You may take a while to get into your groove as a first-time parent, but fortunately you have technology on your side. Every year, companies create new baby tech products to help first-time parents keep their babies happy and healthy. These 6 top trends are just the latest tools you can use as you learn more about parenting.
An Extra Pair of Eyes
Baby monitors have been around for a while, but the newest versions offer video surveillance you can move instead of one fixed location. They may also communicate with your smart phone to help you keep watch over baby and let you know how your baby’s nights are improving.
Pump It Up
Breast pumps for nursing mothers do not have a user-friendly reputation. The cutting-edge models can take a lot of the discomfort and awkwardness out of pumping. Some available options include attachments that make milk collection more discreet as well as smart technology to track volume and frequency.
Newborns are not known for their great sleeping habits. First-time parents can find bassinet or crib technology that tracks sleep patterns and provide gentle movement to lull babies to sleep as well as models that alert you to a change in breathing or diaper leaks.
There isn’t anything worse than your little bundle of joy coming down with a cold. Luckily, new gadgets like this pacifier thermometer makes taking temperature “the old-fashioned way” a thing of the past.
Gone in 60 Seconds
Gone are the days where you have to boil or steam clean your baby bottles. Ellie, a gadget that was introduced this year at CES, uses UV light to sanitize baby bottles, pacifiers, and even your tooth brush!
Many first-time parents opt to make their own baby food which is a healthy alternative to store-bought options but can be time consuming. New devices cook, puree, and warm your baby’s food so there’s no fuss and no mess. You can even make a meal while holding your baby on one arm. How’s that for multitasking?!
Your baby tech products may need extra protection to make it through those early years of parenting. Square Trade can help you with warranties to safeguard your equipment in case something happens, and something always happens.