Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
The safety of our kids is a high priority and luckily there are some tech savvy tools that can help. Apps and devices help parents stay on top of recalled items that could be a danger to their family, feel reassured that your little one is sleeping soundly at night, or get helpful tips via text through your baby’s first year.
Baby monitors can provide the confidence that their little one is sleeping soundly but these days monitors feature digital video and audio so parents can have a visual of their child from afar. Innovative technology means that these baby monitors also do more such as include taking the temperature of the room and displaying it on the screen, providing a clear picture even at night thanks to night vision technology, and even playing soothing lullabies. Motorola’s MBP 36 Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor features a gorgeous 3.5” color LCD screen and a secure signal that prevents nosy neighbors from eavesdropping into your home. Not only can parents remotely zoom in for a close up of their little one but also pan the room and tilt the camera remotely. vTech’s Safe and Sound Full Color Video and Audio Monitor is an expandable system that allows families to add up to four different cameras and watch through a split screen thanks to the Quad View Split Screen from over 1000 feet away.
Recalls Plus aids busy parents in staying on top of the most recent items recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission through a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Recalls Plus provides information about products you buy at your fingertips in order to keep your family safe. View the latest recall news from the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the Home stream. Scan the running list to get an overview of all recalled items or tap on a listing to view it in more detail. Recall details include brand, category, manufacturer, the retailer, the period during which recalled items were sold, hazard, and any reported incidents.
Text4Baby is a free service from Johnson & Johnson that provides sends critical health information via text messages to new and expectant mothers. Texts are customized and timed according to mom’s due date and through the baby’s first year of life. 1-3 text messages are sent each week about topics like prenatal care, labor signs, breastfeeding, and symptoms to provide a little extra guidance for new moms or helpful reminders for experienced parents. To enroll in the free service, text “Baby” to 511411 or Bebe al 511411 para español.
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