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The Ritmo is a unique pregnancy belt that allows you and your baby to listen to music at the same time. While experts may disagree on when a fetus first hears sounds, they tend to agree that listening to music is beneficial for both mother and child. Music is not only soothing, some experts believe that it is facilitates development of some early behaviors and could play a part in future musical ability and intellectual development. Read More
How would you like to be one of those people who remotely-operate those little unmanned submarines, watching their live video feeds as they explore shipwrecks or engage giant squids? Well, good luck with that. In the meantime, you can make do with buying a Thunder Tiger Neptune SB-1 radio-controlled submarine. By installing the optional mini video camera inside its clear nose cone, you can proceed to explore the briny depths of your local lake, pond or swimming pool. Read More
New from electronics maker Parrot comes the AR.Drone, a Wi-Fi helicopter with dual cameras and augmented-reality video streaming, that you control using your iPhone or iPod Touch. Although the RC flyer is still in the prototype stage, Parrot has been demonstrating it at the 2010 CES show in Las Vegas. The AR.Drone features four rotors and interchangeable hulls for flying both indoors and outside. Built-in flight stabilization technology keeps the drone steady while you use your iPhone’s motion sensors to steer it remotely over the craft’s Wi-Fi network. Read More
Why are we humans so obsessed with games and puzzles? Oh that’s right – they’re fun, often challenging and can entertain you for hours. Here’s an interesting puzzle concept that might entertain the youngsters - the Oblo didactic puzzle. It’s an intriguing three-dimensional puzzle that requires the user to find exactly the right extracting position in order to move to the next level. Will it be fun or just frustrating? Read More
The Texthook has been created by a stay-at-home mum who likes to keep in touch with the outside world. It’s a phone-holder that clips to your stroller’s handle bar and makes it easier for you to text or email while you're out and about (though the makers recommended you wait until the stroller is stationary before conversing electronically). Read More
Most babies like being rocked to sleep in your arms, but can often wake when being placed in their cradle. A product from a Swedish design company could help to solve that problem. The Mawok is a versatile baby hammock that is lightweight, easy to transport and can be fixed in a permanent or temporary position. And unlike traditional cradles, this hammock soothes baby by rocking up and down, rather than side-to-side. Read More
Trying to placate a hungry baby and getting their milk to the right temperature can be a stressful experience. What if there was a way to heat the milk to the right temperature in just one minute? Enter Yoomi - a baby's feed bottle that brings milk to the temperature of breast milk by simply pressing a button. Read More
Baby baths are handy when your child is young but they grow out of them quickly. Some designs can also be particularly ugly and take up valuable space in the home. The Flexi-bath ticks all the right boxes for looks, style and functionality - children can use the bath up to the age of four and it also folds up when bath time is over. Yes – you read correctly – it folds up flat when bath time is over. Read More
When it comes to buying baby gear, new parents can be forgiven for becoming a little befuddled with all the equipment needs of a new baby. One item that is on most parents’ list is a feeding chair and it seems the choices and styles are endless. Here’s an interesting new travel-ready solution that might attract parents who lean towards green – Belkiz’s Feedaway – a strong, portable and lightweight feeding chair made from 100% recyclable Visy cardboard. Read More

Raising a child with Wii

November 19, 2009
Wii has a knack for turning everyday activities into stimulating interactive games. We’ve seen cooking and yoga work their way into people’s consoles and Nintendo hasn’t stopped there. The company's latest creation - Baby and Me - allows anyone to play mom and raise a baby through their Wii console. Read More
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