Most of us are aware of the must-haves of a baby nursery – the diapers, baby powder, changing table, and more. As time goes on, companies are finding ways to improve the lives of parents through technology. Many of these technological advances to nurseries include add-ons to the classics, like baby monitors or pacifiers.
The baby monitor is a classic example of technology being integrated into a baby’s nursery. While older models serve their purpose to allow parents to hear what’s going on in the nursery, newer versions do so much more.
They now come not only with audio, but and video capability, giving parents the ability to watch their baby. Many monitors will even allow you to connect to your smart devices in order to monitor your baby from your phone.
Every parent knows if your baby isn’t sleeping, chances are that you’re not either. If rocking your baby to sleep is testing your arm strength or patience, an automated bassinet may be for you. Automated bassinets swing back and forth to rock your baby to sleep. Some of these bassinets also include white noises, ensuring a good night sleep for everyone.
Parenting is a full-time job that doesn’t stop when the clock hits five. Fumbling through the dark while trying to reach your crying baby may lead to a stubbed toe or other injury on the corner of a nightstand. Nightlights make it easier to make your way through the dark and may bring comfort to your baby in the dark. Nightlights have been useful tools for parents for years, and now smart nightlights allow for the use of more features.
Smart Changing Pad
Changing pads provide a designated space for changing diapers. They are often surrounded by everything you could need when it comes to switching out your baby’s diapers - from baby powder to fresh diapers. While changing pads of the past only provided a cushioned area to set your baby down on, smart changing pads offer additional features.
Tracking your baby’s weight gain or loss is important, especially while they are a newborn or infant. There are smart changing pads that double as a scale to weigh your baby in-between doctor’s visits. Connecting the smart changing pad to your smart device will allow you to keep track of weigh-ins, diaper changes, feeding amounts, and other important data.
Socks are an essential piece in any baby’s wardrobe to keep their feet warm and cozy. Smart socks allow you to keep track of your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level. Connecting their socks to your smart device will allow you to be alerted if something goes wrong.
Now, there are many options available when it comes to the type of pacifier and its benefits. Whether you want to switch out between different pacifiers or use the one that best fits, there is a type of pacifier for every parent and child. See below for some of the pacifiers available on the market today:
Taking your baby’s temperature may be a struggle. With a pacifier thermometer, you can trick your little one by swapping out their everyday pacifier outfitted with a thermometer.
Pacifier weaning system
Pacifiers can be great tools while your child is little but eventually sucking on a pacifier may cause damage to his or her teeth. Instead of trying to give up the pacifier at once, which can be difficult, weaning pacifiers slowly wean them off. The nipple of the pacifier gets shorter with each one, until finally there is nothing left.
Glow in the dark pacifiers
Finding a pacifier in the dark can be difficult, even with a nightlight on. Turning on the lights to find it isn’t the best option – as you don’t want to turn on bright lights in the middle of the night. Glow in the dark pacifiers make it easy to find lost pacifiers in the dark.
Sound machines can help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer. With consistent use, the sound that your machine makes will eventually become a signal to your little one that it’s time for sleep and when it’s time to wake up.
There are two types of sound machines: those that produce calming sounds and those that produce white noise. Calming noises include sounds of nature, ocean waves, and rain. White noise is a mix of various pitches of sounds that create a continuous hum or buzz.
Smart thermostats allow you to have better control of the temperature throughout your home. As you would with any thermostat, it should be set to your preferred temperature. Smart thermostats can connect to your device for easy management.
There are also smart thermometers that give you to option to control the heating and cooling of specific rooms. If you’re looking to upgrade your thermostat to a smart one, consider purchasing one with this feature for better control over the temperature of your baby’s nursery.
Air purifiers are a great addition to any baby nursery. Features may vary based on the one you purchase, but in general, their purpose is to capture and filter out air pollutants from your indoor air. TruSens air purifiers help capture pollutants like pollen, dust, mold spores, and pet dander from your air.
Putting an air purifier in your baby’s nursery will improve the indoor air quality of the nursery. In addition, TruSens air purifiers make use of an active carbon filter to reduce the presence of odors and gases commonly found in indoor air (including VOCs, like formaldehyde). Reduction of odors in your baby’s nursery is important to managing the lingering smell of dirty diapers.
Parents’ lives can be exhausting with a little one. These nursery must-haves help to make your life a little easier. From smart technology that helps for a good night sleep to monitoring the baby’s health, there are plenty of upgraded devices to consider for your nursery.