Published On: September 26, 2018Categories: Emerging Tech, Toolkits

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9 gadgets, devices and apps to know about for parents with disabilities.

One: the Burabi Squeeze Feeding Spoon

A silicone squeezable bottle with spoon that allows for one-handed feeding and feeding on the go.

A soft bottle filled with pureed food that dispenses to a silicone spoon held by a hand. A baby is in the background.

Two: the Cocoon Cam Baby Monitor

More than the usual video baby monitor, this one monitors a baby’s breathing in real-time and sends alerts to caretakers via an app. Breathing is represented as a visual wave superimposed on a video display of your baby.

A camera and an iPhone with a cocoon cam app displayed. Shows a sleeping baby with waves underneath and a circle on baby's chest.

Three: Infant Pacifier Thermometer

Beeps when reading is complete. Glows to alert caretakers of a fever. Remembers last reading.

A pacifier with LED temperature display reading 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Four: My Bath Seat

Secures a child seated upright in the tub so the parent doesn’t have to!

A plastic seat with leg holes that mounts with extending adjustable bars and suction cups.

Five: Podee Hands-free Baby Bottle Feeding System

Allows babies over 3 months old to feed without a parent holding the bottle (or baby). Baby can feed upright. Also converts an existing baby bottle.

A baby bottle with a long flexible straw that attaches to a nipple. Bottle says it's BPA-free and Lead-free

Six: SNOO Smart Sleeper

Jiggles baby to sleep and shushes with white noise. Detects fussing and repeats. Baby is swaddled and fastened to secure back-sleeping position. App alerts parents if baby needs attention from hunger or discomfort. Tech support and sleep consultations are provided. Captioned video at the HappiestBaby.com website.

A bassinet with clean modern lines.

Photo credit: Happiest Baby

Seven: the UnbuckleMe

A simple gadget that reduces the effort to unbuckle a child’s car seat by 50%. Uses leverage. Safety approved.

UnbuckleMe

Eight: ChatterBaby App

A free app for Android and iOS developed at UCLA as a tool for parents who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. AI determines the reason for a baby’s cry. Pain, hunger, and fussiness are diagnosed with 90% accuracy according to the website.

Nine: White Noise Baby App

Provides a choice of 20 different sounds to soothe your baby to sleep, including music and “car ride.” Reactivates if crying is detected (can be disabled). Can also make your phone into a rattle. Available from Google Play, iTunes and Amazon.

More Resources:

Babycare Assistive Technology for Parents with Physical Disabilities from Through the Looking Glass
Babycare Assistive Technology from Through the Looking Glass
Michigan AT Program Webinar (archived): AT for Parenting with a Disability
The Disabled Parenting Project
Disabled Parents Toolkit from NCD (plain text version)

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