Baby Tech Gear For Gadget Nerds

Another drill weekend is in the books. I'm so glad it is over. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy seeing people that I haven't seen all month long, but as a full time guardsmen I tend to get exhausted by the end of the weekend. Working 12 days straight is no fun. During the weekend I was talking to one of the Senior NCOS about the baby shower that her and some of the other troops in our unit are planning for us. The subject of baby monitors came up and it sparked an idea for a new post.

   I love gadgets, ask my wife, she'll tell you how every time a new piece of technology comes out I instantly have to have it. It's true, I like products that either make my life easier or does something that I wouldn't think I would need until I used it. I remember one time I wanted to buy a coffee mug that stirs your coffee for you! HOW AWESOME IS THAT! Who wouldn't want that? I mean it eliminates waste and keeps you more efficient. Think about it, when you get coffee and want some creamer and sugar in it what do you normally use to stir it? A spoon right? Now, not only do you have to wash an extra dish but you also have to use more water and soap to clean it. Which more than likely costs you time and money. At my house, to avoid having to wash MORE dishes we bought coffee stirrers. It's disposable, and does the job right? WRONG! By having a plastic coffee stirrer you are tossing it away for it to end up in a landfill. It will never bio-degrade and therefore in the long run you're contributing to global warming. Plus, you are paying money for the stirrers just to throw that money away. How does that make any sense? So, in comes the self stirring coffee mug. It is one dish no extra things needed. Sure, it costs three times the amount a normal coffee mug would sell for but, it's an investment into our future and in time will pay for itself.

  This is usually how I try to justify buying a gadget that I know my wife would not want me to waste money on. Sometimes, I make a great argument and other times....well, lets just say I still don't have the truck I want. I looked up some pretty cool gadgets that I think you and the misses would be willing to take a closer look at.

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I have a niece that is a tech geek just like me. She's in the toddler stage and absolutely loves to play with phones and tablets. If she sees that you have a phone, she immediately wants to play with it. Sure, she has all kinds of toys that light up and make noises. She even has baby versions of cell phones to play with. All of that doesn't matter to her, she wants to play with MY phone. I normally tell her no but, sometimes, if she looks at me with those big puppy eyes, I'll give in. The whole time she is handling the phone I picture $700 in cash in her one hand and a lighter in the other, slowing flicking the flint causing the lighter to produce a flame and then grazing the money with it as if to taunt me that she will burn that stack of money. If only there was a case that I could drop my phone in and let her have at it. Something meant for babies and toddlers. Well, I was in luck and found one that was particularly awesome. It's called the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Case and will only fit on IPhone or IPod touch devices. So, how is this case different than other phone protective covers? Well, frankly it is specifically designed with baby and parent in mind. It allows your mini gadget nerd the ability to play on your phone without the accidental breakage or baby dial.

   How do you know what the correct water temperature should be for your baby? No clue, right? Yeah, I know how you feel. I didn't even realize that there was a recommended water temperature for a baby. I get that it shouldn't be scalding hot water, but what is a safe temperature and how do we tell if what is coming out of the faucet is comfortable to the baby? This is what the Mayo Clinic Recommends."Warm water is best. To prevent scalding, set the thermostat on your water heater to below 120 F (49 C). Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Aim for bath water around 100 F (38 C). Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too. A wet baby can be easily chilled."
Well Dad, I have a couple cool gadgets to help you out. These two bath tub thermometers have a dual purpose. firstly, they allow you to safely monitor how hot the water in the tub is and will also help for when the water may get a little too cold. On the other hand, this acts as a fun bath toy for your baby. I will definitely be getting the rubber ducky.


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  So, there you have it, a couple of cool gadgets to get your geek on. I'll be sure to post more little gadgets soon. Have a good Sunday night. Oh yeah, don't forget The Walking Dead tonight! Can't wait!

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