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Gadgets and new innovations for babies and their parents.

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Safe travels: convertible car seat

clet car seatCombining safety for your baby and small children with ease of use for you, Clek says its Foonf convertible car seat helps to prevent injury to your child in the event of a collision.

The patented REACT (Rapid Energy-Absorbing Crumple Technology) safety system reduces impact forces by up to 40 percent. The seat has a steel sub-structure with energy-absorbing foam in the sides and headrest to protect in a side impact.

Also, the car seat is a slim 17-inches wide, so three can fit side-by-side if needed. And it’s even approved for use in aircraft.

The Foonf is $398 here.

 

Walker helps toddler learn more than just moving
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vtech walker

“Little ones can play with the standalone activity panel on the floor while discovering animals, colors, music, shapes and numbers,” VTech says. “Attach the panel to the walker as babies grow and they’ll continue to learn as they move along.”

The walker has 5 piano keys that play music notes, 3 colorful spinning rollers, 3 shape sorters and light-up shape buttons, and even a telephone handset, spinning gears, and an open/close barn door.

It’s $30 here

Packable play yard travels with you

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The Pack ‘n Play On The Go has a durable frame that makes it perfectly suited for travel,  maker Graco says, and its push-button design makes it fold up fast and without a hassle.

The travel play yard is 20 percent more compact than traditional play yards, Graco adds, “making it the perfect piece of gear to bring along when you’re traveling.” The toy bar features three soft toys to give your baby lots of visual interest and amusement. “You’ll love watching your child giggle and laugh as the toys float overhead.”

It’s $80 here.

 

Listen up, baby!
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nuvo sound system

The Nuvo Advanced Pregnancy Audio System “provides a simple yet sophisticated way to safely deliver sounds, music, and recorded voices directly to your baby in the womb,” says maker Ritmo. “This system comes with the Safe and Sound Controller, which continually adjusts the music decibel level to provide an added level of safety to the listening experience for your developing child.”

The four-speaker surround sound belt offers a high-quality audio experience, while remaining lightweight and comfortable enough to wear at home and on-the-go. It securely positions speakers at strategic locations to ensure your baby receives a high-quality 360 degree audio experience, Ritmo says. It’s compatible with your phone and all music devices that feature a standard 3.5mm audio headphone jack.

“When you listen to different kinds of music during and after pregnancy, you’ll be stimulating your baby’s senses and improving his or her brain development,” the company adds. “In fact, developing babies can hear sounds as early as 17 weeks.”

It’s $123 here.

 

Ninja sanitizes child’s toothbrush

ninja tooth brushWant to keep clean the tool your kids use to keep their teeth clean? Of course you do  — and this cute and simple gadget will do it quickly and safely.

There’s no need for boiling water or bleach when the Zapi UV character toothbrush sanitizer eliminates 99.9 percent of the bacteria that threaten your mouth, and the germs found on most toothbrushes, using only ultraviolet light. The Ninja Zapi “delivers a playful way to store and sanitize individual toothbrushes,” the company says. It’s $40 here.

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Special car mirror keeps baby in view

brica baby mirror“It’s the little moments that make traveling together better,” says Brica. “With the Baby In-Sight Mirror, connecting in the car is as easy as a glance in the rear-view mirror.”

This wide-angle mirror is designed to ensure you can always see your baby in the back seat — and the infant can see you as well.

The extra-large convex “Clear-Sight” mirror provides superior reflection and a distortion-free image, Brica says. The soft-touch frame is lightweight, and its multiple attachment options fit most vehicles. The mirror is crash-tested and shatter-resistant. It’s $15 here.

 

SoundSpa soothes with audio

home medics sound spaSometimes just the right sound is all that needs to make your baby calm and happy. The SoundSpa offers four soothing sounds: heartbeat, white noise, ocean, and lullaby.

The “on-the-go” mobile device from HoMedics has a clip to attach to strollers, diaper bags, cribs and more. There’s also an auto-off timer. It’s $10 here.

 

 

 

Rainforest-themed fun and educational gym
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fisher price rain forestIt’s a fun, interactive, and educational activity center with a natural theme: Fisher-Price says its Rainforest Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym “encourages healthy development while entertaining and calming baby.”

The gym has a soft quilt and offers music, lights, and nature sounds to keep your baby safely occupied. The activity gym “stimulates growing babies with music, lights, nature sounds, games and textures, the company says. It includes a spinner with rattling beads, spinning butterflies, shiny mirror, crinkly leaf for peek-a-boo fun, movable and stationary activity toys. “A cushy monkey, jingly toucan, cute elephant, and parrot with spinning paddle invite baby to bat them around, an action that helps develop gross motor skills.”

It’s designed for use from new-borns on up, and it’s $59 here.

 

Tubs takes temperature

baby tubA portable tub makes bath time easy — and the color-coded digital thermometer shows you the water temperature at a glance to make it safe as well.

The Infant Baby Bathtub fits into most single and double basin sinks. The spout cover fits most faucets and is easy to install.

It’s made for newborn babies up to 7-year-old toddlers: the Infant Tub “is designed for use with running water, so you’re always bathing your baby in clean, fresh water. And when your baby’s ready for the big bathtub, the Spout Cover will protect from bumps and bruises on the faucet.”

It’s part of the Cleanwater Collection from 4moms, and it’s $99 here.

 

Don’t dry out the baby

safety humidifierEspecially in Winter, the heated air in your baby’s room can quickly get too dry, causing discomfort and other potential problems. Instead, you can easily keep it at a healthy level of humidity with the Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier from Safety 1st, and “gently sooth baby with moisture-rich air.”

The humidifier “brings moisture-rich air to the nursery or any room of the house you choose,” the company says. “With variable mist control and 2 fully rotating outlets, it’s easy to adjust the moisture to the level you prefer.” It’s quiet, and it’s water tank lasts for 12 hours.
It’s $30 here.