My "baby" is having me committed to a state mental institution. @Huggies: Hey dads: what do you have planned for you and baby this weekend?— Neil Hamburger (@NeilHamburger) May 21, 2012 [via @dadcentric]
It's one of the things I've never really made explicit, mostly because I just hoped the language shift would catch on, or at least be noticed, even unconsciously, by people visiting the site.
But I hate the use of the term "baby" without an article so much it hurts. It's one of the tiniest, yet most annoying things about the Baby Industrial Complex and its historical focus on speaking almost exclusively to moms.
And so from the very beginning, I've never used that construct on Daddy Types. And it's why I almost always use "kid" or "kid" instead. Obviously, I'm resigned to the fact that "baby" has not been smothered in its syntactical crib. Yet.