The greatest inventions arise out of frustration. So it should come as no surprise that there’s now a faster way to cut food into bite-size pieces and a more reliable method of taking a baby’s temperature. We’ve rounded up some of the most brilliant products in the parenting sphere (according to our Gear Guy, Jamie Grayson, as well as our own Facebook fans). Here, the very best gadgets for . . .

. . . When They’re Too Squirmy To Get An Accurate Temperature Reading: Exergen TemporalScanner

. . . When You Need To Mash Up Fruit On The Go: The Wean Machine

. . . When You Forgot The Sippy: Lil’ Topper

. . . When You Need To Disguise Mealtime As Playtime: Training Chopsticks

. . . When You Notice The Bath Toys Are Getting Moldy: Boon’s Frog Pod

. . . When You’re Tired Of Cutting Food Into Toddler-Size Bites: Tiny Bites 

. . . When You Don’t Have Enough Hands: Mighty Buggy Hook

. . . When The Changing Table Situation Is Precarious: Kuster Jelly Baby Changing Mat

. . . When They’re Not Quite Ready For Their Own Airplane Seat: CARES Harness

. . . When You Need Help Tracking The Feeding And Sleeping Schedule: Itzbeen Baby Care Timer