Raising a baby is no small feat, especially in those new weeks and months, the constant flow of changing diapers, wiping away tears, rocking baby constantly, nursing or preparing bottles, and constantly waking in the night can take a toll on new parents.
It is no wonder that IoT technology is now catering to parents to try to ease the load. Whether it be a carseat or pajamas, more baby products are being integrated with IoT.
“I’ve personally seen devices to potty train, track the baby’s movements, and to monitor baby’s heartbeat from just a webcam.”
~ Shashi Jain, IoT Innovation Manager at Intel
By 2020, there will be about 31 billion connected IoT devices around the world. As the IoT market surges, baby products are being more integrated with your connected and mobile lifestyle.
How IoT and Baby Products Connect
IoT is simple to understand. It is all of the devices in your daily life that are connected to the internet or to each other. Just take a look around and you will see it, whether it be your smartphone connecting with another smartphone or your fridge telling you it’s time to replace the milk.
IoT baby products are often classic baby products with a digital twist. For example, baby monitors used to be audio-only, but are now cameras and vital monitors synced with your phone. Baby products in the IoT age are not completely new ideas, but old ideas turned modern.
Devices that connect with the internet and each other are designed to make life easier and more efficient. As parents, it is time to consider what IoT products could better help you take care of your little sweetheart.
4 IoT Baby Products to Consider Integrating with Your Lifestyle
Are you looking for ways to help you understand and meet your babies needs more? These 4 types of products might be useful for you and your family.
Sproutling has created a wearable sleep monitor that helps parents understand their baby’s sleep patterns by measuring heart rate, breathing, and movement. Have you ever taken a shower during naptime only to finish bathing to hear a screaming baby? This band predicts baby wake up times so you can better take care of baby and yourself.
Home is a baby camera that also tracks motion and reads air quality. This information is stored in the cloud and sent to parent’s mobile devices in real-time. This monitor offers a smoothing nightlight and a two-way microphone for parents to assuage babies without even entering the room.
Are you concerned about your baby’s growth patterns? It can be hard to get and record accurate measurements using a traditional scale. Itransition is a digitized changing pad that measures baby weight gain and length all while parents change diapers, unbeknownst to the little one. This information is shared with parent’s phones along with daily updates.
With busy lives, sometimes baby can’t wait for you to make his or her bottle fast enough. With smart formula makers, you can touch a button on your phone from anywhere and the formula maker such as this Burabi Smart Formula Maker, will start dispensing warm, properly prepared formula. All you have to do is grab the bottle.
IoT technology is allowing you and other caretakers to better understand your child and meet their needs in more informed and efficient ways.
Brooklin Nash writes about the latest tools and small business trends for TrustRadius. When he’s not writing, you can find him reading YA dystopian fiction (with guilty pleasure) and cooking.