The 10 best parents and baby gadgets this year

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If you consider yourself a modern parent, you’re probably interested in decking out your baby and children’s room with gadgets for a smarter lifestyle.

There are tonnes of internet-connected devices you can get for your little ones. We live in a day and age where companies are coming up with all sorts of wares designed to soothe your child and help you be the best parent possible.

Suuthe SmartMat

The Suuthe SmartMat calms restless babies and guides them to sleep by mimicking the comforting sounds and sensations of the womb. Featuring two unique modes, the SmartMat works by either a combination of white noise and gentle vibration, or a heartbeat sound with matching heartbeat pulsation.
The Suuthe SmartMat is made from luxury materials, including a super soft cotton upper and a removable, washable outer cover in case of any accidents. It also features a clever auto shut-off to ensure the SmartMat automatically switches off after 25 minutes so it’s always off when not in use.

Get the Suuthe SmartMat from £125.00

Owlet Duo Smart Baby Monitor

The Owlet Duo is a two-part system for monitoring your sleeping baby. The Smart Sock 3 is a wearable monitor that measures heart rate and oxygen levels, notifying parents on the Owlet smartphone app if these measurements fall outset of pre-set ranges. The Owlet Cam is an HD video monitor that transmits clear video to the Owlet app directly on your smartphone (no handheld monitor required) and has two-way audio so you can hear your baby and your baby can hear you.

Get Owlet Duo from £389.00

The Perfect Prep day & night

The Perfect Prep day & night machine makes bottle feeding a dream. It preps the perfect bottle in just two minutes, for stress-free bottle feeding at any time of the day or night. The Perfect Prep™ day & night machine dispenses an initial “hot shot” of water at 70°c that kills any bacteria that may be present in the formula. It also helps to dissolve the formula quickly and easily. After the “hot shot”, cooler water is dispensed to ensure every bottle is delivered at body temperature – just like breast milk.

Get the Perfect Prep day & night from £135.00

Munchkin Swing

Perfect for babies who prefer to be rocked or held, Munchkin’s Baby Swing gives parents a safe and comforting spot to put baby. The swing recreates the calming side-to-side swaying motion most babies love, making it the next best thing to being cradled in your arms.

Sleek and smart, the swing has a compact silhouette that’s easy to put together. The included remote lets you control everything from the speed and timer to the selection of calming sounds. You can soothe your little one with classical music from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, or choose one of eight ambient sounds. Since the swing is Bluetooth compatible, you can also connect it to your phone and stream favourite tunes.

Get the Munchkin Swing from £197.99

Medela Swing Flex Maxi

The reimagined Swing Maxi is lighter, quieter, and more discreet than before, whilst the USB charging capabilities not only make the pump even easier and faster to charge , but it also enables wire free usage wherever mum may be. When fully charged the battery life lasts up to 6 pumping sessions.

t is brilliant if you need to express in a hurry especially in the early days when you have little time for yourself. This quality is significant but there are other pumps on the market that have other better features. For example, an electrical display with a timer would be helpful.

Get the Medela Swing Flex Maxi from £250.00

Cubo AI Plus Baby Monitor

Cubo Ai’s A.I technology enables unique functionality that no other product offers including proactive A.I. safety detection alerts which notify parents of face covered events, rollover events and danger zone risks such as a baby climbing out of its crib or a toddler entering a forbidden zone in the kitchen giving parents peace of mind when they most need it. Other features include built-in lullabies, white noise, or nature sounds for a baby’s dream soundtrack via the Cubo Ai App. Full HD night vision Sony Starlight Camera with no visible red light distraction, 18-hour video playback with the option to record and take photos, and event tags from baby’s sleep.

Get the Cubo AI Plus from £189.00

Pebble Tablet Mickey and Friends

The Pebble Gear Mickey and Friends kids tablet is an enjoyable bundle that delivers what it promises: plenty of apps, ebooks and games for young Disney fans. If you want a safe, controlled environment for your kids to indulge in hundreds of carefully curated apps.

The tablets are available in a variety of designs – each one a twist on the same OS, preloaded with a few character-themed apps and UI elements. Each tablet is £100, which includes a year’s subscription to its controlled app ecosystem, and they come in a variety of types. A recent wave included Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2, while the new wave of tablets includes Mickey and Friends or Disney Cars branding.

Get the Pebble Tablet Mickey and Friends from £99.99

Cybex Pallas G Car Seat

The latest model in an award-winning series, the Pallas G i-Size car seat from Cybex provides over ten years of reliable protection. This 2-in-1 seat grows with your child, providing optimum support at each stage in their development.

In their early years, a new and improved impact shield provides superior protection, comfort and freedom of movement and makes getting your child on-board and secure easier than ever. The patented reclining headrest helps to keep your child’s head in a protected position when they fall asleep on their journey. The Pallas G i-Size is the perfect fit for the years ahead, always ready to protect your loved one.

Get Pallas G i-Size Car Seat from £264.00

Keekaroo Changing Pad

Keekaroo might just make the most unusual baby changing pad out there. The Peanut has curvy lines like a kidney-shaped pool with raised edges and a strap to keep your baby from rolling out. The Dura-Soft material is firm but padded and completely waterproof.

The great innovation here: no covers. You simply wipe off the peanut to clean it, so you don’t need to buy or wash cloth covers. Fluids cannot penetrate the nontoxic pad, and it’s also crack and puncture resistant. Parents love the modern design coupled with unfussy practicality.

Get the Keekaroo Changing Pad from £135.00

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier

The Ergobaby Omni 360, beloved for its sturdiness and the way it comfortably adjusts to grown-ups of varying sizes, just debuted a timely version with antimicrobial fabric sold with a matching adult-size face mask. Notes one veteran parent, “I loved this with our first but especially needed it once we had two!

Get the Ergobaby Omni 360 from £129.00


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