Everyone knows raising a kid takes a lot of work. While we have a lot of technology to help us out nowadays, from bedside monitors to kid-centric tablets, we don't want to remove the human element of parenting entirely. What technology do you use to help you parent, and how do you ensure it helps more than it hurts?
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US News offers one view of how gadgets ought to be integrated into raising a child:
"Parents should look for baby gear and products that are technology-based that work with their current lifestyle and really will improve their daily life. Some technology may actually add unnecessary steps or maintenance, which most new parents don't have the time for," [baby planner Julie] McCaffrey says.
What do you think? Which gadgets and technologies have made parenting easier for you? Share your ideas in the comments.