Friday, March 31st, 2006
Five Blogs for Browsing
1. The Life of Ryan is working on a photo album for Ryan’s first year, with a couple cool ideas. Take a photo of your kid in oversized clothes and again when those clothes fit. Also, take overhead shots of your baby every month and compile the photos side-by-side for comparison.
2. Spilling the Beans is a baby product blog written by the owners of Magic Beans, a toy store in Massachusetts. That’s the blogger equivalent of insider trading! I’m sure they are never hurting for something to write about.
3. Storkin promises “regular tips and advice for new and upcoming parents.” Its critical problem (or fantastic feature, if you’re on a dial-up Internet connection) is that it doesn’t include images in its posts. What fun is that? Then you have to, you know, read.
4. The Daily Stroll is a product blog with a feminine bent, apparently written by five moms and a guy named Charlie. I’m only a year late in finding this one.
5. Coochicoos is a product
blog promising “baby design for modern parents.” Warning: it has an annoying
pop-up form which keeps popping up if you don’t fill out the form
and/or prefer to reject browser cookies like me.
Commentary: Wow! More baby product blogs??? When I started Thingamababy I was starved for baby product talk. Daddy Types and Modern Day Dad were the only blogs on the block, near as far as I could tell. They are great, but I was still hungry.
There has been a baby blog boom since. (See the links in the right column under the heading “Reviews and Advice.”) Some blogs follow a familiar recipe for obtaining writing topics (sometimes not crediting the source, booo!). For now, I’m linking to every product blog I find. As the blog explosion continues, I appreciate hearing from you about which blogs you like. Tell me in the comments section or by e-mail.