Having a baby is a beautiful experience, but it can also be somewhat stressful. Taking care of a baby while juggling chores on about 3 to 4 hours of sleep can become exhausting.
So, it should go without saying that we can use all the help we can get.
Thankfully, technology has come a long way since we were children.
Now there is a wide range of different High-Tech baby gear that was specifically designed to make it easier for us to keep a watchful eye on our children.
Technology gives us the ability to keep our children safe while doing housework or catching up on some much-needed sleep.
These 7 High-Tech baby gadgets are great for new moms that are looking for a little help.
High -Tech Sleep and Safety Gadgets
Movement monitors are designed to keep your baby safe while they’re asleep. They clip onto your baby’s diaper and can detect even the smallest movement.
There is a wide range of different movement monitors available, and all of them are meant to significantly lower your infant’s chances of getting SIDS, while helping you rest easy at night.
Some of them can even vibrate or gently nudge your baby.
CloudTot Smart Monitoring System
This state of the art baby monitoring system is designed to keep your baby safe so you can finally get some worry-free sleep. The CloudTot has a movement monitor built into it, but that’s just one of its many features.
This innovative hi-tech gadget can detect a wet diaper and alert you that your baby needs to be changed. It can also play music to help your little one drift off to dreamland comfortably.
In my opinion this is a must have gadget for new parents. You’ll never have to worry about accidently waking the baby up to check his diaper, and you can rest easy knowing an alarm will go off if your baby hasn’t moved in a while.
Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet
The smart sleeper Bassinet is another High-Tech “sleep and safety” gadget that will keep your baby safe at night so you can get some rest.
Dr. Karp designed this bassinet based on 5 methods that have been known to help soothe unhappy babies. These 5 methods are swaddling, sucking, swinging, shushing, and laying the baby on his side.
This bassinet can rock by itself, swaddle the baby in 5 seconds, and can even play soothing white noise sounds. This bassinet is somewhat pricey, but if your wallet can handle the purchase, it would be well worth the money spent. Especially if your completely new to parenting. We don’t always automatically know what to do, so gadgets like this bassinet can be a huge help. After all, you can’t put a price tag on safety or sleep when it comes to a newborn baby.
Gadgets Can Make a Difficult Task, a Simple Task
The Pacifier Thermometer
At this age, infants are still building their immune system. So, any illness can potentially be dangerous for an infant. To make matters worse, most parents struggle to give their children medicine, and struggle to take their temperature. When we were children, taking an infant’s temperature was almost always difficult.
Let’s face it, no parent wants to do something to upset their sick baby, but it was something we had to do…until now.
The pacifier thermometer takes your baby’s temperature while they’re sucking on it. The baby is relaxed and soothed by the pacifier while you easily read his temperature. You can even check your baby’s temperature while they sleep without having to wake them up. Everyone that has an infant in their house should own a pacifier thermometer. It takes a lot of stress off both you and your baby.
Let’s face it getting things done around the house isn’t easy when you have an infant to take care of. Any parent knows that even if the baby is napping we will still stop in the middle of what we’re doing to go check on them. Baby video monitors give you the freedom you need to roam around your house without having to go in and check on the baby every five minutes. If you hear a noise, you can simply check the live video.
Video monitors can also help you and your baby sleep better at night. If your baby moves around an alarm will go off on the receiving end of the monitor. You can simply open your eyes to see if the baby is awake, or if he was simply adjusting himself. If all is well you can close your eyes and go right back to sleep. Sleep is not something that new parents get much of. However, its important that we get enough rest because we need to take care of our children. So, anything that will help you rest easier is an automatic “must have”.
Smart Breastfeeding Monitor
It’s no secret that breastfeeding is best for your baby. It can also be extremely rewarding because it forms a special bond between you and your little one.
However, breastfeeding is not always easy either. It can be painful and your breasts will sometimes leak. In addition, most mothers sometimes worry that their baby is not getting enough milk because you can’t measure the milk in your breasts the way you can measure it in a bottle.
Breastfeeding monitors can measure the amount of milk your baby is drinking while he is nursing.
These hi tech gadgets will assure you that your baby is getting a sufficient amount of milk. Knowing how much your baby drinks at a time will also make it easier for you to get you child on a regular schedule.
Breastfeeding monitors are also available with different features such as the ability to create a diary of your baby’s previous eating habits, and listening to your baby nurse with a pair of earphones.
Night humidifiers may not seem as high-tech as some of the other items on this list, but it still helps moms and babies just as much as any other gadget.
Keeping a night humidifier in your baby’s room keeps the air from becoming dry. This can help with your baby’s breathing and skin moisture. A lot of infants struggle with dry skin issues, like eczema. A humidifier can help keep your baby’s skin moist, which will drastically reduce eczema breakouts.
When the weather is colder, the air circulating in our homes tends to be dryer due to the false heat being pushed into the house. This can cause some breathing issues for your baby’s tiny lungs and throat. The humidifier will put moisture back into the air, allowing your baby to breathe easier and safer. They are also life savers when your baby is sick. In fact, a lot of doctors will prescribe a night humidifier for your baby’s room when they are suffering from certain illnesses.
The Benefits of Using High-Tech Gadgets
Although these high-tech gadgets make our lives a bit easier, there is actually a lot more to it than that.
When we use gadgets like these it saves us time and frustration, which allows us to focus on the little things a bit more. We now have the time and patience for an extra game of who’s got your nose, a few extra snuggles, and a second bedtime story.
If we’re lucky, we may even get to sneak in a few minutes of “mom time”. These high-tech gadgets allow us to spend more time focusing on those precious little moments that are easy to miss, but hard to forget.