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Vending machine carries baby supplies for parents in a pinch

A new type of vending machine is helping out moms and dads on the go.

WeGoBabies vending machines are smart vending machines that offer everyday items for babies when parents may have forgotten to restock the diaper bag.

Here are some of the essentials that will be stocked in the machines:

Baby wipes
Sippy cups
Healthy snacks

The machines will be in airports, museums, theme parks and other public places where finding those items in a pinch can be tough.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Running out of diapers or baby formula at home is one thing. Having that happen when you’re at the airport, museum or an amusement park is another. Everyone knows that finding baby essentials at these types of venues is nearly impossible, which is why WeGoBabies founders, Vanessa and Phil Carrington, decided this was a problem that needed a solution.

“As parents ourselves, we had extreme difficulty finding baby goods at various vacation venues,” Vanessa said. “After a few years of experiencing the same consistent problem, we came up with the idea to create a smart vending machine that would specialize in providing access to baby necessities, anytime, anywhere.”

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Baby essentials, Long Island, New York

Even the most well-organized parents can't plan for everything. WeGoBabies founder Vanessa Carrington found that out the hard way when her family got stuck in an airport and ran out of supplies.

Now, with a few taps on the LED screen and a credit card swipe, users of the machine she created can unlock access to items as small as a packet of baby formula or as big as a travel booster seat, all available 24/7. The first machine is scheduled to open in May at the Broadway Mall in Long Island, New York.

The creators of the high-tech machine hope to save parents some time by replacing off a frantic trip to a convenience store with a visit to a vending machine stocked with the essentials -- before a baby meltdown.