CES 2018 Parenting Gadgets You Must Hear About

Tech companies are striving to make life easier for moms and dads, as evidenced by numerous innovations at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show . Here are five you should know about. Get ready to see these items on rosters and wishlists – and perhaps even at home. The future is today.

This fertility tracker, which sits under the mattress, does not require urine

For many couples, it takes more to conceive than an extra glass of wine with dinner and a Y Tu Mamá También viewing . There are sticks to pee on, temperatures to control, calendar dates to analyze. EarlySense Percept is a fertility tracker that doesn’t have to be touched or even looked at – goodbye, mental stress! Just hold the sensor under your mattress and it picks up your body’s signals – “tracking physiological signals, including heart rate and respiration,” according to their website – while you sleep. The signals are translated into fertility data, which is sent to an app on your phone. Available now for $ 199 at EarlySense.com or Amazon .

This Alexa-enabled baby monitor can play white noise on command

In the world of high definition baby monitors, let’s just call it superb. In addition to seeing and hearing joy, the Project Nursery Smart Baby Monitor System can help with other parenting tasks thanks to its Alexa integration. Tell him, “Check the temperature in the nursery room,” “Turn on the white noise,” “Record five ounces of the mix,” “Record the little Hank video,” or “Re-order the napkins.” Unfortunately, there is no diaper change yet. Available in February for $ 229 on Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, and ProjectNursery.com. If you already have an Alexa speaker, you can buy the monitor camera separately for $ 149.

This hands-free breast pump with sleep timer lets tired new mothers get some rest

When you’re a young mom, you need to sleep, but it’s not easy when you constantly have to clutch two plastic cones to your chest while a loud, clumsy machine draws milk from them. Pumping can be annoying and draining, but the creators of the new Freemie Liberty want to make it less. The mobile hospital breast pump is very quiet (no more awkward questions like “Hmm, what’s that noise?” During work conference calls), invisible (fits under your bra) and doesn’t require speakerphone (go crazy). The biggest feature of all might be the programmable sleep timer. Install it and then lie down and fall asleep. This is the best multitasking now. Available this month for around $ 300 at multiple retail stores.

This interactive toothbrush uses an augmented reality game to help children fight cavities

Many children find brushing their teeth routine. These children were not tasked with fighting an evil monster while doing so. Kolibree’s Magik , described as the first children’s augmented reality toothbrush, uses computer vision technology to teach kids how to brush their teeth properly. They are inspired by a cute game: they must shoot bubbles at a monster in order to destroy it, and for this they need to properly and thoroughly brush their teeth. Parents receive data to know how well and how often their children brush their teeth. Sure, it sounds a little ridiculous, but it might just save you the costly dental bill. Available in 2018 for about $ 30.

This special duck comforting children with cancer

My Special Aflac Duck is designed to ensure that kids don’t have to carry cancer alone. It is a social robot that consoles childhood cancer patients by interacting with them in a natural and realistic way. For example, he will touch the child’s hand when she strokes his face. When he hears music, he will dance. When he is five feet away from another duck, two ducks quack. The furry companion takes a deep breath and soothes the heartbeat. Children can feed, bathe, and administer medications. Best of all, the duck distracts babies from their diagnoses.

According to the website, when My Special Aflac Duck becomes available in the winter of 2018-19, childhood cancer patients ages three and older will be able to access them free of charge through their doctor, hospital or pediatric specialist at participating health centers.

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