It’s obvious we are living in a new age when you take a look at all the parenting gadgets. Technology comes at a high cost sometimes, so it can be confusing to decide which products to take, and which to leave. Fortunately, as I prepare to have baby number 3, I am beginning to learn what is worthwhile for my family and what isn’t.
Here are my top 5 seriously underrated parenting gadgets!
Owlet Baby Smart Sock
Chances are high that you have heard about this amazing device! 94% of parents who have tried this smart sock, say that they are able to sleep better per the manufacturers website. This little device slips onto babies foot, and monitors everything from heart rate, to oxygen levels and alerts you to unsafe changes. So, when your head hits the pillow at night, you can rest assured that baby is sleeping safely too! Normally, this product costs $299. However, the company now offers Certified Refurbished Units through Amazon for only $199! It’s easily one of the most underrated parenting gadgets available today.
Homedics Spa Sound Machine
This is probably my number one – cannot function without it parenting gadget. You know that precious newborn that would sleep through a tornado? They were building you up just to let you down. Babies eventually go through spurts where their sleep cycles begin to shorten and change. Ambient noise in the background of their nursery goes a long way in helping them sleep through things that go bump in the night. My entire family has been using the Homedics brand of White Noise Machine for over 10 years with no complaints.
Prince Lionheart Wet Wipe Warmer
I have read a lot of reviews that say this is a waste and you can simply warm wipes with your hands before using. I can confidently say, that does not always work. When you are changing your newborn – speed matters! Using a wet wipe warmer each time, seriously cuts back on tears during diaper changes. It also increases the odds of baby going back to sleep easily when they aren’t awoken to an uncomfortable cold wipe on their tush! Prince Lionheart is my favorite brand of wet wipe warmer. I will never be without this parenting gadget!
Babysense Video Baby Monitor
What sets this baby monitor apart from the rest, is it’s two way talk feature. When you can’t come running at babies first cry, it is extremely convenient to soothe verbally in the meantime. What’s better is that as baby gets older you can actually soothe them back to sleep without every leaving your bed!
Baby Brezza Formula Pro
As a mom who has breastfed, relied on donor milk, and also formula fed. I seriously appreciate the convenience of this particular parenting gadget. Think of it like a Keurig for baby bottles. It warms water to the correct temperature – which is important for sanitation. Then it adds the correct measure of formula and combines the two. All you have to do is put the lid on and you are ready to feed baby!
There you have it! Each of these items add value in their own unique way. Whether through offering you peace of mind, better sleep, or a happier baby. Of course you could get by without using any of these gadgets, but why would you want to?
Do you have a favorite seriously underrated parenting gadget that didn’t make my list? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!