Mother and Baby

The best tech for new parents in 2020 - all the gadgets you need right now

Section: Mum Buys
Mum & toddler with ipad

With technology developing quickly and new products being released almost every other day, it can be hard to keep on top of the latest gadgets. At the push of a button you can see and hear your baby in HD on a baby monitor nowadays and even make up formula bottles in just over two minutes, but it’s hard to know what is actually worth investing in.

Some technologies can be a little pricey too, but expensive doesn’t always mean better.

We’ve made a list of the best must-have techn for parents, to save you the time of scrolling through the internet for hours.

With a large, easy to read digital display, the Groegg2 Colour Changing room thermometer will check nursery temperatures so you know if your little one is dressed suitably for the night. It also acts as a gentle night light, so you don’t have to turn all the lights on when changing your little one.

White noise is always recommended in helping baby’s fall asleep, so why not invest in this light-up Percy the Penguin that comes with four soothing sounds that plays for up to 20 minutes at a time? The secure Velcro fastening means you can attach it to anything and take it on the go.

This perfect prep machine is a must for parents bottle feeding their little ones! Make fresh bottles at room temperature in minutes and save time during the night feeds waiting for boiling water to cool. It works with any powdered formula and dispenses the correct amount of water.

Feel reassured that your baby is safe when they sleep, with the sensor pad monitoring your little ones’ movement and infrared night vision camera getting a clear image of your little one snuggled up asleep. It also has a two-way talk back, so your baby can hear your voice, or you can even talk to your partner when they’re tucking your baby into their cot.

Take the guess work out of testing your baby's bath water with this bath thermometer that floats in the water to give an accurate digital measurement. It’s also safe for little ones to play with in the bath!

Although it’s not for parents, this watch is a tech must buy as it can help keep children safe. Parents can control settings on the watch with the Setracker app, which can receive SOS alerts and check their little ones’ locations. You can even add up to 10 emergency contacts!

This clever little sock sits comfortably on your baby's foot and the rest is easy. It connects to an app on your phone where you can see your infant's heart rate and oxygen levels, helping to put your mind at rest when you’re not in the room.

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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