Monday 6 February 2017

The Coolest Gadget for Parents at CES 2017

Snoo Smart Sleeper

For Happiest Baby on the Block fans, Dr. Harvey Karp has launched the Snoo bed (above and top), a beautifully-designed piece of furniture that simulates some of the 5 S’s that his book is based on. Using the premise that babies are born three months too early, the bed offers features like a built-in swaddle, white noise and automatic rocking motion to lull baby to sleep. Designed by the legendary Yves Béhar, Snoo is a statement piece that also happens to give your baby (and you) much deserved sleep. Pricing is $1,160, but Dr. Karp says that averages out to about $7/night for how long you’ll use it. Well, in that case… (Available now)


For a more portable sleeping option, the CloudTot sleeper (from Dockatot) is a smart device that not only provides a comfortable place for baby to sleep, but also constant monitoring for parents. The bed can detect if the diaper has leaked, and will send notifications to your phone. Wow. It also features two “Pep Pegs” that are little prods that will gently nudge your baby if no breathing is detected. ($250, Summer 2017)   

Aristotle by Nabi

Yes, this functions like a very high-tech baby monitor, but it’s way more than that, too. Working similarly as Amazon Echo, Aristotle is an interactive gadget that grows with your kids, from providing nursery music as a baby, all the way to homework help in middle school. All you have to do is ask. It also integrates into smart home functions and you can use it like you would Alexa, for mus($299, June 2017)

                     4moms Moxi Stroller

Last year at CES, 4moms announced its self-installing car seat, taking the guesswork out of this important safety process. This year, the company makes our cool tech list again with the Moxi stroller. Using kinetic energy, the Moxi is a user-powered, high-tech stroller where every step juices your phone and powers on-stroller headlights. It also features an onboard screen that tracks your steps for the miles upon miles you log trying to get baby to nap. ($699, available now)

                          Naya Smart Breast Pump

It’s about time tech hit the breast pump, and anyone who has pumped knows what I’m talking about. I was so glad to check out this hospital grade breast pump in person. What makes this pump different from others on the market is that it uses water, not air, to express milk much more comfortably and productively, simulating the actual nursing experience. The companion app helps keep track of your sessions and lets you monitor milk supply over time. The pump weighs a mere 3 lbs., which makes it easy to bring anywhere. Especially when you have the gorgeous storage bag it comes with. ($999, available now). Also worth mentioning is Willow, a wearable and wireless breast pump that got a lot of attention at the show, too. Loving all the innovation in the breast pump category.