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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.

 

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