Best baby tech buys for every budget

BY Kat Romero

19th Dec 2022 Technology

Best baby tech buys for every budget

The ultimate guide to all the best gadgets to get new parents this Christmas

The festive season is upon us and if you're scratching your head over what to buy a new parent or struggling to think of gift ideas for yourself, we've rounded up a list of some of the best tech buys for babies—approved by real mums. Because let's face it, we know people have been parenting since the dawn of time but in the digital age, gadgets and gizmos can make things run a little smoother.

Whether you're in the market for big buys or need to stick to a budget, we've got you covered!

Baby crib

Ewan the Dream Sheep, £29.99

Newborn babies aren’t renowned for their ability to sleep well but Ewan is an incredible sleep aid for little ones. Mimicking the comfort of the womb, the adorable cuddly toy plays a selection of pink and white noise. There are four different sound settings to choose from and each is combined with a recording of a real mum’s resting heartbeat.  

The Ewan Deluxe is £39.99 and has a clever setting that switches on when a baby stirs, in a bid to lull them back to sleep.  

Maxi-Cosi Soothe Light & Sound Nightlight, £69.95 

Billed as the perfect sensory tool to create a calm and soothing sleep environment for your baby. You can personalise a baby’s sleep routine with different sounds, lullabies and lights. Plus, the product works as the baby grows and enables you to teach them awake times with personalised settings.  

"The perfect sensory tool to create a calm and soothing sleep environment for your baby"

It can also be controlled through your phone via an app, so you don’t even have to step foot out of bed.  

Moredig Baby Star Projector, £15.99 

Create an incredible light show for babies to help calm them and hopefully soothe them to sleep. A bargain price, it offers eight different light settings and can be powered by battery or USB cable.  

Also perfect for bath time to entertain little ones during a wash. And there’s even a night light mode, perfect for night feeds. 

Gro Egg2 Ambient Room Thermometer, £32.99 

Temperature is key when it comes to keeping a baby calm and happy, and this room thermometer is one of the most accurate on the market. It changes colour to indicate whether the room is too cold, too warm or just right. It also acts as a nightlight for little ones, emitting a soft glow.  

Plus, the colour of the Gro Egg coordinates with the tog ratings of Tommee Tippee sleeping bags, making it even easier to know how many layers to put a baby in for sleep. 

Baby hand

Rockit Rocker, £39.95 

Any parent knows the exhaustion of rocking a baby to sleep. When you’re out and about in public, it can be tiring to keep pushing the pram back and forth. But that’s where the Rockit Rocker comes in.  

"Any parent knows the exhaustion of rocking a baby to sleep"

It can attach to any stroller or pram and rock it gently. It’s safety tested by US and EU standards and it’s suitable from birth. 

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep, £74.99 

This may be on the pricier side but for formula feeding mums, the Perfect Prep machine really is worth its weight in gold. It includes a filter so you can add water straight from the tap and a hot shot of water that kills bacteria in the formula.  

Also, it makes a formula bottle at the perfect temperature in just 90 seconds. Perfect for those 3am night feeds…

Joie Serina Swivel Natures Alphabet Seat, £150 

Again, this may seem like a pricey product, but our tester mums assured us this is a life-saver as a new parent. The clever chair can swing backwards and forwards and has different vibration settings that soothe a baby to sleep. It also has three recline positions for ultimate relaxation and can play white noise or a selection of soothing sounds.

"Described as a second set of hands, this seat can offer a perfect break for a parent to eat"

Plus, the toy bar will keep the baby entertained as they grow older. Described as a second set of hands, this seat can offer a perfect break for a parent to eat or have a (much-needed) strong coffee

VTech Colour Video Baby Monitor, £50 

Regarded as the best budget baby monitor, this snazzy design from VTech includes a camera that has a swivel function to get the best angle. The high-resolution night vision camera allows a perfect view of the baby throughout the night.  

It can also play lullabies and offers a soothing night light option. 

Snoo, £1,195 

It’s definitely one of the most expensive baby tech items, but the Snoo is regarded as a game-changer in parenting. Loved by Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Beyoncé and Jay Z, the clever cot gently rocks the baby and plays soothing white noise throughout the night.  

When the baby stirs, the Snoo automatically increases the speed of the rocking to mimic a parent. You can even increase the rocking speed from the app on your phone.

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