Baby Link Roundup #6,743

  1. Akihiro Futara’s awesome family portraits and even more portraits. [link via Neatorama]
  2. Photo essay: scientists make great dads.
  3. Baby Borscht — It’s gourmet globetrotting baby food.
  4. Scratch and sniff human excrement baby shower game. What’s wrong with melted candy bars smooshed into diapers?
  5. A great way to photograph baby growth month-by-month.
  6. Discovery Box — storage shelf for your junior naturalist. No DVD or website could match the awesomeness of this idea, although the dimensions seem small.
  7. Intelligence is sexy (as it pertains to sperm quality).
  8. 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.]
  9. Interview with the 4-year-old from a famous Great Depression photo. [see original photo.]
  10. Jiffy Pop mom-and-baby winter coat. I wanted to make this one a caption contest.
  11. Pre-assembled “Fast Franks” hot dogs — for clueless parents who need “proprietary bread technology.” [Toddlers eat hot dogs, right? Okay, Thinga-connection established.]
  12. A breastfeeding biting baby simulated in a magazine advertisement for nipple lotion.
  13. 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:

  1. Buy used, save the difference.
  2. Stay (mostly) organized.
  3. Chore charts!
  4. Getting (almost) everything done.
  5. Finding “me time.”
  6. 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.


4 Responses to “Baby Link Roundup #6,743”

  1. Christy says:

    I think that the Nipple Cream ad is hilarious. I would love to see that in a magazine!

    Ok AJ, what’s your current fascination with the Duggars?

    February 21st, 2009 at 7:59 pm

  2. AJ says:

    I secretly want to untie my wife’s tubes and impregnate her 16 more times before her uterus prolapses.

    Nah, I find it interesting that an 18-kid family supposedly doesn’t receive government assistance and the parents don’t have high-paying jobs and didn’t receive the windfall of a huge inheritance. The inevitable question is… how do they do it?

    February 21st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

  3. MoJo says:

    Don’t they get paid per episode? Like the Gosselin’s on Jon & Kate Plus 8? For their new house, a lot of the items (like the piano and interior decorator) were donated in exchange for publicity.

    February 23rd, 2009 at 9:36 am

  4. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    Not surprising to me, AJ. I know other families doing it just fine. Maybe not 18 kids. But 12. The way they do it? Setting priorities and living by them.

    My sister and her family lived on $8/hr with 3 kids for quite a long time because it was their priority that my sister would be home with the kids.

    February 25th, 2009 at 7:08 am

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