Does this story sound familiar?
"There's so much product out there that they want to get the right things for their child, and they want all of it.
"Increasingly, new parents have the money, the confidence and the inclination to seek special accouterments for baby...
"[pregnant lady] Schoen is excited enough to splurge, and to invite others to..."
It should. It's a typical morality-tale-as-shopping-porn article that titillates you with the prices [over-the-top!] parents [rich! crazy!] are paying for cribs and strollers these days.
Naturally, it ends with literally two cautionary lines: "'The love and interaction they get with you,' [some child development expert brought in at the last minute] says of parents, 'is what's going to help them thrive.'"
No great insights for dads here [only one husband is mentioned, in passing]. But there are a bunch of great, laughable finds:
Parents-to-be shop to fulfill baby's pure possibility [SJ Mercury News, this story's been roaming around in syndication for weeks now. Thanks to DT reader Bally]