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Raising children is a full-time commitment. Often parents are subject to stress just thinking about their children growing up. Technology is improving the lives of many, and parents are definitely not excluded. Here is our list of 5 technologies that revolutionise modern parenting.
- Hatch Baby Rest light
Described by the company as a “Night light, sound machine, and Ok-to-wake indicator in one modern device, designed to control and program conveniently from your phone. Hatch Baby Rest is a combination night light and sound machine that helps children to bed. “Parents can control the brightness and sound from their phone to aid in night time routines.
- Owlet smart sock
The owlet smart sock is a sock that allows parents to monitor your infant’s heart rate and oxygen levels from the comfort of your home. Helping parents sleep more and stress less, it measures a baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate, and will alert parents if it detects anything abnormal.
- Willow milk pump
Despite it’s name, this has nothing to do with breast enhancement or a mummy makeover. Willow reinvented the concept of a milk pump, making it easier for nursing mothers to retrieve milk, and saving time. According to Time.com, “the pump fits inside a maternity bra and doesn’t require the use of hands. There are no cords or tubes and it’s much quieter than typical pumps. It also tracks output, while the pump’s bags can be immediately transferred to the freezer.”
- Issa Mikro toothbrush
Tooth brushing can be a difficult task for children. The ISSA mikro is a baby electric toothbrush that combines silicone bristles with gentle sonic pulsations, making it a safe, effective and fun way to teach children to brush their teeth.
With mobility devices becoming commonplace, mobile applications designed for parents have revolutionised parenting. These are our three favourite applications to help parents in various stages of their children’s development.
- Sprout Baby
Caring for a child requires a lot of scheduling. Sprout baby lets you log diaper changes, naps, feedings, doctor appointments, milestones, and more. A sharing function allows multiple users to see information on the same child, thereby allowing multiple family members to take care of the child without worrying if the child has been fed, or has had diapers changed.
- Mama Bear Family Safety
Safety is always in the forefront of parents’ minds. The MamaBear Family Safety app is a way to help protect your family by giving you glimpses of your kids’ activities when you are apart. This app shares their location when they are away from home, and monitors their use of text messages and social media.
Choremonster is lets parents make a list of chores for their kids and keep track of them. The children have a separate log-in to see the chores, check them off, and earn points. Parents can add rewards that your kids can “purchase” with their points after they have accumulated a certain amount.
Technology has helped parents for generations – the technologies featured have helped parents revolutionise the way they care for their children, taking away unnecessary stress.