Technology has changed every aspect of our lives for the better, including pregnancy and motherhood. There are so many new products coming out every year to help make the lives of new moms easier so they can spend more time nurturing their babies and less time running around looking for a pacifier. With so many devices on the market it’s hard to even keep track of what’s coming out. So we’ve compiled a list of the 18 must-have gadgets for new moms. So whether you are looking to streamline your own life or shopping for a baby shower gift, check out some of these new gadgets for moms.
Gadgets For Mom’s Health
During pregnancy, moms are constantly worried about their health and well being. These devices can help mothers-to-be track their health and ease their worries.
Bellabeat Leaf is essentially a FitBit for expecting mothers. Designed to look like an expensive piece of jewelry that can be worn as either a necklace or bracelet, the Bellabeat Leaf tracks your exercise, sleeping activities, and guides daily breathing activities. The Bellabeat Leaf has an app that is specifically designed for pregnant women that can help an expecting mother stay on top of her health, so that she has a healthy, happy pregnancy. The best part is that you can still use the Bellabeat Leaf like a FitBit after you’ve given birth.
Elle TENS Plus 3 in 1 is a device that has been popular in the United Kingdom for years. This handheld device helps with labor and post pregnancy pains, and then to tone the pelvic floor after childbirth. During labor the Elle TENS Plus times contractions and sends electrical current to the lower back to help reduce and relieve the pain of labor. Then, once you have given birth, the Elle TENS Plus helps reduce the remaining pain and helps strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor by sending electrical current to the affected areas.
Gadgets For Fetal Health
Expecting mothers are also pretty anxious about the health of their fetus. These gadgets help moms monitor and track any interesting changes to give them much needed peace of mind.
Kicktrak Baby Kick Monitoring System is a small, inexpensive handheld device that helps track your baby’s kicks and movements. This simple device helps you count each movement and report to your doctor the amount of movements your baby makes in any given day so they are sure to stay healthy in the womb.
This clever device attaches directly to your smartphone so you can give yourself an at home ultrasound whenever you want. It’s smart and portable so you can take it wherever you want so you can show off your baby to your family and friends. The ultrasound images and videos you take are stored and can quickly be shared with your faraway friends and family through text messaging and social media. This device is a little expensive, but really a fun device to help a worried mom check on her developing baby.
Gadgets For Newborn Baby’s Health
Once the baby is born, new moms still want to make sure their baby stays healthy. These devices can help with both monitoring a baby’s health and caring for a newborn.
Owlet Baby Monitor is a baby monitor that is integrated with smartphone technology. Owlet Baby Monitor is a wearable device that is placed on your baby’s foot to monitor your baby’s heart rate and temperature. The monitor then alerts you if there are any abnormalities in your baby’s health. The Owlet Baby Monitor is great for parents who want a little extra peace of mind when their baby is sleeping.
Another great baby monitor on the market is the Mimo Baby Monitor. The Mimo Baby Monitor is a small monitor attached to a onesie that integrates with your smart phone. It monitors the sleeping activity of your baby including sleep quality, sleeping position, movement, heart rate, body temperature, and will notify you when any unhealthy or irregular patterns occurs. With the Mimo Baby Monitor, you can also track changing and feeding times to ensure routine care.
The Pacifier Thermometer from Summer Infant is an inexpensive gadget that pulls double duty when your child is sick. First the pacifier provides soothing relief from any difficult ailment, and secondly, it takes your child’s temperature with ease. The front of the pacifier has a digital thermometer screen that will turn red if your baby’s temperature is above normal.
One of the more difficult tasks of baby care is trimming baby’s fingernails. Parents may worry that the baby will move suddenly and they will cut their precious digits on accident. The Zoli Buzz Electric B Nail Trimmer solves this problem. It is essentially an oscillating nail file that is safe for baby’s gentle skin but also powerful enough to trim back their sharp nails. The Zoli Buzz Electric B Nail Trimmer is simple to use and comes with a variety of filing pads.
Gadgets To Make Feeding Time Easier
Feeding time can be a busy time for mom, especially when baby is really hungry. These devices make feeding time a breeze whether at home or on the go.
The Iiamo Go Self Warming Baby Bottle is perfect for busy moms on the go. The bottle comes with a self heating insert that can warm both formula and breast milk to the perfect, baby-friendly temperature. This sleek, lightweight warming system does not require any external power and warms milk in just four minutes, so it’s great to take anywhere. The bottle is also BPA-free with an anti-colic design. So the Iiamo Go Self Warming Baby Bottle is safe for baby and easy for mommy.
The Baby Brezza Formula Pro One Step Food Maker is also called the “Keurig for babies” because it is incredibly simple to use. On the side there is a container you fill with clean filtered water and on the top there’s a container that you fill with your baby’s favorite formula. Then you place the baby’s bottle underneath and it will fill with perfectly mixed baby solution, without air bubbles, and ready to serve at the perfect 98 degree temperature. The Baby Brezza Formula Pro One Step Food Maker is a lifesaver for busy moms or moms will multiple bottle-feeding babies, because it’s quick and easy, with no measuring, no mixing, no fuss, and best of all, no mess.
Boon Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon is a spoon that dispenses baby food right from the spoon. You simply fill the spoon up and then you’re ready to go. No more messing with baby food bottles and extra cleaning. The food stays in one place for simple feeding. The best part about this product is it comes with an airtight lid, so you can fill it and take it to go with you, giving you that extra bit of much needed space in your baby bag.
BEABA Babycook Classic is great for busy moms who still want to use their own recipes to make baby food. This small appliance is a steamer, blender, defroster, and warmer all in one. So you basically just put the ingredients in and set it and forget it. The BEABA Babycook Classic comes in a variety of fun colors to match any kitchen and even has a model where you can make two different foods at once. This compact appliance is both a time and money saver, so it’s a great investment for any food conscious new mom.
Ba Baby Bottle Holder is a neat little gadget that helps babies hold their bottles. Since babies have undeveloped motor skills, a parent usually has to hold the bottle for them. This can be difficult when it’s feeding time and mommy has her hands full. The Ba Baby Bottle Holder solves that problem. This device slides over any standard baby bottle, so baby can easily hold any bottle themselves.
Gadgets For Sleep Time
Sleep time is probably the most stressful time for new moms. They want to make sure their babies feel safe and secure, but they also need to make sure they both can get some much needed rest. These gadgets help make sleeping time easier by helping babies fall asleep faster and easier.
14. Baby Shusher
The Baby Shusher is a sleep time noise machine that reproduces the sounds made in the womb. This comforting shushing sound soothes and lulls baby right to sleep. The Baby Shusher is small and portable, so you can take it with you anywhere. It’s great for overnight trips when baby is sleeping somewhere new or when you are first helping your baby sleep on their own. The Baby Shusher also has a built in timer, so you can easily preserve battery life.
15. Baby Soother
The Baby Soother is another soothing sleeping device. This small item can be placed on baby’s stomach to help calm baby to sleep or help soothe them while they are crying. The device mimics the calming touch of a mother, so it helps baby feel safe and secure. This little device is especially good when your hands are busy with things like making a bottle and baby is a little fussy.
Munchkin Lulla Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad is a small electronic device that you place underneath a baby’s mattress. The Munchkin Lulla Vibe Vibrating Mattress Pad then sends out small vibrations that help lull your baby to sleep. The device has adjustable settings and a built in timer so you can set it just right for your baby’s needs.
Withings Smart Baby Monitor is a small, portable baby monitor that is integrated right into your smartphone. The Withings Smart Baby Monitor does everything a standard baby monitor does, but comes with some great features like a two way speaker so you can talk to your baby while you are away, a night light, and 7 different soothing lullabies, all of which can be turned on from your smartphone no matter where you are. The Withings Smart Baby Monitor is great for parents who are on the go so that you can always stay close to your baby.
18. 4 Moms MamaRoo
4 Moms MamaRoo is a digital infant seat that moves and plays music. The 4 Moms MamaRoo was designed to mimic the feeling of being inside the womb and sways left and right and up and down, mimicking the movements that you would do when rocking your baby. The 4 Moms MamaRoo is also portable and adjustable so it’s great for helping with nap time. It also comes with removable seat fabric for easy cleaning and an MP3 player to rock your baby to sleep with their favorite music.