BUYER’S GUIDE 8 unbelievably high-tech nursery gadgets

Soup up your sweetie’s new digs with these drool-worthy devices.

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24 Mar 2017

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Baby Brezza Formula Pro
Baby Brezza Formula Pro
24 Mar 2017

Baby Brezza Formula Pro

PRICE $296.10

FROM Agape Babies

WHAT This amazing machine heats, measures, dispenses and mixes water and powdered formula to the perfect temperature and consistency for your baby. Store your formula (most formula brands are suitable) in the airtight storage container and water in the easy-to-clean tank. Select your preferred bottle size you – 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 ounces – and press start. Your bottle will be made in 30 seconds or less.

PARENTS SAY You may question the need to fork out close to $300 for something that you could easily do without. But if waking up in the middle of the night to make a bottle for bubba is the bane of your existence, hey, go for it!

Gro Hush Baby Calmer
Gro Hush Baby Calmer
24 Mar 2017

Gro Hush Baby Calmer

PRICE $67.41

FROM Agape Babies

WHAT Transmit soothing “white noise” to bubba to keep him relaxed and happy with this baby calmer. Hold it comfortably to his ear, and choose between three preset sounds – a mother’s heartbeat, the sound of rain, or ocean waves. The volume is preset at a safe and effective 75 decibels, plus it’s light and portable enough to take with you, even when you travel.

PARENTS SAY Caroline Lee, mum to Noah, 2 months, received the Gro Hush as a baby shower gift. “I had almost forgotten about it, but when I spotted it in his cupboard, I thought I’d give it a try since he was a horrible sleeper. The white noise didn’t put him to sleep, but it certainly calmed him down,” she says. However, do note that you’d have to hold the Gro Hush to your baby’s ear instead of just leaving it at his bedside, meaning you’ll probably have to be carrying him. Says Lee, “But still, it works better than my phone, because the white noise apps can get interrupted if I get a call or a text.”

Angelcare Video, Movement with Sound Monitor AC-1100
Angelcare Video, Movement with Sound Monitor AC-1100
24 Mar 2017

Angelcare Video, Movement with Sound Monitor AC-1100

PRICE $499

FROM Angelcare

WHAT There’s no better way to keep track of your baby’s breathing and movements than the Angelcare monitor. Besides video and sound via an adjustable camera, there’s also an under-the-mattress sensor pad to detect all of your baby’s movements. An alarm sounds if no movement is detected for 20 seconds. There’s also a night vision function, plus a temperature display and control. By the way, you can use the monitor like a walkie-talkie, to reassure your baby with your voice, even when you’re not in the same room.

PARENTS SAY It’s a great comfort for parents to know that bubba is safe and secure in his crib, especially since the sensor pad detects any drop in movement, too. However, some parents found that the signal drops if you move too away far from the camera – so it’s probably more ideal for smaller homes. Also, it’s a tad pricier than other baby monitors. 

Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor
Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor
24 Mar 2017

Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor

PRICE US$218.97/$306.10

FROM Amazon

WHAT Keep track of any changes to bub’s breathing and sleep patterns with this innovative monitor. Attach it to the adorable kimono onesies that come with it, and once you’ve downloaded the Mimo app, you’ll be able to access real-time information transmitted via Bluetooth or wifi. The Mimo system can detect pauses in breathing, if the baby rolls over, or if the baby wakes up, as well as levels of sleep (REM vs non-REM). You can also hear audio streamed live from your baby’s nursery. The set comes with the monitoring system, as well as three compatible onesies.

PARENTS SAY One mum found it particularly useful to track her baby’s sleep patterns: “Sometimes your baby is in the cot, but just isn’t sleeping. It’s useful to know how much deep sleep she gets so I can plan her daytime naps accordingly.” Plus, the kimono onesies are adorable!

Withings Smart Kid Scale
Withings Smart Kid Scale
24 Mar 2017

Withings Smart Kid Scale

PRICE US$142.99

FROM Amazon

WHAT Monitor your baby’s growth with this Smart Kid Scale. Measure bub’s weight using wifi or Bluetooth, then sync it with the Withings baby companion app and compare his weight with the typical weight of babies of his same gender and age. Convert it to a toddler scale when your baby outgrows it by removing the baby cradle.

PARENTS SAY This would be a lovely addition to your nursery, particularly if you are concerned about your baby’s weight. The stylish and sleek design would fit any modern baby room. It’s a fuss-free way to keep track of increases and decreases, plus you’ll have a nice memory of your baby’s growth. Unfortunately, it’s only iOS compatible and doesn’t work with Android phones. 

Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor
Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor
24 Mar 2017

Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor

PRICE US$218.97/$306.10

FROM Amazon

WHAT Keep track of any changes to bub’s breathing and sleep patterns with this innovative monitor. Attach it to the adorable kimono onesies that come with it, and once you’ve downloaded the Mimo app, you’ll be able to access real-time information transmitted via Bluetooth or wifi. The Mimo system can detect pauses in breathing, if the baby rolls over, or if the baby wakes up, as well as levels of sleep (REM vs non-REM). You can also hear audio streamed live from your baby’s nursery. The set comes with the monitoring system, as well as three compatible onesies.

PARENTS SAY One mum found it particularly useful to track her baby’s sleep patterns: “Sometimes your baby is in the cot, but just isn’t sleeping. It’s useful to know how much deep sleep she gets so I can plan her daytime naps accordingly.” Plus, the kimono onesies are adorable!

Pocket Nanny by Itzbeen Personal Baby Care Timer
Pocket Nanny by Itzbeen Personal Baby Care Timer
24 Mar 2017

Pocket Nanny by Itzbeen Personal Baby Care Timer

PRICE $44.35

FROM 1Outlets

WHAT Motherhood can be a haze, so this baby care timer is here to help. After a diaper change, a feed, a nap or even a dose of medication, press a button and the device will help you keep track of how long “itzbeen” since you’ve completed the baby care task.

PARENTS SAY This is a great cure for mummy brain! The concept is simple and it’s easy to use, which is what you need most when you’re sleep deprived. It’s especially useful in communicating your baby’s needs, if a grandparent or nanny takes over the baby care duties while you’re at work. 

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier
24 Mar 2017

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier

PRICE $299

FROM Lazada

WHAT You need to make sure the air that your baby is breathing in is as clean as possible, so a good air purifier is essential. This one covers up to 48m² and has a dual-blower 4-duct circulation system that effectively pumps clean air into your home. The high density HEPA filter filters over 99 per cent of particles sized 0.3μm and larger. Plus, an activated coconut carbon filter removes 91 per cent of formaldehyde and other harmful substances. It’s compatible with your mobile phone via the Mi Home app, so you can keep track of air quality. You’ll also be notified via the app when the filter needs replacing.

PARENTS SAY Soh Ting En, mum to Tricia 3, and Charlotte, 4, loves this device. “I have four around my home, and I can sync them all on my phone. Since using them, my girls don’t get sick very often and I feel more at ease knowing that the air we breathe is healthy.”

Ever wished you had a diaper changing robot, or even an automated patting machine that helps put bubba to sleep while giving your aching arms a rest?

While those aren’t quite the stuff of reality just yet, we’ve found some other incredible nursery gadgets that promise to make parenting that much easier.

Scroll through our photo gallery for our list of top high tech baby products for your little one’s nursery.

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