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17 New Parenting Products That Are Impressively Clever

It’s time to make parenting a little easier.

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1. This seat that gives babies 360-degree support as they learn how to sit up on their own.

No more sitting your baby up in the boppy and then watching them topple over. Order a Hugaboo Baby Floor Seat from $49.99.

2. This monthly subscription box filled with goodies for pregnant women.

Each Mama Bird Box comes with four items that correlate to where you are in your pregnancy. Get one box for $34.99, three for $99.95, or six for $194.95.

3. These adorable plushies that transform into sudsy washcloths in the bath.

All you have to do is “feed” the soap into their mouths, and then get them wet. Ideal for nervous bathers who will love having an “outside of the tub” friend with them when they’re inside the tub. Order one from $14.95.

4. This nursing chair that lets you charge your phone as your nurse.

It also electronically reclines nearly 180 degrees. The Kiwi Swivel Glider and Electronic Recliner will be available in March from Babyletto for $599.

5. These diaper pails that effectively lock in odor — and come in an eye-pleasing array of thirteen colors and five patterns.

Select a pail in your preferred style for $79.99.

6. These toddler-friendly spoons that allow kids to self-feed as early as possible — without making a huge mess.

Kids who can self-feed are less likely to to overeat, and more likely to eat adventurously. Order a right-handed spoon (lefty versions coming later in 2017) for $9.99.

7. This pregnancy seatbelt that protects your baby in the event of a crash by redirecting the seat belt away from your belly.

 

The Tummy Shield also makes driving more comfortable. Order one for $149.

8. This portable baby monitor that lets you keep tabs on your rear-facing baby as you drive.

It also works great as a traditional baby monitor at home or while traveling. Get a Zooby Car and Home Video Baby Monitor for $199.

9. This digital basal thermometer that lets you use your smartphone to pinpoint your fertile window.

The TempCue automatically charts your fertility on your smartphone, making charting your ovulation super easy. Get one for $79.95.

10. This car seat that installs itself — correctly.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly — and that number is even higher among those installed by first-time parents. 4Moms Self-Installing Car Seat allows you to use your smartphone to set the right levels and tension for your child and car. Get one for $499.

11. These goat milk yogurt and fruit pouches that are perfect for kids with cow’s milk sensitivity.

Kabrita also makes goat milk toddler formula, which is easily digested and comes with all of the nutrients toddlers need. Order the pouches from $2.19 and the formula for $14.99.

12. This next-level piggy bank that lets kids organize their money into “spend,” “give,” and “save” drawers.

The Piggy Box — which has a companion app — teaches kids sound budgeting principles and the importance of giving at an early age. Pick one of six different boxes for $29.99.

13. This ultimate tracker for parents that lets you stay atop feedings, pumping, medications, diaper changes, weight, naps, and a whole lot more.

It not only keeps track of all things baby, but your sleep and steps too. Project Nursery: Parent + Baby Smartband will be available starting in February 2017 for $149.99.

14. This prenatal protein formula that’s full of the nutrients that are essential to a healthy conception and pregnancy.

This all-natural drink is also great for supplying nursing mothers with the protein and nutrients they need. Order a single-serving packet of Baby Booster for $3.

15. The world’s first smart crib that responds to your baby’s fussing and rocks them back to sleep.

 

Invented by Dr. Harvey Karp in collaboration with renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar and MIT-trained engineers, The Snoo reduces crying, boosts sleeping, and prevents rolling over. It isn’t cheap, but it promises to make your whole family sleep better (which is basically priceless). Order one for $1,160.

16. This sensor that lets you track and see your contractions from the comfort of your own home.

You just put the sensor below your belly button, then see and track your data on your phone. Order Bloomlife for $149 the first month.

17. This smart changing pad that allows you to easily track your baby’s weight, feedings, diapers, and more.

The pad has a built-in wireless smart scale that sends your baby’s metrics straight to your smartphone. Hatch Baby Grow won’t be available until May, but you can preorder it now for $129.

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