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(Mother Jones)   If you're one of those helicopter parents who need to have all the latest and greatest high-tech gadgets to control your precious little snowflakes, here's some more   (motherjones.com) divider line 8
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2013-09-16 03:12:56 PM
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Mikey1969: No Such Agency: And owning your own baby scale is just dumb.  Do you own a bathroom scale?  Congratulations, you can weigh your baby.  Not rocket science.

Maybe we just have too much money.

Excerpt that babies are weighed in pounds and ounces when they are that small. Also, speaking from experience, have you ever tried to hold a baby in place on a regular bathroom scale without getting a faulty reading off of the scale? Any pressure downwards to hold the baby on the flat(If you're lucky) scale will tweak the results. Not only that, but the tray on that baby scale is curved on the edges and babies will roll right the fark off of a regular bathroom scale. I don't remember which baby I weighed and why, but it was a pain in the ass...


1) Pick up baby
2) Stand on scale, get weight of you plus baby
3) Put down baby
4) Stand on scale, get weight of you without baby
5) Subtract.
2013-09-16 02:37:45 PM
2 votes:
When did Cracked start writing for Mother Jones?

/ I was suprised the article ws not split into 2 pages
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2013-09-16 04:08:51 PM
1 votes:
If you're so distrusting of the nanny that you attach a GPS to the baby then why the fark are you handing the kid over every morning?
2013-09-16 02:31:30 PM
1 votes:
I just want a toddler version of those remote-controlled dog shock collars.
2013-09-16 02:03:49 PM
1 votes:
We actually got a baby scale from my wife's parents friend and it was really hard for me to not burst out in laughter. I can do simple subtraction. We were polite and went and returned it. It was like a $100 scale or something. I was floored.

I'm also blown away by these ~$1,500 strollers out there. You can literally buy a running used car for that.

Of course, all that said, my wife actually did use a pair of belly buds for both pregnancies...
2013-09-16 01:52:34 PM
1 votes:

Copperbelly watersnake: To be fair to the parents, your get through the birth with mom and child safety and sound only to have the hospital hand you materials on SIDS (SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROM). SIDS is where some infants just stop breathing for no apparent reason. Oh, and if the infant rolls onto their stomach it may increase their chance of SIDS. Something my first child did right after getting home from the hospital. Kind of hard not to get paranoid.

The wife wonders why I don't want to have another one. I'm getting too old for that little sleep.


Exactly. They hand you your little bundle of joy an immediately start telling you that your baby could die at any time with no warning and no real way to completely prevent it. I would have probably spent the money to get the monitor just to get my wife to shut up and go to sleep. Also, I am a telemetry nerd.
2013-09-16 01:47:57 PM
1 votes:
To be fair to the parents, your get through the birth with mom and child safety and sound only to have the hospital hand you materials on SIDS (SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROM). SIDS is where some infants just stop breathing for no apparent reason. Oh, and if the infant rolls onto their stomach it may increase their chance of SIDS. Something my first child did right after getting home from the hospital. Kind of hard not to get paranoid.

The wife wonders why I don't want to have another one. I'm getting too old for that little sleep.
2013-09-16 01:04:20 PM
1 votes:
There was just enough sarcasm in that article to make me laugh instead of weep for humanity.
 
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