This Mind-Blowing Baby Onesie will Data-fy You!

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Would you like to receive mobile updates on your baby’s skin temperature, body position, and breathing and sleeping patterns? Yes? Well then, I have some incredible news for you. As early as next year, the “Nursery 2.0” could hit the market; and for a cool $150 to $200 buck-a-roonies, this data-fying info will be yours!

“Just as NASA monitors astronauts orbiting the earth,” parents may soon track their babies … 

Rest Devices and My Sensible Baby teamed up to develop Nursery 2.0, “a onesie festooned with physiological sensors.”

According to the article, the onesie includes a “small, turtle-shaped unit that holds all of its electronics, and clips onto the hip … Data from the baby, like whether she is sleeping on her stomach or back, is sent from the crib to the base station, and then over the home’s Wi-Fi network to the Internet. A smartphone app displays the data, with charts indicating when the baby’s position changes. (The base station also has a microphone, so it can relay live audio.)”

And while pediatricians say this onesie could help the parents of babies with certain health issues, they also said that a product like this will only increase unnecessary anxiety for parents with healthy children.

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Honestly, just thinking about the mammoth cost of this product gives me anxiety! But in Salt Lake City, Utah, Owlet Baby Care has already received more than $200,000 in pre-orders for a similar product. Wondering what this similar product is? It’s socks.

Yes … socks.

I don’t know about you, but I am NOT in a position to afford this type of baby monitoring. The capabilities of these ultramodern socks and onsies sound miraculous, no doubt; but … yeah. As long as my babies are healthy and thriving, I think I’ll stick to non-electronic clothing and get my data-fying results the good, ol’ fashioned way … by hand, and without mobile updates.

But I am curious … do you think you’ll buy this product? Is the information worth the price?

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This Mind-Blowing Baby Onesie will Data-fy You!

Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children ... More

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5 comments

  1. George says:

    The tech is too new hence the price is high but when this product get more competition from other producers and as time goes by, the prices will drop and be more affordable, that is when I would buy it (if I’d have a baby at that time off course). For now I would only buy it at its current price if I absolutely had too because of some problem with my baby.

    • George says:

      haha, just realized this article is old, sorry new parent here and just discovering these things. Maybe this tech is affordable now in 2018 but would need to look into it.

  2. Debbie says:

    pretty soon people wont even have to be around their children at all to “raise” them. its sad really. what is this world coming to?

    • Alanna says:

      I agree with you! Society does not always know what’s best and technology especially doesn’t. Why not just tip toe to find out if the baby is doing certain things?

  3. csorgen says:

    I feel that this would be a wonderful product not only to put parents at peace,but for the ones with babies that require monitors.Which are thousands of dollars a month that some parents cant afford instead this is a flat rate price you pay. My daughter is currently on a monitor because she will stop breathing and the doctors wanted to take her off since she had no “long episodes” for less than two weeks. Also this would be more convenient because when i want to take my daughter down the stairs i have the monitor,cord, and patches. Which i could potently trip over with my little one in my hands, not to mention the patches they give you my daughter is allergic to the adhesive on them so she breaks out almost in blisters.So yes i would buy this or in the future purchase this product or something similar.

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