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In this ongoing update, we’ll fill you in on the latest in gear, gadgets, and new ideas that can make caring for your baby safer, more efficient, or more fun.

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Aspirate baby’s nostrils electronically

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With the Advanced Solutions Electronic Nasal Aspirator, a necessary task can be a lot less unpleasant.

“Give your baby quick and gentle relief from congestion,” maker Safety 1st says.  The gadget “quietly and efficiently removes excess mucus, and the clear reservoir lets you know it’s working.”

It has a contoured shape that is easy to hold, the maker adds, and its soft silicone tips can be easily sterilized. It comes with some expert advice about nasal congestion from the American academy of Pediatrics.

It’s $24 here.

 

 

A clever way to intro baby to solid food

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Clevamama says it has “the safest most hygienic way to introduce your baby to solids without the risk of choking.”

The ClevaFeed is easy to use, the company says: “simply snap open the top of the feeder, place food in the teat and allow your baby to suck the food through the teat.”

The ClevaFeed is a great way to introduce new flavors and textures to your baby, the developer adds, while “also ensuring excellent nutrition from a very early age.”

It’s $10 here.

 

Embryo app shows you 3D details

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With the Carnegie Embryo Collection at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, specialists have defined normal human embryo development for decades, and created a Virtual Human Embryo database. Now app developers used the information to provide you with all this info in a more convenient form.

“The Embryo App uses mobile telecommunication and multimedia technologies to add interactive capabilities to the digital information, enhancing our understanding of embryo development,” they say. The app has videos showing human fertilization, photo micrographs of early stages of embryo development, digital images of the early stages both in 2D and 3D,  and even a pregnancy calculator.

It’s free.
You can download it here.

 

 

Portable gadget soothes infants

baby sootherThe Vibe Portable Soother from Summer Infant “helps relax your baby anywhere.”

The gadget’s vibration “gives your baby the comfort of movement even when standing still,” the company says.

It can also play white noise, a lullaby, and heart beat sounds “for additional soothing.”

It has attachment options for cribs, bassinets, play yards, strollers, and carriers. It shuts off automatically after 20 minutes. There are adjustable volume and vibration speed controls.

It’s $15 here.

 

Sanitary diaper bin

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The Sangenic diaper disposal bin seals in each diaper. It doesn’t let the smell out, and keeps everything safely contained.

It works with a long plastic antibacterial liner tube. All you touch are a little handle on the nappy, and a plunger on the container.

Here’s an explanatory video.

The Tommee Tippee Sangenic Nappy Disposal Starter Pack is here.

 

Baby Saver prevents kids being left in car

babysaverSadly, infants are still on occasion left in cars in hot weather. But a young boy from Nashville invented an easy system to help prevent this.

“When I was in fifth grade, I created the EZ Baby Saver to keep children from being left in hot cars,” says Andrew Pelham. “The EZ Baby Saver is a bright neon strap that stops parents in their tracks. When they’re getting out of the car, it forces them to stop and ask, “Is anyone still strapped in the back seat?” You can make your own EZ Baby Saver with rubber bands and duct tape! It’s a cheap, simple reminder that could save the life of a child. Click on the links above for free instructions and a video tutorial.”

babysaver inventor

Pelham took second place the Science & Engineering Division and won $500 in the 2013 Rubberband Contest for Young Inventors.

Instructions for how to make an EZ Baby Saver are here.

Here’s an explanatory video.

 

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