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Really Good Gear: Indoor Gadgets

Check out the latest gadgets, designed to make your journey as a parent easier. From kitchen gadgets to bottle feeding gear, from thermometers to baby monitors, we have found all the newest and best baby essentials that should be on your baby shopping list. 

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Squeeze Station, £25, amazon.co.uk

This super-smart one-stop unit presses home-made baby food into ready-to-serve, easy-to-store pouches. Attachable spoons sold separately.
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Perfect Prep, £99.99, amazon.co.uk

Filters tap water, kills bacteria and ensures formula is dissolved while delivering it at the ideal temperature. The only thing this bottle preparer doesn't do is get your baby back to sleep.
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SEW-3037W Monitor, £145, amazon.co.uk

Super sleek? Check. Wireless? Check. Crystal-clear sound? Absolutely. The camera can also be controlled remotely, so you can view your little one on this monitor wherever they are.
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Pabobo Night Light, £35, amazon.co.uk

Scare off night fright with this adorable character. It's portable and rechargeable but, most importantly, cuddleable for extra small-person reassurance.
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Ubbi Diaper Pail, £69.99, amazon.co.uk

Dispels smells, seals leaks and the childproof safety lock on this pail prevents little hands getting into it. Plus, it fits standard kitchen bags. Available in 11 colours, we'll take orange please.
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Philips InSight Baby Monitor, £149.95, amazon.co.uk

View and hear your baby in HD on your iPhone or iPad. The wide-angle lens, digital zoom and night vision enable you to see every detail.
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Tenscare Bath Thermometer, £4.99 each, amazon.co.uk

Toy meets tool – a warning light flashes if the water is too hot.
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Collapsible Bath, £59.99, amazon.co.uk

Is your flat a little on the small side? This space-saving baby bath folds flat when not being used and can even be hung up to store compactly.
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Mug topper, £4.99 for 4, amazon.co.uk

Wave goodbye to cold cups of coffee. If your baby needs changing or feeding mid cuppa, just pop on a topper and it'll still be toasty when you return.
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Thermometer, £32.50, amazon.co.uk

No need to wake or disturb your little one when she's under the weather – this can take an accurate reading from 8cm away.
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Free, 23snaps.com

Like a mini Facebook for family and friends, it allows you to share pictures and videos privately and securely. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android.
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Chicco Digital Baby Monitor, £89.99, amazon.co.uk

Compact but chock-full of hi-tech features, such as a touchscreen, infrared camera and MP3 player, this is the first monitor from nursery specialists Chicco.
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Boon Glo Night Light, £69.99, amazon.co.uk

This decorative light has detachable glowing 'balls' that your child can play with – they're even soft enough for him to snuggle up with to chase away night terrors.
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Magimx Le Mini Plus, £139.95, amazon.co.uk

Available in 10 match-to-your-kitchen colours, this compact food processor can be used for everyday family cooking. Plus, it has a mini bowl attachment for making purées. Whizzy.
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MiBaby Mother And Baby Scales, £49.99, amazon.co.uk

These nifty scales include a baby mode, so you can hop on holding your child but only his weight will be measured.
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Vital Baby Health And Safety Kit, £16.99, amazon.co.uk

This one-stop kit contains all the essentials you need to chart your baby's wellbeing – a bath and room thermometer, baby thermometer and nasal decongester.
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Soft Touch Bath Support, £24.99, Angelcare at amazon.co.uk

Banish stressful bathtimes with this innovative baby support. Surprisingly sleep, it comfortable cradles your little on and the anti-slip design means she stays happy and safe. Aww.
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Plod On Knees Protectors, £5.99, amazon.co.uk

No, they're not leg warmers. These technicolour pads actually have a use – protecting the knees of enthusiastic crawlers everywhere. They look cute, too.
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Stylfile Nipper Clipper, £9.99, amazon.co.uk

Take the trauma out of trimming tiny nails with this device, which has a spy hole that let's you see exactly where you're snipping. Nifty.
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Pregnancy Planner App, £1.49 for iPhone, itunes.apple.com

Bye-bye baby brain. Enter your due date and this app will personalise all content to give you daily updates and facts on your baby's development.
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Annabel's Essential Guide To Feeding Your Baby And Toddler app, £3.99, iTunes

Over 200 recipes for everything from first foods to family meals. Even the most, erm, discerning weaner will be impressed with your new skills.
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Babysonic Toothbrush, £8.99, amazon.co.uk

Stop your little one obsessing with your electric toothbrush. This mini version gently cleans, then switches off automatically once the brushing time is up.
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Popcorn Maker, £27.99, amazon.co.uk

Step away from the Hobnobs. This retro-look popcorn maker delivers a fun and tasty treat in just three minutes, but you’ll have to fight to get your share.
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Musical Potty Set, £17.50, amazon.co.uk

When your child uses this potty, it plays a tune to celebrate. As an added plus, it converts to a booster step and toilet seat as your little one grows.
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Momma Warm Plate, £10.99, amazon.co.uk

Toddler dawdling over his puréed carrot? This nifty no-flip, no-slip hollow plate can be filled with hot water to keep faffy eaters’ food warmer for longer.
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BT Smart Baby Monitor, £79.99, amazon.co.uk

Tech types will love this ultra-sleek monitor that links with your smartphone or tablet to allow you to listen to your baby wherever you are.
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Boon Bug Pod, £24.99, amazon.co.uk

Save your back and use this scoop to collect and rinse bath toys when the plug's been pulled. It attaches to the wall as a handy storage space, too.
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Disney Storylight Mickey, from £89.95, amazon.co.uk

Create a light show with this lamp that flashes in time to stories on your iPad. Download the free app and get three tales, including Toy Story. You'll have a tot that suddenly loves bedtime.
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Prince Lionheart Reach It Tap Extender, £6.99, amazon.co.uk
 

Banish floor soaking and wet toddler clothes with this tap extender. The chute directs the water to the front of the sink, making it easier for tots to wash their hands without your help.
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Baby Wave Deluxe Monitor, £39.99, amazon.co.uk

Includes a temperature display and night light, helping you and your baby snooze eay. Old-school design and an (almost) retro price tag to boot - woo hoo!
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Oxo Tot Dishwasher Basket, £8, amazon.co.uk

Keep up to eight bottles and teats from getting lost in the dishwasher, and there's no need to scrub or sterilise, either. Result!
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Nest Protect Smoke Alarm, £109, amazon.co.uk

Research has shown that children often sleep through traditional smoke alarms. The Nest features a female voice to rouse them if smoke or carbon monoxide levels start to rise.
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Dreambaby Shark Door Stop, £2.79, amazon.co.uk

'Watch your fingers!' Yep, we have that phrase on repeat, too. Reduces those ouchy moments and looks good, too. Grrr!
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Brother Max Baby Thermometer, £39.99, amazon.co.uk

Takes an accurate reading without skin contact so you won't wake your sleeping baby if he's succumbed to winter bugs. It also has a backlight, perfect for when you're stumbling around in the dark.
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Jane Bath Support, £17.99, amazon.co.uk

Forget holding your baby with slippery hands with this ergonomically-shaped bath support. Sturdy pads on each foot prevent slippage, leaving you free to juggle the soap and your little one.
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Spilly Spoon Medicine Spoon, £4.99, amazon.co.uk

The ingenious hollow handle and flat bottom design of this spoon helps prevent medicine spills, making it ideal for giving sleepy children a night-time dose. It'll minus carpet stains for mums, too.
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Interlocking Tableware, £29.99, Placematix at amazon.co.uk

Make mealtimes fun with this tableware that fits together like Lego, and is also compatible with Duplo and Megabloks bricks. You might also find that pea puree goes in his mouth rather than on the floor.
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Eco Laundry Egg, £19.99, amazon.co.uk

Put the eco egg in your washing machine instead of detergent and it'll keep laundry clean for over 720 washes. Sounds implausible, but we've tested it and it does work!
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Mamaroo Bouncer, £199.99, amazon.co.uk

When you need to be hands-free, this bouncer recreates your best baby jiggling moves to sooth and relax. Perfect for when you need to make a phone call and eat lunch at the same time.
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Divided Plate, £8.99, amazon.co.uk

Handy sections seperate foods for fussy tots, so there's more chance of mashed banana ending up in their mouths, rather than on the wall. The removable rim also means easy cleaning.
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Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack, £15, amazon.co.uk

We love this cool and quirky bottle-draining rack. Designed to look like a lawn, it keeps all your feeding equipment in one place and has a tray underneath to catch excess water.
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Brush-Baby Soft Chewable Toothbrush, £4.99, amazon.co.uk

Put an end to toothpaste battles by giving your toddler a brush they can use themselves. All your little one needs to do is chew, so it makes a great teether, too.
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The Buddy, £29, maguari.com

Use this cute cushion for back support during pregnancy, as a feeding pillow and to boost your baby as he learns to sit up. Now, it if could just give massages...

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