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. The Grush Brush includes “advanced motion sensing technology that detects precise movements during brushing and then transmits this information wirelessly to a smartphone running an interactive and instructive brushing game for kids.”
Brushing information is also stored in the Grush Cloud for dentists who want to evaluate their patient’s brushing habits between visits. The company says its mission is to “help kids around the world to improve their dental health.”
For now, it’s a crowd-funded campaign idea, on Indiegogo. There’s more information here.
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. You can even track their sleep patterns over time.”
The respiration sensors are non-contact, soft, and comfortable for baby “while also letting you check your baby’s breathing,” the company says, “giving you the peace of mind that all is okay.”
The temperature sensor lets you “know for sure that your little one is the perfect temperature, with just a quick peek at the app.”
It’s $100. There’s more information here.
Don’t dry out the baby
Feb 19, 2014 03:35 PM
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. “With variable mist control and 2 fully rotating outlets, it’s easy to adjust the moisture to the level you prefer.” It’s quiet, and it’s water tank lasts for 12 hours.
It’s $30 here.
“Nobody likes to see their baby sick,” Pipila says, “and a pacifier is a common breeding ground and transporter of harmful germs. Sterilizing your baby’s pacifier is essential in preventing the spread of these germs.”
To help prevent the spread of germs, the Pipila sterilizes your baby’s pacifier in about 3 minutes with simple ultraviolet. It helps eliminate up to 99.9 percent of germs, the company says, and is ideal for parents and babies on the go.
It’s $35 here.
This pacifier from Summer Infant is also a full digital thermometer, letting you take your baby’s temperature in a comfortable, non-invasive way. The pacifier beeps when the reading is complete. It not only displays the temperature, it shows a “Fever Alert” when baby gets too warm, glowing red if the temperature registers at 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. This gives you a “quick visual reading, especially when taking a child’s temperature at night.”
It’s $22 here.
How can you best ensure your infant’s ear isn’t infected? With the Middle Ear Monitor.
EarCheck says its monitor is a “clinically proven home use device that accurately detects the presence middle ear fluid,” which is a key sign of an ear infection. “EarCheck helps parents identify when a child might have an ear infection, when it’s necessary to seek medical attention, and when the fluid is going away or gone. It quickly, accurately, and painlessly detects the presence of middle ear fluid.”
The EarCheck monitor is $50 here. (Affiliate link)
Where to stick that thermometer? Howabout nowhere? The VeraTemp Non-Contact Thermometer lets you ensure your baby is just warm enough and no more, without any glass and mercury, without even requiring any contact!
The Infrared device provides convenience, accuracy, and precision when taking your child’s temperature, says maker Brooklands. “With the push of a button, the VeraTemp instantly and accurately takes a temperature without the need of any physical contact.” It’s not only more convenient and comfortable: it’s much more hygienic and can help eliminate cross contamination.
It can also measure the temperature in the room, and on any surface. Brooklands adds that the VeraTemp is made in Florida, and every unit is tested 15 times for accuracy before being shipped.
You may never have to stick an invasive thermometer in your child’s mouth or ear again.
It’s $38 here. (Affiliate link.)