Life-changing gadgets for new parents

Spend less time worrying and more time enjoying every moment before they grow up.

Mom holding baby
Raising a kid just got a tad bit easier.Jonathan Borba via Unsplash

Being a new parent is exciting. You’ve been anticipating the arrival of your little bundle of joy for months—but as wonderful as this life change is, your new role can be scary and stressful. Everyday routines are now potentially dangerous situations that must be monitored very closely. But new parenthood should be exciting—it goes by very quickly after all—so we’ve crafted a list of must-have gadgets that will allow you to be present with your baby every step of the way.

Vava Baby Monitor
Now you can breathe easy and keep your baby in sight at all times.Amazon

Though sleep time can be a great moment of peace for new parents, there’s also anxiety that goes along with not being able to watch over your baby 24/7. Luckily, with Vava’s Video Baby Monitor, you’ll feel like you’re always in the room with your child. With the 5-inch monitor and 720P display, you can see your baby’s every breath. The monitor also includes a two-way talk system, zoom and panoramic abilities, and a room thermometer to make sure your little one is always comfortable. With 24 hours of battery life, this is one of the longest-lasting monitors on the market.

Soaiy Aurora White Noise Sound Machine
Helping your little one rest soundly.Amazon

Bedtime isn’t always the easiest routine for your little ones, but Soaiy’s white noise machine helps lull your baby to sleep with high-quality sounds, as well as soothing projections that provide a calming atmosphere. There are four timer settings and six natural sounds to choose from. This is a great gadget for anyone that needs help creating a soothing nighttime routine for their child.

ScopeAround Forehead and Ear Thermometer
For when your baby’s under the weather.Amazon

Nothing is more frightening for a new parent than an unwell baby—but with this forehead thermometer from iHealth, you can quickly monitor your kid’s temperature and rule out whether or not a visit to the doctor is necessary. This is the perfect staple to have in your medicine cabinet, with maybe a backup in the kitchen, too.

Shynerk Baby Car Mirror
Keep an eye on your infant while driving.Amazon

This simple, yet smart product allows you to keep a close eye on your little one while on the road. Many infant car seats are rear-facing, making it tough to check on your baby while driving—but with Shynerk’s design, you can easily buckle the mirror to the back headrest and can make sure your adorable passenger is comfortable during the ride. The shatterproof design is also easily adjustable with its 360-degree pivot technology, so it works with whatever car you’re driving.