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15 Impossibly Cool Products Every Parent Needs To Own

Gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, just for kids.

1. Nabi headphones ($62) have high-quality speakers with limited volume, and are designed with kids in mind.

2. The Beebo ($30) lets you bottle feed hands-free.

3. KoalaSafe ($99) lets you block certain sites, schedule Internet time, and enable safe results for search engines.

It's a family-oriented device that plugs into your existing router and works with an app to help you manage your kids' Internet usage. KoalaSafe's main purpose is app and site blocking, whether it's Minecraft, YouTube, or Kik, for certain devices. Adult devices can browse the internet, unrestricted.

Note that it will only work for Wi-Fi-only devices, and not phones with data-enabled SIM cards.

4. The Mifold ($100 for 2) is a super compact car seat booster.

This compact booster seat, designed for ages 4 to 12 years old, keeps seatbelts off of faces, necks, and stomachs, while securing the belt on the hips. It's small enough to fit in a backpack (that way, your little one can carry their own booster seat while visiting grandma or in rental cars while traveling). The successfully funded Indiegogo campaign just shipped their first batch to backers and new orders are estimated to ship Summer 2016.

5. Filip ($150 + $10/month) is a smartwatch that allows your child to call up to 5 numbers, receive texts, and be located via GPS.

This watch has its own data plan through AT&T, which allows it to call or receive emergency contacts and send its location data to the Filip app on your smartphone through GPS, GSM, and Wi-Fi. You can set up "SafeZones," which are areas like home or school. You'll be sent a notification if your child has left the designated location.

6. The Amazon Fire Kids-edition tablet ($120) comes with a 2-year guarantee and a durable case.

7. If you prefer iPads, this foamy case ($18) is soft enough for kids to hold, and bouncy enough to absorb the shock from big drops.

8. With the Nest Cam ($200 for 1 or $497 for 3), you can watch over your nursery in high definition.

The "smart" security camera will send alerts when motion or sound is detected to your phone. The camera offers a 130º wide-angle view and night vision capability.With just Nest Cam, you can monitor a live feed from the camera over Wi-Fi and talk and listen to the space's sounds from the app. You can also add Nest Aware, which saves the feed from the past 10 days ($100/year) or month ($300/year) to the cloud, so you can review video when there's activity.

9. The Willa Walker ($29) assists your child while they're learning to walk, without giving you back pain.

10. The Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer ($50) syncs with your phone so you can see how your child's fever is changing over time.

11. Owlet ($250) is a smart sock with a heart rate and oxygen monitor built-in.

12. Hatch Baby ($250) is a smart changing pad that tracks weight, feedings, and diaper changings.

13. The 4moms self-installing car seat ($500) will automatically adjust its position based on your vehicle's make and model.

Proper car seat installation is super important and there are instructions on how to ensure that it's secure. Busy parents might want to opt for this self-installing version which will automatically adjust levels and tensions based on that particular seat. It's available for pre-order now, and ships September 2016.

14. The Quinny Longboardstroller (600 euros) is built for caretakers who'd rather longboard than ride.

15. And, finally, this beer baby bottle ($12), if only for the laughs.