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Baby Product Reviews

Gadgets and new innovations for babies and their parents.

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3D “printed” heart helps save baby’s life
3D “printing” is a new manufacturing technique that sprays out solid material like an inkjet printer, building it up layer by layer into a larger object. The first 3D printed items were simple lumpy toys. But the technology has advanced fast — and now surgeons have used a 3D model of an infant’s heart to prepare for life-saving surgery. [ More ]
Aspirate baby’s nostrils electronically
With the Advanced Solutions Electronic Nasal Aspirator, a necessary task can be a lot less unpleasant. “Give your baby quick and gentle relief from congestion,” maker Safety 1st says.  The gadget “quietly and efficiently removes excess mucus, and the clear reservoir lets you know it’s working.” It has a contoured shape that is easy to hold, the maker adds, and its soft silicone tips can be easily sterilized. [ More ]
LeapFrog’s wearable activity tracker
LeapFrog says its upcoming LeapBand is the first wearable activity tracker designed just for children that “encourages active play and healthy habits while nurturing their very own personalized virtual pet.” LeapBand “gets kids moving and having fun with 50 different activities and challenges,” the company adds, “tracking a child’s physical moves so the more active a child is, the more points they earn with their virtual pet.” As the child earns points through active play, they can unlock additional games, challenges, levels of play and virtual rewards for their on-screen pet. [ More ]
A Smarter scale for kids
Would you like an easier way to track your baby’s weight? Now you can place your child on the smart scale’s cradle to receive high-accuracy weight measurements, which are then automatically uploaded and charted using the free Baby Companion app. The app also compares your baby’s progress to other babies of the same age and gender, the developer says, and lets you monitor nutrition by logging bottle intake and breastfeeding. [ More ]
Making a game of brushing teeth
For kids, tooth-brushing is an unpleasant chore, says San Francisco-based Grush. “Parents are forced to spend a lot of time supervising their child’s brushing to make sure they brush properly.” The solution to this problem? The video game toothbrush, which “transforms boring tooth-brushing into a fun game. [ More ]
High-tech onesie has built-in sensors
Here are some high-tech pajamas: Mimo has built multiple sensors into a onesie, so that “while your baby is wearing the Kimono, you can check their movements and body position to see just how active or peaceful they are — no matter where you or your baby might be.” Mimo says its clinically validated sleep algorithms let you know “when your baby falls asleep, when they wake, and how well they are sleeping. [ More ]
Don’t dry out the baby
Especially in Winter, the heated air in your baby’s room can quickly get too dry, causing discomfort and other potential problems. Instead, you can easily keep it at a healthy level of humidity with the Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier from Safety 1st, and “gently sooth baby with moisture-rich air.” The humidifier “brings moisture-rich air to the nursery or any room of the house you choose,” the company says. [ More ]
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