As a parent, your highest priority is to keep your little one safe, happy and comfortable. Of course, this is easier said than done when your child isn鈥檛 old enough to communicate how he or she feels. In addition to being a full-time parent, you might become a part-time detective as you try to decipher whether that gurgle, cry or coo means that your baby feels hot, cold or just right. Fortunately, you have an ally in Hoko, a portable comfort monitor that keeps kids cozy and you sane, even when you鈥檙e on the go.


The Hoko聽may look like an ordinary toy, but its聽plush body is actual a comfort indicator attached to a powerful temperature and moisture sensor. When you slip the sensor into your child鈥檚 clothing and activate it through an easy switch, Hoko聽measures temperature and humidity levels between the layers of your baby鈥檚 clothing. You don鈥檛 have to be fluent in baby talk to interpret Hoko鈥檚 findings, either. The plush indicator communicates the collected data to you through intuitive, color-coded LEDs that blink based on your child鈥檚 comfort level.聽Red means that your tyke is feeling too hot, blue too cold, yellow too humid and green indicates that the battery needs a boost. Based on Hoko鈥檚 wisdom, you can add or remove layers from your little one鈥檚 outfit. Once your baby is snug as a bug in a rug, you鈥檒l see a white light signaling that聽all is well.


Having a Hoko is like having a personal nanny who not only comforts your baby 24/7, but also travels with your family at no extra cost. Whether聽you pack the Hoko on long-distance family trips by plane, car or boat or simply on days out when the weather is uncertain, the Hoko will keep an eye on Junior even when you can鈥檛. By continuously monitoring and reporting on his or her needs, the Hoko can prevent discomfort and tantrums from cutting your family excursions short. In addition, every Hoko monitor comes packaged in a book of fun outdoor antics and stories to keep you and your bundle of joy immersed in nature and each other鈥檚 company for hours.


Hoko聽is the creative baby of Didier Lortie and Nicolas Plourde, two born adventurers and friends with a desire to help fellow parents plan outdoor excursions without stressing over the wellbeing of their children. If you want to support Didier and Nicolas in their mission to take the guesswork out of parenting, head over to their Kickstarter campaign and pledge $55 or more to nab this baby in time for the holidays.

Will you invest in this pint-sized portable before your next family outing? Let us know in the comments below!

(Photos via Hoko)