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Need a hand with the new addition? The Aristotle smart baby monitor might help

Maybe parenting doesn’t have to be so hard in 2017.

Leveraging technology for the sake of weary (and wary) mothers and fathers everywhere is toymaker Mattel, who has debuted a new device that is meant for baby, but benefits mommy and daddy. It’s called the Aristotle by Nabi, and it’s a $299 version of Alexa meant specifically for your children.

Using artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and Internet of Things technology, Aristotle by Nabi just may become you and your baby’s mutual best friend. At its core, it’s a smart baby monitor, but it does much more than just keep a digital eye on your kid. Rather, Aristotle can chat with the tyke, serving as a teacher, a caretaker, and yes, a friend, as he or she grows older and more inquisitive.

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“We tried to solve the other fundamental problem of most baby products, which is they don’t grow with you,” Robb Fujioka, senior vice president, chief products officer at Mattel, told Fast Company. “So we spent a lot of time investing in how it would age.”