Baby Product Reviews

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Sprout is a “personal pregnancy app”

With “stunning color images and 3D models,” the Sprout app delivers “helpful information about you and your baby,” says developer Med Art Studios.

The app also provides tools for tracking weight, counting kicks, and timing contractions. You can “scan your entire pregnancy at a glance,” and “see when tests and procedures occur.” The info was written by doctors and mothers-to-be, the company adds. [Read more...]

Monitor your baby with a touchscreen

You can view your baby from a 3.5-inch portable color display — and control the camera’s pan, scan, and zoom with the touchscreen.

Summer Infant says its set-up “ensures parents peace of mind, day and night.” The system also provides two-way audio communication so you can talk with your child through the touchscreen and camera with a 400-foot range, and “give comfort and reassurance, or gentle reminders from another room.”

There is also automatic black & white night vision “to clearly see baby in low-light and darkened rooms,” and sound-activated LED lights. [Read more...]

Low-tech: carry your baby in a wrap

Want to easily carry your infant while keeping your hands free? Despite the name of this column, we’re not recommending a robot this time: instead it’s a simple wrap made from 95 percent cotton with a little Spandex thrown in, and “free of buckles, straps or snaps.”

The Boba Wrap is comfortable for newborns and infants up to 35 pounds, and holds “snug against your body to achieve a perfect fit every time.” It is also ideal for breastfeeding, the maker says, adding that “carried babies sleep better, cry less, and are healthier and happier. [Read more...]