10 Gadgets That Will Make Parents' Lives So Much Easier
School. Soccer practice. Clarinet lessons. Homework. Dinner at home (if you have the energy). Bath time. Bedtime. Wake up. Do it all over again. Sound familiar? If you're a parent who feels like you're on the go every waking moment, then you know how having one less thing to worry about can make all the difference on those days you seems to have 1,000 things going on. These gadgets for busy moms and dads who don't have a second to sit down will pick up the slack when you just can't even.
Logitech Pop Home Switch
Control everything from the lighting situation to the music playing in your house remotely with the Logitech Pop Home Switch ($100) that allows you to change setting with a touch of a button. So "lights out" actually means lights out, even if they're home with a sitter.
Mag Bak iPad Mount
Get your brood off the couch with an iPad accessory that stays put on any metal surface with a Mag Bak iPad Mount ($37). Just peel off the adhesive side, stick it to the back of their device, and they'll be watching Sesame Street right next to you in the kitchen in no time.
Watershot Splash iPhone Case
Snap a few shots of your kids in the pool, ocean, or lake in up to 33 feet of water to get a dozen more "likes" on those Facebook photos using a Watershot Splash iPhone Case ($40).
Nest Indoor Security Camera
This handy little virtual mother's helper pulls double duty as a baby monitor when your tots are still crib-size. Once they get a little older, keep an eye on them (or anything else in your house, for that matter) at all times with a Nest Indoor Security Camera ($170) that lets you live stream from your smart phone.
Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls
Your kid's room is about to get lit in the best possible way with a set of Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls ($65) that keep scary monsters at bay. Little ones can take the balls with them on late-night bathroom runs since they stay lit for up to 30 minutes after they're removed from the dock. Bonus feature: the balls change color so your squad gets a little bit of entertainment, too.
Wishbone Smart Baby Thermometer
If cold and flu season is a struggle in your house, the world's smallest thermometer is a must-have. The Wishbone Smart Baby Thermometer ($40) takes baby's temperature without actually touching them (which means Mom or Dad doesn't have to wake them) and plugs into your iPhone, so you can track their fever easily.