These great gadgets will be a huge help to new mothers
Struggling through night feeds and nappy changes? Fear not, these cool gizmos will come to your rescue.
4MOMS MAMROO BABY ROCKER - €429.99
If you’ve ever driven around aimlessly in your car for hours on end in the hope that your baby would fall asleep, you’re about to save a whole lot of dosh on petrol. Half swing, half bouncer, the MamRoo Bouncer (above) has five different movement settings you can choose between (car-ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye and ocean) to send your little one off to the land of nod. For extra snoozes there is even built-in nature sounds, with volume adjustment. You can look forward to some beauty sleep.
CLEVAFEED - €7.49
You know the drill: when it comes to babies, everything is a choking hazard. Introducing the ClevaFeed (below), this innovative device allows your baby to chew and gnaw on fresh solid foods safely. Simply place the food into the silicone teat, snap shut and present the feeder to your baby knowing only small pieces will pass through the holes. The easy-grip handle makes it easy for your baby to hold and feed independently.
PHILIPS AVENT SILICONE SOOTHER NIGHT TIME - €7.49
It’s 4am, you’re blind with tiredness and your baby has spat out their soother for the tenth time. The’re crying, you’re crying and their soother is nowhere to be found. Simple but oh-so effective, glow-in-the-dark soothers will put a stop to that.
THE GUMMEE GLOVE - €16.99
Teething can mean endless discomfort for your baby. And a cranky baby means a cranky mum. For babies that need instant relief, the Gummee Glove is the answer. The teething mitten, which is designed soley for babies who are too young to clasp teething rings, is secured with a safe and secure velcro clasp. Chew toy equals happy baby.
COCOONABABY - €169.95
The goal for any new parent is to sleep and then sleep some more, so this is a neccessity. Simulating the feeling a newborn experiences in its mother’s womb, the Cocoonababy is a unique baby matress that repositions the child in the semi-foetal position adopted in mummy’s tummy. Proven to improve the quality and the length of the child’s sleep, limit gastric reflux and the risk of flat head syndrome, you need this in your life.
MOTOROLA SMART NURSERY 7 BABY MONITOR - €499.99
If you’re a nervous new parent who wants to monitor your baby’s movement while at home or in work, the Motorola Smart Nursery 7 is worth the investment. Not just a mere baby monitor, you can check on baby easily when you aren’t at home using the Hubble app, which delivers sound, motion, humidity and temperature notifications to your compatible smartphone, tablet or computer for a thorough picture of your little one’s comfort.
INHEALTH MEDICAL DUAL MODE THERMOMETER - €24.99
A great way to see if baby has a fever through the night without having to disturb their sleep. The infrared functionality of this device (below) accurately detects your child’s temperature via the forehead or the ear, and even has offers a fever alarm function.
GROBAG EGG ROOM THERMOMETER - €29.99
For peace of mind at just a glance, this very clever little Grobag changes colour to let you know whether the temperature of a room is too low, too high or just right, allowing you to maintain a safe sleeping environment for your baby. You can even use it as a subtle nightlight.
SNUZA HERO MOBILE BABY MOVEMENT MONITOR - €109.99
How many times do you check on your baby during the night to make sure they are still breathing? The Snuza Hero simply clips onto baby’s nappy to reassure you that normal movement is being maintained. An innovative mobile monitor, the Snuza Hero will alert you if your baby’s movements are weak or fall to less than eight movements per minute and will vibrate gently if no movement is detected for a 15-second period.