Newborns are great and all but they don’t exactly help parents get more sleep. Most babies rest around three hours at a time, a sobering reality compounded by the fact they rarely do so at night. If the new dad in your life has some dark circles under his eyes, these are the 10 gadgets to get him.
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Base Pack
The Philips Hue Lightstrip has many uses. Set it up behind a television to add a bit of theater-like vibes or simply imbue a living room with a cool bit of lighting. For new parents, it can also add a bit of wonder to a child’s room — what kid wouldn’t get a kick out of controlling the light color via voice commands?
Bose Noise-Masking Sleep Buds
Bose Sleepbuds may be expensive, but they’re excellent at what they do: to create sounds that cancel out potential disturbing noises. If dad’s sleep is constantly disrupted by a snoring partner or the cars outside his home, these sleep-masking buds can tune them out.
Nest Cam Indoor
This is the best indoor security camera for anybody living in Google’s smart ecosystem. It works well with Google Assistant smart speakers and Chromecast devices. Whether the new dad in your life is looking for a home security camera, a baby monitor or just something to keep on eye on his dog, this fits the bill.
The charm of the Google Nest Hub (formerly called Google Home Hub) is that it’s an easy-to-use smart display that can play YouTube videos and control smart home devices — all dad needs to do is say, “Hey, Google.” It doesn’t have a camera so no need to worry about anybody watching him. It’s simple, smart and secure.
Honeywell Cool Moisture Germ-Free Humidifier HCM-350
This humidifier does exactly what it’s supposed to do: add moisture to the air and combat allergies and dry skin. It’s also very quiet, which is ideal for both babies and sleep-deprived parents.
Ikea Trippevals Black-Out Blinds
Don’t let the sun or ambient light get in the way of a good sleep. These blinds from Ikea are easy to install — no need for expert help — and block out pretty much all natural sunlight.
Sound+Sleep SE Special Edition High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine
This thing is way better (and way prettier) than traditional sound machines because it has a ton more sounds to choose from. Whether it’s the sound of a fan or something from nature — such as running water — this tiny machine can help you count sheep.
Withings/Nokia Sleep Tracking Pad
If given the choice, most people want to know how well they sleep. That said, most people would prefer not to sleep wearing a fitness tracker. Fortunatetly, this sleep pad does all the work. Simply plug it in, place in under your mattress, and it’ll send in-depth sleeping metrics straight to your smartphone.
Garmin vívoactive 3 Music
Considering its price and its abilities, the Garmin vívoactive 3 Music is one of the best smartwatches for most people. It’s packed with fitness features to help new dads stay in shape. It also tracks sleep, which is something most new parents want.
Dolby Dimension Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones
More and more people are listening to headphones while they watch TV. Why? They don’t want to disturb their partner and they want to listen to certain shows or movies as loud as they want. These headphones are designed specifically to be used at home. Since they’re made by Dolby and compatible with Atmos content, you’re getting the best sound quality possible.
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