It’s no secret—technology is taking the nation by storm. Some of that technology can help parents casually monitor a baby’s heart rate, temperature, feedings and sleep cycle at home. Talk about peace of mind!
Owlet Smart Sock 2 › $299.99 › owletcare.com
The Owlet Smart Sock 2, in mint green, silently tracks an infant’s heart rate and oxygen while they sleep, and the base station notifies parents with lights and sounds if something may be wrong. Using the Owlet app, you can also receive notifications and stream real-time heart rate and oxygen levels on your phone.
Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer › $19.99 › kinsahealth.com
The Kinsa Smart Stick Thermometer is FDA-cleared for accuracy. It’s lightweight, requires no batteries and connects directly to your smartphone for an easy temperature read in seconds. The device keeps a record of recent temps available, sets medicine reminders, offers suggestions for how to soothe symptoms and even details what illnesses may be circulating in your area.
MonBaby Smart Button Baby Monitors › $99.99 › monbaby.com
MonBaby, a monitor that clips to your baby’s clothes, sends alerts about stomach sleeping, any significant changes in breathing movements, falls and unusual activity directly to your smartphone.
Marpac Dohm for Baby Sound Machine › $49.95 › marpac.com
Dohm creates the soothing sound of rushing air naturally, without digital loops or recordings. The adjustable tone and volume make it possible to create the perfect sound environment, which is especially helpful for the nap and bedtime needs of newborns, toddlers and children.
Snuza Hero Baby Movement Monitor › $109.99 › snuza.com
This wearable device clips onto the baby’s diaper and lets you monitor sleep patterns, tummy movement, temperature and sleeping position all from your smart device.
Vicks Pacifier Thermometer › $10.99 › vicks.com
This temperature reader puts your mind at ease with continuous temperature readings from your baby’s pacifier.
Mimo Baby Monitor › $199.99 › mimobaby.com
Mimo kimonos are 100 percent organic cotton, machine washable and totally cute! This wearable monitor allows parents to track their baby’s breathing, skin temperature, activity and body position and listen to audio through the Mimo app (iPhone or Android).
Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad & Connected Scale › $129.99 › hatchbaby.com
A modern nursery necessity—this traditional diaper changing pad with a built-in, wireless smart scale, allows you to easily track your infant’s early growth.
VTech Digital Video Baby Monitor › $179.99 › vtechphones.com
This baby monitor allows you to hear and see your child’s every breath from any room on a full-color, panoramic, 4.3-inch LCD screen.
Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer › $24.99 › itzbeen.com
This on-the-go device helps parents remember baby care details, such as diaper changes, nursing or feeding times, sleep or awake times and medication times. All you have to do is press a button each time you complete a task and the timer counts up and lets sleepy parents know how long “itzbeen” since each task was completed. It can also help nursing moms remember which side they last fed on.