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Parenthood…Cool, Calm and Connected

Another Consumer Electronic Show (CES) has come and gone as we see ‘Top 10’ product lists dominating the headlines. The usual suspects were featured, Samsung’s 2019 QLED 8K TVs boasting improved color contrast, a higher maximum brightness, and an enhanced AI-driven upscaling algorithm to Kohler’s new intelligent toilet that listens to you thanks to the Assistant, you can ask the Numi 2.0 commode to heat the seat, queue up a few jams via built-in Bluetooth speakers, and kick off cleansing and drying functions.

Within CES is a plethora of mini-CES shows that are audience- or industry-specific, including CES Baby Tech Summit. Now it its fourth year Baby Tech Summit showcased technology and innovation across the baby spectrum, from want-to-be and soon-to-be parents, to pregnant moms to pediatricians…and, of course, for the babies themselves.

According to the most recent data from the Expenditures on Children by Families report in 2015, a married, two-child, middle-income family (earning between $59,200 and $107,400 annually) will spend approximately $12,680 in the first year of their younger child’s life. And, with the baby monitor market alone expected to see $119 million incremental growth between 2019 and 2023, it’s no wonder the competition for better, more innovative products are on the rise. So, what products were on the main stage at Baby Tech Summit 2019? Here are a few highlights:

Los Angeles-based smart home startup Miku unveiled its signature Miku Baby Monitor, a technological marvel that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine-learning technology to create a highly detailed health portrait of their new kid. Miku’s innovative new gizmo won both the Baby Sleep category and the Audience Favorite at the Annual Best of BabyTech Awards at CES 2019 last week.

With a camera dangling where a crib mobile normally would, Nanit Sleep System offers parents a live stream of their bundle of joy napping along with insights on their sleep patterns.

Tyto takes on telemedicine, bringing the doctor’s office home with a digital otoscope, stethoscope, tongue depressor and basal thermometer, to determine whether a high temperature is just another case of the common cold or worth a trip to the hospital.

Elvie, the world’s first silent wearable breast pump, is a tubeless, portable pump made to fit inside a bra that collects 5 ounces of milk. The Elvie Pump also connects to your phone, ’cause why not track your milk?

Elvie Pump

Health tech startup, Owlet Baby Care debuted the Owlet Band to “give parents a glimpse inside the womb all in the comfort of their own home.”

Owlet Baby

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