So, you scored a positive on your pregnancy test? First of all, congratulations! Having a baby is incredibly exciting, stressful, and every emotional color in between, especially if this is your first one. A common concern is being adequately prepared, which is why we've created this list of the best new baby tech available. We want you to have peace of mind knowing you're fully prepared and ready to welcome your little one into the world. These are the must have baby items for first time moms.
- Smart baby swing: 4moms mamaRoo 4 Bluetooth-Enabled High-Tech Baby Swing
- All eyes on baby: Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor
- Budget cry detecting bassinet: Graco Sense2Soothe Bassinet
- Smart temperatures: Withings Smart Thermometer
- Baby in the rearview: Itomoro Baby Car Mirror
- Sound and light machine: Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
- Bottles up: Philips Avent Fast Baby Bottle Warmer
- Fresh air: TruSens Smart Air Purifier
- Smart tracking: Owlet Smart Sock 3
- Great budget baby monitor: Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optic Lense
- Soothing diaper changes: Hiccapop Wipe Warmer
- Wearable smart breast pump: Elvie Double Electric Wearable Smart Breast Pump
Smart baby swing: 4moms mamaRoo 4 Bluetooth-Enabled High-Tech Baby SwingStaff pick
This high-tech baby swing features five unique motions and speeds designed to mimic soothing movement. It offers four built-in sounds, an MP3 plug-in, and an adjustable seat recline. It's Bluetooth enabled, so you can control the motion and sound from your smart devices, and there is an AC adapter, so no batteries are required. It's the perfect place for baby to rest, relax, and enjoy the ride as the parents get things done around the house.
All eyes on baby: Nanit Plus Smart Baby Monitor
Get a crystal clear, high-definition view of your baby, day or night, on your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, or Echo Show device with Nanit Plus. Hear or speak to your baby with two-way audio, and receive real-time sound and motion notifications with adjustable sensitivity. You can even monitor the temperature and humidity of the nursery to ensure baby is comfortable. If you're looking for top-of-the-line baby surveillance, Nanit Plus is the best of the best.
Budget cry detecting bassinet: Graco Sense2Soothe Bassinet
This awesome bassinet by Graco features cry detection technology and automatically responds to baby's cries to help soothe them back to sleep. It offers a soothing motion that is gradual and includes varying speeds, including three different rocking motions and two separate speed vibrations. It's also equipped with a sound machine, so you can choose from white noise, music, or nature sounds to help soothe baby back to sleep.
Smart temperatures: Withings Smart Thermometer
This high precision, FDA cleared, contactless smart thermometer has 16 infrared sensors to provide fast, highly accurate readings. It automatically syncs with the Thermo app via Wi-Fi (iOS and Android) to record up to eight users' temperature histories on your smart devices, and has an extra-long two-year battery life.
Baby in the rearview: Itomoro Baby Car Mirror
This cool safety driving mirror can be placed on the center console or windshield of your car, offering a clear view of your rear facing baby so you don't have to take your eyes off the road. It's easy to use. All you have to do is plug the power cord into the cigarette lighter, install the LCD monitor, and you've got eyes on your little one. It features hi-definition night vision and 360-degree rotation, making the camera angle fully adjustable.
Sound and light machine: Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine
This multi-functional device combines a nightlight, sound machine, and a time-to-rise alert in one easy-to-use device that you can fully control from your smartphone. Customize color, brightness, sound, and volume level via the Hatch app. It can be programmed to turn on automatically or can be tapped on manually as needed.
Bottles up: Philips Avent Fast Baby Bottle Warmer
This nifty bottle warmer from Philips warms five ounces of milk in just three minutes. It heats gently and evenly because the milk circulates during warming. A light lets you know when your milk is ready, and this updated model will warm for up to an hour and then shut off automatically.
Fresh air: TruSens Smart Air Purifier
Want to ensure fresh air for your baby anywhere? This smart, Wi-Fi air purifier features a 360-degree DuPont HEPA filtration system that captures pollutants such as airborne viruses and allergens, and can be monitored with the TruSens App, and it also works with Alexa device voice commands. The app also lets you know your indoor and outdoor air quality in real-time.
Smart tracking: Owlet Smart Sock 3
This smart sock tracks baby's oxygen and heart rate so you can view readings in real-time with the Owlet app. It will tell you when the baby needs you, alerting you when readings leave safe zones. It fits babies zero to 18 months. It offers 16 hours of battery life and has quick charging.
Great budget baby monitor: Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optic Lense
This award-winning baby monitor has interchangeable optical lens capabilities that allows you to customize viewing angle and zoom. Unlike internet cameras, there's no loading time to open the app, and it's lag-free with instant playback. The package includes a battery and a rechargeable battery adapter.
Soothing diaper changes: Hiccapop Wipe Warmer
This wipe warmer takes the jolt out of cold baby wipe, which can shock a baby's sensitive skin. This warmer features a silicone seal that locks in moisture and heat, preventing wipes from drying out and turning brown, and the top-heating design conveniently keeps the wipes on top the warmest. It also has a built-in changing light that softly illuminates the changing table for those late night or early morning changes.
Wearable smart breast pump: Elvie Double Electric Wearable Smart Breast Pump
This wearable, smart, wireless breast pump is small, light, and quiet, so you can pump anytime, anywhere. It is worn inside a standard nursing bra, making it truly hands-free. You connect to the free Elvie Pump app to monitor milk volume in real-time, tracking pumping history for each breast, and control the pump remotely. It's auto-responsive and will automatically switch from stimulation to expression mode when it detects let-down, and will pause when bottles are full.
Portable breast pump: Spectra Baby USA S1Plus Electric Breast Pump
This huge pump package features a closed system, so there's no need to clean the narrow tubing, and it prevents airflow from expressed milk and protects baby from bacteria and mold. It has a rechargeable battery for convenience and portability — a huge plus — and you can completely customize your settings based on your own body's response and preferences.
Calming light projections: Fisher-Price Smart Connect Deluxe Soother
This Smart Connect Soother has everything you need to calm and comfort your little bundle, including soothing light projections and a variety of gentle songs and sounds. It plugs into the wall for all-night soothing, no batteries required! Everything is fully customizable and controllable via the Smart Connect app on your device, so you can adjust the lighting effects and music from anywhere in your house without disturbing your baby.
Bringing home baby
We understand that preparing for a new baby is both exciting and stressful. We want to ease that stress with this list of must have items for first time moms. We love the 4moms mamaRoo 4 Baby Swing because it can be controlled from any of your smart or mobile devices, like your iPhone 12, and from anywhere in the house. It rocks and soothes baby giving you much-needed, hands-free freedom to get things done.
If you're bringing a new baby into your home, you'll absolutely want to invest in one of the best smart nightlight or soundmachines for babies. We love the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine and the Fisher-Price Smart Connect Deluxe Soother for their apps, soothing sounds, light projections, and adjustable settings.
All of the items on this list are the best of the best when it comes to baby tech, and will keep baby safe, warm, happy, and healthy, so you feel fully prepped and ready to step into your role as supermom.
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