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In Loco Parentis

Insane Couple Asks Reddit To Name Its Unborn Baby Girl

"Please don't name me Salad!" (Wikimedia Commons)

In what’s sure to be the first in a couple’s long line of fabulous parenting decisions, two soon-to-be parents have asked the Internet for help naming their daughter. 

With the approval of his (probably long suffering) wife, the husband set up namemydaughter.com, where users can vote for their favorite first and middle names for the unborn baby girl. 

The husband explained himself and appealed to potential voters on Reddit, because obviously: Read More

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Shut Your Baby Up For Hours With Built-in iPad Play Chair

Does it come with Tinder? (Photo: Fisher-price.com)

Babies are so needy, right? Thank god for iPads, which can keep them occupied on long road trips, restaurant outings and other instances when you’re too cheap to get a baby-sitter.

Now, you can distract your baby at home, too, thanks to Fisher-Price’s Apptivity Seat, a comfy chair for newborns and toddlers with a built-in iPad mount to make sure your kid’s face is never more than a few inches away from the hypnotic glow of Junior MasterChef. Read More

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Parents Seem Pretty Chill About Letting iPads Raise Their Kids

Dramatization. (Photo: Brutal Gamer)

There’s nothing like the soothing glow of a digital screen to shut your kid up for a few minutes. Parents have known this since the dawn of television.

But now, there’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to getting your kid to sit still for longer than three seconds, and it’s called the tablet. Tablet ownership among families has risen at an insane rate–40 percent of families own the devices now, while two years ago, only 8 percent did, according to the New York Times. So if you wondered who was buying all those Kindle Fires, there you go. Read More