TECH MUST-HAVES FOR EV­ERY PAR­ENT­ING NEED

Mother & Baby - - CONTENTS - BY KU­NAL GANGAR

Our picks of some of the lat­est gad­gets in stores

We bring you an ex­clu­sively cu­rated list of gad­gets to help you on your jour­ney to par­ent­hood. From feril­ity track­ers, smart home gad­gets, cool­ers, sterelis­ers and much more, we have it all

Paar­ent­ing is a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence but it can take a toll on even the most op­ti­mistic of par­ents, at least, in the ini­tial few months. Lucky for you, we live in a tech­nolog icallyad­vance age, and as such, there’ s plenty of tech­no­log­i­cal-as­sis­tance at your dis­posal that will help you take the stress off and fo­cus on be­ing the awe­some par­ent that you ex­pected to be.

1 Inito Fer­til­ity Mon­i­tor

Inito is a home-based fer­til­ity mon­i­tor tar­geted at women try­ing to get preg­nant, by let­ting them know their fer­tile days to im­prove their chances of conceiving. Inito comes with a reader, strip and an app and works by dip­ping the strip in the urine and let the reader and app do the magic. The Ben­galuru-based com­pany says the de­vice has been med­i­cally tested and will soon add sup­port for di­a­betes, thy­roid and vi­ta­min D tests to its de­vice. Price: ` 3,195/- from flip­kart.com

2 Dyson Pure Cool Link

Un­like wa­ter, air qual­ity is dif­fi­cult to mea­sure but none­the­less, has be­come a ma­jor cause of con­cern across the coun­try. The Pure Cool Link is an air pu­ri­fier from Dyson that not only helps to pu­rify air but also cool at the same time. The desk and the tower mod­els boast a blade-less de­sign that en­sures safety for young ones and re­moves al­ler­gens and pol­lu­tants as small as 0.1 mi­crons for a cleaner air. The de­vice can also be con­trolled with an app that helps to track the in­door air qual­ity as well as con­trol the de­vice. Price: 34,900/- on­wards from dyson.in

3 Ama­zon Echo

How does a smart speaker make it to this list? Well, Alexa (Ama­zon’s vir­tual as­sis­tant) can be of great help in en­ter­tain­ing the lit­tle ones by recit­ing out po­ems and when it’s time to go to bed, Alexa can sing lul­la­bies or read a bed­time story or con­trol room lights with voice and much more. For par­ents, Alexa of­fers mu­sic, Wikipedia search and even help you buy baby di­a­pers off Ama­zon. in when you’re short on sup­ply. Price: 4,499/- on­wards from ama­zon.in

4 Mi Body Com­po­si­tion Scale

Xiaomi’s lat­est smart gad­get is much more than an av­er­age look­ing weigh­ing scale. The smart scale not only mea­sures weight but also gives out handy in­for­ma­tion like body fat, BMI, vis­ceral fat, bone mass, etc. The scale al­lows stor­ing data of up to 16 dif­fer­ent users and even in­cludes auto user iden­ti­fi­ca­tion along with child de­tec­tion. The stored data can be synced and viewed on the free Mi Fit app that works both on An­droid and iOS smart­phones. Price: 1,999/from mi.com/in

5 Wil­low Pump

Wil­low is an in­tel­li­gently de­signed breast pump that does not re­quire a cord or a dan­gling bot­tle. In­stead, Wil­low comes with an in­te­grated spill­proof 4 oz. milk bag that pumps dis­creetly and qui­etly while you do your reg­u­lar chores. With the help of Wil­low’s iPhone app, moth­ers can also see the milk vol­ume, pump­ing time, and past pump­ing ses­sions. Wil­low is not of­fi­cially avail­able in In­dia but can be im­ported from the US. Price: 32,000/- ap­prox­i­mately ($479.99) from wil­low­pump.com

6 Philips Avent 3-in-1 Electric Steam Ster­iliser

Ster­il­is­ing bot­tles is as im­por­tant as feed­ing your new­born as it pro­tects the baby from harm­ful bac­te­ria un­til his/her im­mune sys­tem is strong enough. The 3-in-1 Electric Steam Ster­iliser makes the job easy by ster­il­is­ing feed­ing bot­tles, soothers, breast pumps in just six min­utes and will keep the con­tents sterilised for up to 24 hours if the lid is un­opened. The ster­iliser is avail­able in three dif­fer­ent sizes. Price: 3,599/- from ama­zon.in

7 Mimo Sleep Tracker

This reg­u­lar look­ing one­sie comes with a spe­cial trick up its sleeve belly. The tur­tle you see is a safe tracker that shares use­ful in­for­ma­tion about the baby and send it to the par­ents in real time. Suit­able for ba­bies up to 18 months, Mimo tracks the baby’s breath­ing, body tem­per­a­ture, sleep­ing pat­tern and body po­si­tion on an An­droid or an iOS smart­phone. Mimo can be pur­chased from Ama­zon.com Price: 13,000/- ap­prox­i­mately from mi­mob­aby.com

8 Mo­torola MBP36S Baby Mon­i­tor

It’s a wire­less video baby mon­i­tor that keeps an eye on your lit­tle one while you’re in the other room. The mon­i­tor comes with a 3.5-inch dis­play that com­mu­ni­cates se­curely with the cam­era to give a real-time view and au­dio. The cam­era sup­ports re­mote pan, tilt and zoom for a bet­ter an­gle and also comes with a sen­sor to de­tect the room tem­per­a­ture, in­frared night vi­sion for the im­proved video stream in the dark and five built-in lul­la­bies. Price: 13,346/- from ama­zon.in

9 Pi­geon Bot­tle and Food Warmer

A sim­ple-to-use de­vice that does what it’s in­tended to. It’s suit­able for all nurs­ing bot­tles, milk stor­age bags and baby food and of­fers three heat­ing modes, mak­ing it ready for baby’s con­sump­tion in about three min­utes. The de­vice also comes with a night lamp fea­ture that en­sures ease of use at night. Price: 3,299/- from ama­zon.in

10 Shifu Aug­mented Re­al­ity Ed­u­ca­tional Game

An in­ter­ac­tive game for young kids that fuses real world with tech­nol­ogy. Avail­able for a va­ri­ety of sub­jects, each scanned card shows de­tailed in­for­ma­tion. For in­stance, an an­i­mal card will show their habi­tat, food they eat, sound and ac­tions, help­ing to en­hance their mo­tor skills, vo­cab­u­lary and pro­nun­ci­a­tion. Price: 399/- from ama­zon.in

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