Hands down, one of the most incredible high-tech products to come out lately has been the Owlet Smart Sock. It literally monitors your baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate...how cool is that?! For some, maybe it’s a little overkill, but it’s seriously got the babysphere buzzing. If you want utmost peace of mind, this is it! It’s really easy to use, just wrap the sock around your baby’s foot when they’re sleeping. It connects to your phone via an app and you’ll receive an alert if your baby needs you.
Did you know you can now monitor your baby’s oxygen level and heart rate through a little sock?
Did you know you can now monitor your baby’s oxygen level and heart rate through a little sock? This is just one of the MANY incredible innovations that’s got the babysphere buzzing lately. From organic materials and an eco-friendly focus, to sleep devices, there has never been a better time to have a baby than now thanks to all the latest baby products out there! With more and more innovation in the baby world, it can get a little tricky to work out what’s a gimmick vs a useful innovation you actually need. Without further ado, we bring you our guide to the 8 most innovative baby products that you really do need!
Best baby products - innovation wise
We know you know that at the memo, we only stock products we think you’ll actually use and love. We don’t have pages and pages of baby carriers or feeding utensils, but curated edits of tried, tested and trusted faves. There’s no crap (you’ll be dealing with enough of that without us adding to it) and no clutter, just the stuff you REALLY need. When it comes to innovation though, there are some absolute icons that standout. These are the products that we believe are total gamechangers to helping you look after a newborn, with nothing else out there on the market that compares:
- Rockit Portable Pram Rocker
- Owlet Smart Sock
- Comotomo Silicone Nipples
- Baby Beehinds Reusable swim nappies
- Baby Bjorn baby carrier
- Shnuggle Bath
- Leander High Chair
- Ergo Pouch Sleepsuit in 3.5
We’ve broken them down by category below to help you sort out what’s what and work out what will help you most.
Baby Safety Products
Most Innovative Baby Gear
We’re talking about smart, functional Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier. The babysphere is obsessed and so are we!
Its key features that make it so innovative are:
- Ergonomic design: Including padded shoulder straps and a pressure relieving waist belt- goodbye sore back and neck!
- Four front & back carrying positions: You can wear baby ever which way you prefer.
- Adjustable headrest: This is the best carrier for comfort for both you and bub.
- Breastfeeding access: Thanks to the variety of positions you can wear this carrier, it’s also totally possible to breastfeed while you’re carrying your bub.
- Machine washable: It’s made from a 3D mesh fabric that also dries quickly, so you’re back in action in no time.
Portable Rockers to Settle Your Bub
The Rockit portable pram rocker that does the hard work for you. We’ve all been there (or seen people who have been!) with a screaming baby in the pram while you’re waiting in line at the supermarket. When the pram stops moving, babies are likely to wake up and, well, you know the rest...Thanks to this awesome little device, you just attach it to your pram and it will keep it rocking while stationary. It has an adjustable speed so you can modify to suit your baby’s preference. It frees your hands, and keeps your baby asleep. We love it!
Baby sleep products to get their snooze on
We’re calling it - this is the bag to put infants from 3 months up until 24 months to sleep in. Traditionally, when infants sleep with sheets instead of in a sleep bag, they kick them off during the night and then become cold and of course wake up. Sleep bags solve this problem because they’re not able to kick them off, and thanks to the TOG rating, they’re also at a safe temperature. We love this model, as it converts from a baby or toddler Sleeping Bag to a Sleep Suit with legs using the zippers.
Baby bath products
Make life easy and just get yourself a Shnuggle bath for bathtime. Its compact size means the water stays warm for longer and takes no time at all to fill, and it also has a plug for easy emptying. The uniquely designed bum bump helps you to support your baby and prevent them from sliding. Plus, the foam back rest is soft and warm against the baby's back and the rubber feet provide additional grip. If you need more advice on how to use a baby bath, check out our blog post here.
Baby feeding products- 1. Leander High Chair
Okay, this is literally the high chair to end all high chairs. It’s so cool we wish it came in our size! The Leander high chair isn’t just your average run of the mill baby chairs, it’s also a beautiful piece of furniture that you’ll gladly want to display during dinner parties. It’s ergonomically designed and made to grow with your child up until at least eight years old. The legs of the chair are designed to be slightly springy so when you child moves in the chair, it will gently respond. Looking for more advice on high chairs? Read this.
2. Comotomo baby bottle (and nipples)
So the baby bottle is great, but the cool part are the silicone replacement nipples that you can buy to go with it. You can use between slow flow, medium flow and fast flow teats. The slow flow is best for newborns and has just one hole. The medium flow has two holes and is ideal for infants aged between 3-6 months. And finally the fast flow, has three holes and is perfect for babies 6 months and older. These teats are a serious icon in the baby world as they mimic a real breast thanks to their soft and squeezy nature. They also help to prevent colic thanks to their anti-colic vents. Made from 100% non-toxic, food grade silicone, they’re also microwave and dishwasher safe. What’s not to love?
Eco baby products
One of the best developments in the babysphere has been a growing prevalence of eco-friendly, sustainable baby products being produced. Having a baby can often lead to lots of waste, but there are more and more brands out there putting an environmentally-friendly, sustainable approach on their baby products which we love. The Baby Beehinds Reusable Swim Nappies, are one example of how waste is being minimised in this space. Designed to help reduce waste and minimise landfill, plus prevent any awkward code browns, they’re a real must-have for when you introduce bub to swimming. Better yet, they’ll last the distance thanks to their snap buttons which allow you to adjust the size!
And that’s it for now! If you’re looking for more list-based advice on products you actually need, check out our full collection of checklists here.