Pampers has created smart diapers that tell you when your baby pees. If you love apps and new technology, this might be for you. But if you already know when your child pees because, say, your baby cries, or you can see with your own eyes that their diaper is full, this new product might not change your life that much.
It’s called Lumi by Pampers, and here’s how they work. They have the same blue wetness line Pampers Swaddlers have, but the Lumi line is thicker. It needs to be thicker so it can be detected by the activity sensors attached to the diaper.
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When your baby pees, the wetness line turns blue, and the sensors start sending information to the Lumi app downloaded to your phone. In other words, Lumi pings your phone when your child’s diaper is soaked.
It won’t, however, tell you when your kid has a poop (another thing Huggies Monit does – but again, only available in Japan and Korea), so you’re just gonna have to use your nose for that. And honestly, if you’ve ever smelled a baby’s poop, you know you don’t need a ping to tell you it’s there.
A couple more things to keep in mind. The Lumi system is designed for babies up to 12 months old. Lumi diapers only go from size 0 to size 4, so they probably aren’t big enough for premature babies, they may not fit larger infants, and it won’t take long for your kid to outgrow them. In addition, the sensors have to be replaced every three months.
Beyond alerting when Junior’s diaper is wet, the Lumi app also tracks your baby’s sleep patterns and feeding cycles. That’s something that could be useful for new parents because doing those things manually is a pain.
Lumi by Pampers won’t be available for your baby’s tushy until this fall, but you can get on the waiting list right now.