Baby Link Roundup #6,232

I shook my wad of bookmarks and out dropped 32 links.

Halloween

1. Image: Zombie Playground [More info at Jason Chan Art]

2. Halloween printable alphabet cards, silhouette cards, party ideas [Super Simple Songs]

3. Babywearing Halloween costumes [Mamanista]

4. Thirteen for Halloween [Caution: sound-laden website. Free music and other goodies.]

Blogs:

5. Half-Full Blog: science for raising happy kids [based at the University of California, Berkeley]

6. Free Kids Music blog [let us know if you find anything worthwhile]

Tips and Projects

7. The Drugstore Game: A primer for saving tons of money at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid, if you have the time and mental fortitude. [Chief Family Officer] Review the front page for timely coupon links.

8. Ice cube alarm clock gets you and your kids out of bed. No way I’m trying it. [Parent Hacks]

9. Freezer paper stencil Onesie tutorial [My Montessori Journey via Chasing Cheerios]

10. Proof of concept: Chasing Cheerios made magic folding cubes! [context]

11. Hobo play kitchen: reusing everyday objects [Baby Toolkit]

12. Make your own decomposable baby wipes [Wee Baby Stuff via Ohdeedoh]

13. Don’t tell smart children they’re smart [Neatorama]

Baby Products:

14. Zrecs Guide to Safer Children’s Products. Why doesn’t Consumer Reports have something like this?

15. Experts challenge safety of 13 booster seats [Zrecs]

16. World’s best toy organizer
is a plain bookshelf, not some color-blinding kid’s shelf you have to
replace when your pre-teen scowls at the cutesy baby crap you bought
ages ago. [The Mommy Files]

17. Ahh, crap: Safety 1st has stooped to a new low [Daddytypes, see DT's archive of related stories]

18. Finally! A banana-shaped baby toothbrush that can be frozen AND is dishwasher safe. I just don’t have the energy to make this a Fame or Shame post.

Blog Ruminations

19. Suggest a baby name for a blogger dad-to-be you’ve never heard of [via Neatorama] This reminds me of my Name My Baby Boy contest, except there’s no contest; it’s just for fun. Is anyone up for submitting Flynn? Please?.

20. Top 32 fatal things to say to your pregnant wife [Miss Cellania]

21. A librarian’s thoughtful response to a patron’s call for banning the picture book Uncle Bobby’s Wedding [Myliblog]

22. Physicist graphs his baby’s feeding and again looking for a pattern. The only constant is change. [Uncertain Principles]

23. Who wrote the music for that Sesame Street crayon movie? [DaddyTypes]

Followup: A great photo book we have in our home on the subject (for
kids in the 5-year-old range) is How is a Crayon Made? by Oz Charles,
out of print, but used copies are on Amazon and Abe Books. Two more recent books are From Wax to Crayon and Wax to Crayons.

Media:

24. Video: Advertisement for an eyeglass store (don’t miss the subtitles)

25. Photo: Kid playing with his new Star Wars troop carrier [HolyJuan]

26. Images: Baby Animal Alphabet [Dales Designs]

27. 1-minute film: Ignorance of the ability brings disability [Not directly child-related, but good]

Miscellaneous:

28. John Lennon: Househusband [DaddyTypes]

29. Little League is supposed to be free
[NYTimes] …caught my interest while contemplating the exorbitant fees
we pay for peewee soccer that seems rained out half the time.

30. Why good dads make moms jealous
[Parenting Magazine] No deep insights here, but it’s something every
dad can relate to. (Disclosure: Parenting somehow found me and started
sending me their magazine)

31. Useless, but interesting: Babies mentally rotate objects before inserting them into a shape sorter (not the “rotate with your hand until it fits” method). [Cognitive Daily]

32. American Express users: Vote for the International Medical Corps so they get a $1.5 million grant to help malnourished children [via DadTalk here and here].

Comments

6 Responses to “Baby Link Roundup #6,232”

  1. Janelle says:

    Yikes, I’ve reached infomation overload! The booster seat link is useful. We’re looking to buy one soon, so the article is well timed. Thanks.

    October 9th, 2008 at 5:34 am

  2. anastasiav says:

    This isn’t the first time I’ve come across zombie toddlers, but I hope its the last. Last year, a friend wrote some short fiction about locking herself in the bathroom to defend herself from her own children who had turned into zombies, and its haunted me. Now I have an illustration to go with my mental image.

    Thanks a lot.

    October 9th, 2008 at 8:20 am

  3. Candace (Mama Luxe) says:

    Thanks for the shout out.

    Zombie toddlers? Sounds scary.

    October 9th, 2008 at 11:34 am

  4. Stephanie says:

    As always, thanks for the cool info! I didn’t have much to do at work today, and this is how I pass the time. The Zombie Playground, I gotta say, is a bit creepy. But I loved the librarian’s letter about Uncle Bobby’s Wedding! Some parents really freak out about the wrong things.

    October 9th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

  5. Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says:

    Wow, that’s quite the roundup! Thanks so much for including links to CFO :)

    I stopped subscribing to ZRecs b/c of the partial feed, but the booster seat post was interesting. The realization that I will have to buy a booster within the next year came very recently so I’m paying more attention to info about them. So thanks again!

    October 9th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

  6. M Ryan Taylor says:

    Hey, thanks for the link to my site! Happy Halloween! ~Ryan

    October 14th, 2008 at 1:02 am