Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers
DAD.info | Lifestyle | Tech & Gaming | Tech | Five hi-tech nursery gadgets for new dads

Five hi-tech nursery gadgets for new dads

Your new arrival provides the perfect excuse for a baby-themed gadget splurge

So you’re about to become a dad for the first time and, yep, your priorities are shifting somewhat. Shelling out a few hundred quid on that flatscreen TV suddenly becomes a little harder to justify. Meanwhile, the games console that had been top of your most-wanted list finds itself bumped by a travel system. But buying for the baby doesn’t have to begin and end with cots, prams and mountains of nappies. There’s some neat kit out there that can sate those gadget cravings too…

Braun NTF3000 No Touch Plus Forehead Digital Thermometer

If you’ve ever hankered after a set of nightvision goggles, here’s your chance. Motorola’s baby monitor enables you to see, as well as hear, your baby – and when its lights out time infra-red mode kicks in giving you a clear image of your sleeping infant in the darkness. The camera’s angle can be moved directly from the monitor unit, and the 2.4-inch screen is a decent size for checking in. The unit runs on batteries rather than mains so there are no cables getting in the way and its bundled with sensor pads that keep tabs on your baby’s breathing throughout the night.

£99.99, John Lewis

Snuza Hero

Snuza Hero

Monitors with sensor pads can offer peace of mind that your baby is breathing OK, but they’re not always the most portable solution. This little device is small enough to slip in a change bag so you can take it anywhere. What it does is clip to your baby’s nappy and then monitor their breathing. If there’s no breathing movement for 15 seconds, the device gently vibrates to rouse your baby. Should there still be no response, a loud alarm kicks in – waking your little one and alerting you.

£69.99, Argos

Ewan the Dream Sheep

Ewan the Dream Sheep

Hundreds of glowing reviews on Amazon are testament to the magic that is Ewan the Dream Sheep. He’s designed to help hard-to-settle babies off to sleep; clicking the button in one of his feet activates womb noises and heartbeats, with a red glow emanating from within his belly. It’s a soothing combination even for an adult, but for babies it’s like being rocked to sleep in nanoseconds by Derren Brown. Each of the other feet creates a different sound: white noise, rain and a lullaby are also included.

£29.99, Amazon

Gro-light

Gro-light

It’s the simplicity of this one that grabs our attention. This clever gizmo can turn any light into a nightlight – you simply install it between light fitting and lightbulb. Once it’s in place, the function of your light switch changes. Flick the switch once and you’ll get a soothing glow that’s just enough to check on a sleeping newborn without stirring them into howling consciousness. Flick the switch twice and the light comes on as normal.

£17.99, Maplin

Related entries

Smartphones and parenting during Covid-19

Smartphones and parenting during Covid-19

Summer holidays have started, and with children and teens already unable to connect with friends during the shutdown a recent PEW survey has been looking at how parents feel about technology and their kids. Screen Time Most parents admit to being unsure how much...

Smartphones and parenting during Covid-19

Staying safe online during the lockdown

The Coronavirus lockdown has steered all of us into uncharted territory, and no one is undergoing more change right now than parents. Many schools are offering online lessons so your children and teenagers will need to access the online world. They will also need to...

Smartphones and parenting during Covid-19

How to Protect Your Child On Facebook Part 2

     Overwhelmed? There's Help At Hand In Part 1 of "How to Protect Your Child On Facebook" we did the following: completed the Privacy checkup managed our child’s location settings controlled facial recognition We have four more steps to go. These are:...

Latest entries

How divorcing couples can save thousands this Christmas

How divorcing couples can save thousands this Christmas

Every day at Dad.info we talk with parents who are struggling through costly court hearings. We strongly believe that mediation is a route that can take the conflict out of separation. Hands up who would like £500 towards mediation sessions? Too Late for Court...

5 simple ways to boost your health today

5 simple ways to boost your health today

Living through the last couple of years has been rough on not only our bodies but also our brains. It was also recently reported that life expectancy in some parts of England has fallen- even before Covid. However, there is good news. Up to 80% of chronic disease is...

Should Stella Creasy, MP take her baby into parliament?

Should Stella Creasy, MP take her baby into parliament?

Returning to work after children is tough for everyone, whether you are on shared parental leave or returning after a brief paternity break. It can often make life choices for you, whether you decide to return part-time, go freelance or start paying heavy childcare...

Pin It on Pinterest