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Gadgets and new innovations for babies and their parents.

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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



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



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


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)


Time-lapse app records baby facial changes

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Babies look different almost every day. Wouldn’t it be nice to have not just a few photos of your child over the first year, but a daily record of the infant’s face — and a resulting video that lets you see how that face changes and matures over time?

You can also track your changes while pregnant. “Watch Me Change Face is an entertaining app to chart the way a person’s face changes over several weeks, months or a year,” says developer MJH Apps. “From growing a beard or aging with grace, it is a fun video memory for cataloguing our lives.”

The time-lapse app records changes in your personal appearance, the Frisco, Texas company says, and allows people to capture changes, like a child’s development, over an extended period of time.

The $2 app encourages users to take a picture each day, with reminders to take daily pictures. An overlay option properly matches photos. You can remove specific images from the final video, or adjust the length.

“For parents, this app is a perfect means of archiving a child’s progress from newborn to infant and beyond,” the company says, and is “an opportunity to share life’s best memories with friends and family worldwide.”

There’s more information here.

One futuristic super-stroller

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Just how high-tech can a baby carriage be? Any more than this one, and it’d be a spaceship.

It’s called the origami because it folds in three dimensions to a closed size of only 38x14x21 inches.

Not only does it fold up — it does so under its own power! The origami will open and close itself at the touch of a button, says maker

And not only does it fold itself — the self-charging stroller makes electricity for the job with its built-in generators in its rear wheels charge the origami while you walk.

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The buggy has daytime “running lights” make you and your baby more visible all the time, and pathway lights located under the stroller that turn on automatically in low-light conditions.

The LCD dashboard will show you how fast you’re walking, how far you’ve traveled, and the temperature, with its thermometer, speedometer, and trip/lifetime odometers.

There are also four cup holders, storage pockets, and a removable storage bag.

The $850 stroller can even charge your phone.

More information is here.


Why are you crying, Baby?


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A device that can understand a baby’s cry? Sounds like science fiction. But UK-based Wellis claims it can do just that, and is now offering the third iteration of its Why Cry Baby Crying Analyzer — which it says is ten percent more accurate than the first.

The device recognizes different types of baby noises and cries — which in turn teaches parents what each sound means.

“During the first year of a baby’s life, it is very difficult for new parents to understand why their baby is crying,” the company says. “Once they learn if the baby is hungry, in pain, bored, or even, just overtired, they will be much more comfortable and confident and able to attend to the baby’s specific needs right away.”

Pricing ranges from $50–100. (Affiliate link)