10 Sanity-Saving Gadgets For Moms
From handy to drool-worthy, meet the 10 gadgets that are parenting game-changers.
Cringing at the thought of clipping baby’s nails? Use the nail trimmer ZoLi, which has cushioned pads that oscillate to file nails without hurting the surrounding skin.
Buy it: $32, Amazon.com
We can’t think of any plus sides to having a fever, but at least you’ll get to use this awesome thermometer. You can take baby’s temperature without even touching him, so you don’t have to wake him. Plus, a color-coded light alerts you ASAP if he’s in a dangerous zone.
Buy it: $45, Amazon.com
No more anxiously standing over baby to make sure he or she is breathing. The infant Smart Sock uses pulse oximetry—the same technology found in the device hospitals put on your finger—to track baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels. If baby stops breathing or if vitals drop, you’ll be notified right away; the Base Station (a small disk you can place right by your bed) will flash red and set off an alarm. If all's well, it glows green.
Buy it: $250, OwletCare.com
This one-piece baby food maker steam cooks, blends and reheats food in 15 minutes or less. No pots, no pans—win.
Buy it: $150, BabiesRUs.com
It’s not exactly high-tech, but it’s ingenious. This bad boy gives baby a seat at any table—no big, clunky chair required.
Buy it: $90, Buybuybaby
Dreaming of a world where you can pump breast milk while you keep your clothes on and do other things? Meet Freemie Freedom, the hands-free breast pump. And the attachments are compatible with several popular brands’ pumps too.
Buy it: $164, Amazon.com
This feeding system is a major stress-saver. Pump milk from any pump directly into breast milk storage bags, then organize, store, warm and feed baby from those same bags. No more of that tricky transfer to bottles.
Buy it: $40, BabiesRUs.com
A simple (and adorable) parenting hack, this elephant spout cover protects your baby or toddler from bumps and bruises at bath time.
Buy it: $10, BabiesRUs.com
Ready to be the best chauffeur ever? Check on your rear-facing baby at any time of day, and play some music for her too.
Buy it: $30, BabiesRUs.com
A splurge, we know, but for good reason. It’s the first power-folding stroller out there, and it’s also the first mobile-device charging stroller. How does it hold a charge? It charges itself using kinetic energy as it rolls. Obviously.
Buy it: $850, BabiesRUs.com