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Time-lapse app records baby facial changes

watch me change pregnancy

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

origami stroller 1

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.

origami stroller 2

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?


why cry

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)

Warm those baby wipes


Wipes Warmer

Why shock your child with a cold cloth when you can warm up that baby wipe first?

The $25 Wipe Warmer from Prince Lionheart has an EPA-approved anti-microbial additive to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

The warmer also has an “Ever-Fresh” system to keep wipes fresh “to soothe Baby’s delicate skin” and keeps wipes moist by an evaporation and condensation process.

It’s available here. (Affiliate link)

Shush the baby

Pneo Baby Shusher

No, where not saying to keep the kid quiet with constant reprimand. Instead, the Baby Shusher “safely stops baby from crying with its rhythmic shush sound,” the maker Pneo says.

The battery-powered device “is a revolutionary new tool for parents using an ancient, but doctor-tested and approved technique to help soothe your fussy baby and get some much-needed sleep,” the company adds, “for both you and baby.”

It’s $35 here. (Affiliate link)

Dream of Sheep


ewan dream sheep

Baby not nodding off as needed? You can’t exactly inform an infant about counting sheep… But nonetheless, a sheep might be your solution… Ewan the Dream Sheep, that is.

The stuffed animal “emits soothing sounds at a low base frequency.” What sounds?  Actual recorded heartbeat and womb sounds that “really do have a calming effect,” the developer says. It also makes more standard sleep sounds like rain fall and white noise.

It’s $68 here. (Affiliate link)

Speedy Sterilizing with steam


Avent 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer from Philips

Philips says its Avent sterilizer “effectively eliminates 99.9 percent of bacteria from your baby’s feeding items in just minutes.”

The $75 3-in-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer holds six bottles, as well as breast pumps, bottles, cups, and more. (Affiliate link)

“Used by hospitals, steam sterilization is an effective way to protect your baby from harmful bacteria,; the company says.” Simply plug the unit into any standard electrical outlet to safely and effectively eliminate most household germs in as little as six minutes.”


A Baby Monitor that will call you


baby monitor app

We’ve covered baby monitors here previously — but this is the first one that can call your phone when there is a noise in your baby’s room.

Developers TappyTaps  say their system was prepared by parents with parents in mind — “and tested with our own babies.”

The Baby Monitor & Alarm is a $3 iPhone app. Yes, that means you have to leave a phone in the room with the infant. But then it can call you on any pre-selected phone number. It can also play your recorded voice to the child, telling a favorite lullaby or bedtime story.


Baby Formula faster — and safer



Baby formula has to be boiled to 212 degrees. Of course it has to be cooled before serving. The first task is exacting, the second time-consuming. Or at least they were: the Piena Baby Tender Touch Formula Maker will automatically boil, cool, and dispense water, “at the perfect, safest temperature for your baby,” the company says.

It’s still in development. But the makers say it’s inspired by “our own experiences as parents… Making a bottle took at least 10 minutes, from boiling the water, measuring out the formula, and then cooling the water to just the right temperature. There had to be a faster, more efficient way. We looked around for a baby formula maker. There were plenty of bottle warmers, but nothing that made mixing the formula for the bottle any easier. Engineers by education, we decided to create our own solution.”

The countertop device adjusts in height to fit bottles of all sizes. And it’s made of food grade, high-temperature resistant polypropylene, with no BPA or other harmful chemicals, Pienna claims. There’s a separate container to store and dispense the formula powder: The aluminum container can is air and water tight, which prevents air and moisture from affecting the quality of the powder formula.

The Formula Maker is also engineered to inhibit the growth of microorganisms, Piena adds: When microbes such as bacteria, mold and mildew come in contact with the inner powder container surface and the water reservoir surface, antimicrobial protection penetrates the cell wall of the microbe and disrupts key cell functions so that the microbe cannot function, grow or reproduce. Plus any microorganisms in the water are destroyed during the boiling process.


You’re glowing, says fertility app



Glow is a new fertility tracking app that helps couples trying to conceive a baby.

The free iPhone app collects information about menstrual cycles, cervical mucus, and other physical and emotional states — from which it discerns and advises on how to maximize your chances of pregnancy. The advice comes from medical consultants, as well as anonymized, aggregated data collected from other users about what worked best.

“Our emerging ability to crunch and analyze vast quantities of data will be specifically used to help get you pregnant,” the developer says. “There is nothing more exciting than starting a family. But, the first step of getting pregnant can seem surprisingly difficult at times. Don’t lose hope. Pregnancy is a special experience, and our mission is to bring that experience to you as early as possible.”

Time writes more about it here.