Best of CES for Baby and Family

Best of CES for Baby and Family

January 6, 2017

Best of CES for Baby and Family

Best of CES for Baby and Family

Whew! I’ve spent the last two days at CES, the hectic and exciting Consumer Electronics Show.

Almost 200,000 people gather in Las Vegas to check out the latest stuff for today – and tomorrow. From Ford to Fitbit, anything with a battery might be here. So what does CES have to offer to families and babies? So much! Here are our favorite products from CES 2017 that will make your life easier and better.

Willow Breast Pump

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WHAT IT DOES

This is the first truly wearable breast pump. Instead of clunky bottles and tubes, Willow slips directly into your bra and on your breast and the bags are contained within the unit. (They can hold up to 4oz, and a 6oz bag is coming soon.) Because of the unique design, a pumping mom can lean back and even be upside down while still pumping. The unit easily snaps apart and the inner piece (which interacts with the bag) is dishwasher safe. This is a huge change for pumping moms that will make it much easier to weave pumping into your life. Watch the video demo.

WHEN CAN I BUY IT: Spring 2017

COST: TBD (Willow says it will be in the range of typical high-end breast pump)


Cocoon Cam

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WHAT IT DOES

This new baby monitor constantly measures your baby’s breathing and sends updates to your phone when there are breathing irregularities. Of course you can also see the constant video stream on your app as well. Even though there are video monitors that measure movement, none of the ones currently available measure breathing. One drawback of the Cocoon is that it does not currently come with a stand. It is mountable and you can buy a separate stand or tripod to hang over a crib or bassinet.

WHEN CAN I BUY IT: April 2017

COST: [$189]((http://cocooncam.com/) (for device + one year of sleep analysis)


Edwin the Duck

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WHAT IT DOES

This is a 21st-century rubber duck. It’s waterproof so it can go in the bath like a regular ol’ rubber ducky. (Of course it will tell the temperature of the bath so it’s not too hot or too cold.) It is also a nightlight and a white noise machine, too. Edwin gets even cooler, though, because your kid can interact with him and his associated stories and games to learn shapes, colors, and more. And Edwin even has his own band.

WHEN CAN I BUY IT: Now! This is our only CES product that’s already avaiable.

COST: $49.99


Samsung Family Hub Fridge

Samsung Family Hub Fridge

WHAT IT DOES

Since your fridge is already the hub of your home, Samsung has decided to make it so much more useful for you. The front door screen connects to apps: AllRecipes if you’re cooking, GrubHub if you’re not, and Instacart if you’re still shopping. You can display your family calendar there and write notes from your phone: tell your partner you’re saving the dessert for tomorrow and remind your babysitter that your kid needs her iron supplement with lunch. The Family Hub also enables you to keep extra track of the food you have in your fridge and set expiration dates on certain items. It also has some nice-to-haves like a Pandora integration to listen to your favorite stations, too. Last year an early version was launched in one fridge, but it’s coming to 10 Samsung fridges this year.

WHEN CAN I BUY IT: March 2017

COST: Expensive. We don’t have retail prices yet, but Samsung fridges are in the thousands of dollars.


Boost by Lego

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WHAT IT DOES

I’m making the early prediction that this will be the hottest Christmas gift this year. This kit from renowed toy make Lego is just so much fun. With this five-in-one model your child can build a guitar, a cat, a robot, a tractor and more — and then make it come to life and react to inputs like petting them and feeding them. In assembly line mode, you can make it build robots, too. It doesn’t have a deeper goal of teaching kids to code. It’s just plain fun with robots. And that’s awesome.

WHEN CAN I BUY IT: August 2017

COST: $160


I’m also excited about a few promising products that I couldn’t see in action. The makers behind the sleep monitor/onesie Mimo Baby are teaming up with Johnson’s Baby (yep that Johnson’s) to make a smart sleep coaching app that combines your baby’s real sleep data with sleep experts to help your family achieve your sleep goals. They’re calling it Nod, and it could be a game changer.

Interested in a 3D printing pen? Or an at-home male fertility kit? See all of our video demos from CES on our Facebook page.


Rebekah Otto is the Editor in Chief at Babylist.


Rebekah Otto is the Editor in Chief at Babylist.

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