Babies

With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mother’s existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable…

Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark

While pregnant, I imagined I’d spend maternity leave making elegant baby albums with detailed captions each month. That didn’t happen and now I have thousands of baby photos on my phone…

Precious uses artificial intelligence to help parents figure out what to do with all their baby photos

Traveling with a baby for the holidays? First you’ve got your own gear to worry about, then a stroller, something for the baby to sleep in, a baby carrier, toys,…

Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares

For a basic baby item, picking the right pacifier is surprisingly daunting. Many new parents have no idea how many different pacifiers are on the market until they are staring…

Smilo’s products are designed to be healthy for babies and easy on parents’ eyes

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How high-tech breast pumps help new mothers reclaim their time

Becoming a parent brings drastic change in the household budget. As such, new and expectant parents are a favored demographic among marketers. Startup founders and their backers have also taken…

Baby tech draws seed funding and a few big rounds

New parents are faced with many conundrums and one of the most nerve-wracking is how to check a diaper without waking a sleeping baby. Korean startup Monit’s new Bluetooth sensor…

Monit’s smart diaper sensor lets parents avoid the sniff test

Yves Behar, designer of many round-edged objects, has at last turned his attention to the piece of furniture rated “most restful” by babies: the crib. His robotic, Wi-Fi-enabled creation, called…

Finally, a robot crib from Yves Behar

Owlet, the teenie tiny bootie that goes on babies and informs you if they’ve stopped breathing, has raised a $7 million A round, adding some solid numbers to their already…

Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $7 Million Series A

As a parent I understand that gadgets like the Milk Nanny will be forgotten – like the Diaper Genie and the no-pacifier rule – five months into the severe sleep-deprivation…

Milk Nanny Automatically Makes A Refreshing Bottle Of Formula For Baby

Busy parents who don’t have the time to shop for the best developmentally-appropriate and educationally-focused toys for their little ones now have a new option. A company called Please and Carrots is…

Please And Carrots Debuts Subscription-Based Toys, Expert Advice For New Parents

Tiggly, an educational app designed for iPad’s youngest users – babies! (oh, and toddlers, too) – has raised a Series A round of funding led by Habermaass GmbH, a Germany-based…

Tiggly, An iPad Learning Toy For Babies And Toddlers, Raises Series A

New, first-time parents are terrified that they’re going to somehow accidentally hurt their baby – they will drop the child, or hit that weird soft spot on the baby’s head.…

Starfish Aims To Prevent Accidental Heatstroke Deaths By Alerting Parents To Children Left In Cars

Babies, sweet bairns or waukrife rogues alike drink from bottles. But how is a poor parent to know how much the wee ones drank, how fresh the formula was, and…

Sleevely Tells You How Much Milk Your Wee Bairn Slurped All Day

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Disney Research have created a 3D printer that can output a real, cuddly teddy bear in a few hours, thereby putting Santa’s elves out of…

This Printer Can Make A Real Teddy Bear In A Few Hours

As Amazon’s online business continues to cut into traditional retailers’ revenues, Target today makes a move to fight back. The Minneapolis-headquartered retailer has just launched a pilot program for subscription-based commerce,…

Target Launches Its First Subscription-Based E-Commerce Service, Focus For Now Is Baby-Care Items

As evidenced by sonogram photos posted to Facebook and the apparent popularity of “ultrasound parties,” pregnancy is a time ripe for sharing. A new startup called BabyWatch is taking those…

BabyWatch Health Tracker Lets Expecting Mothers Share Their Babies’ Heartbeats

Among the crowd showing at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley was Embrace Her Health, a two-year-old company at work on a suite of maternity apps that aim to enable women to…

Medtech Startup Embrace Her Health Helps Women Track Their Pregnancies

BabyList, the online universal baby registry which lets couples request unconventional items – like diaper service subscriptions, for example – in addition to gifts from around the web, has raised…

BabyList, A Universal Baby Registry Built By An Ex-Amazon Developer & Mom, Raises $650K

Disruption comes in all shapes and sizes, and benefits people of all shapes and sizes. When you think about global entrepreneurs solving hard problems, you might not think about creating…

The Weekly Good: Embrace Wants To Give All Infants An Equal Chance For A Healthy Life

As a parent in New York, I’m often at a loss as to how to entertain my children. Do we shoot trap over the Brooklyn Promenade or hit the city…

Red Tricycle, A Digital City Guide For Parents, Raises $1.5 Million From Bob Pittman And Others

White label social networking platform Grou.ps is the latest to join the increasingly crowded “private networks for posting about babies” space (we may need a better title for this…), which has been…

Another Private Social Network For Families: Grou.ps Debuts Babyzilla App

If ultrasonic baby pictures aren’t enough, how about a resin-cast 3D model of your live fetus floating in clear lucite? An Ebisu health clinic, Hiro-o Ladies, is working with a…

Japanese 3D-Printing Company Creates Models Of Your Live Fetus

Unbaby.me? Unfriend.me Instead

6:09 pm PDT • August 4, 2012

Seriously, people? Unbaby.me? You hate seeing baby pictures on Facebook so much that you have to use a Chrome extension to block them? Look, I get it. Parents and non-parents…

Unbaby.me? Unfriend.me Instead

With today’s launch of Dinda.com.br, the founding team behind Brazil-based Baby.com.br, is expanding into a new vertical following the success of its original, but more traditional, e-commerce offering targeting new parents.…

Following $16.7 Million Series B, Brazil’s Baby.com.br Expands With Kid-Focused Flash Sales Site Dinda.com.br

Has this happened to you? You’re trapped on a pirate ship with your pregnant wife and Bluebeard the Pirate wants you to walk the plank but after your wife has…

BabyNotify: You Know, For Notifying People When Your Baby Comes

While I’m sure these are 100% safe, it’s a little odd to see this wee one sitting in a Belkinz cardboard high chair that folds flat and is completely disposable…

Belkinz Feedaway Cardboard High Chair: Folds Flat, Throw It Way When Soiled
Hardware

Mommy Mittens: You Know, For Mommies

12:49 pm PST • January 27, 2011

Baby it’s cold outside and, if you’re parents to a young child, you probably currently have no dignity. So why not get some Mommy Mittens? These things look like the…

Crying baby? There’s an App for that! (Boo!) It’s called Cry Translator, and it takes the various shouts and screams of your baby and “translates” them to proper language.

Hardware

Weaponized strollers aren’t for sale… yet?

1:30 pm PST • December 18, 2009

Do you have a baby? If so, do you also happen to live in a post-apocalyptic neighborhood? I bet it’s tough to wield a machine gun with one hand while…