Hardly anyone misses the days before their smartphone, Google maps and TV streaming services. Let’s face it - we are technofied. Now the question remains: what tech out there is designed to give parents a helping hand? Read on for answers.
Sometimes your singing voice isn’t up to the challenge of soothing a restless baby for their nap. Luckily the tech-savvy parent knows where to find innovative baby equipment, like a bluetooth enabled baby rocker. Simply connect your MP3 compatible device and let it lull your little one with their favourite tunes.
Sign up for family only photo-sharing
So many of us love posting cute pics of your kids online but worry about how private they really are. Create digital memories and decide who can view them with a different kind photo-sharing app. Sarah-Jane Kurtini, a founder of Tinybeans explains the benefits of the app:
“The Tinybeans app organises all your children’s memories into one safe online space. Forever. Plus Tinybeans makes it super easy to share all those photos, videos and milestones with just the family and friends who care.”
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Take control of their toys
Driving isn’t everyone’s idea of a kid-friendly activity but it’s hard to say no when your kids have test driven their friend’s play car. A remote control car allows you to spoil your kids with a fun experience and the knowledge they are in safe hands. Most models come with MP3 compatibility as well for a high-tech joyride.
Get your life sorted online
A common struggle for parents is finding time between their busy work schedules and raising the kids for sorting out important life matters. Thankfully it’s now possible for you to access legal services online. Founder of Nest Legal, Laura Vickers explains:
“We are Australia's first online after-hours law firm, providing after-hours Skype consultations to parents needing Wills and Powers of Attorney. It means parents can sort out their legal affairs without needing to organise childcare or take time off work.”
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Find a last minute babysitter
Word-of-mouth isn’t the only way to find a reputable babysitter for your kids in the tech age, now you can do it through an app. James McKinnon from Sittr explains how it works:
“Sittr is an online service founded in 2015 by husband and wife team Samantha and James McKinnon that makes finding babysitters and nannies safe and simple for busy parents. All carers are personally vetted by the Sittr Team with only carers that pass Sittr’s high quality standards, including have a verified working with children check and senior first aid qualification, accepted to the platform. Carers are also covered by Sittr’s Public Liability insurance and payments are handled seamlessly through the app.”
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Never lose your keys (or phone) again
With a hundred things running through your mind in a day it’s no surprise you forgot where you left your keys. Instead of searching frantically let your tech find it for you. Tile is a bluetooth tracker in the shape of a stylish keyring. Simply connect your Tile with your phone and if you’re within 200ft of your lost item it will play a loud tune until you find it. Lost your phone? Double press your Tile and the phone will ring - even if set to silent. Use it to keep track of anything and everything from keys to phones, favourite kids toys and handbags.
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Every year new products and innovations are released and our world gets even more techy. Keeping an eye on all the best tech trends could make your life as a parent 10x easier.