Wearable tech is on wish lists for kids and adults, but wearable sensors for babies goes too far.
For most healthy babies, we don’t need to know vital signs during naps. I have faced parallel situations as an early childhood educator. When parents ask for their child’s IQ, I respond, “What will you do with that information?” Too often, I’ve found that such data merely becomes yet another way to compare one child to another.
And so I ask parents, “What are you going to do when you learn your baby’s heart rate and the humidity level in the room? Will that information make you a better parent or make your baby safer?”