MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New technology is changing the way parents can stay connected with their young children. Now they can know exactly how their kid is doing, even when they’re at work, thanks to a $5 app.

At Kinderberry Hill in Roseville, parents can stay connected with their little ones, while they are at work.

It’s called Baby Connect. The teachers keep track of how the kids are feeling, when they sleep, and when they eat.

The parents have access to this information instantly on their phone or computer.

Kevin Ronnenberg uses Baby Connect to check in on his two girls.

“They just updated it. Isabelle ate all her breakfast,” he said. “That’s a good thing.”

The app is a two-way street. Parents can also update Baby Connect to give teachers important information.

“If the parent is rushed they can tell us the child woke up at 2 in the morning and they might be kind of cranky,” said Kinderberry Hill toddler teacher Brooke O’Neill. “And if they forget that, that’s information that’d we’d like to know.”

And when the work day is dragging on, it helps to get a nice surprise. Baby Connect also shares pictures.

“Who doesn’t think they’re kids are the most adorable? And to see that, it takes your mind off of work, it’s pretty incredible,” said Ronnenberg.

Comments (7)
  1. Jim says:

    absolutely worthless, just ways for parents to hover and smother their children a little bit more, my gosh, what will they think of next

    1. Nobody wants your kids says:

      Gag, puke, barf.

  2. markH says:

    If you really want to stay connected to your young children, have one of the two parents stay home with them until they enter school. I see SO many young couples popping out kids like they were just some kind of “prop” or “accessory” that they can store and take out to show off to friends and family. True; some people do need daycare (single parent) but many, many more have convinced themselves that they need the latest SUV, bigger house, more toys, etc; rather than devoting the time and attention to the innocent child they have brought into the world. They prefer to outsource that’s child’s development to the (more often than not) lowest bidder or impose on some grandparent for free care and then complain when the child has developmental struggles in school. People, to the extent you are possibly able RAISE YOUR OWN KIDS.

    1. Michele says:

      One of my favorite things, listening to the tired, whining children dragged through the stores after the parents pick them up from daycare. You have to work, you need to work, fine. But the child just put in a workday, too. They need to go home.

  3. Limbo says:

    A great way for parents to know what is going on rather than pin down a caregiver when he or she is the most busy.

    1. Michele says:

      Yes, but … who’s watching the kids while everybody is exchanging information?

  4. droop says:

    Times like this I am glad my wife stays home. And yes, I am middle class and we own our own home. It pays to be responsible once in awhile.