Some Of The Coolest Parenting Products Are On Tap For 2022

Between online grocery ordering, robot vacuums, and smartwatch apps that track your sleep habits, there’s a wealth of technology out in the world that parents use daily to make life just a little easier. At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a new wave of family-friendly tech was unveiled, and from the looks of it, the future of parenting could get even more streamlined. With these exciting products for parents, kids, and babies, it seems like the future has officially arrived.

Parents deal with a laundry-list of worries from the moment they learn they’re expecting and after that, the worry really never stops. From new moms who worry that their baby isn’t getting enough breast milk to anxious tween parents concerned about too much screen time with unrestricted internet access, the latest parenting tech from CES promises to put some of parents’ biggest fears at ease.

A baby monitor powered by artificial intelligence, a smart mattress that detects your baby’s breathing, a toy train that teaches coding, and a pouch that helps control your child’s access to their smart phone are just a few of the things from CES 2022 that parents can look forward to using soon. Check out some of the coolest and most innovative products for families below.

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For any parent who has accidentally let the bathtub overfill while they’re busy chasing a toddler down for bathtub or picked a water temperature that was several degrees too cold for their (now) fussy baby, the new smart drain system from Kohler looks like a life-saver. The PerfectFill Smart Drain system allows you to automatically fill your bathtub to your ideal depth and temperature using a connected app or voice-enabled command.

At $2,700 for the base model, the PerfectFill system is pricey, plus you’ll need a Kohler smart bath and spout to make the kit work properly. But can you just imagine how relaxing it would be to have a tub of water drawn to the exact perfect temperature for you in your post-bedtime haze? What a dream. You can place an order for the system starting October 2022.

Some Of The Coolest Parenting Products Are On Tap For 2022

If you’re looking for an alternative to wearable baby monitoring devices (like the Owlet Dream Sock) that can detect your baby’s movements while they snooze, the Babysense Cloud mattress looks like an innovative new choice. It has the ability to sense micro-movements like your baby’s breathing to assess their sleep patterns and send the data to a connected smartphone app. It can also sense temperature and send alerts via WiFi.

Though a price point has yet to be announced, the mattress is intended to last through toddlerhood, so it could be a valuable investment for parents. Visit the Babysense website to receive updates on pre-ordering information.

Coding toys are such a fun way for kids to learn a useful skill, but as I’ve seen with my own kids, sometimes these toys get too complicated in a hurry. Unveiled at CES 2022, the LoCoMoGo looks like a decidedly uncomplicated coding toy that can grow with kids from ages 4 to 12.

The LoCoMoGo is a toy train that follows electrical tape paths designed by your child instead of traditional wooden, plastic, or metal tracks. To level-up their coding skills in a hands-on way, kids can add different colors of tape and multiple train cars to respond to the different colors in various ways with lights, sound, speed, and more. Eventually, they can graduate to a connected app with new challenges and rewards as they learn more complex coding.

The LoCoMoGo train set is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo, retailing for $113 with an expected ship date of June 2022.

The smart feeding system from Nfant is one thing I really wish I had back when I was breastfeeding my youngest. I never could tell if he was getting enough because he always seemed ravenous long after I felt totally empty and would still guzzle several ounces from a bottle after a feed.

Basically, the Thrive Feeding System relies on analytics to provide parents with measurements about how much your baby consumes while breast or bottle feeding using sensors on silicone breast pads and control-flow bottle nipples. (This actually sounds super handy if you’re combo-feeding like I once was.) So, instead of weighing your baby before and after feedings, measuring formula, and the like, you can just peek at the connected app on your smartphone to see how much your baby ate. So smart.

The Nfant Thrive Feeding bottle system is set to be released in early spring 2022, with the breast sensor version available during the second half of the year, each retailing for approximately $250.