Cool Baby Gadgets Parents Will Want in 2021

Have you ever wondered how new parents did it all “back in the old days” without all of this awesome technology we have available to us now? I know I sure do. Even though it’s clear they got by just fine, we’re guessing all the cool baby gadgets out there certainly have your attention. Because why would you make something harder if you didn’t have to?

We are all about simplifying parenting around here so we celebrate the creativity in products that help keep babies safe, make feeding time go more smoothly or help them sleep better. Read on to find out which technologically-advanced baby products we love the most.  

1.) The Baby’s Brew

World’s First Battery-Operated Portable Bottle Warmer


Before you have a baby, you may think that bottle warming is a step you can skip, but it’s likely your baby will think otherwise. Trying to get a baby to take a cold, or even room-temperature bottle, can be a challenge. Additionally, breastfed babies do best when going between breast and bottle when the pumped breast milk is given to them at body temperature. Luckily, the Baby’s Brew makes it quick and easy to warm your baby’s bottle - whether you’re on the go or at home.

Here’s what to love about this top baby gadget:

  • Easily fits into your diaper bag, purse or a cupholder
  • Adjustable temperature function at the push of a button:
          - 80F - For when you are trying to get liquids to room temp
          - 98.6F - Ideal for Breastfed baby's
          - 103F - Made for all other liquids besides breast milk
          - 110F - Perfect temperature to help babies with reflux
  • Safe slow-heat technology - This feature allows your baby’s bottle to be ready in 5 – 10 minutes which will preserve nutrients with no hot spots
  • Holds a charge for up to 8-12 hours

Keep your baby’s tummy full on the go with a warm bottle, and your out and about trips will go that much smoother! 

To see all that it can do, be sure to read, “Warming Breast Milk and Formula with the Baby’s Brew.”

2.) SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet

Responsive Baby Bassinet Combining Rocking, White Noise and Swaddling

We realize this gadget may be beyond what you’re up for spending when it comes to a baby product, but if you can swing it, it may be just what you need to help your baby (and you) get the sleep you’ve been longing for. 

Here’s what else there is to love about this top baby gadget:

  • Provides secure swaddling to prevent moving to an unsafe position
  • Detects fussing and crying and can respond to your baby’s needs
  • Utilizes motion and sound to calm an upset little one

If you’ve been impressed by the 5 S’s that the Happiest Baby on the Block recommends to help a baby calm down and sleep, then the SNOO will likely become one of your favorite items for ne parenthood.

3.) Lulla-Vibe

Vibrating Mattress Pad for Sound Baby Sleep 

If the SNOO is beyond your budget for a bassinet, we completely get it. It’s a big investment for something your baby won’t even fit in for more than several months. But of course you’ll do anything to get your baby to sleep, so we have a great back-up option for you.

The Lulla-Vibe is a simple, but effective product that provides a vibrating sensation underneath your baby’s mattress or stroller as they head off to sleep. We all know how much babies love to be held to fall asleep, and often it’s the back-and-forth movement that finallys lulls her to sleep. The Lulla-Vibe is battery-operated and has two vibration speeds and a gradual 30-minute timer shut off. This may be just what you need to help transition your baby into an independent sleeper. 

4.) Hatch Rest+ Ultimate Smart Sleep Machine

Sleep Machine That Grows With Your Baby

Not only do we love gadgets that help simplify parenting, but it’s also nice when they can do more than one thing AND when they’re not just something you use for a few months never to be needed again. The Hatch Rest+ ticks all of these boxes which is why we had to add it to our list!

Instead of buying four separate items: a nightlight, sound machine, audio monitor and OK-to-Wake Toddler function...this does it all. This is something you’ll love having in your baby’s room as they move through the preschool years.

5.) Owlet Smart Sock

Heart-Rate and Oxygen Tracker While Baby Sleeps

Having a newborn is the absolute best, but it can also be a really stressful time. You’re exhausted from your baby’s round-the-clock feeding needs, yet you find yourself not being able to sleep when they do because you’re so worried that something could happen. The Owlet Smart Sock is the perfect solution. Don’t let the darling little design fool you - this little contraption is able to monitor your baby while she sleeps and will alert you if anything is off.

Here’s what else there is to love about this top baby gadget:

  • Track baby’s heart-rate and oxygen while they sleep
  • Measures sleep trends
  • Provides wellness notifications to your phone
  • Will notify you when baby’s readings are outside of the “safe” zones
  • Fits babies from 0 - 18 months

As hard as you may try not to worry, it just doesn’t always work that way. If this little gadget is what’s going to give you peace of mind while ensuring your little one’s health, it’s definitely worth having.

6.) Lumi Smart Baby Monitor + Sleep System

Comprehensive Sleep System that Helps Everyone Rest Easier

OK, one last sleep gadget before we move on because let’s be honest, getting enough sleep is probably the biggest challenge of being a new parent. The makers of this piece of baby technology claim that it’s going to help the entire household sleep better (8 out of 10 parents say it improved their baby’s sleep)…and that definitely got my attention.  

This system combines a video monitor that has 1080p high-definition resolution with an ultra-wide 180° view and a sleep sensor that provides automatic sleep tracking for your little one. 2-way audio, room temperature/humidity tracking and a complete video series to use with the tracker are icing on the cake.

7.) Babymoov Duo Meal Station

Complete Home System for Baby Meal and Bottle Prep

Making your baby’s food from scratch is a wonderful thing, but it can also be really time-consuming. With all you have to do as a parent, you may just not have time to go this route without a little extra gadget help. This complete meal station from Babymoov takes out a lot of extra steps in baby food prep while also having the ability to sterilize, warm and defrost your baby’s bottles.

Here’s what else there is to love about this top baby gadget:

  • Purees up to 6 cups of food at three different speeds
  • Simultaneously steams more than three cups of food on the opposite side
  • Ten easy-to-use programs
  • Utilizes a touch-button screen

Your baby will do absolutely a-ok with store-bought baby food, but if you’re up for making her own, this gadget can be a great way to do it. And this can be a great bottle warmer for at home while you have the Baby's Brew to take with you on the go!

8.) LaVie Warming Lactation Massager

Heat and Vibration Massager to Improve Breastfeeding and Pumping 

Clogged ducts, slow letdown and engorged breasts are all challenges that most breastfeeding moms face at one time or another. Self-massage and applying a warm compress are two ways to help counteract these problems. Which is why the LaVie Waring Lactation Massager was produced. It takes the extra work away and does it for you...so you hav more time to focus on your little one. This product combines both heat and vibrating massage to jumpstart milk flow, prevent clogged ducts, increase milk output and reduce pumping time.

I’m certainly on board with anything that makes breastfeeding a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

9.) Elvie Breast Pump

World’s First Silent Wearable Breast Pump

It’s already pretty cool that we have the ability to pump breastmilk quickly and efficiently with a double-electric breast pump. But any mama who’s done it knows it’s not perfect, and can present its own set of challenges. One being that it’s cumbersome and you have to plan to stay in one spot while pumping, the other being that it’s fairly loud. But the Elvie breast pump has come along and changed all of that. This system is completely hands-free - with each separate pump fitting right into your nursing bra.

Here’s what else there is to love about this top baby gadget:

  • 100% hands-free pumping
  • Completely silent means you can easily pump in public discreetly
  • Allows you to get everything done that you need to without being tethered to a cord
  • Connects to the app to record milk output in realtime
  • 5 simple parts to clean
If I had a little one I was pumping for right now, this would be at the top of my list of gadgets to buy!

 

10.) Wabi Baby Steam Sanitizer/Sterilizer and Dryer Plus

3-in-1 sterilizer that combines steam sterilization, hot air drying, and storage mode

We know that germs are everywhere and it can be nerve wracking trying to keep up with the cleaning of everything before your baby gets his hands or mouth on something before you have time to sanitize it. What comes in handy is something that can sanitize items like bottles, pacifiers, pump parts and toys quickly and easily so you’ll have perfectly cleaned items for your little one at the ready. With the Wabi Baby Steam Sanitizer you can be confident all the items your infant needs on a daily basis are 99.9% free of germs.

Here’s what else there is to love about this top baby gadget:

  • Spacious holder sanitizes up to 8 bottles at one time
  • All products are sterilized and dried at the push of a button in under an hour
  • Helps you to avoid traditional open-air drying
  • Sleek and modern design fits right into your home aesthetic

If keeping everything perfectly cleaned is a top priority, this is a great product to have. Not sure this is the sterilizer for you? Check out our round-up post on other top options!

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