31 August 2015

Top 5 Must Have Gadgets for New Parents

Written by a Guest Contributor


Mama may know best, but technology surely knows better. Tech may feel inescapable, but there is a measure of reassurance in it taking care of our needs, especially when there is a new child and you need all the help you can get.

A new-born baby changes everything about how you live. Your home suddenly transforms from a quiet love-nest to a den full of things such as prams and toys and different baby products. You have a tough time knowing exactly what you need for your baby and what will benefit them the most.

Crying African American Baby
Several gadgets and gear help parents handle infants with more ease (Pix: A crying baby)
Baby tech provides a plethora of gadgets and gear to help parents prepare themselves towards handling those infant years with ease, and seeing as choosing which device will be of more use to you can be difficult, Nkem Ndem Vivienne of Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking portal has once again selected 5 nifty tech gadgets that will make life for moms and dads much easier.

Top 5 Must-have Gadgets for New Parents

1). MamaRoo Swing

All baby’s cry, some more than the others and it is not all the time that a parent can carry the baby to rock him to sleep or just ease his discomfort. The MamaRoo Swing which can also serve as a bouncy chair solves the problem. It is perfect for soothing the baby and most times sending them right to sleep.

2). Medela Swing Single Electric Breast Pump

Every nursing mother in this age needs a breast pump as most people now frown at mother’s who breastfeed in public. The Medela Swine single electric breast pump is a two-phase expression technology that mimics your baby’s feeding pattern and still performs the traditional function of every breast pump; which is to make it easy for mothers to feed their children with breastmilk even when they do not have the time and privacy to nurse.

3). Pacifier Thermometer

Two-in-one gadgets are just the best as they are not only handy, they save time and money. Most babies tend to kick up a fuss while their temperatures are being checked as the normal procedure would involve getting him undressed and removing the diapers. The Pacifier Thermometer serves as the perfect antidote to taking baby's temperature "the old fashioned way." It is built to function as a pacifier, and so, it records the baby’s temperature as the baby sucks on it. It is a great way to see if baby has a fever at any time as it minimally disrupts sleep as well.

4). Video Baby Monitor (with Internet Viewing)

The importance of keeping a close eye on a baby cannot be overemphasized. Gone are the days when the audio monitors were just good enough. Toddlers are smarter these days as there are some who pretend to be sleeping but climb all over things the minute the parent leaves the room. The Video baby monitor does not only provide audio but visuals as well with the option of internet viewing, that way you can even watch the child via the internet even outside the home. This gadget is particularly perfect for nervous parents.

5). Baby Shusher

Every parents’ dream is have the powers to keep their baby from crying and the baby shusher makes that dream come true. When all tricks fail and the baby is inconsolable, the Baby Shusher, a clever device that produces a soft noise which mimics the rhythmic sounds of the womb, saves the day. The machine triggers your baby's natural calming reflex, helping to stop him from crying. It is the perfect solution!

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Nkem Ndem Vivienne works at Jovago, an online start-up; and is a Travel/Technology Writer. She is a regular feature on SaibaWorld. You can reach connect with her via the Twitter handle: @ndemv and on Facebook.

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