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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.
You can download it here.
The 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
Jul 2, 2014 08:41 AM
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.
Sadly, 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.”
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.
Babies Are Go
Jun 25, 2014 02:55 PM
With the Go-Pod portable activity seat, your baby can stay active wherever you are — and burn off that extra energy that’ll otherwise be keeping you both up at night.
Maker KidCo says the Go·Pod is an ultra lightweight, portable activity seat developed as an alternative to bulky, stationary activity centers. Its “mobility design” makes ideal for in-home or travel needs.
It has a locking button that ensures it’s safe for the baby, and a floor pad that keeps feet from touching undesirable surfaces. There are four seat height positions, so it’ll grow with your baby as well.
It’s $50 here, and comes with a carry bag.
Baby blooms in bath
Jun 25, 2014 02:53 PM
With the Blooming Bath, your infant can be safely and comfortably cleaned in a standard sink.
It’s a “great alternative to hard, plastic tubs,” says its maker, and is “super soft and cuddly to keep your baby happy and comfortable during bath time.”
It’s $47 here.