15 Must-Have Gadgets for New Parents

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Being new parents can be rough, yet there are plenty of gadgets that can make your life easier. From monitoring devices, smart food processors, electronic swings, breast pumps, etc… We’ve compiled the most innovative baby gadgets that make the entire parenting experience much more enjoyable. Check out our selection and try them up you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!

1. Elvie Electric Breast Pump

For many mums, breast pumps quickly become essential which allows them to express milk and store it for another day. The Elvie Pump is the world’s first silent wearable breast pump, and fits perfectly inside your bra! Mums can express milk comfortably and discreetly with minimal disruption to their day – I can tell, this breast pump is a life changer!
The wearable product is also small, lightweight and truly hand-free (which is a considerable advantage when having a baby!)

The innovative part is probably that Elvie can be used either manually, or with its associated app (Android, iOS) which lets, you track information about your lactation, such as time pumped and amount of milk expressed from each breast. The app provides straightforward and simple instructions for pairing the device and initial connection takes only a few moments.

Not really hard to see why it is a must-have! Buy now, £229.00 on elvie.com

2. Owlet Smart Sock 2

New parents tend to be anxious when bringing back their brand new baby at home. It can be a bit overwhelming and we can’t really help ourselves checking 200 times if the baby is still breathing. This is where the Owlet Smart Socks 2 comes to the rescue! Traditional baby monitors don’t give parents the information they need to have peace of mind. The Owlet Smart Sock tracks your baby heart rate and oxygen levels in real-time with its pairing app and if levels leave preset zones, parents are notified immediately.
One of the great things about the Owlet Baby Monitor is that it is lightweight and soft, perfect to be worn under the baby’s pajamas while sleeping. It also comes with 3 different sock sizes so that you can use it for your baby’s entire first year. This gadget will definitely give parents some peace of mind while the baby is sleeping or leaving her with a relative.

Buy the Owlet Smart Socks 2, £269.00 on owletbabycare.co.uk

3. Arlo Baby Smart Monitoring Camera

If you need a Smart Monitoring Camera, Arlo Baby is THE one you should get! Branding itself as “all-in-one”, the super-cute device features 1080p HD video, lullaby player, night light, rechargeable battery, and air sensors. In clear, everything you need to spend a peaceful night with your little one, even when you can’t be next to them! Thanks to the app, you can stay in total control all the time. Whether you’re using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, a click or two away from what you need to know about your baby.
You will see your baby move even in the total darkness, listen in & talk to her straight from your smartphone, and monitor your nursery’s air condition, including temperature, humidity levels. Our favourite part is probably the fact you can play remotely soothing lullabies or white noise to make your baby sleep.

Get this amazing all-in-one Arlo Baby Monitoring Camera for £199.00 on amazon.co.uk. For more information, you can visit arlo.com

4. Philips Avent 2-in-1 Food Processor

If you are already thinking about the weaning stage, The Philip AVENT, baby food maker will become your best friends! Featuring a compact design its size makes it easy for you to store the unit and fill water. The food processor allows you to quickly prepare your baby’s food by either steaming or blending. Switching between the two functions is quick as all you have to do is flip the jar without transferring any food which makes the job done in no time! The bonus: the steamer maintains the food’s nutrients while the blender offers you a fine texture that won’t choke your baby.

You can get the Philips Avent 2-in-1 Food Processor, £125.00 on philips.co.uk.

5. Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer

After giving birth your midwife or health advisor will probably recommend that you do pelvic floor exercises. However, it’s pretty hard to keep track and exercise these muscles.  
This small egg-shaped device is with Bluetooth that you place inside you. Motion-detecting sensors are linked to an app, which lets you know if you’re doing the exercises correctly and tracks your progress. It even has speed challenges, if you’re feeling competitive, and is discreet enough to be worn at any time. If you need some pelvic floor training then hesitate no more and get yourself the Elvie pelvic floor trainer.

You can purchase your Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer from £169.00 at elvie.com

6. Baby Björn Move Carrier

If you are looking for a great carrier to carry your baby during a longer period, Baby Björn Move Carrier will make the perfect companion. Equipped with built-in back support, wide waist belt, and well-padded straps provide excellent pressure relief on parent’s hips, spine, and shoulders. The easy-to-put-on carrier features a soft and airy design in a cool 3D mesh which not only keeps the baby cool but also comfortable, away from the moisture. The head support, leg position, and length giving our baby the correct support and can adjust from birth to 15 months.

You can get yours from £119.99 on Babybjorn.co.uk.

7. Babymoov Nutribaby +

Babymoov Nutribaby+ makes the weaning process a dreamy experience. This fantastic device is 5-in-1: it blends, defrosts, reheats, and steams to preserve those all-important nutrients. It also has 10 pre-programmed functions, making this the all-in-one solution for preparing your baby’s bottles and food. The two steaming baskets can be set to different cooking times simultaneously. You can then cook multiple foods at once whether it’s for the family or for the baby or even both! It’s one of the largest cooking capacity on the market for food prep makers, perfect for small and big families!

Buy Babymoov Nutribaby+ from £149.99 on babymoov.co.uk

8. Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy Disposal Bin

The Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy disposable bin is the bin that twists and wraps for unbeatable odour protection. It also provides germ and odour protection to keep your home fresh and smell-free. One simple action and each nappy is wrapped in anti-bacterial film, keeping smells and germs locked away. The bonus: an in-built plunger pushes nappies deep into the bin to keep hands mess-free.

Get yours from £17.49 on tommeetippee.com

9. Babymoov Hygro+ Humidifier

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The Babygroov Hygro+ Humidifier is the perfect nursery start for a clean and safe environment for baby. This noiseless humidifier allows you to check the environment in your baby’s room and make sure the air is healthy while they sleep. You can also adjust the humidity level by hand or automatically and monitor it along with the room temperature on the backlit touch screen.

Get the Babygroov Hygro+ Humidifier from £79.99 on babymoov.co.uk

10. Shnuggle Moonlight

The perfect accessory for late-night feeds, comfort and extra peace of mind, the Shnuggle Moonlight will glow up your parenting journey. You can choose from both ‘Parent Mode’ and ‘Child Mode’. In ‘Parent Mode’, choose the soft, low blue light with 3 brightness levels to allow you to see during night feeds without distracting your baby too much. While, in ‘Child Mode’ the light gradually dims to simulate sunset and remaining on low throughout the night for comfort.

Get yours from £29.99 on amazon.co.uk

11. Medela Swing Flex Electric Breast Pump

Quick, efficient expression whenever you need it, the Medela Flex electric breast pump is ideal for breastfeeding mums who want to share feeding or take a break. Swing flex is Medela’s smallest and lightest electric breast pump yet, compact enough to fit in your handbag. The Swing breast pump uses two-phase expression technology which simulates natural baby sucking behaviour at the mum’s breast, for a natural feeling breast pumping experience.

You can purchase the Medela Flex electric breast pump from £139.99 on amazon.co.uk

12. Tommee Tippee No-Touch Forehead Thermometer

Keep an eye on your baby’s health with the Tommee Tippee No Touch Forehead Thermometer. It is the most comfortable way to measure your baby’s temperature while sleeping or laying down. Quick and accurate, this really easy to use. Just hold the scanner up to 4cm away from the centre of the forehead, press the start button and the temperature will show on the LCD display panel within two seconds.

Get yours from £44.99 on tommeetippee.com

13. BT Smart Baby Monitor

Wherever you are, stay connected with your baby. The BT Smart Video Baby Monitor is designed with the very best technology to help you keep an eye on your little one. With Alexa and Google voice integration and a new Smart Controls app, you’ll never need to miss a precious moment.

Get your BT Smart Video Baby Monitor from £149.98 on BT.com

14. Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced

Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced is the most advanced way to automatically make a warm, formula bottle instantly. No measuring, no mixing and no fuss. You can customize the perfect bottle for your baby by choosing 1-ounce increments between 2-10 ounces, 1 of 3 temperature settings or dispensing water only. It works with virtually all brands of formula and all bottle brands and sizes.

Get yours now on amazon.com

15. Graco All Ways Soother

The All Ways Soother from Graco is a baby bouncing chair that rocks and vibrates, which can help relax and soothe your baby. It also has a side-to-side motion that is more like the actions a parent makes when they rock a baby in their arms. The clever little seat has also a removable rocker, which is the higher part of the unit including a seat and curved legs. This works as a stand-alone rocker and can be moved conveniently from room to room.

You can get yours from £200.00 on boots.com