9 High-Tech Registry Picks That’ll Make Life as a New Parent a Little Easier
It’s no secret how much technology has made day-to-day life easier. The good news is that with the right products on hand, you can make nearly every aspect of baby’s daily routine go more smoothly too. From smart gear you can control remotely to items that’ll speed up time-consuming tasks like cooking and cleaning, these innovative finds will help you maximize the enjoyable time you get to spend together—and that’s the real benefit of any technology. Check out our picks to shop now or add to your Walmart baby registry.
1. A night light and sound machine duo
Think of this gadget as the Swiss Army knife of sleep solutions. You can customize white noise and lullaby options, night light color and brightness levels right from your phone to help baby get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. And when you’ve got a big kid on your hands, you’ll love the time-to-rise setting—the device changes colors to show when it’s okay to get out of bed in the morning.
Register for: Hatch Baby Rest night light and sound machine, Walmart.com/baby
2. A wearable breast pump
A super-quiet breast pump that goes inside your bra? Talk about a breastfeeding game-changer. This innovative model has three memory settings to customize your pumping sessions and a micro-USB charging port so you can charge it anywhere—no wall outlet required.
Register for: NUK Simply Natural Freemie double electric breast pump, Walmart.com/baby
3. A Bluetooth-enabled baby swing
You’ll quickly learn baby can’t be held and rocked all the time, even if they’d like to be. When you need to free up your hands, turn to this swing—with its adjustable reclining seat, five movements, five speeds and four built-in sounds, you might wish for an adult-size version. Control the motions through a Bluetooth connection, and even make it play “Baby Shark” or another fan favorite on repeat.
Register for: 4moms mamaRoo4 baby swing, Walmart.com/baby
4. A customizable baby-food maker
Pro tip: Mealtime can be more affordable if you use the same fresh ingredients to feed the entire family. And with this countertop unit that steams, blends and reheats, turning said ingredients into baby food doesn’t have to be time-consuming, require a ton of pans—or even the stove.
Register for: Beaba Babycook baby-food maker, Walmart.com/baby
5. An interchangeable-lens baby monitor
This advanced monitor is considered the cream of the crop, and for good reason: It’s the first to have interchangeable lenses that can customize your viewing angle, from normal to zoom. You can also remotely control the direction by panning out or tilting—an ideal way to see every nook and cranny of the room (on the LCD display, no less) without actually stepping foot inside.
Register for: Infant Optics DXR-8 video baby monitor, Walmart.com/baby
6. A bottle warmer for on-the-go feedings
When baby’s gotta eat, baby’s gotta eat, no matter where you may be. This bottle warmer plugs right into your car’s adapter outlet to warm breast milk and formula quickly and evenly. The light-up digital display shows the temperature and remaining warming time so you know when it’s ready to serve.
Register for: Munchkin travel car baby bottle warmer, Walmart.com/baby
7. A sensor-activated travel system
Trust us: You’re going to want a travel system for easy transitions when out and about. And this one uses smart technology for extra protection and peace of mind. A sensor in the chest clip alerts you if the car seat gets unbuckled while in transit, and even chimes as a reminder to unlock baby once you get where you’re going.
Register for: Evenflo Advanced SensorSafe Epic travel system, Walmart.com/baby
8. A fast-acting adjustable sterilizer
Since babies need to be fed every few hours, it’s a real sanity saver to have ready-to-use supplies on deck at all times. This steam sterilizer adjusts to sanitize different-sized gear, from pacifiers to pump parts and bottles, in as little as six minutes.
Register for: Philips Avent 3-in-1 BPA-free electric steam sterilizer, Walmart.com/baby
9. A smart speaker for instant assistance
For those moments when you could use an extra set of hands to help out around the house (read: all the time), the voice-activated Google Assistant will come in handy. Control lights, play lullabies, order baby supplies, get calendar reminders and more just by saying “Hey, Google” to your smart speaker.
Register for: Google Home smart speaker, Walmart.com/baby