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Even Babies Can Ride Those Things That Aren't Hoverboards

Think about it this way, now we won’t have to bother teaching our kids how to walk.

Babies Can Tell The Difference Between FaceTime Grandma And YouTube Elmo

It’s a dilemma for parents in the digital age: We know we’re not supposed to prop our four-month-olds in front of an iPad and let them watch Dora until their eyes bleed. But technology has made the rules of screens complicated — what if Gramps and Gran want to FaceTime? Turns out babies are smart enough to know the difference.

Is Having A Baby More Depressing Than A Death In The Family?

A study of new parents out of Germany makes the claim that having a baby is more hazardous to mental well-being than divorce or the death of a partner.

Meanwhile In The Future: A World With Artificial Wombs

Well hello there, and welcome to our very first episode of a brand new podcast called Meanwhile in the Future! I’m Rose, and I’ll be your host for this set of forays into the future.

Clever Backpack Stroller Is Always At The Ready, Never In The Way

Unless you’ve opted for an antique carriage dating back to the 1920s, most modern strollers are able to collapse small enough to squeeze into a car’s trunk. But the lightweight OmniO Rider actually folds small enough to be worn as a comfortable backpack, giving you an emergency means to transport a tired toddler without having to carry them.

A Beer Bottle For Babies Helps Kids Unwind After A Long Day At The Park

If you thought pushing papers at the office all day was stressful, just imagine what your baby has to deal with. The average playground is a full-on obstacle course to an infant, with dogs to dodge, quicksand to avoid, and slides that seem a mile long. So when you kick back with a cold relaxing brew at the end of the day, your little one can do the same with their formula in this Lil’ Lager beer bottle for babies.

This Cradle Lets You Remotely Rock Your Baby To Sleep From Your Phone

If you’ve got a baby on the way and are worried that parenting might be a little overwhelming, don’t worry, there’s now an app for that. Fisher-Price’s new 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle ‘n Swing can be remotely operated from a smartphone or tablet using a free accompanying app, so you don’t need to be anywhere near a restless infant to rock, soothe, or help put it to sleep.

App Turns Your Phone's Camera Into A Jaundice-Detecting Paediatrician

Infant jaundice, where a baby’s liver can’t remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognise it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby’s skin and eyes, but what if you’re a nervous parent far from a pediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone’s camera into a doctor’s trained eye.

How An App Helped Me (And 20,000 Other Women) Get Pregnant

Last year, I sat in the bathroom of an Irish pub, trying desperately to solve a maths equation. I had abandoned my friends at the bar, where I’d been pretending to drink an IPA, to tend to this pressing arithmetic in private. If I solved correctly for ‘x’, the answer would provide me with some crucial information — whether or not my pregnancy was going well.

Here's How One Parent From 1989 Imagined 2014

Is it cruel to have children when the world is so terrible? That’s not a new question. And when a newspaper columnist asked it in 1989, he came down on the side of no. The world of the future — the world of 2014, to be exact — was going to be just wonderful enough that having kids was a great idea. Was he right?

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