New parents have a lot to process and remember. It’s a hectic, crazy, whirlwind time when sleep is hard to come by, everything is impossible to clean and it seems like you’re constantly battling with yourself, each other, and your new bundle of joy. In this guide, we’ll look at the tech products that can help you.
A lot has been said about the safety risks of baby monitors, with suggestions that they can be hacked and the feeds placed online. This is true, but only if you don’t take the necessary precautions to protect them. If you secure them as per the instructions then there should be no issues and these can be very useful pieces of equipment.
These monitors can range from simple audio devices to tell you when your baby is crying, to flat-screen monitors that feed you a live video as well, showing you if there are any issues that you need to deal with.
Being a new parent is stressful as you’re constantly in and out their room, to see what the issue is and to make sure they’re okay. A baby monitor can provide you with the same benefits without dragging you out of bed every few minutes.
White Noise Generator
These devices may seem like the most pointless and annoying things ever, but they do serve a purpose and can work wonders for keeping your baby placated. They provide a constant neutral noise that reminds them of the womb and helps them to relax and sleep. A few bucks spent on one of these little devices could save you many sleepless nights.
You can spend a small fortune on baby food over the first couple years of your child’s life, but these foods are little more than mushed vegetables fortified with synthetic vitamins. You can get the same benefits by pureeing some of your own fruits and vegetables and that way your baby will also get something that’s made fresh and without any chemical additives.
A puree machine can do all of this for you. It’s important even if you’re not making your own child’s food because if you run out of baby food, it’ll save you a mad dash to the shop! It can also be used to help wean them onto real food further down the line.
A bottle sanitizer is essential for keeping your newborn’s bottles clean and germ-free. There are inexpensive microwave bottle sanitizers that provide you with a quick and easy way to sanitize and prepare. It’s good for a child to be exposed to some germs as they age, but when they’re in those early stages of life it’s paramount that you keep everything sanitized and protected.
The pacifier thermometer is a wonderful little invention that can give you peace of mind while giving you an automatic read of the baby’s temperature. There’s no need to remove the pacifier and risk them crying as you insert a thermometer. Just keep it in and check the reading.
These devices have been studied extensively and shown to be just as accurate as other thermometers, so you don’t need to worry about incorrect readings either. (5)
Mobiles have been an essential part of every parent’s toolkit for decades, but they’ve come a long way over the years and you don’t need to settle for some cheap and annoying bits of plastic. The B Kids Watch Over Me Dream Station is a great example of how far they have come.
These high-tech mobile cycles through specific movements, patterns, sounds, and colours to help them drift off to sleep and ensure they stay there for longer. If they wake up in the middle of the night, it can activate to help them drift off again.
The Pocket Nanny
You have a lot to remember when you have a newborn, from sleep schedules and feeding times, to diaper changes and more. You can keep track of all these things using the Pocket Nanny, which looks like a little walkie-talkie but acts like a souped-up smartphone dedicated to your baby.
The Pocket Nanny will tell you when the baby needs changing, feeding, or sleep, with alarms to signal all of these things and ensure you don’t miss them. Of course, you could do these things on your smartphone, but your phone is used for other things and notifications have a way of being missed or interfering with other things. The Pocket Nanny is tailormade for this purpose and is also much more affordable than a smartphone.
Nothing short of a full-time nanny can get you through this time without incident, but these simple tech tools can take the edge off of new parents.
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- Healthline – Weaning 101: Starting Your Baby on Food
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- NCBI – Accuracy of pacifier thermometers in young children
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