Category archive: gear not strollers

April 1, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Also Functions As Baby Crying Predictor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 functions as a "baby crying detector," an amazing "hidden feature," which is techblog for "a feature that's not sexy enough to make it into the ads or the launch announcements or the press materials, but...
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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 20, 2014

Skip*Hop Stroller Handle Handy

Well this looks handy. Skip*Hop's new stroller handle loops onto a stroller, but it could just as easily loop onto a bag or a belt. The only catch is that to get the most benefit from it, your kid...
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February 17, 2014

Daddy Pillows

I'm just going to post the screenshot Jessica Suarez posted on her blog--she said she stumbled across it while looking for a set of sheets for her guestroom--and leave it at that. It's all too mindblowingly sad to handle...
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February 11, 2014

Mazeltov, The Nightlight Is Mostly Here!

Finally/So soon! It's Here!/It's almost here! I don't know quite the best baby birthin' metaphor to use for The Nightlight's soft launch today: was it born a little premature, and needs to spend a few weeks in the Kinja...
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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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January 28, 2014

This USB-Lookin' Wet Diaper Detector Will Be A Thing

It looks like a normal, everyday USB stick, but when it gets near a wet diaper, it lights up! Because it's a wet diaper detector. Made out of a USB casing. That's how Eric Schuh designed his Kickstarter, and...
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January 12, 2014

This Is The Last Thermometer You'll Buy

Yes, you could buy this thermometer pacifier if you want. Even if it's a little off, or your kid doesn't really take to it. It's only like ten bucks, so what the hey. But either way, I'll tell you...
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January 7, 2014

Tech Up, Ladies!

This is actually a snapshot of the MommyTech summit at #CES2014. It's all dudes pic.twitter.com/AwdvnjbFwT— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) January 7, 2014 So the family & kid-related gear section of CES is called MommyTech, and it's all dudes. Even the things...
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December 16, 2013

Slate: Making Fake Babies For Discount Shopping Since Saturday

Congratulations to Matt Yglesias, whose fake baby Tim Duncan Crawford was born over the weekend as part of a Slate pitch on how you don't need to actually verify you have a baby to get 20% discounts on subscriptions...
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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 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 25, 2013

3rd Gen Mambo Family Baby Swim Collar

After tumbling into the labyrinthian world of Chinese knockoff baby bath gear yesterday, I floated past this remarkable product: the 3rd Generation Mambo Family Transparent Baby Swim Ring Collar. Let's all take a moment to remember the brave families...
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September 24, 2013

Baby Shower Cap Photo Reviews Itself

What can I add to-- I mean-- It doesn't even-- and meanwhile, this photo shows up on this Baby Shower Cap Baby Shampoo Visor ["Features: Is your kid hate taking a bath because he/she hates getting water in his/her...
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September 20, 2013

DT Friday Freakout: Future Edition

There's less science and safety this week, but that shouldn't keep this exclusive amalgamation of headlines from ruining your weekend. It's the DT Friday Freakout: A bunch of NYC independent schools--but not all!--are saying they'll drop the E.R.B. as part...
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September 8, 2013

You're With Me, Leather: Ferrari Custom Booster Seat

DT reader Todd spotted this custom booster seat & beach towel combination in a Ferrari F430 Spider at his kid's back-to-school-night. Definitely an improvement over the official licensed Ferrari Booster Seat: A couple more years, inches and pounds, and...
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August 22, 2013

Trying To Understand Muslin Extremists

The other night I was watching Merchant Ivory's A Room With A View for the first time in like 15 years. And Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are these two buttoned up Edwardian ladies, and there's a scene where they're...
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Precious Cargo: Noomad Bike System And Child Seat

In some ways, the Noomad cargo fork looks completely brilliant, the way it trades one front wheel for two, and can hold a suitcase or whatever, centered and low to the ground while you ride. In other ways, like...
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July 24, 2013

Area Man Installs Car Seat Incorrectly

So every thing these people do is going to be picked apart my everyone in the entire world? Count me out. [via publicists for Purveyors of Infant Car Seats to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, apparently] Related: The Queen...
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May 21, 2013

Kids Are Short

Chris Angelini let his toddler-sized son try on his Google Glass while they went to get some juice. The takeaway: HOLY SMOKES, KIDS ARE SHORT! SERIOUSLY, the world looks so weird when seen entirely from crotch height. [via waxy]...
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April 30, 2013

Cowacca, Small Strap For Kids

OK, this is flat out amazing. Cowacca is a small strap and ring for kids to hang onto. It just clips on your belt, or backpack, or stroller, or wherever you need it to not lose a kid. It...
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March 7, 2013

It Was An Ancient Randonneur

I've had a draft for a post about this 1940s randonneur in the style and meter of Coleridge's "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" half-written for so long, the unsold item listing has disappeared from French eBay. Which is...
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February 12, 2013

Here Is A Fine Rollup Canvas Pack From D'Emploi

Lest you think Brooklyn dadding is only about repurposing $750 leather duffles as diaper bags, just take a look at this: it's a very fine-looking waxed canvas roll-up pack that zips almost flat, and that's just the right size--14x11x5--to...
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February 11, 2013

Hipster Fathering Is Not A Crime!

I've been cheering on the inside for Kindling Quarterly for over a month now, because I know exactly how it feels to stand on the brink of fatherhood, survey the parenting magazinescape, and see a deep, daunting, me-shaped void....
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February 7, 2013

Chicfest

The best and chicest diaper bags for dad ow.ly/hu5s1— Dadding (@BabbleDads) February 7, 2013...
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January 31, 2013

Tweet Or Get Off The iPotty

"If only we had a place to put our tablet computers, all our potty training hassles would be solved," said absolutely no one ever in the history of pooping and peeing. Until this year at CES, when CTA Digital...
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December 14, 2012

Sounds Like These Nap Nanny Infant Recliners Are Killin' Babies

Even after one death that led to a 2010 recall and a redesign to strengthen the 3-point harness, the Nap Nanny and related Chill infant recliners are apparently killin' babies. Now the CPSC is suing Baby Matters, the manufacturer,...
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December 6, 2012

Worn Leather Clek, Or Six Months In A Black Leather Booster Seat

We have in our midst several Daddy Types readers who are also automotive journalists of the most discerning kind, folks whose job it is to test cars and car gear on a regular, even long-term basis, and to form highly...
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December 5, 2012

Parenting By Drone Meet Moore's Law

Oh, the sweet drone permasurveillance future cannot come soon enough. At least for Paul Wallich, who wrote in IEEE Spectrum about his first [!] attempt to build an Arduino-powered, video-chatcam and GPS-equipped, quadcopter drone to follow his son down...
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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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October 23, 2012

Before He Walked On Water: Baby Jesus Walker

I confess, when I saw the subject line of JJ Daddy-o's email, "The Infant Jesus In A Baby Walker," I assumed it was one of those "Virgin Mary in a piece of toast" kind of stories. So I was...
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October 4, 2012

The Coming Diapercalypse

image via brisbanetimes There's nothing like an explosion in a Japanese superabsorbent polymer factory to throw the disposable diaper industry analysts into a frenzy. Literally, before the smoke had cleared, and the injured firefighters had been accounted for, headlines...
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October 1, 2012

The Pre-School Entered Apprentice

The "blankie" Henry takes w/ him to preschool is a prop towel from Cremaster 3. Fun time explaining the iconography at dropoff this morning.— Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy) October 1, 2012 Yes, I would imagine that depending on what that blankie...
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September 17, 2012

Mitt Romney & The Onesies Percent

So there's the WTF secret video of the private, $50,000/plate fundraiser where Mitt Romney explains how 47% of Americans are income tax-shirking, government-dependent moochers who, well, there's nothing to be done about them, so "my job is is not to...
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September 12, 2012

Silver Cross Surf's Up! Unidentified Local Mum Wipes Out On Sidewalk

My favorite part of this paparazzi photo of Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen's Silver Cross Surf pram and car seat getting stuck in a gap on the sidewalk and pitching him to the ground is his little feet. So cute....
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September 7, 2012

Baby Hjölster Aims To Redefine Your Sense Of Personal Space

Andy posted the Baby Hjolster to HowToBeADad almost six months ago. I assume the Kickstarter campaign will be announced as soon as they resolve the prototype's door jamb and urinal glitches. BULLSHIT KNOCKOFF UPDATE: Wow, so NBC stripped the...
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August 8, 2012

Tenshi No Tchotchke: 3-D Printed Resin Fetus Desk Ornaments Now Available In Tokyo

The Japanese medical imaging and modeling company Fasotec, based in Chiba, has partnered with a women's health clinic in Ebisu called Hiro-o Ladies, which, honestly, sounds like the Japanese version of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but let's come...
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July 31, 2012

DON'T LEAVE YOUR KID IN THE BACK SEAT [WITH ONE OF THOSE KID-IN-THE-BACK-SEAT DETECTORS]

What with global warming and drought and derechos and whatnot, we're all pretty much doomed anyway, but SERIOUSLY, ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER, PLEASE GET IN THE HABIT OF CHECKING THE BACK SEAT EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU GET OUT OF THE...
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July 10, 2012

Bjorn Jakobson Made The Baby Bjorn, But Bengt Lager Made It Famous.

No idea who came up with this stomach burkkka sun cover, though. Holy smokes, people, whatever happened to hats? Way to represent for the dadgearbloggers, though, Jamie of BabyGuyGearGuide.com, nice hustle. Who Made That? Baby Bjorn [nytimes] Shop around...
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July 9, 2012

Hola, Muchacho Blanket! Pendleton For Kids

While poking around that Australian museum shop tchotchke maker's site a few weeks ago, I came across an interesting-looking "crib blanket" from Pendleton. It's called Daughters of the Earth, and, like its companion Sons of the Sky blanket, it's...
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July 2, 2012

Here Is A Philippe Starck X Target Baby Carrier.

I have no idea if the baby carrier Philippe Starck designed for Target like ten years ago is any good. I mean, if it were really nice, wouldn't they keep on making it? Was all that Starck X Target...
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June 21, 2012

The First Step In Solving A Philippe Starck + Target Diaper Bag Problem

Looks like someone's finally facing up to their Philippe Starck for Target diaper bag hoarding problem. An eBay seller has five of the graphite-and-highlighter bags, which Starck made in 2000, in both backpack and shoulder styles, all apparently new-with-tags....
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June 14, 2012

Close Shave

Nobody knows the #newfaceofdad better than @LOD @jimhigley @blurb @whithonea @daddyclay & @didacticpirate Check their blogs for more info!— Philips Norelco (@shaveexperts) June 12, 2012 It's a Twitter dadblogger grouphug tonight, fellas! Give it up for Phillips Norelco and The...
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June 12, 2012

You're With Me, Leather: The Ferrari FF & Car Seat

Speaking of Family Ferraris, it's looking like the new Ferrari FF 2+2 does not actually totally suck, which is...good? Ezra Dyer's review for the NY Times is so ridiculously faux-litest, I half expect that when the revolution comes, he'll...
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June 8, 2012

OG Baby Carrier + Pipe

DT reader and flickr user knitting iris just posted this awesome photo of her dad from before she was born, hitting Lake Louise with a kid in a tiny aluminum lawn chair strapped to his back. And a pipe....
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April 16, 2012

J-Diapers WTF?

Glad to know the Japanese tradition of putting inexplicably awkward baby photos on their diaper packaging continues. [And yes, I too wish I hadn't seen the overlap with the characters in the lower corner, so I could continue to...
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April 6, 2012

'An Emotion Stroller.'

How do you top sponsoring a Gender Reveal Twitter Party? With the world's most oddly affecting PR contest giveaway email blast subject line! And so Boston area baby store Magic Beans invites us to: "Meet Babyhome & win an Emotion...
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April 5, 2012

Baby Helmets And The Slippery Slope

I used to roll my eyes at the Baby Helmet but now I think _it depends on the baby_.— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) April 5, 2012 Previously: Thudguard makes me more worried about the kid's inherited brainpower...
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March 5, 2012

DT Mommy Mailbag: Poo-Pourri Edition

Of all the things in the kid-related world to gender color-code:Hi- Potty training can be tough on kids, parents, and noses. Add some fun to the bathroom experience with the latest stink-eliminating products from Poo-Pourri, the company behind the spray-before-you-go...
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February 22, 2012

What Do You Make Of This?

David John just tweeted it in passing, but suddenly, I look at Alvar Aalto's classic 1937 Tea Trolley, and I want to see it in kid gear. What could you make of this molded birch strip, tray, solid wheel,...
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