I’ll be the first to tell you that I am a sucker for a smart gadget that makes life easier. We live in an old home but we completely modernized it with the best smart-home gadgets — from automated window shades to robot vacuums and even heated toilet seats.
So, it should come as no surprise that the minute I found out we were expecting, I started researching all the cool gadgets and gear for babies. You can find my full baby registry here!
If you’re wondering what are smart baby products?
“Smart baby gadgets” or “high-tech baby products” might imply some sort of electronic device. But, the way I look at it is, electronic or not…
if it can make parenting easier, it’s a smart gadget in my book!
Yes, there might be a few added bells and whistles, but I was looking for the best of the best and things that are true essentials.
Here are the best smart baby gadgets for tech-loving parents!
For the Nursery
This monitor is really cool because it is an all-in-one camera that has hassle-free mounting. It works with your phone as a monitor and has smart technology. It will track a bunch of things like sleep, temperature, and humidity. It has two-way audio so you can listen in or talk back, it also has a travel adapter so you have the option to take it with you on the road. Just a note that it’s not cordless. You can also buy smart crib sheets as a complementary accessory.Shop Now
Every one of my mom-friends swears by this! You can play white noise through it in the nursey and change the color of the light as well as use it as a nightlight. I’ve heard that white noise is key as it helps calm babies and also helps mask any noise you make around the house from waking the baby. In the early weeks when there is LOTS of crying, this helped my friend’s baby calm down pretty quickly. She still uses it for every nap and keeps it on all night.Shop Now
While it’s not an essential, the Hatch Grow Smart Pad has a built-in wireless scale that works with your smartphone. (So nifty!) You can track your baby’s weight in the early months when it matters most and keep a log of vital medical information.Shop Now
This is another option when it comes to humidifiers, but it’s way more expensive. This is both a purifier and a humidifier in one. It also filters formaldehyde (which can be in synthetic fabrics and other products), which might be important to you as a new parent.Shop Now
Snoo is the Cadillac of baby bassinets! It’s responsive and will automatically rock and soothe baby if they start to get fussy, so your baby (and you) can sleep through the night. It’s got a pretty hefty price tag so I love that they offer the option to rent.Shop Now
We got the Power Swivel Glider and Recliner in the performance brushed boucle. I love that it’s been Green Guard Gold Certified (which essentially means it’s been screened for toxins).
The power chair has three recline positions so it will hold a position at sitting, reading, or recline.
I’m 5’9 and Meyer is 6’6 and it was hard to find a recliner that would hold him at his height at the full recline. So, definitely look into a ‘power’ recliner that holds any position you want it in.
Top Health & Safety Gadgets
This smart sock sensor is one of the coolest things out there! It’s designed to adapt to your baby’s foot as they grow, but the “smart” part about this is it tracks your infant’s sleep so you can know when to assist them for better sleep. You can view your baby’s sleep quality indicators, including wakings, heart rate, and movement. This would give new parents a huge piece of mind!Shop Now
Frida is one of those essential brands that are on almost every baby registry. They make just about everything you could possibly need for a newborn. They have an electric NoseFrida, which is basically “the Cadillac” of snot-sucking devices. My friends use it and love it!Shop Now
For a large-capacity UV sanitizer, this is a great option! A lot of people will opt for a bottle steamer or boil their bottles and pacifiers to sanitize. Our dishwasher has a sanitize setting, so we opted to run my breast pump and bottles through the dishwasher then pop them into the sterilizer after. We also love that, with a large-capacity sterilizer, you can sanitize more than just bottles — think stuffed animals, phones, and other objects!Shop Now
This is one of the highest-rated baby bottle warmers for the home. It is Bluetooth enabled so you can operate it with your phone and be notified when the bottle is ready! It has 2 different heat settings so you can evenly (and safely) heat breast milk, formula, and even baby food jars in just minutes.Shop Now
Though it’s not necessarily a smart tech in the way we think with electronics, it’s a smart design, so I wanted to include it. I love anything that can grow with a child over time! You can modify this chair from birth to feet touching the ground (newborn to 6 years old or so!). I love that it continues to evolve as they grow.Shop Now
Depending on your plans for your baby’s first foods, the Babycook Neo can cook anything from raw chicken to fish to veggies. It can steam, blend, defrost and reheat — all in the glass bowl and stainless steel basket. It’s a really cool product if you wanted to make your own baby food or steam a small portion of something versus using a lot of pots and pans.Shop Now
For someone who is always on the go, it is super important for me to have something that is not only wireless but portable. Willow can go with you any time and you have the option to pump directly into a bag if you aren’t using it right away. You can also use a pourable bag, which is ideal for preventing messy spills.Shop Now
The Baby Brezza Formula Pro easily makes a bottle with automatic powder blending, with just a tap from your phone! You can customize and set up 4 different bottles, and choose from 3 temperature settings. Receive alerts on your phone when the bottle is ready, or when you’re low on formula or water.Shop Now
For Travel & On-the-Go
The Baby's Brew
There aren’t a ton of ways to heat up a baby bottle on the go, so I love that this is a cordless, battery-operated device. It has adapters so it works with different types of bottles. You can heat up a bottle on the plane or in the car, and even adjust the temperature for formula or breast milk. It’s a really nifty gadget to keep in your diaper bag!Shop Now
You’ll often see inexpensive mirrors for cars in registries, which work. But, in terms of safety, I prefer a camera so I don’t have to look back. I’d much rather keep my eyes on the road and have a monitor showing the baby at all times. It also has night vision, so if you’re driving in the dark, you don’t have to worry about not seeing your little one. I love that it’s portable and wireless, so it’s not just for the car. This is a great solution if you are taking baby to grandma and grandpas – you can leave it there for them to use as a nursery camera!Shop Now
A portable UV sterilizer for pacifiers is 100% a necessity in my mind. It always freaks me out how often babies throw their pacifiers out of strollers and onto the ground. This sanitizes in 60 seconds! It has a chargeable battery with over 100 uses on a full charge. It also comes on a key chain to keep it handy on your diaper bag. One note is that you cannot use UV on natural rubber, but it’s fine for silicone pacifiers.Shop Now
This is so cool! The Cybex e-PRIAM is an e-stroller with hill assist so you can easily push up hills and it will help control speed going downhill. Plus, it works for all types of terrain: dirt road, grass — even the cobblestone streets of Europe.
It also has a “rocking” setting. When the stroller is parked you can control it with an App to rock the stroller back and forth while you carry on with whatever you need to do.
So many of my friends have told me that babies fall asleep in car seats all the time, so having a pram that you can use as a bassinet and rocker all in one is so cool.
Find the best travel products for babies and kids here!
Also by Cybex, the Aton 2 carseat works with an app and has sensor-safe technology. Once attached to the harness of a car seat, it will alert if the temperature gets too hot or cold, if they’ve been sitting for too long, or if they unbuckle a clip. It has the highest-rated safety rating on the market.Shop Now