Raising a child is a handful. Scratch that. Raising a child is exhausting. Fortunately, there are a number of high-tech gadgets on the market to make it a little bit easier on weary-eyed parents.
1. Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad & Scale
At first glance, this changing pad seems like an unnecessary luxury. However, upon closer inspection you’ll find that it actually alleviates some of the anxiety that comes along with being a new parent. The Hatch Baby Grow changing pad is indeed a soft, impermeable place to clean up your baby, but it’s much more. The killer feature of the Hatch Baby Grow is that it connects to the Internet. This way it can wirelessly communicate valuable information to you and your baby’s doctor via the Hatch mobile app.
The Hatch Baby Grow can keep track of your baby’s height, weight, feeding times, and much more. This makes it super easy for new parents to keep track of various metrics to ensure your baby is healthy and happy. For instance, parents can determine if they are under- or overfeeding their newborn of if their baby is getting enough sleep.
2. Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle
Many new parents think their baby’s nursery should be silent to help promote sleep in their newborn. Unfortunately, babies don’t seem to like quiet all that much. While your baby was in-utero, it was exposed to all sorts of sounds, both internal and external. After nine months, babies get used to those sounds, but when they’re born, it’s a totally foreign environment. It’s scary and causes them quite a bit of distress. So to decrease your newborn’s anxiety levels, you’ll want to try to replicate the comfort of the womb.
Luckily, the Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle is an affordable gadget that helps you do just that. The Baby Shusher literally sounds like someone shushing, which seems kind of silly until you look at the science behind it. The Baby Shusher mimics the heartbeat and white noise babies heard during their development in the womb. Therefore, the sound is familiar and calming, ultimately helping your baby to relax.
3. Munchkin Lulla-Vibe
In addition to mimicking the sounds your baby experienced while in utero, you can also recreate the movement your baby felt as well. Think about it – for nine months your little bundle of joy was a passenger, just blindly going along for the ride. As you can imagine, this ride was not without bumps, sways and other forms of movement. As we mentioned above, being born is a traumatic experience. When your baby is born it only has one point of reference: the womb. And in the womb, your baby moved around.
Fortunately, the Munchkin Lulla-Vibe is a vibrating mattress pad that, you guessed it, mimics the movement your baby felt in the womb. Just plop your little bundle of joy on the pad and turn it on. The Munchkin Lulla-Vibe provides the calming vibrations your baby is accustomed to. Best of all, the Lulla-Vibe is super affordable.
Babies are notoriously fussy. If things aren’t just right, then you’re just asking for a meltdown of epic proportions. Babies require parents to remember and keep on top of feeding times, sleep schedules, and much more. One thing that parents can easily overlook is a comfortable room temperature. Fortunately, there’s an affordable gadget that makes keeping your baby’s nursery just right.
The Gro-Egg is an egg-shaped thermostat that also doubles as a night-light. However, the real draw of the Gro-egg is that the color of the egg changes if the room is too cold or too hot. This means checking the temperature of a room can be done with a quick glance.
5. Baby Bjorn Doona
Car seats and strollers are must-have items for any family. Unfortunately, quality car seats and strollers can cost a fortune. Luckily, you can kill two birds with one stone with the Baby Bjorn Doona. Think of it as a baby-centric Transformer. With a few deft moves, the Baby Bjorn Doona goes from stroller to car seat in a snap. While the Baby Bjorn Doona seems expensive, just remember that you’re getting a two-in-one baby transportation solution.
In addition to saving you money, the Baby Bjorn Doona also ensures that your baby is super-safe. Unfortunately, studies have shown that many parents unknowingly strap their car seats into their vehicles the wrong way. This is due to the overly-complicated way car seats are designed. The Baby Bjorn Doona changes that by making it super easy to go from the sidewalk to the car.
Are you a new parent? What gadget do you swear by? Let us know in the comments!