Being the Cool Mom: Tech Gadgets, Apps and Gear You Won’t Want to Share

Sarah Lifestyle

If you are a typically modern mom, you probably have a plenty on your proverbial plate. Parenting, work, social life and household responsibilities can take up all your day and most of your evening, too. Want to slow down and simplify your life? Take a look at some of the coolest tech gadgets for mothers and others.

Getting around in high-tech style

Taking a walk around the block is a 21st century experience with the 4Moms Moxi kinetic stroller. Mommies praise this modern mode of baby transport for its ability to recharge your smartphone as well as for the onboard step tracking screen and always-on headlights features. Expect to pay around $699 for the Moxi stroller, advises Cool Mom Tech.

Autobrain is an easy-to-use onboard automobile app that turns practically any mom’s 1996 or newer vehicle into a smart car that can build geofences and track driving habits of teen drivers. Additionally, Autobrain offers vehicle diagnostics and estimated prices for repair to ensure moms don’t pay too much for automotive repair and maintenance.

High-tech playtime

Cool moms find all sorts of kid-friendly outdoor fun with the Playground Buddy app. Locate nearby parks and playgrounds and examine street views of the same. If it’s a place you want to go, the app shows you how to get there. When you discover a great new local park, add it to the app and share with other Playground Buddy users, say parenting tech pros at Family Education magazine.

Trekaroo is another handy app that helps moms and kids discover family-friendly hotels, restaurants and activities. Install Trekaroo, and search by price range, children’s ages or distance from your current location. As an added feature, Trekaroo allows travel-minded moms to make reservations via Booking dot com.

The Flipp app for Android and iOS simplifies shopping for busy modern moms. Just input a zip code, and Flipp answers with coupons for more than 800 retailers, including Kroger, Target and Toys R Us. Link the app to your store loyalty card for even more savings when you shop.

High-tech gadgets mommies can’t do without

New moms who want to express and save breastmilk find a lot to like about the Naya Smart breast pump. This hospital-approved pump utilizes comfortable water in lieu of air and simulates a natural nursing experience. The three-pound Naya Smart breast pump comes with a companion app that helps mommy monitor her milk production. At around $1,000 this tech gadget isn’t cheap, but mommies who love it say it can’t be beat.

Of course, every mommy needs a bit of downtime now and then. That’s one reason Apalon offers a cool Android coloring book app that’s ideal for relaxation anytime, anywhere.

Being a mom is a challenging endeavor. When you enable great apps and take advantage of all that technology has to offer, motherhood tasks are streamlined, allowing more free time to spend hanging out and having fun with your kids.