Now is one of the most exciting times to become a parent. The world where we live has changed a lot over the past few years. This is due to the invention of technology able to connect people from far apart together in real-time, and connectivity which is able to make all the appliances and gadgets one has to interact and communicate with one another. One main use of this technology is to help you keep an eye on those who are the most important in your life, making sure they’re safe always, even if you aren’t physically present beside them. The journey towards parenthood is something that is very unique and formative, and now more than ever, there are many products that have been created to help you monitor and watch your newborns wherever you may be.
Peace of Mind (and Heart)
It is quite a daunting task to leave your baby in their crib while you try to catch up on some sleep or do something for work. You would often catch yourself checking on your baby every now and then, always with the fear of something bad happening at the back of your mind. Thankfully, heartbeat monitoring technology specially made for babies has been invented such as Smart Socks. These wearable devices simply wrap around your baby’s feet and monitor your baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels, and can even tell you how soundly they’re sleeping. The recharging station usually includes a bright LED monitor light which shows green if everything is going well, and blink rapidly, change colors, or make alert sounds if anything seems off. These socks can even connect to an app on your smartphone and you can monitor its sensor readings from there.
Lights and Sounds
Getting babies to sleep is by no means an easy feat. Having to entertain and soothe them yourself is always an effective way to achieve this, but this would usually be time-consuming and could throw off your daily schedule. Luckily, there are now smart devices that are designed to calm, soothe, and even help your baby go to sleep. These devices play songs and sounds which encourage relaxation, of which you can control which light effects are displayed, and which songs are being played. There are also nightlight machines that are custom-made towards helping your baby nod off, and include time-to-rise or alarm indicators which also help them wake up when the time for them to create a daily routine comes.
In Sickness and in Health
There will inevitably come a time where your baby would get its first cold, and first fever. Anyone who’s tried to take the temperature of a kicking, wiggling, and active baby would know how difficult it is and definitely isn’t a fun thing to do. However, there are now new wearable baby thermometers to help your baby get undisturbed rest while allowing you to keep a close eye on its temperature. The wearable thermometer monitors connect directly to your smartphone app and even features alerts whenever certain temperature thresholds are reached, allowing you to stay informed even when you’re asleep or away from your phone.
Internet of Things
Finally, even if you don’t have electronic devices that are capable of wireless or Internet connectivity, there are now devices that can make them into one. These are called smart plugs and can make you control things such as lamps, light switches, and even coffee pots without leaving your computer or through the use of your smartphone or tablet. A smart plug can give you complete control over your house and the environment which your baby is in, allowing you to make your baby’s home as comfortable as possible for it.