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Kids + Design = Ohdeedoh.com

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I love the tag line for Ohdeedoh.com: "This is a site for people who care about good design, but happen to have children."  You can find all sorts of articles from "Best Toys for Young Builders" to interesting ideas for a nursery.  It’s a fun way to get some great ideas your kids will love – but from a grown up & artistic perspective.  Check it out here. — E. Christian Moore

Networking Mommies

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Stay-at-home moms will (usually very readily) tell you that they have full-time jobs, but many miss the camaraderie of the workplace environment.  One way to make sure you stay in touch with the outside world is through social networking… specifically for moms.  Most people know about Facebook,  LinkedIn and MySpace, but there are several sites that are more parent-focused and information-driven.  One of the largest and well-known is CafeMom.com, but you can also try Babble.comParentsConnect.comMomsNetwork.com, or even Meetup.com.  They’re great ways to chat with other parents and help you feel (and stay) connected. — ECM

Drop the Baby…

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Some of you may have seen the report on parents in India who allow their infants to be dropped from a tower to improve their health.  Many people are complaining that the ritual is outdated and dangerous, while others posit that, after 500 years and no accidents, it’s a tradition which Western cultures just don’t understand.  What’s your opinion?  Do we have rituals in the West that other cultures might find just as strange?  Let us know what you think. — ABS

Big Babies

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Okay, so there’s no real way to explain ManBabies.com — you either love it or you don’t.  The basic idea is that people take photos of dads and babies (vacation photos, family portraits, etc.) and, using Photoshop, switch the heads of the babies and the dads.  Ridiculous?  Yes.  Funny?  Absolutely. — ECM (Special Thanks to Craig Downing.)

BOB Strollers–I AM MOM

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I don’t how many of our readers are from the sunny Northwest (insert sarcastic emoticon here), but if you are, you’ve probably seen these three-wheeled sporty strollers being pushed by parents decked out in some serious outdoor gear. They’re super popular and I see folks running with their babies in them all throughout my neighborhood. Now, I don’t have a BOB, so I’m not sure if I would recommend the extreme off-road stunts this mom pulls with your baby (or groceries), but they seem pretty burly and they look cool. –Brandon N.

Making a "Manly" Diaper Bag

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

While at Toy Fair, I met a guy named Andrew Jones, Editor of  a website for dads called NonToxicReviews.com.  The site features "gadgets, toys and advice for dads" and has interesting video blogs as well.  Today, I thought I’d share his video blog on how to make a low-cost, "manly" diaper bag.  (Bonus points to those who can identify the manly song playing throughout.) Enjoy. – E. Christian Moore

Bedtime Stories Go Digital

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Tired of reading Goodnight Moon to your child for the billionth time?  You can breathe a sigh of relief now that Audible.com has launched Audible Kids.  You can search audiobooks by age range (including 0-4 years) or genre and they even have foreign language downloads. There are also a few free downloads and some featured specials for under a buck.   It’s a great way to help keep kids quiet (and even learning) during long road trips this summer. Check it out here.  — E. Christian Moore

Pets and Babies

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about people with newborns and pets.  There are some important do’s and don’ts that expecting parents should know when introducing a new baby to your furry friends.  The Humane Society website has very helpful (and detailed) information to help make the transition a smooth and happy one.  How did it go for Fido and your little one?  Let us know what worked (and didn’t work) for you. — E. Christian Moore

Teleporting Baby

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Okay, so this may not be as viral as the pickle-eating baby, but it definitely took way more skill to pull it off. Watch this epic battle (fom StupidVideos.com) between a baby and a… Pomeranian. (Who are the parents that had time to make this?) Enjoy. — ECM

Bad Baby Names

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
In their new book,  Bad Baby Names: The Worst True Names Parents Saddled Their Kids With, and You Can Too!, Michael Sherrod and Matthew Rayback of the geneology site Ancestry.com put the spotlight on horrible baby names. (Cholera Peace, anyone?)  The book shows us that celebrities aren’t the only ones who give their kids names like Apple and Kyd.  What’s the worst baby name you’ve ever heard? Let us know. 

You can see more examples of bad baby names (divided into categories like "food" and "diseases")  here. — E. Christan Moore