Technology is a wonderful thing. Especially for parents and their babies today!
We usually focus on fun tech toys for kids but this post is about slightly less fun, but much more helpful, tech to help parents.
It makes you wonder how our own parents got by without all the wonderful things available for us to use today. While there is technology out there that is great and very helpful to a new parent, there are some products out there that require too many unnecessary steps and maintenance that really is just not worth it in the end.
Monitors: From a Crackling Radio to HD Video
Baby monitors have become a parent’s most useful tech gadget. Once only tracking sound, there are now baby monitors that offer the ability to use real time video. We can actually see our baby without having to risk going in their room and disturbing them, after you spent countless hours trying to calm the little tike.
Not all of your baby’s fusses need to be attended to right away and having the ability to see your child is a great tool to have. Sometimes babies just like to talk and a glimpse at the video monitor can reassure you that they are okay. Now you can actually get one thing done around the house!
Smart Scales for Tracking Growth
Baby scales are also a great tool as well. You don’t have to wait until your baby’s first check up to see if they are gaining weight on target. Tracking your child’s weight gain is a great way to make sure that your little one is getting all the nutrients needed for proper growth and development. This is especially important if your baby was born premature.
Thermometers now have the ability to simply place them near their foreheads to get an accurate reading! No need to worry about trying to keep them still with a thermometer in the armpit or in the butt. You can now simply place it close to their head and get a good reading of temperature. This gadget is a must have for any squirmy baby.
There are now even infant rockers that can mimic the feeling of riding in a car to lull a little baby right to sleep! Now you don’t have to get in a car every time you need your little one to calm down. It saves money on gas and you don’t have to worry about leaving the house. This is a true tech toy for parents.
Here are some of the best baby tech devices out there to buy.
Braun No Touch Plus Forehead Thermometer
This thermometer is great for that fidgety child who just won’t let you get a good temperature read.
All you have to do is place it two inches away from their forehead to get an accurate reading. It is quick and easy to use, only taking two seconds for a read.
Withings Smart Baby Monitor
Now you can watch your baby with your iPhone, iPad or android! This great device is an awesome baby monitor that gives high resolution video and has the ability to talk to baby, play lullabies and even turn on a multicolor night light.
There is unlimited range so you can watch over baby while you are at work, around the home or on the road. Withings are a great manufacturer of tech for parents.
Not only does this unique chair can mimic 5 motions such as car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock a bye or ocean, it also comes in 5 speeds and is MP3 capable.
It has a removable seat that can be thrown in the wash and has an adjustable recline as well.
Withings Smart Kid Scale
This scale not only gives you an accurate reading of your baby’s weight but it can sync it with your personal account via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth!
This is a great tool to track your baby’s weight gain and comes with a visual growth chart and nutrition information. It also easily converts from a baby scale to a toddler scale taking measurements up to 55 pounds.