We love how technology helps parents, especially when it comes to everyone’s comfort and safety. These are a few of our favourite picks … They’re not yet available in South Africa, but they give an indication of what’s out there, and what might hit our shores.
Willow Wearable Breast Pump
Gone are bulky breast pumps – make way for these discreet pumps that you can insert inside your bra. No-spill technology lets you pump smarter and hands-free! Read more at shop.willowpump.com.
4moms® Mamaroo® 4
Does your baby like the tree swing or kangaroo, or prefer the wave or rock-a-bye? We love the 4moms® Mamaroo® 4 infant seat as it replicates the natural motions parents use to comfort their babies, gently bouncing up and down and swaying from side to side. It’s Bluetooth enabled so you can control the sound and motion with your smartphone, while the cool mesh easily removable fabric will keep your baby cool. Read more at 4moms.com/mamaroo.
Car Seat CoPilot Automatic Alert System
Every parent shudders when they hear of a baby that has been forgotten in the car! The two-part Car Seat CoPilot Automatic Alert System works to prevent these types of tragedies and give you peace of mind.
The clip sensor (top) can be attached to your existing infant/toddler car seat. Buckling up is the ultimate backseat baby reminder!
The second part of the system is the alarm key fob (bottom) that enables an alarm sound to be transmitted wirelessly if you step more than 10 feet away without unbuckling your child from the car seat – a signal to never forget! Read more at copilotalert.com.
The VivO2 Vitals for Life
The VivO2 Vitals for Life is a revolutionary tool for healthcare professionals to determine the oxygen levels of your baby in utero and instantly detects foetal distress, minimising the chances of unnecessary C-sections. It is inserted in the birth canal, where a sensor measures pH and converts this to oxygen levels. Read more at prenatal-hope.com.
Every new parent will agree on one thing – they need more sleep! The innovative smart cot® may just help you get that, and more. With a built-in camera and sensors embedded in the mattress, the smart cot® technology with app will track your baby’s sleep, health and development so that you can rest more easily. Read more at smart-cot.com.