Baby can email mom to ask for a nappy change

London: Imagine your newborn baby emailing or texting you asking for a nappy change. Your imagination is now a reality, thanks to scientists who`ve developed a device which can give today`s busy parents an extra peace of mind.

The monitoring system, built into an infant babygro, can sends emails or text messages to parents to inform them that a nappy change might be needed, say its developers.

According to the scientists, the device can also detect a baby`s heart rate, temperature and whether their breathing patterns have changed – and can even be programmed to let you know whether your child is happy, grumpy or upset. In fact, the system works by detecting moisture on the baby`s skin, which indicates that the nappy has begun to leak, the `Daily Mail` reported.

A special thread woven into the fabric senses electrical signals on the skin. When the skin becomes moist, the signal becomes stronger because the liquid conducts electricity. This information triggers an email or text alert, say developers. The thread will pick up a soiled nappy only once it has begun to leak, which many parents would argue is already too late, according to the scientists.

The 93 pounds system, called ExmoBaby and developed in America, uses the same threads to pick up the baby`s pulse and breathing rate. A spokesman for the device`s developers said: "We imagine people being there with their baby looking at the data and learning more about their baby. They want to research their baby`s development."