I had the opportunity to attend The Big Toy Book’s BabyPalooza a couple of week’s ago where I picked up some samples and heard about the cool new products that are hitting the market for parents and baby. Some of the products that jumped out to me were the products that have incorporated a tech aspect to make parenting a little bit easier.
The First Years Try Fit IAlert Convertible Car Seat (by TOMY) is the first convertible car seat that communicates with parents (via a smartphone app). I love the potential of this car seat.
I’m already a big fan of the First Years Convertible car seats. We used one with my son from the time he was a baby through to age 4 (and we’re still going strong.) I decided on First Years after a lot of research on car seats that other moms thought were good for tall kids and also that moms thought that the kids were comfortable. Our son loves the car, never (ever) complains about the car seat, and I’d like to think it has a lot to do with how comfy he is.
The new generation of First Years Convertible Car seats communicates with an app with reminders for parents about whether the baby has been strapped in or if the baby remains strapped in for a certain number of minutes after the car stops moving. This is a pretty amazing tool that can help parents. It’s going to be available in June 2013. Stay tuned for more information.
V-Tech’s Innotab 2 is a new educational tablet for babies aged 12 months that can be used all the way through until 9 years old. Nine. How great is that? The tablet comes pre-loaded with content specifically for infants like Baby Sign Language, learning games, photo slideshows including a zoo, and more. Look for the full review coming soon.
Cloud B‘s Twilight Turtle with Sound is the same award-winning turtle that my baby loved, but now has sound! A free app allows parents to pick the melodies from a library of music plus create playlists. A premium app will also be available that will allow parents to access personal music libraries AND program the length of time the turtle plays via bluetooth. (ie You can leave the door shut!) More to come soon on the new Twilight Turtle.