Category: Geeky Baby Gifts

Can these board books tech babies rocket science?

Most baby board books aren’t, you know, rocket science. The ones I read to my four month old pretty much stick with friendly talking animals and geometric shapes, so I was a little surprised to discover the Baby University board books collection, which was designed to introduce the youngest kids to STEM concepts. Just the basic stuff though, you know? Like Newtonian physics, general relativity, quantum entanglement, and rocket science. Of course. My first thought when I saw titles like Rocket Science for Babies or Quantum Physics for Babies was, slow your roll there, Science. My kid is still figuring out...

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Because it’s a new baby. Get it?

What can we say? We’re suckers for geeky baby onesies, especially when they involve keyboard commands, which is why we had to share this new baby onesie from the folks at TwelveSouth. Command N. Get it? Of course you did. Related: 5 of the cutest geeky baby onesies It’ll make fellow geeks smile, and other people, well, look confused. Until you teach them a new shortcut that they didn’t know before, which makes this a cute and educational baby...

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This high-tech baby cot from Ford makes it feel like you’re driving your baby around at night.

Looks like Ford took a cue from all parents everywhere who have been stuck driving their baby around in their car to get them to fall asleep, and built a baby cot that actually mimics that exact experience. (Well, for the baby that is. Thankfully). The Max Motor Dreams makes it feel you’re driving a baby around, when actually, they’re just in bed and you’re binge watching Game of Thrones. As it should be, right? The phone app records your nighttime drive, and then when you’re back in your home, it uses that info to reproduce the experience with...

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STEM swaddlers help future scientists know their barium from their boron

For a while, geek has been the new chic, and so I hardly know a new mom or dad who wouldn’t totally love this periodic table baby swaddler for their future genius. Designed by toddler mom Lynne Burton to keep herself from going crazy (we feel ya, Kim), the entire shop is filled with fun, gender-neutral baby gifts for future geniuses. Like a blanket covered with basic sight words — perfect for your competimommy friend’s shower! — or a gorgeous vintage alphabet. Related: 5 geeky baby onesies perfect for the newest little Zuckerberg I really like everything she offers. But there’s something about the prospect of...

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Baby’s first video game remote that’s perfectly safe for chewing and drooling

Every parent knows that babies just love to chew on all the things that probably shouldn’t be chewing on. And always the expensive, important stuff. The keys. The phone. The video game remote. And so, over the years, clever handmade artisans have created some of the cutest baby-safe alternatives, many of which we’ve featured here. And this plush geeky video game remote from Ann’s Craft House that’s featured in the Cool Mom Picks Baby Shower Gift Guide which you — yes you with the baby right there — need now, is no exception.   Related: Baby’s first retro video game remote  Handmade from fleece, this cool...

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Baby’s first retro gaming remote

Since we first featured the wooden iPhone baby teethers at 3Princesses Store on Etsy a few years ago (has it really been that long?), they’ve added a whole slew of cool geeky baby gifts that just so happen to be super affordable too. As in $12. For a handmade toy? We’re in! You’ll find all sorts of cool smart phone wooden teethers that do nothing but sooth sore gums; no clicking, beeping, or annoying ring tones. Whew. Plus, such fun ways to customize them, from baby’s name to even who’s calling them. How about Ryan Gosling? For your mother,...

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Geeky baby onesies that spell future genius

This week at the Maker Faire, which is kind of one of the best thing ever, it was so fun discovering not just the amazing tech activities and gadgets and inventions, but what some of the more craft-based makers were doing. One discovery: The fabulously geeky baby onesies and tees from the Rhode Island based Periodically Inspired. Related: 15 cool STEM tees for kids Now we’ve seen quite a few tees and products in the past that have fun spelling out words using the elemental abbreviations from the periodic table of elements, from I Lv U mugs (that’s Iodine, Livermorium, Uranium)  to HOLiDy ornaments...

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Can baby tech make parenting easier or does it go too far?

I was so happy to sit down with Arielle Duhaime-Ross and Ben Popper of The Verge recently (oh, how we love The Verge) to talk what’s new in baby tech for their excellent Verge video series, Top Shelf. You get to see a bunch of cool new innovations we’ve covered here too, like the latest version of the Beaba Babycook, the Mimobaby baby monitor onesie, Toca Boca apps, and more. Plus there’s really good, thoughtful analysis about the benefits (and potential pitfalls) of baby tech, and our perspective on the balance between tech as an essential parenting resource, versus the joys of letting kids just play with the...

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7 of the cutest Star Wars baby gifts for May the 4th

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to the wonders of Star Wars, even if they are way too young to sit through the movies with you. (Maybe.) So on today’s Star Wars Day, May the Fourth be with you while you check out these fantastic Star Wars baby gifts we’ve gathered for the youngest fans-to-be. Hey, we started ours young, too. Related: 12 of the most awesome Star Wars posters and artwork for May the Fourth   Star Wars Darth Vader Teether Toy Little Sapling Toys’ limited-edition Darth Vader teether toy is only available through today, so order yours now so that your little one can...

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The Geek Baby Book: A memory journal to fill out beside the warm glow of the TARDIS nightlight.

There are any number of baby books and memory journals out there for new parents, but none I couldn’t put down, before it was even filled in. Until I saw The Geek Baby Book by Tim Mucci. Right from the first chapter, in which the author offers a list of possible boys’ names (Dagon, Flint, Loki, Xbalanque, The Humongous) and girls’ names (Lara, Xeni, Artemis, Ahsoka, Moxy, Zenobia, Explosion) you know you’re in for a fun ride. At least if you can appreciate tough love advice like your responsibility to share only Star Wars episodes IV, V and VI with your future...

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