Whether you're a tech fanatic or simply want to cash-in on the modern conveniences that new technology brings for new parents, you're going to love this round-up of baby gadgets that make parenting — and babying — a whole lot easier!
Baby Gadget: Hatch Rest+
Dubbed as the machine that “does it all,” that Hatch Rest+ is a sound machine, night light and baby monitor (audio only!) all in one. Control the library of soothing sounds from your smartphone, and select from a rainbow of colors to set the tone in your child's room. The monitor runs through your phone and is secure from outside listeners or crossed signals. It's pretty much a no-brainer — you can have three gadgets in one, making it affordable and keeping your home free from all the clutter. Find it for $89.99 at amazon.com.
Baby Gadget: Baby Brezza WiFi Baby Formula Dispenser
From the “why didn't I think of that” category, the Baby Brezza Baby Formula Dispenser is incredible in concept and execution. When it's time for a bottle, simply select the size and the preferred temperature, let the Baby Brezza take care of the rest. A bottle will be filled to perfection — free of air bubbles — and ready to feed in seconds. Fill the tank with water, fill the reservoir with formula (it holds enough to make 20 8-oz bottles) and never have to wipe up spilled formula again! Find it for $269.99 at amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby and other big-box retailers.
Baby Gadget: Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor and Wall Mount
If you prefer a video monitor to keep an eye on your little one, the Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor is the way to go. Highly rated for its clear picture and performance, the Nanit Plus easily turns your smartphone into a baby monitor. The HD camera delivers a crystal clear overhead view of the crib so you can always have an eye on your baby, and its sleep-tracking technology helps you hone in on their sleep patterns and offers a time-lapse reel of the previous night's sleep. Find it for $286.02 at the Nanit Store on Amazon.
Baby Gadget: Cybex Sirona M Sensorsafe 2.0 Convertible Car Seat
Cybex has long been a touted brand in the baby gear category, and with innovative products like the Cybex Sirona M Sensorsafe 2.0 Convertible Car Seat, it's no wonder why. Designed to notify parents when any number of dangerous situations arise, this car seat safeguards against temps that are too high or too low, reminds parents they have a little one buckled in in back, sends an alert if the chest clip has come unbuckled or if a child has been in their seat for an unreasonably long period of time, and more. In terms of non-tech features, it has amazing side-impact protection, adjustable headrest, and a 10-position one-hand reclining feature. Find it for $276.69 at amazon.com.
Baby Gadget: Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor
Any new parent knows the early days with a newborn can be somewhat nerve-inducing — worry about them while they sleep, fear of SIDS and such. The Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor takes the worry away so EVERYONE can get a good night's sleep. Easily slip the “sock” on your baby's foot, and the innovative technology tracks their heart rate and oxygen levels and sends notifications to your smartphone if something is amiss. Additionally, it offers a real-time dashboard of stats via the Owlet app so you can keep an eye on your little one from anywhere. Find the Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor for $249 at amazon.com.
Baby Gadget: SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet
Alright, this one is a big spendy, but it's too cool not to include. The SNOO Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet senses when Baby starts to stir, and gently responds with white noise and gentle rocking to lull your little one back to sleep. It prevents rolling, so Baby stays on their back, and SNOO data shows that it helps babies get an additional 1-2 hours of sleep per night, which means an additional 1-2 hours of sleep for parents! YES! Adjust the motion, sound and sensitivity from within the SNOO app, and track sleep patterns and data points as well. Find it for $1,495 at amazon.com.
Here's to modern conveniences and happy, healthy families!