Top Ten Gadgets for New Moms

O nce upon a time, lucky babies were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. But today, lucky babies are far more likely to be born with a high-tech gadget. Developers have worked hard to create new products that add convenience and safety to a new family’s life. Whether Mom wants to feed, change or just check on baby’s safety, there is likely a gadget for that. Many of these new gadgets come with smartphone apps that keep baby’s welfare right at mom’s fingertips. So check out these wonders and enjoy.

Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor

This is a must-have gadget for any family that has a history of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. This little gadget includes three parts. First, there is a little sock that wraps around your baby’s foot. The sock has sensors that measure your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and is secured with hook and loop closures. The second part is a small disc that remains next to you. Finally, there is an additional app that lets you monitor and keep a record of your baby’s history. Whenever the device is on and your baby’s heart rate and O2 levels are fine, the disc glows green and the app shows you normal levels. If either level drops, the disc immediately glows read and begins to buzz and your phone alerts you to your baby’s danger. The history gives you records to take to your pediatrician to help diagnose any potential problems before they become dangerous.

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Baby Bullet

Baby Food Prep Once upon a time, once your baby graduated from milk, he ate whatever the rest of the family ate. Mom just had to chop or grind it up. Then the baby food industry got involved and now there is a bewildering assortment of baby foods on the market. It isn’t just confusing, it’s expensive! So why not make your own? The Baby Bullet Baby food prep makes it easy to take your own fruits and veggies and prepare them for baby. The package even includes molds to freeze perfect single size cubes, so you can prepare food ahead.

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Graco Pack and Play

Dreaming of a way to have one piece of furniture that gives you a place to change your baby, put her to sleep and give her a safe place to play. Dream no more. The Graco pack and play does just that. It includes a changing table, bassinette, and playpen that folds up into an easy travel-friendly package that goes from bedroom to family room to back yard to grandma’s. Since the bassinette and changing table is removable, the pack and play grows with your child, giving you a safe place to keep her corralled through those hectic toddler years.

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Pacifier Thermometer

We’ve all seen the videos and descriptions of checking a rectal temperature. But it’s no fun for anyone! This little gadget checks your baby’s temperature with all the comfort of a pacifier. Then it goes one better. It sends the information to your phone. This gives you the chance to keep an eye on your little one’s fever while giving him all the comfort of a pacifier. It also keeps a clear record of your baby’s temperature to take to your pediatrician.

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Mamaroo Seat

There are lots of baby seats on the market today. Many of them bounce. A few swing. But this one does it all. It vibrates, bounces, swings, swivels and even has a mode that mimics riding in a car. But the best thing about this seat is that it connects to your phone through Bluetooth technology. So if it stops, while you are cooking or doing another chore, all you have to do is hit the app, and your baby is back in slumberland.

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Wisenet Two Way Baby Monitor

Baby monitor’s have come a long way, baby. With the Wisenet Baby monitor, you can not only hear your baby sleep, but you can look at her and make sure she’s covered and comfortable. An additional sensor keeps track of the baby’s room temperature, humidity and air quality. Finally, a small wristband alerts you when the baby wakes or if anything changes.

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Boba Wrap

Decidedly low-tech, this wrap is a must have for all new moms. It wraps around you and the baby, keeping him safe and close while your hands are free. The wrap is strap and buckle free, making it easy to change configuration to accommodate your growing baby. Plus, the entire wrap is machine washable, so you and your baby are always wrapped in freshness. When your baby grows, you can transition the wrap into a light blanket that your child already associates with comfort and care.

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Blooming Bath Lotus

Another low-tech option, this gadget is simply wonderful. Basically, it is a folding, collapsible bathtub that fits in any sink. The four petals enfold your baby, keeping her head out of the water while you bathe her. The petals are movable, so you can arrange them to best suit both your sink and your baby. After the bath, simply wring it out and toss it in the dryer or hang it by the attached drying loop on the back.

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Aquatopia Bathtub monitor

This little floating turtle looks like any other bathtub toy, until you place it in water. Then it automatically activates and begins to read the water temperature every two seconds. If the water is too warm or too cold you’re your baby, it will play an alarm. This means more control over safety and gives you peace of mind. That way both you and your baby can enjoy bathtime.

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