If you're like every other mom I know, then you're probably obsessed with the contents of your baby's diaper -- am I right? You know, you pay close attention to how many times a day he goes, what color it is, and all that good stuff?
If so, then you're going to go nuts over a new product being developed called smart diapers -- essentially digital diapers that "read" your baby's pee and poop (sorry, but there's really no polite way of putting it). Small squares on a front patch on the diaper change colors based on what proteins are detected.
And then you simply take a picture of the patch, upload it to an app using your smartphone -- and the results are immediately analyzed to tell you whether your baby is hydrated, in good health, or heck, even if he has Type 1 diabetes. Oh, and it also lets you know whether or not you need to call the pediatrician.
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Duh, of course there's a catch. While these things aren't on the market yet, they'll be VERY pricey if they ever do make it onto store shelves -- like 30 percent more expensive than regular diapers. When I first heard that, I rolled my eyes and figured no one would ever pay that much for something their baby poops in, but then I watched the video explaining how these things work and I'm totally sold.
Prepare to be amazed.
OMG. Best. Invention. EVER!!
I don't care how much these things cost, if they'd been available back when I had my son, I would've stocked up on case after case.
I can't even count the number of hours I spent worrying over whether or not my little guy was getting enough to eat and drink, sick, developing properly, etc. And at least if he'd been wearing smart diapers, I could've saved myself from agonizing over whether he was ok and making neurotic, frequent calls to the pediatrician.
Seriously, what parent wouldn't want to use smart diapers to take some of the guesswork out of keeping their baby's health in check? The well being of your child is something you simply can't put a price on. And it's not like you'd even have to use the diapers with every single change. Even if you put them on your baby once a week or so, you'd still have a better idea of how his health is progressing.
I'd SO buy these things. For sure. But I'm past my baby days, so I guess I'm outta luck. But when and if they do finally go up for sale, I'm thinking they'd make the perfect baby shower gift for any mom-to-be.
Would you buy these smart diapers?
Image via SmartDiapers/YouTube
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