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Top 10 gadgets for new parents.

THE Baby Show takes place at Birmingham NEC from May 15 to 17.

Organisers say there will be thousands of products to test, try and compare plus lots of expert advice on pregnancy and parenting.

So ahead of the event we have looked at the top 10 gadgets every new parents needs in 2015.

DROPPED DUMMY SOLUTION The Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser cleans and sterilises dummies in less than 15 minutes, plus provides a safe and sterile place to store a spare dummy when you are out and about. There is nothing else on the market like this nifty little gadget, which also features a velcro strap to attach the Mini to the pushchair. Costs PS6.99. ? www.milton-tm.com/en/consumer/products/mini-portable-soother-steriliser COUNT THE KICKS The Kick Counting wristband from pregnancy charity Count the Kicks is a great tool for helping mums-to-be understand her baby's regular pattern. A baby's movements indicates its wellbeing and a change in a baby's regular pattern of movement can be a key indicator a baby is in distress. Exclusive show price PS2. ? www.countthekicks.org.uk BABY FOOD MADE SQUEEZEE The patented Fill n Squeeze system (below) has been cleverly designed to offer the convenience of a portable, mess-free baby food pouch, while still providing your little one with fresh homemade food. The pouches can be reused making them ideal for weaning homemade food on the go. From May, there are also spoons available which attach to the end of the pouches. Starter packs cost PS19.99 ? www.fillnsqueeze.co.uk WHITE NOISE BABY SOOTHER The Gro-hush is a unique portable white noise baby calmer. It transmits soothing 'white noise' directly to your baby so that only they can hear it, keeping them relaxed and happy. Choose from heart-beat, ocean waves or rain falling on a tin roof, which are all set at a safe volume. From PS34.99 ? www.gro.co.uk SMARTPHONE MONITOR The FosBabyP1 enables you to monitor your baby through smartphone in the dark using invisible IR LEDs. Your smartphone or tablet will notify you when the temperature changes and you can talk to your baby or play soothing lullabies with the mic and speaker. Retails for PS99.99 but there will be an exclusive price of PS79.99 at The Baby Show.

COLIC CALMER The innovative and patented design of the Dr Brown's Natural Flow Feeding System, with its two-piece internal vent system, makes it unlike any other bottle on the market. As your baby feeds, air never mixes with the breast milk or formula thus minimising problems with wind-related colic. From PS6.49.

? www.drbrowns.co.uk BREAST-FEEDING HELP Whether mum is returning to work, having a night away or would like dad to get involved, Medela's range of breast pumps can help. There's a manual breast pump, as well as single and double electric breast pumps, along with many essential accessories, to support mums in breastfeeding for as long as they choose. From PS40.

? www.medela.com SUN-AVOIDING PUSHCHAIR The revolutionary Cosatto To & Fro lets parents easily change their baby's facing direction through innovative folds, features and flipfriendly hood and seat unit with the convenience of no extra fiddly attachments. This suitable-from-birth travel system is perfect for stress-free strolling. Costs around PS280.

? www.cosatto.com BOTTLES THAT MIMIC THE BREAST The Munchkin LATCH teat has a truly innovative accordion base that moves, stretches and pumps, just like the breast, to make the transition from breast to bottle feeding as natural and comfortable as possible for mum and baby. Prices start from PS6.99.

? www.munchkin.com/latch DREAM SHIP Ewan the Dream Sheep sends babies into a peaceful slumber using real sounds from the womb. And, for toddlers, there is Russell the Dream Sheepdog which uses a green and blue light therapy show to calm little ones and has voice recorder facility to allow mum and dad to record stories and lullabies. Costs around PS30. ? www.sweetdreamers.co.uk

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Clockwise, from top left, some of the gadgets new parents |might like, Dr Brown's natural flow bottles; the kick counting wristband; the Gro-hush; the Cosatto pushchair; the Munchkin bottles; the Milton mini steriliser; the Dream Sheep and Sheepdog; the FOSBABYP1 and the Medela breast pump
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