In this special edition of my Top 3 on the TODAY show called “Mario’s Top 4 Baby” I show off the top tech gadgets and gizmos for new and expecting parents on the TODAY show! Check out the video, and the read below to learn more about the tech I mention.
Featured tech in this special segment includes:
Whether you just want to watch your sleeping baby while on the road, or talk to them through your smartphone, the Dropcam HD has got you covered. With a motion detector that knows when your baby is laughing, crying and sleeping and alerts on your smartphone for these events, you can really keep up on your baby no matter where you are. The coolest feature might even be the infrared camera so you can watch your baby even when they’re asleep! And with 720p video, you’re getting a great HD feed of everything.
WebMD Baby 101 App – Free at webmd.com
This awesome free app is like having a pediatrician in your pocket! It puts absolutely everything a new parent needs to know at their fingertips. The app can take care of the basics and help you manage schedules for sleeping, eating and pooping! It tracks your baby’s major life events and growth over time. Plus, it taps into the WebMD database to bring you tons of Doctor-approved articles and tips on anything you need to know about your baby and their health. One cool feature I really like is the built-in baby book where you can not only document each milestone, you can add photos and video to it as well and then share it via email or Facebook!
Have you ever tried to open a play yard for your kid? They are a total hassle! If everything isn’t lined up or popped into place at the same time, you have to start the process all over again. The Breeze play yard takes all the hassle out of setting a play yard up. Just push down on the center button to set it up or pull on the center handle to pack it up. It also comes with a bassinet and a changing pad!
This is the hi-tech way to track your child’s growth and development! This scale allows you to weigh your child accurately everyday. No more standing on the scale to see what you weigh and then adding the child to your arms. You can even get a free app which allows you to log in the daily bottles and breastfeeding to make sure she is getting enough to eat. It also graphs her growth each day and can show you how she compares to other that are her age and are girls. The scale syncs via Bluetooth with your Wi-Fi to chart your child’s progress and growth. As your child gets older, you can remove the cradle and it becomes a regular scale. This way you can continue to track her growth until she is about 8 years old (25kg or 55lbs roughly).
It can keep track of up to 4 different children—it automatically recognizes each of them and it gives them each their own animated “pictogram” so that they can tell that the scale knows who they are.