Technology has impacted our lives in so many ways – how we communicate, how we work, and how we live day-to-day.
But it’s also changing how we parent.
Thanks to ongoing advances, we’re now seeing a new category of smart products emerge that are aimed at making life as a parent easier.
From smart baby monitors to techy garage openers, below we highlight 6 of our favorite gadgets for parents.
Tech for Parents #1: Smart Baby Monitor
The days of walky-talky baby monitors are way behind us!
Baby monitors on the market today are highly advanced and come with Wi-Fi capabilities, video monitoring, two-way audio, and more.
The two-way audio allows you to communicate (or sing a lullaby) with your baby and hear exactly what’s going on in the nursery.
It also comes with a night vision setting, sound level LED indicators, and an audio-only mode – perfect for parents who want to monitor the baby as close as possible.
Tech for Parents #2: Smart Changing Pad and Scale
The innovative product acts as a changing pad and has a built-in scale designed to track your baby’s weight between doctor visits. It also has a feature to measure how much your baby is drinking at every feeding (in both ounces and grams).
Design-wise, it’s super sleek, soft, and easy to clean.
It can also be connected to your smartphone so you can easily keep track of data from your mobile. And you can easily share this data with caregivers so they’re always updated on your baby’s development.
Tech for Parents #3: Smart Sleep Bassinet
Did you know that parents can lose over 6 weeks worth of sleep in the first year with a newborn?
As a new parent, there’s nothing more helpful than finding a product that can help your baby fall asleep (and stay asleep for longer).
The mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet does exactly this. It’s a smart cradle that has five soothing motion patterns to replicate the natural bounce and sway motions that are used to calm newborns – these include car ride, kangaroo, wave, rock-a-bye, and swing.
The bassinet also comes with four white noise options: ocean, rain, fan, and shush.
One of our favorite features about the mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet is that it can be controlled via the 4moms app, which comes with a timer and several other great features to help you establish a bedtime routine.
Tech for Parents #4: The Baby Shusher
The small, portable device creates a series of rhythmic “shushing” noises to help calm newborns and put them to sleep.
It comes with two timer options that play the rhythmic shushing for either 15 or 30 minutes. Parents can easily control the volume and select how loud or soft they want the shushing to be (note: the volume of the shush must be louder than the baby's cry).
What’s great about the Baby Shusher is that it's compact and super-portable, so you can take it just about anywhere!
Smart Home Gift #5: Motion Sensors
Between feeding and changing diapers, new parents are some of the busiest people out there.
And when you’re busy, it can be hard to keep track of all the activity inside your home.
All you have to do is place a Notion Sensor on your front door or window, and you’ll immediately receive a notification it’s opened. For water leaks, just place your sensor near bathtubs, toilets, or your water-based appliances and you’ll know the moment Notion detects a leak.
It’s all tracked by Notion’s smartphone app, so you can keep tabs on your property (and what your children are up to) from anywhere.
Smart Home Gift #6: Smart Language Robot
Research shows that learning a second language at a young age can be incredibly beneficial for a child’s development.
Of course, not every parent has the time or means to enroll their newborn in language classes!
And there’s really no need. The ROYBI Robot is the perfect stand-in for a real-life teacher – it’s an educational toy that uses the power of AI and STEM to provide personalized language classes for young children.
The smart language teaching toy works as a conversational companion, which means it can interact with your child and help them improve their language skills. It can help with pronunciation, communication, and can even help those with speech disorders improve their language and speaking skills over time.
The ROYBI Robot currently comes with over 500+ lessons, 70 Subject Categories, 70,000 vocabularies, in languages, science, math, technology, and more.
Tech for Parents #7: Smart Garage Opener
When you return home from the grocery store or a road trip, your hands are usually full of shopping bags, suitcases, children’s toys, you name it!
This device allows you to control your garage door directly from your smartphone and lets you receive real-time alerts and create schedules for opening and closing.
So say goodbye to your chaotic entrances and hello to a seamless automated garage door.
That’s a wrap! We hope that you discovered a few new gadgets to make your life as a parent a little easier!