This new trend is called digital parenting and while - largely unfounded - safety concerns may put some off, it’s on the rise. We’ve sourced a variety of new and soon-to-be-launched models of baby tech and connected baby monitors, rounding up the leading lights of this new wave of tech for parents
Snoo smart crib
Microphones and sensors embedded in the robotic crib detect when a baby is crying or moving and the Snoo then begins to rock to a set speed. The whole thing does run over Wi-Fi but worried parents will be glad to know there’s even a Wi-Fi shield between the baby and the radio module. The companion app lets parents monitor sleeping patterns but the real benefit here is not having to get up and rock the cradle every time your baby wakes up.
Owlet Smart Sock 2
Owlet’s second smart sock monitor uses the same pulse oximetry technology used in hospitals and can monitor heart rate and oxygen levels to make sure your little one’s breathing and sleep has been uninterrupted. The second edition offers an extended Bluetooth range of 100 metres and what Owlet says is a more accurate sensor placement for fewer false alerts. The Smart Sock 2 comes in three different sizes, up to 18 months, to ensure a snug fit and charges up via a small base station. This will keep you updated on your baby’s status during the night to complete the ideal remote monitoring set-up.