15 tech products that will make becoming new parents a little easier

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Congratulations! Your baby’s almost here, and now you’re looking for baby products to add to your baby registry. Sure, you could add all the usual items such as baby clothes, diapers, and pacifiers, but what about adding cool products like baby monitors, sterilizers, and steamers? We’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest baby products you’re definitely going to want.

Baby Bullet Turbo Steamer ($47)

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If the pre-packaged meals from Gerber Graduates leave a bad taste in your (or your baby’s) mouth, you’ll want to make fresh homemade meals for your little one. By purchasing the Baby Bullet Turbo Steamer, you’ll be able to cook and puree everything from meats to vegetables in under 15 minutes. You can even use the steamer to sterilize pacifiers, small toys, and other items.

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Magic Bullet Baby Bullet ($60)

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If you’re a fan of the Original Magic Bullet, you’ll soon gain an appreciation for the Original Baby Bullet. It comes with a powerful blade, so you can make fresh, healthy, and yummy foods for your baby. The Baby Bullet complete baby care system also comes with six, date-dial storage cups so you can keep track of the foods you make and when they expire.

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Munchkin Steam Guard Electric Sterilizer ($28)

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If you’ve been waiting for a pot of water to boil, stop right now and pick up the Munchkin Steam Guard Electric Sterilizer at Target. You’ll be able to sterilize bottles, pacifiers, small toys, and more without using harsh chemicals. It can easily hold up to nine bottles and cleans everything in a mere six minutes. Simply lock the side latches to keep the steam inside — you don’t have to do anything else.

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Ingenuity Convertme Swing-2-Seat ($90)

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The Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing is a convertible swing that will comfort and entertain your baby. It converts from a swing to a vibrating seat and features five swing speeds, eight fun melodies, three nature sounds, and the ability recline.

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Munchkin Nursery Projector and Sound System ($19)

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If your baby is feeling restless, the Munchkin Nursery Projector and Sound System can help provide a comforting sleeping environment. Featuring popular lullabies such as “Hush Little Baby” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” the device also projects cute images on the wall or ceiling. It’s like a baby entertainment center.

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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker ($30)

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Is your baby boy or girl showing you signs that they’re getting ready to start walking soon? This interactive learning baby walker is not only easy to set up, but works great on carpeted and hard floors. It features colorful spinning rollers, a pretend telephone, more than 70 sing-along songs, and three light-up buttons designed to help develop motor skills. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is perfect for babies and toddlers who are nine months to 3 years old.

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Fisher-Price Peek-a-Boo Friends Friendly Flip Phone ($9)

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Whether you own an iPhone or Android device, your baby will constantly reach for it. To them, it’s the perfect teething toy. Instead, you can purchase the Fisher-Price Peek-a-Boo Friends Friendly Flip Phone and distract your child for hours on end. The phone plays fun sounds every time your baby flips it open and promotes imagination and creativity. You also don’t have to worry about your baby accidentally sending embarrassing photos to your co-workers.

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Apple iPad mini 3 with Retina Display ($350+)

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Are you going on your first vacation as a family? Worried your toddler might get restless, have a massive meltdown, or throw up? While you can’t prevent the last one, you can at least provide entertainment. If you haven’t bought an iPad yet, you may want to invest in one now, so he or she can watch everything from Finding Nemo and Frozen to the Mickey Mouse Club.

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4Moms Origami Stroller ($850)

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This pricey stroller has a ton of tech packed inside. With just the touch of a button, the Origami folds and unfolds all by itself. It’s also the first phone-charging, mileage-counting baby stroller in the world. It comes with an LCD dashboard that includes a thermometer, speedometer, and trip and lifetime odometers. The best part? It charges itself as you walk.

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Withings Smart Baby Monitor ($200)

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The Smart Baby Monitor is more than just a walkie talkie. Whether you’re at home or work, you’ll have the ability to navigate around your baby’s room thanks to a 3-megapixel, wide-angle camera.The monitor’s audio feed also alerts you if your baby cries, so you can talk back and offer reassurance. Temperature and humidity sensors offer feedback about the comfort level of the baby’s room, too.

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Kumki Bluetooth Elephant ($45)

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Kumki the elephant connects wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, Android, or any Bluetooth-enabled device. Once synced, Kumki can play everything from lullabies and bedtime stories to your baby’s favorite music from YouTube. You can even use it to record songs or stories in your own voice, which Kumki will play then back to your baby. It’s cuddlier than a tablet, too.

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Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm ($8)

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Bathtime! This easy-to-use thermometer alerts you when the water is too hot or too cold. So you don’t waste battery life, it activates when placed in water and de-activates when taken out.

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Boon Orb Bottle Warmer ($29)

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Boon’s ORB Bottle Warmer is a fancy unit designed to steam heat bottles and baby food without hot spots, making it extremely efficient. Boon’s ORB Bottle Warmer includes a basket for baby food jars and a tube for measuring water to be steamed. It also features an auto-off button that lets you know when heating is complete.

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TempTraq Wearable Bluetooth Thermometer ($25)

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The TempTraq wearable thermometer is a patch that is worn under the arm, allowing you to continuously monitor your baby’s temperature for up to 24 hours. It uses Bluetooth to connect to a mobile application that then logs the readings. Alerts will even let you know if your baby’s temperature is higher than normal. 

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Itzbeen Baby Care Timer ($23)

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Whether it’s nap time, feeding time, play time, or diaper changing time, this cool little gadget will help you keep track of your baby scheduling needs.

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