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Baby Tech

Gadgets and new innovations for babies and their parents.

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Bounce the baby

 

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No question, babies sometimes just like to be bounced. Those times may not always coincide with you wanting to be the bouncer…

And so 4Moms developed the MamaRoo Bouncer, a simple device that does just what the names implies: safely provide the fun and comforting motion your child enjoys.

It’s the only infant seat with five different motions all modeled after the natural movements parents make to comfort their babies, 4Moms says.
To make sure it moves right, they first used motion sensors to measure just how real moms and dads moved about, then replicated those motions in the MamaRoo.

It’s  $240 here. (Affiliate link.)

Help your baby start to walk

Upspring Baby Walking Wings

As your baby grows into a toddler, those first few steps can be precarious. Now you can make them a little less dangerous with these new “Walking Wings” that help a baby learn to walk while experiencing fewer falls.

The simple padded vest fastens around the baby, and helps maintain an easy natural balance.

It’s a lot easier on babies than holding them up by the arms.

It’s also easier on you, as you can walk around with the child without stressing your own back by hunching over.

It’s $25 here. (Affiliate link.)

 

Take a Temp without a Touch

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Where to stick that thermometer? Howabout nowhere? The VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer lets you ensure your baby is just warm enough and no more, without any glass and mercury, without even requiring any contact!

The Infrared device provides convenience, accuracy, and precision when taking your child’s temperature, says maker Brooklands. “With the push of a button, the VeraTemp instantly and accurately takes a temperature without the need of any physical contact.” It’s not only more convenient and comfortable: it’s much more hygienic and can help eliminate cross contamination.

It can also measure the temperature in the room, and on any surface. Brooklands adds that the VeraTemp is made in Florida, and every unit is tested 15 times for accuracy before being shipped.

You may never have to stick an invasive thermometer in your child’s mouth or ear again.

It’s $38 here. (Affiliate link.)

Bellybuds pump sound to the Baby Bump

 

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They say babies can hear music in the womb… so why not pipe some in directly? The Baby-Bump Sound System from Bellybuds connect to any phone or music player, and adhesively attach to your belly.

It’ll also connect a standard set of headphones at the same time.

And it’s not just music: you can “play voices of family members to the womb to encourage bonding,” the maker says.

The hydrogel adhesive rings are reusable, medical-grade, and safe for your skin.

They’re $50 here. (Affiliate link.)

 

Remotely ensure your baby is breathing

 

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Sometimes you can be understandably worried — but with the Vitals Monitor from Owlet you can see that your baby is breathing… Wherever you are.

“Get a snapshot into your child’s well-being,” say the developers. The “Smart Sock” communicates with your smartphone. It uses pulse oximetry, just as hospitals and pediatric offices do, to measure heart rate and oxygen levels. It will even show your child’s skin temperature. The $250 device has a built-in sensor “so you will know if your child is too hot or too cold.”

And there’s also a “Rollover alert” so you’ll know if the baby rolls facedown. “Doctors recommend that infants sleep on their backs,” Owlet adds.

There’s more information here.

 

Bathe and weigh the baby

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How can you ensure the bath water is not too cold, not too hot, but just right? With the 3-in-1 Baby bath tub, scale and water thermometer.

Not only that, but the tub from Aqua Scale also records your baby’s weight — while compensating for the water!

The tub also has an ergonomic anti slip insert that the company says “keeps baby in ideal bathing position.”

It’s $60 here. (Affiliate link.)

 

Baby’s First photo album

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You don’t want your child chewing on a photo print — but one secured in a plastic toy-like frame will be safe.

The Discovery Forget Me Not holds 8 photos at the standard 4×6-inch size. “Now loved ones never be to far away,” says manufacturer Tomy, “as your little one can not only see but also hear with this delightful photo album.” That’s right, it also lets you record 8-second messages for each photo.

It’s $55 here. (Affiliate link.)

 

Baby-sized blender for complete nutrition

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New parents: Would you like make an entire week’s worth of healthy, nutritional baby food in less than 5 minutes? You can with the Baby Care System, maker Baby Bullet claims.

With the baby-sized blender, you can “make perfect baby food for every stage of development,” the company says. Not only will you save time and money, it’ll likely be much better for your child than store-bought baby food.

The $80 full system comes with the power base, batch bowl, blend blade, milling blade, and more. (Affiliate link.)

 

Find out if you’re Fertile

 

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One primary problem in getting pregnant: pinpointing when your most fertile.

Fairhaven Health says its OvaCue Fertility Monitor can identify when ovulation will occur to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

The fertility monitor predicts ovulation up to seven days in advance, and is 98 percent accurate. It’s not a pee-on-a-stick test, either: The OvaCue uses saliva samples to measure changes in electrolyte concentration. You just place the sensor on your tongue for five seconds each day.

It’s $280 here. (Affiliate link.)

 

iPad on the iPotty

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Sometimes it’s tough to get the tyke to take to the toilet-training. One way to keep ’em on the seat long enough: distraction! With an iPad!

Of course you don’t want that pricey device dropped in the tank, and that’s where the iPotty Activity Seat comes in. The small stand both securely holds the iPad on its adjustable stand, it also helps protect the tablet.

The stand rotates 360 degrees, and has a clear touchscreen protector to guard against smudges. The seat is easy to clean with removable inner potty bowl, potty seat and a splashguard.

It’s $40 here. (Affiliate link)