Category archive: food

March 24, 2014

Cheetos, Doritos, Baby Carrots: The Top Three Things Baby Carrots Are Not

In a shocking, exclusive report from Huffington Post, which they copied from imgur, where five months ago user SassyPants had LOLCATS'd the animated GIFs from a Buzzfeed post about an industrial trade group's 5-year-old PR video, baby carrots are...
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March 21, 2014

DT Friday Freakout: Helicopter Edition

The DT Friday Freakout is here to ruin your weekend with a roundup of headlines from the worlds of science, health, parenting, politics, and France: An Indian couple in a rough Northern Paris suburb is being investigated for child neglect....
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March 17, 2014

There Is Still No Better Breast Pump

Speaking of It Doesn't Get Better, the Times asks, "Shouldn't the Breast Pump Be as Elegant as an iPhone and as Quiet as a Prius by Now?" Yeah, no. Considering how recent the iPhone is, and how rare design talent...
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February 22, 2014

Would You Could You On A Plane?

Two tweets, from the same company, less than 24 hours apart. This is why so many women struggle with #breastfeeding. pic.twitter.com/hQMTFibqQ7— Kelly Kautz (@kellykautz) February 21, 2014 I totally get Kautz's point here, which goes right to the heart of...
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February 7, 2014

Wine Sippy Cups Exist

There are days when I wonder why I keep going with the new dad angle, and then someone will tweet about wine sippy cups, and it all makes sense again. The lids are colored Merlot and Party Pink! Stroll...
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February 6, 2014

McDonald's Shows You How The Canadian McNuggets Are Made

Daddy Types has long taken an editorial interest in the contents of McNuggets, which are an occasional part of K2's occasional McDonald's diet. Now we see that McDonald's Canada has invited us into Cargill's chicken factory, to see the...
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January 31, 2014

If Not Breastfeeding Is Illegal, Only Criminals Won't Breastfeed

Breast is best, in fact, it's so great, that the United Arab Emirates' legislature, whose members are appointed by each emirate's ruling monarch, has decided that every child should be breastfed until the age of two. And so they passed...
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January 19, 2014

Les Jeux d'Enfants Cookbooks By Michel Oliver

I lost this link, and then I just found it. Which is awesome, because this 1966 book, La Patissierie est un jeu d'enfants/Mkaing French Desserts & Pastries is Child's Play, written and illustrated by Michel Oliver, who was then...
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January 14, 2014

Papa Types Support Breastfeeding In Church

Ohoh, Pope Francis, while baptizing 32 infants in the Sistine Chapel:"Some will cry because they are uncomfortable or because they are hungry," the Pope said. "If they are hungry, mothers, let them eat, no worries, because here, they are...
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January 10, 2014

Organic Milk A Capitalist Tool

Did you ever wonder why organic milk had such longer shelf life than inorganic milk? Did you think it was because it was organic? Yeah, well, it turns out it's because it's ultrapasteurized instead of regularpasturized. And so it is...
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January 7, 2014

What This Blog Post Suggests To Replace The War On Bottle Feeding With Will Astound You

"Breastfeeding: Was there ever a golden age?" asks the BBC headline, because the answer is obviously no. "We talk about the golden age where everybody breastfed, and that age never happened," says Suzanne Barston, author of Bottled Up: How...
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December 29, 2013

Peanuts Better, Says JAMA

I stumbled across this amazing study this morning--literally, since I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night, and it was in USA Today: ladies, just eat more peanuts during pregnancy, and our country's long peanut-free nightmare might be over.pregnant women...
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December 10, 2013

You're Wrong, Person On Cheeses

I don't know how New York Magazine gets their numbers, but they are wrong about how many kids are named Cheese. The Babycenter survey data they show is only for boys. And on BabyCenter's own site, there have been eight...
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Sophie's Choice (2013)

Oh no, the last bit of inorganic milk filled the entire sippy cup! And so I'm left filling the other cup with organic! How do I decide which kid gets the inferior milk?? DON'T MAKE ME DECIDE THIS, CRUEL...
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November 26, 2013

Wienermobile Say Drive Safely This Thanksgiving

Whereas the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile fleet and the activities of the HotDogger teams of newly minted marketing/PR majors who pilot them has been an area of investigative focus at DaddyTypes, and Whereas, that includes that one time in 2009...
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October 23, 2013

A Brief History Of Breast Pumps - DRAFT

Aah, Autumn, when the young journalist's heart turns to thoughts of, "Wait, how exactly did we become a world where people are mailing each other breastmilk after meeting on the internet? I bet I can get a 1,200-word backgrounder out...
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October 22, 2013

Why Buy The Breast Milk On The Internet, When You Can Get The Salmonella For Free?

Breast milk obtained online, whether through informal markets or donations, was found to have pathogenic bacteria and other contaminants. These include staph and salmonella, which can pose a significant health risk to preterm and medically compromised newborns. Who, if...
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October 9, 2013

Apple Care

Note to self: do NOT spill breast milk on your computer! Note to baby: Sorry. Steve Jobs ate your lunch.— Nina Simon (@ninaksimon) October 9, 2013...
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September 16, 2013

DT Friday Freakout: Monday Makeup Edition

Yeah, the weekend was pretty shot, even without this assortment of headlines from the worlds of health, science, education, and parenting. So let's just this once ruin your whole week, or if you remember some of these from last week,...
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September 8, 2013

DT Friday Freakout: Sonic Hedgehog Edition

The DT Friday Freakout was delayed a couple of days to rope in one more shocking article about how smoothies are killing us all. Let your weekend-ruining begin: Eat food, not a lot, mostly parents'. A Scottish study finds toddlers...
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August 22, 2013

How Free-Range Is Free-Range Enough?

So I can see how it'd be very useful for a kid to be able to get their own cup of water at the fridge. But the dispenser doesn't have a drain. And I can see how it'd be nice...
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August 9, 2013

Brazilians' Funniest Home Videos

Tricking the kid with a Kit Kat may work once or twice, but the only longterm solution here is Limited Edition Mashed Pea & Chai Kit Kats. Available at a food merchant near you. Also, this video is totally...
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July 31, 2013

Chinese Parents Prefer Foreign, Non-Poisonous Formula

If only Big Formula could sell two cans of formula to everyone in China... China's Search for Infant Formula Goes Global [nyt]...
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July 22, 2013

Don't Think About C-Sections When You Cut That Gender Reveal Cake

Heard from a member of the DT Executive Committee that the post with the crowning baby cake is gross. Yes, dear, you are right, I am sorry. So in order to push it farther down the page and out of...
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June 28, 2013

DT Friday Freakout: Breast Friends Forever Edition

A special collection of news stories from the worlds of parenting, health and science to ruin your weekend all at once: it's the Daddy Types Friday Freakout: Breastfeeding gets your kid more friends and improves his social mobility for no...
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June 10, 2013

Booty Maker Joins Orphan Brand Conglomerate

Robert's American Gourmet Food Company, the maker of Pirate's Booty and other Booty snacks, has been acquired by B&G Foods, a New Jersey conglomerate of totally random, orphan consumer brands that have been shed by much larger conglomerates. So this...
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June 4, 2013

Famous OTO Cardboard Food Truck Is Crowdsourcing Right Now

There are few things more annoying than an ice cream truck, especially when they just roll up like clockwork at your playground, and the half of the kids whose parents don't care what kind of crap they eat or...
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June 1, 2013

Luiz Doesn't Want To Eat Octopus

I very clearly remember the moment when the kid realized that chicken was not a homonym, but the same thing. [youtube]...
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May 17, 2013

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters

Because you can never have enough ninjas, here are ninjabread men cookie cutters. Also, I just like saying ninjabread men to myself. TRY IT! Buy a set of three Ninjabread Men cookie cutters for like $5 [amazon via @mathowie,...
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May 15, 2013

Hold The Fetal Mint

A sign at some Dupont Circle salad restaurant today:...
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May 3, 2013

DT Friday Freakout: Edition Of The Rat

It's been that kind of a week, the kind where you wish you could avoid all the freakout-inducing headlines from the worlds of parenting, science, and safety. Where you wish you could just bundle them all up into one, so...
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April 24, 2013

This Is Not A Drill. Should I Teach The Kids The McCrew Dance?

Alright, so we know that McDonald's Japan has made this McCrew Dance video to virally recruit the Kids Of Today to work there. This is not my concern. But there is also a McCrew Dance instructional video. Which makes...
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April 16, 2013

Bamboo Stroller Hack

Here is a stroller turned into a vegetable cart, as photographed by Beatbeatrice at the Anilao Market in the Philippines. [instragram via @beabeatrice]...
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March 1, 2013

One Country, Two Formula Markets

No, these people in Shenzhen haven't violated the one-child policy; they're taking as much powdered formula as they can carry back to Hong Kong, ahead of HK's ban on Mainland powdered milk products, which goes into effect March 1st....
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February 25, 2013

My Friend FLIKEA

The AP reports that Czech authorities found traces of horse meat in Ikea meatballs. Ikea says that their tests show no such thing? Or maybe we go with, horse meat is at undetectable levels? Anyway, Ikea's stopped selling meatballs, but...
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February 13, 2013

For Sale: Starck Baby Tableware, Never Used

Timpee1, an eBay seller in Wisconsin, has decided now is the time clear out the Philippe Starck + Target baby gear that's been sitting, unused, in the packages, since 2001. Which, if you're in the market for a baby...
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February 8, 2013

DT Friday Freakout: Teddy Bears Edition

I know I'm missing a bunch, but these reports from the worlds of science, health, parenting, and twitter [uh, three of these things belong together? -ed.] should be enough to freak you out and ruin your weekend. Except for the...
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January 28, 2013

Attachment Parenting Ryan Gosling

Did not realize this "Hey, Girl" thing is still going. And going strong. Attachment Parenting Ryan Gosling [via dt ryan gosling correspondent rolf]...
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January 17, 2013

Breast Beanie Is Best

There are many paths to the top of Mount Fuji. So I am totally fine to have learned about the Boob Beanie from DT's Amsterdam correspondent Jan, who saw an article in the Telegraaf about the the Australian Boob...
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January 12, 2013

DT Protip: Avoid The Shortest Baby Spoons

For someone whose job involves a fair amount of typing, I end up sticking my hand in our disposall way too frequently. So don't get baby forks and spoons that are so short, you can't see them. You want the...
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December 19, 2012

Aigle Royal With Babies

They got the metric system in Quebec; they don't know WTF a golden eagle is. Also, I had this video on mute the first 25 or so times I watched it. Big mistake....
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November 29, 2012

Daddy, What Did Babies Drink Before Brawndo?

Frankly, I'm less interested in the Crib Dribbler itself than in the "Kindex™ Infant Energy Drink" mentioned on the package. And both are quickly forgotten when confronted with the actual existence of Prank Packs, a social network-powered, digital retail...
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November 25, 2012

Charlie Bit My Wheat Thins!

Watching K2's unprompted, awesomely and unexpectedly combative re-creation of the Family Guy Wheat Thins commercial is the closest I think I've ever come to regretting my perhaps overly principled decision--made, I might addd, before YouTube itself existed--to not pursue...
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October 2, 2012

Don't Bring A Kinder To A Massfight

image: dpa/spiegel Der Spiegel reports that the number of lost children so far at this year's Oktoberfest is 93, compared to 56 in 2011. Also:"Happily, there were no attempted killings during the first half of the festival, and no...
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September 10, 2012

Inglourious 'Breastapo' Prefers The Milk.

Oh, man, if these Sunday Star-Times reports are any indication, the health care system in New Zealand has been seized by power-mad lactivists loyal to the WHO, who have turned the little island nation into the breastfeeding version of...
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August 31, 2012

Area Man Throwing Out His Ikea Napkins

We were at the big Asian supermarket yesterday, K2 and I, wandering around the fish section, where some random gweilo dad was letting his 2-3yo kid just pick up fish after fish after fish with his grimy little hands, and...
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August 17, 2012

DT Friday Freakout: Nuts Edition

An abbreviated assortment of news from the worlds of science, health, and parenting to freak you out for the weekend: The better educated the parents, the worse kids do when trapped in a fridge. [aap, c. 1958 via felix] Eating...
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August 16, 2012

EBB: Everything But Breastfeeding

People really do get worked up over breastfeeding and bottlefeeding. But whether you go the formula route, or the pump, dads giving the kid a bottle, especially in the middle of the night, provides a real and concrete benefit to...
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August 7, 2012

Hey Blueberry Boy! Pancake Mountain's On YouTube

Hey, Pancake Mountain gave itself a media upgrade. The awesome, if somewhat dormant, DC-based indie music kids TV show has a YouTube channel! Oh, wait, I knew this. It's been around for five years. I guess I mean that,...
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July 31, 2012

Latch On, Latch Off: Bloomberg Tells Hospitals To Lock Up That Formula

The Bloomberg administration has persuaded 27 of New York City's 40 hospitals to adopt new, breastfeeding-friendlier procedures for newborns. As part of the new Latch On NYC program, maternity ward nurses are supposed to encourage new moms to breastfeed by...
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