The Perfect Baby Blog

Insider baby-naming secrets, part I

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

One of the more popular parts of the The Perfect Baby Handbook, it seems, are the tips on finding unexpected sources for unique baby names on p. 6. Those readers who’ve been pleading for more, equally sound advice on this topic are in luck: When writing the book, I researched several extra lists that didn’t […]

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“Hey, come on in! Just viciously twist the little bronze baby head!”

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Nice. A doorknob crafted to resemble a disembodied baby skull. This is easily one of the creepiest infant-related products I’ve ever encountered. The manufacturer actually advertised it as “suitable for nurseries!” Absolutely, if you want your child to grow up and have scale models of your own heads cast in bronze for use as toilet-flush […]

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Pondering the Time Out Pad

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Are you familiar with the Time Out Pad? The electronic mat that turns the Naughty Step concept into a stern multimedia experience? In some circles, it’s old news, but I nevertheless find it fascinating. A quick briefing for the uninitiated: When your kid acts up, you set her on the Pad, and set it to […]

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