id=”cnetReview” section=”rvwBody” data-component=”indepthReview”> I know it sounds crazy, but as a new parent, watching my kid learn to perform basic biological tasks is currently my favorite pastime. So when I first brought home the Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad, which tracks your baby’s weight, waste, feeding and 스위피 게임 sleeping, I was so excited I barely registered the price: $250 (about £174 or AU$344).

After a week of using Hatch Baby, though, two big drawbacks made me reconsider my initial impression. First off, tracking all that data is fun for about two hours. Then your kid starts fussing during a movie, and you have a choice: pause the movie to go change him on the pad, or just change him in your lap while you keep watching. A brand-new parent might pause the movie, but even two months in, I’m not letting a dirty diaper interrupt a brilliant Kevin Spacey monologue.

The second problem is this: once you use the device awhile, it starts to become clear that most of the smarts are on the free app. All you really get out of the $250 Changing Pad is a scale for tracking weight, and a comfy pad for changing your baby. And when it comes down to it, those simply aren’t worth the price.