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I don’t know if I’d classify myself as a technophile, but I definitely enjoy any sort of “gear.” When I say “gear,” I mean, GEAR. Cool, probably unnecessary stuff that makes life just a little bit easier. A little more custom. A little more savvy. So it should come as no surprise that I ended up with a Baby Tech Gear section on my registry, full of things I know mothers survived just fine without fifty years ago, but that look cool and fun to me now.
This is the age of baby sleeping apps and breastfeeding monitors and wireless baby cams that are the size of a lollipop. I rounded up a group of intriguing baby tech gadgets, online window shopping frivolously before sitting down with Brett to narrow down the list.
My Must-Have Baby Tech
After identifying redundancies on the list above, we started on research. With our online and in-person (well, over the phone actually, considering the state of the world) research to see what was highly rated by reviewers and friends alike, here are the final items we ended up selecting for our registry:
This may all seem excessive to all the parental minimalists out there, so let me explain myself. Partly, I just think all this stuff looks like fun to play with, but also, a lot of it has to do with safety. I know people have been raising babies without technology for many thousands of years, but I just figure, if the technology exists, and it can help keep my baby safer in any way (or even just provide me with peace of mind), then why not?
This is the bassinet we plan on using for the first six months in our room. It senses the baby’s movements and uses gentle motion and white noise to soothe the baby accordingly. There’s a special swaddling system that keeps the baby safely in place on her back all night, and – cool tech alert – a Snoo Sleep Log on the mobile app.
Easy to install, small, unobtrusive, no need to drill into any walls: sign me up! I knew I wanted a video baby monitor, and this is the one that came most highly recommended to me.
Baby Girl’s gonna need some tech of her own.
This cute little sock monitors the baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels, and sends smart notifications right to your phone.
“Alexa, play some lullabies.” ‘Nuff said.
Forgive me, but I just like numbers and stats, okay? They give me a sense of order in this crazy world.
These are less tech-y, more gear-y, but I didn’t know where else to list them. Noise cancelling headphones are essential for our lifestyle. We love concerts and sporting events and fairgrounds or festivals of any kind. Lakers games, here we come! I can’t wait to get Baby Girl on the Jumbotron for her first time!!