Saturday, February 21st, 2009
Baby Link Roundup #6,743
- Akihiro Futara’s awesome family portraits and even more portraits. [link via Neatorama]
- Photo essay: scientists make great dads.
- Baby Borscht — It’s gourmet globetrotting baby food.
- Scratch and sniff human excrement baby shower game. What’s wrong with melted candy bars smooshed into diapers?
- A great way to photograph baby growth month-by-month.
- Discovery Box — storage shelf for your junior naturalist. No DVD or website could match the awesomeness of this idea, although the dimensions seem small.
- Intelligence is sexy (as it pertains to sperm quality).
- Poor children’s brain activity resembles stroke victims – Why? Diet? Nurturing? Education? Lifestyle? They suggest fewer books, less reading, fewer games, fewer museums, etc. in the first years of life. [FYI, the thing on that kid's head in the photo is a geodesic sensor net.]
- Interview with the 4-year-old from a famous Great Depression photo. [see original photo.]
- Jiffy Pop mom-and-baby winter coat. I wanted to make this one a caption contest.
- Pre-assembled “Fast Franks” hot dogs — for clueless parents who need “proprietary bread technology.” [Toddlers eat hot dogs, right? Okay, Thinga-connection established.]
- A breastfeeding biting baby simulated in a magazine advertisement for nipple lotion.
- Gerber has no ethics issue with depicting fruit on children’s snack packaging when the leading ingredients are corn syrup and sugar. Count me puzzled.
- 18-Kid Duggar Family interview links:
- Buy used, save the difference.
- Stay (mostly) organized.
- Chore charts!
- Getting (almost) everything done.
- Finding “me time.”
- Mr. & Mrs. Duggar act painfully non-judgmental about octo-mom.
Best for last: A video rendition of The Beatles song In My Life. The singer is reflecting on all the people, places and moments he has loved in his childhood, and affirming that he loves his new companion in a greater, more meaningful way. In the context of this video, a dad is singing about how fatherhood has transformed his life.