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Taking care of a kid is pretty much the manliest thing a guy can do. Sadly, it’s rarely easy, especially with young children who can barely walk, let alone text you when they need help. That is why dads (and moms) could always use a little technological assistance when it comes to watching over the kids.

Tony Luong

Mimo Baby, $199

Why should babies have to miss out on the wearables trend? This smart onesie keeps track of body temperature, sleep and breathing patterns, and even body position. All dad needs to do is check his smartphone — or set it to send him push notifications — to check whether or not Junior has dozed off yet.


Wax Canvas Satchel Diaper Bag from OiOi, $165

Is that dude heading to Gymboree or the Amazon rainforest? With this rugged, canvas diaper bag — complete with stroller straps and a padded change mat — nobody will be able to tell. (Well, unless he has his baby with him).


Dropcam Baby Monitor, $149

Baby? Football game? Baby? Football game? It's the great dilemma of sports fans who also happen to be parents. Dropcam lets dad monitor his baby with 720p HD video streamed to his iOS and Android device, freeing him up to watch the game in peace.

Of course, with any Internet-enabled baby monitor, choosing a good password is key, unless you don't mind someone screaming "Wake up, baby!" at your child.


Smart Kid Scale, $245

"Hey dude, how much does your baby weigh?"

"I dunno, like 10 pounds?"

"Just check the iOS app linked to your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connected scale."



Tinitell, $179

Giving a kid a smartphone can seem like a good idea, until he or she accidentally spends thousands of dollars on "Smurfberries" or drops the phone into a storm drain. The Tinitell (which is not available quite yet) lets kids make phone calls by pressing a big button on a water-resistant watch and saying a name like "Dad."