Having a child is one of the most life-altering experiences in life and taking care of infants is the most fulfilling phases of being a parent. But the new-borns do not come equipped with an instruction manual and cheat books to make things easier for the parents. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue of the hassled parents. Technology is making parenting easier, turning the parents more effective in taking care of their children, and enhancing daily efficiency and safety for the very young. There are numerous technological solutions and products that are just right to ease the burden on new parents.
Parenting can be pretty isolating task. The occasional wave of the hand to another mom in the neighborhood might not yield in-depth information about parenting. Thankfully, the internet has transformed the face of parental support. There are a surfeit of online forums, blogs and groups on the internet and any parent can now reach out to anyone in the world for affirmation, comfort or some good old venting about the good, the bad and ugly aspects of parenting. Such interactions tend to cover a whole lot of issues ranging from neo-natal and pediatric care to child safety and cyber safety, and of course, life in the pre-internet days.
Our mother and father probably turned to their parents for advice when it came to raising the children and dealing with health emergencies. Technology has come to the rescue in contemporary times. There are a surplus of health monitoring devices and apps available in the market to monitor the health of both the new mother and infant, and suggest adequate preventive measures and therapeutic remedies. In the process, the decision making has become more scientific and less reliant on traditions.
Sleep may seem like a dream for a parent with a newborn baby. The baby might have trouble falling or remaining asleep for little more than a few hours. Relaxing activities such as warm baths have been a time-tested means of helping the baby to sleep better at night and white noise is the newest addition to this list. Baby white noise machines are specifically designed to emit sounds that mask other sounds that might occur naturally in an environment. They are especially helpful to block out the traffic noises in city environs. Some white noise machines are equipped with lullabies, and even heartbeat noises that mimic those of the mother, while others contain rainforest and other soothing beach sounds to encourage sound sleep.
Moms can continue with their household chores and yet keep a tab on the baby in the cradle, thanks to the onset of baby monitors equipped with night vision and sound-sensitive microphones. Not only that, the parents can even access the baby’s room from a remote location by securely logging in to the computer over the internet.
To conclude, technology is transforming the old ways of parenting. Parents and other childcare providers can ignore technology at their own peril.