The AVENT steam sterilizer is made of 100% BPA-free materials and will fit in most microwave ovens.
Tranquil Moments White Noise Sound Machine for Baby
Newborns can be incredibly fussy sleepers, so one of the best natural ways to encourage healthy rest is with this white noise sound machine by Brookstone. The sound machine has six different clinically tested white noise settings to allow you to find the right one for your baby. The sound machine has a Sleep Enhancement button that gradually slows down the sounds to allow your baby to drift off into a peaceful sleep.
Boon Squirt Silicone Baby Food Dispensing Spoon
The concept behind the Boon Squirt is so simple, you’ll probably wonder why no one ever invented it before. A large silicone base is filled with the baby food of your choice which you can then squeeze to dispense exactly the right amount of food into the spoon. The Boon Squirt can be easily used one-handed and comes with a cap for storing uneaten food. The Boon Squirt holds up to three ounces (89 ml) of baby food and is made from 100% BPA-free, PVC-free, and phthalate-free materials.
Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer
You’ll never have to mess with rectal thermometers ever again with the Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer. The easy to read display glows green when Baby’s temperature is in a healthy range but will beep and turn red if it indicates a fever. The Summer Infant has both a Fahrenheit and Celsius setting and comes with a protective cover ideal for storage when not in use.