Forget Baby Monitors, Use The ‘Sproutling’

Kate Patrick | Contributor

What’s the point of baby monitors? Parents always feel the need to know the moment their child wakes or makes a stir, because they’re parents, and that’s what parents do. But baby monitors are so ’90s.

Introducing the ‘Sproutling’ — a wearable device you can strap on your baby’s ankle that predicts via smartphone app when your child will wake up and whether or not he will be happy or grumpy. Not only that, but the monitor also lets you know if the sleeping baby’s room is too bright, warm, cold, or loud for comfortable snoozing.

This fancy schmancy, washable baby monitor made from hypoallergenic silicone comes from a team of Google and Apple engineers — who are also parents, folks — and pediatric specialists determined to keep babies everywhere happy and healthy.

Sproutling co-founder Christ Bruce thinks the new wearable monitors are the wave of the future, the new monitor for the new generation of smart devices.

“Parents have been relying on baby monitors for over 75 years and in that time, they fundamentally haven’t changed at all,” Bruce said on the Sproutling website. “They continue to be a poor extension of parents’ eyes and ears and require constant attention to see if your baby is moving or making noise.  As parents ourselves, we wanted something that could tell us how our baby was doing when they weren’t moving or making noise and when we were unable to pay full attention, like when showering or sleeping. We created the Sproutling Baby Monitor to be smarter and help parents be more effective–and we really hope our product will instill confidence in parents so they can grow happy families.”

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