When I'm up in the middle of the night because our toddler is teething I always wonder "how bad does that actually feel?"
Is this just painful enough to make it hard to go back to sleep? Or not that painful and you're just annoyed and frustrated? Or is it painful beyond what the Tylenol I can give you can help with?
Too bad he can't talk or we could sort this all out and go back to sleep. :)
But holy moly - what are parents going to have in 30 years that will make me super jealous? It can't be anything obvious like a "robot nanny" or the game isn't fun.
And I'm up at 1:50am, so I'm only playing fun games. Ok?
My best guesses for "future inventions that cause a paradigm shift in parenting" ...
Some medicine that safely puts your kid back to sleep at night.
Diapers that automatically dry and last virtually forever unless you dookie.
Some sort of crib that can give you your kids vitals.
Any device that can accurately tell you how much pain a person is experiencing.
Some sort of pill that safely puts me back to sleep after being up for 2 hours.
A hotdog that a child cannot choke on.
Did I mention a safe sleeping medicine? I'm talking about something that:
- Works in under 15 minutes.
- Is impossible with overdose on (or so forgiving that you'll never lie awake wondering if you should check your kid's breathing)
- Has no side effects
Bonus points if it gives you only good dreams AND gets you to sleep in till 7:00 AM like you used to... Because wtf happened this used to be going so good. LOL.
There's already a pad you can put under the mattress that senses movement and whether or not baby is breathing. I have friends that splurged for one because of a medical condition. It will only come down in price.
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