Think beyond playpens and swaddle blankets. These trending items for babies can help any new parent feel at ease. There are so many interesting baby gadgets on the market, it’s hard to know what’s best for you. Here’s a good breakdown of things you might want to add to your gift registry. If you’re the kind of mom who would enjoy a VIP Disney Tour, then read on.
Imagine you’ve been in a room with constant noise and suddenly you’re in a different place with new sounds, new sights, and the people you’re with expect you to sleep in silence. That’s what it’s like for a baby. Babies go from their mother’s womb to a cold dark place with no noise. Noise machines are the perfect solution. Some even mimic the sounds a baby would have heard in utero.
Baby DNA Test
Have you ever wondered what your child might look like when they grow up? Who’retraits did they get? Would they be dark-haired or have light hair? Now there’s away. With the right DNA test, you can easily learn the DNA traits that make up your child. These can give you insight not only into what they will look like, but what their sleep patterns or food needs will be like.
Baby monitors have been around for ages. But if you want to see what your baby is up to when he or she sleeps, a video monitor can help put your mind at ease. They make several new types that even connect with your phone so that you can watch them on the go. You can even take clips with some of them and share them with family or friends who want to see your little one.
Want more peace of mind? A sock monitor like the Owlet measures your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and alerts you if there are any issues. These home monitors use similar technology to the ones in the hospital and can help parents of little ones with apnea rest more easily.
It seems a lot of baby gadgets revolve around sleep, but a cool-mist humidifier, especially in dry climates can help babies rest easier. The mist helps relieve any irritation caused by drier air.
Before the baby is big enough to crawl around, a Roomba is a gadget that helps you work less. Set the Roomba at night so that the next morning, all your floors will be ready to go. You can feel more confident giving baby tummy time on a floor blanket when the floor is clean. Plus, a Roomba is a great tool for keeping up with animal fur and other dirt tracked in from the outside.
Organic Crib Mattress
Doctors recommend all sorts of ways to reduce toxic exposure for your baby. One of the things that sometimes gets overlooked is the amount of time they will spend in a crib. Crib mattresses are typically made of ingredients that can off-gas, meaning the chemicals in the mattress go into the air. While this is a small amount of exposure, some parents want to avoid it altogether. A good organic crib mattress is the perfect solution.
Skip the old-fashioned kind. Try something like the Mamaroo instead. It is a perfect solution for your baby. The gentle motions more closely resemble what a baby may have felt like rocking in the womb. These “swings” can help you rock your baby to sleep especially when your arms need a break. Moms and dads alike love them for their ease of use.
4-D Ultrasound Scan
Want to see what your baby looks like before he or she arrives? Splurge on a 4-D ultrasound scan. These last from 30-60 minutes and you get to enjoy watching your baby move around and get video and photo footage of him or her. Additionally, the medical versions of these scans can help show abnormalities that traditional ultrasounds might miss.
If you’re having a baby, congratulations! These unique gadgets and items will make life a little easier and give you more peace of mind before and after your baby arrives. Add them to your baby registry and enjoy the ride. Motherhood is a powerful journey.