15 Must-Have Gadgets That Simplify Life for Busy Moms and Dads

As parents, we sometimes try to fit 26 hours of responsibility into a 24-hour day. Anything that can help us get through the day is a welcome addition to our lives.

Even the simplest gadgets can make a big difference for a parent on the run. Whether it’s a time saver, money saver, or something that provides added safety, moms and dads are willing to try it.

These are some gadgets parents swear by to help them get through their stressful routines.

1. Baby Brezza Baby Bottle Sterilizer

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As many new parents know, keeping your baby’s bottles clean and sterilized after use can be an ongoing battle. This gadget uses steam heat to sterilize used bottles naturally.

The Baby Brezza Bottle Sterilizer takes up little counter space and can be tucked away when unused. It’s nice to know this one simple device can take one of your daily chores off your hands.

2. Air Fryer

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I’m sure your friends have lectured you on how great it is to own an air fryer by now. It seems like the people who use these appliances have formed a small cult with how they adore and defend them.

That being said, I get the hype ever since I got mine. These futuristic-looking gadgets make cooking mealtime a breeze. Simply set the temperature, pop in your protein, and you are done. You can focus on one of the many other chores you are behind on.

3. Standing Desk Bike

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With all the responsibilities of being a parent, finding time to go to the gym might be difficult. However, with the standing desk bike, you can burn calories while working from home.

The device transforms your stationary bike’s handlebars into a desk for your computer. Now, you can send emails, work on projects, or attend an online meeting while staying in shape.

4. Pet Hair Remover

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We all love our furry friends, but the amount of hair they leave on our carpet and couch cushions is enough to make us tear our hair out. You can vacuum all you want, but you’ll never get all the fuzz out.

That’s why you need a specialized pet hair remover. These easy rollers make your couches and carpet look so much better and help prevent the hair from sticking to your clothes.

5. Wall-Mounted Toothbrush Holder

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Mornings can be a struggle when trying to wrangle kids while waking up yourself. The wall-mounted kit will help keep your bathroom counter organized and clutter-free.

Your toothpaste sits on top, helping you know when to purchase more. Apply the paste to the brush without squeezing the tube. This is one of those items you didn’t know you needed until you got it.

6. Mug Warmer

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How many times have you poured yourself a hot cup of coffee only to get busy and let it go cold? With this personalized mug warmer, you can set your cup down and be assured it will stay warm throughout the morning. No more wasting money pouring cold coffee down the drain.

Keep your coffee or hot tea warm and tasty with this nifty gadget.

7. Smart Door Lock

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Parents can have a million things running through their heads at any time of the day. How many of us have run out the door in a rush and forgotten to lock the door behind us?

Thanks to a nifty smart door lock, you no longer have to stress about leaving your home open while on the go. The app allows you to lock your door when you are away and unlock it when you are pulling up and have your hands full.

8. Miku Pro Smart Baby Monitor

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Baby monitors have been around for a long time, but the new technology in the Miku Pro Smart Monitor takes them up a notch. New features include tracking your baby’s breathing and sleeping patterns, playing sleep sounds and lullabies, and allowing you to talk to them through a two-way microphone.

I remember how hard it was to relax when our baby was asleep in the other room. You can trust your baby is completely safe while you’re not in the room with this baby monitor.

9. Bag Sealers

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Is there anything more disappointing than reaching into the pantry for a bite and opening a bag, only to get a handful of stale snacks? Not only does it taste gross, but it also wastes money.

The device uses heat to pack in freshness after opening the bag. For less than $15, you can purchase a bag resealer to keep your treats fresh for longer.

10. Clean/Dirty Dishwasher Magnet

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If you’re sick of guessing whether the dishwasher has been running, you need these handy magnets.

The nonabrasive magnet has a sliding feature to let your spouse or children know if the dishes are clean or dirty. No more guessing, no more yelling through the house asking. You can switch the magnet to clean and hope that when you get home, someone is kind enough to put the dishes away.

11. Smart Home Assistants

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Being a parent involves a lot of multitasking. Smart home assistants can relieve some of that stress by streamlining your family’s schedules and appointments, setting timers, and creating shopping lists on the fly.

Every busy parent should take advantage of this special resource. Life doesn’t have to be hectic all the time. Let this gadget be your right-hand man.

12. Roomba

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Kids are messy, and they can leave a trail of crumbs throughout your home. You could follow them around with a hand vacuum all day or buy a self-propelled Roomba vacuum.

A Roomba will move throughout your home, picking up dirt and debris. It might not get everything, but it will help busy parents keep their homes clean while they handle other tasks.

13. Baby Car Monitor

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Keeping an eye on your little one while on the road can involve constant mirror adjustments and neck craning. This handy monitor lets you keep one eye on the road while keeping the other on your baby.

The monitor easily switches from daytime to night vision and sits on your car’s dashboard. Stop fussing with mirrors that create blindspots, and install one of these monitors now.

14. Portable White Noise Machine

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We’ve all dealt with a baby who refuses to fall asleep. A cranky baby plus a sleep-deprived mom can be a messy combo. These portable white noise machines aim to appease both parents and children.

The gadget hooks onto a crib, car seat, or stroller and offers different white noises to help lull your baby to sleep. You can use it at home or on the go.

15. Instant Pot

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An Instant Pot is a magical machine that combines the features of a rice cooker, pressure cooker, and slow cooker. When you add it to your arsenal of kitchen appliances, meal prep will be cut in half.

You can spend 20 minutes gathering all your ingredients, adding them to the pot, setting the timer, and walking away. In a short time, you have a delicious home-cooked meal with hardly any work.

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