The New York Times posted today on some of the new technology for nurseries (The Modern Nursery, Batteries Required) . My youngest are now 5, but I am amazed at the new products that have come out since then. Graco purchased BébéSounds, which the New York Times article highlighted by showing their electronic nasal aspirator and AlwaysClean Pacifier. The AlwaysClean Pacifier even solved a really important problem:
"When the baby inevitably flings this pacifier to the ground, as part of
her daddy-torture program, this pacifier reliably falls backward, onto
its handle, which activates a plastic shield that snaps closed over the
nipple, so parents do not have to clean the thing repeatedly."
The other problem that I wished would of been solved when my kids were infants was a good indoor infant swing. The ones I had were not a smooth ride, and with twins it would of been nice to have a comforting place to put one twin while I was feeding or holding the other. The Graco Sweetpeace is the baby swing 2.0, using a motion similar to that of being rocked. Better yet, instead of coined baby music there is a MP3 connection to play all types of music.
Baby monitors have come a long way, instead of those noisy monitors of the past there are now video and sound monitors. Some with flat panel LCD video displays.
Boy, with all of the new technology there will be no need to have panic attacks and run down the hall only to find out the baby is peacefully sleeping anymore….
Any other nursery tech to share?