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The parenting gadgets that will make your life easier

Technology is rapidly changing the way we parent, offering clever solutions to age-old problems. Which of these gadgets will make your life easier?
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Get a pushchair with benefits

A pushchair is one of the biggest investments you will make and technology is increasingly being used to add ever-more extreme benefits. The 4moms Origami (from £929, 4moms.com) has led the way with its electronic folding system which opens and closes at the touch of a button. It also has lights, an LED dashboard and will charge your mobile phone.
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Get a pushchair with benefits

In 2015, Britax (britax.co.uk) will launch an updated version of its Smile pushchair, which is already able to calculate your speed and calories burnt. The new model will feature an electronic brake which automatically engages when you remove your hands from the handle.
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Get a pushchair with benefits

The Priam is Cybex’s latest pushchair (frame £510, seats from £280, cybex-online.com). It uses technology to smooth everyday functions. It can be folded with one hand and left in a freestanding position, making it great for crowded restaurants or public transport. Other advancements are more extreme – ski attachments are available to transform the pushchair into a snowmobile during bad weather.
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Log your baby’s development

Owlet is aiming to help parents sleep more and stress less with its new Smart Sock (owletcare.com). It measures a baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate, and will alert parents if it detects anything abnormal.
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Log your baby’s development

A new sleepsuit by Mimo (£127, mimobaby.com) features a detachable monitor to track heart rate, skin temperature and movement.
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Log your baby’s development

Sproutling’s baby ankle monitor (£165, sproutling.com) has been designed by a team of former Apple, Google and ex-medical staff. It works alongside an app and wireless charger to monitor your baby’s health and wellbeing while he is sleeping. It tracks heart rate, body temperature and environmental factors such as humidity and noise.
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Track your toddler

GPS trackers are fast becoming a useful safety tool for toddlers. While they would never replace the need to keep your child close by your side, they do provide a safety net should you become separated. The Tinitell is a wristphone that combines a phone and a locator (tinitell.com).
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Track your toddler

The Loc8tor Plus (£99.99, loc8tor.com) is described as a virtual child gate. A small homing tag attached to your child’s clothing or bag will alert you if he wanders out of a pre-set area and help you to locate him.
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Track your toddler

Sammy Screamer (£50, bleepbleeps.com) is a motion alarm that connects to the BleepBleeps app. Attach the magnetized sensor to an item you want to monitor – such as your pushchair – and it will send an instant alert to your smartphone if moved.
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Make your life easier

Not all new gadgets tackle big concerns. Those that simply make our day-to-day lives run more smoothly are also important for your well-being. Yoomi’s bottle (from £16, yoomi.com) warms a feed in just 60 seconds...
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Make your life easier

...while the iiamo (£24, iiamo.com) takes four minutes. Neither require plugging in so can significantly improve feeding at night.
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Make your life easier

For breastfeeding mums who want to enjoy the odd glass of wine, Milkscreen (£28.99, milkscreen.co.uk) strips make it possible to feed safely without having to ‘pump and dump’ – express and then discard breast milk. Test your milk with a Milkscreen strip and in two minutes, it will reveal if it is safe to feed to your baby.
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Make your life easier

Help is also at hand for parents who worry about their baby’s weight gain (or lack of it). Aqua Scale’s digital tub (£49.99, theaquascale.com) will display your baby’s weight while he takes a bath, providing a daily and dependable record.
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