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Blending Surnames

Hi Jennifer!

I’d love to hear your advice about blending my last name, Rothschild, (ROTH-child) with my fiance’s last name, Meyer (MY-er). The readily available options are Rothsmeyer and Meychild, (although we’d probably do Rothmeyer or Mychild, to spare our kids the trouble of spelling it over and over for people). [Read more...]
Gadgets Past: Paul’s Previous Posts
Take the Tub Temperature: digital spout Listen in on your unborn: Prenatal Listener Detect against Ear infections: EarCheck Educate your Unborn Baby: BabyPlus Puppy plays to learn Stop SIDS: Snuza monitors baby Did Einstein bend balls? The Bendy Ball. Chewing and Winking: the Winkel Robot teaches tots: Cogsley Little Scholar educational tablet for kids Seat holds baby and iPad: the Apptivity Foam case keeps your kid’s iPad safe: the Khomo Safekids Amazon Kindle FreeTime — a better babysitter Kids can learn electronics A robot pet based on your iPhone Make better baby food Hi-tech Teddy monitors baby: TediTalk Help your baby start to walk: Walking Wings Take a Temp without a Touch: VeraTemp Bounce the baby: MamaRoo Bellybuds pump sound to the Baby Bump Remotely ensure your baby is breathing: Owlet Vitals Monitor Bathe and weigh the baby: Aqua Scale Baby’s First photo album: Discovery Forget Me Not Baby-sized blender for complete nutrition iPad on the iPotty: Activity Seat Find out if you’re Fertile: OvaCue Time-lapse app records facial changes: Watch Me One futuristic super-stroller: 4Moms origami Warm those baby wipes Shush the baby: Pneo baby shusher Why are you crying, Baby? [Read more...]
Educate your Unborn Baby

Here’s a real jumpstart on your offspring’s education: the BabyPlus is a “prenatal education system” that’s “developed to strengthen a child’s long-term learning capabilities.” 

The developer says infants who have used the BabyPlus “are born more alert and responsive, nurse better, sleep better, and enjoy improved school readiness.”

The BabyPlus provides audio lessons with which a baby can discriminate the simple rhythmic sounds of the gadget from those of the mother. [Read more...]

Listen in on your Unborn

The Prenatal Listener lets you hear the sounds your unborn baby makes. “When you find out that you’re expecting, you can’t wait to meet your new baby,” developer Graco says. “The Listener’s design gently hugs the natural curvature of your belly, so it fits snugly and offers terrific sound quality.”

The gadget amplifies the baby’s heartbeat, kicks, hiccups and natural womb sounds, that begin late in the second trimester. [Read more...]

Formal Name v. Nick Name

Hi Jenni,

I was wonder what you think of the name Skyley for a girl? It’s going to pronounce like skylee it just the spelling is different.

Stephanie V.

Dear Stephanie,

First, my name is Jennifer. And I’m not just correcting you, I’m making a point about diminutive names.  I, personally, don’t believe you should give diminutive names as formal names for a child. [Read more...]