Having a baby is one of the most wonderful and life-changing experiences you’re ever likely to have. Parenting can, of course, be tough, but luckily with the fast pace of technological development these days, there are now plenty of gadgets available to help you navigate life with your new baby with ease. So whether you’re currently expecting, have just welcomed your child into the world, or you’re looking to buy a gift for a friend who has just had a baby, this list will give you some great ideas.
You probably feel as though you never want to let your new baby out of your sight! Although this might not be possible, with a good baby monitor, you can always watch over them remotely. These days many have both sound and video, plus sync with smartphone apps as well as the handheld unit so that you never miss a thing. Some of the most advanced can also monitor factors, such as heart rate, movement, and oxygen levels for maximum safety and reassurance.
Keeping everything that your child touches free of bacteria and viruses is more important than ever these days. Especially during the first year, it’s vital to protect your baby’s digestive system by sterilizing all bottles, feeding, and breast pump equipment. It sounds like a big task, but a good sterilizer can make it fast, easy, and efficient.
This is definitely one for the parents. You’re bound to find that having a new baby in the house brings the twin problem of more mess and less time to clean it up. A robot vacuum like the Roomba can be a very helpful solution, automatically cleaning the floor for you while you focus on your child. Check out these reviews from Parenting Pod to find out more.
Using a breast pump can be very helpful for new mothers, enabling them to express milk for use later (for example, for someone else to feed your child when you’re not around). Many are comfortable, easy to use and clean, and discreet, with both electric and manual varieties available.
Baby Sleep Aids
Trying to get your baby off to sleep can be one of the most challenging parts of parenthood. However, there are now some ingenious inventions to help calm your baby and make them more comfortable so they can sleep. These include toys that play white noise or mimic a heartbeat, project soothing lights or are simply cozy to cuddle. You can also get a swinging bassinet that will rock your baby into slumber every night.
Smart home devices
With so much going on after you have a baby, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. A smart home device can help you to manage by making your life that little bit easier. Whether you want to set reminders when your hands are full, play lullabies on command, or turn off the lights without having to get up and disturb your sleeping child, the possible uses for new parents are endless.
These devices can make feeding time a breeze by warming up breast or formula milk to the correct temperature without the need for a microwave or stove. Not only is this way quicker and more convenient, but it’s also safer for your baby as it won’t get the milk too hot or destroy any of the nutrients it contains. There are even travel versions available for feeding on the move.
These don’t sound particularly high-tech, but with the different varieties available nowadays, you might be surprised. For example, if you worry about judging the temperature of your baby’s bath before they get in, you could try a specially designed bath thermometer to check for you. Not only will they let you know if the water is safe, they look cute too. When it comes to checking your baby’s body temperature, a pacifier thermometer allows you to get a reading day or night without disturbing them.
Strollers have come a long way in recent times. These days you can get ones that store up kinetic energy to help you when you get to steep inclines, charge your phone, have built-in speakers and lights, monitor stats such as how far you’ve walked, and much more. Some even have bikes attached or fold themselves up into a compact size for ease.
These ideas are just a small selection of the type of gadgets out there for new parents, so why not see what else you can find?