tv
Goodbye, Peppa Pig

My seven-year-old daughter has gotten into some straight-up terrible TV shows of late. While I’m glad one of them is a magical-girl show like Sailor Moon, which organically extends her genre palette, it’s absolutely awful. I long for simpler times — times when I’d watch Peppa Pig with her. Read More >>

technology
Don’t Use a Nest Doorbell to Raise Your Kids

Nest recently released a new ad, and let me tell you: there are some issues with the content. So you see this teenage girl in a prom dress ring a Nest doorbell, and a teen couple walk out the front door. The two girls walk to a car, as a low robotic voice beckons the boy and proceeds to give him a fatherly speech about being a gentleman. Turns out, the voice is actually coming from the doorbell and belongs to his doctor dad who is at work at a hospital. Again, there are some issues. Read More >>

internet
EE’s Going to Show Parents How Those Parental Control Things Actually Work

According to the government parents don't actually know how to protect their children online, which is where those draconian anti-porn laws came from. Or so they say. To help educate parents about this whole 'online safety' thing, EE is going to show them how parental controls work. Read More >>

design
The Piggyback Driver Helmet Is a Great Reason to Put Off Having Kids

They say parents will do anything for their kids, but surely there has to be a line that gets drawn somewhere after dressing up like Santa, but before having to wear this Piggyback Driver helmet. It lets kids steer where they want mum or dad to go while getting a piggyback ride, but shouldn’t kids just be happy they don’t have to walk? Read More >>

virtual reality
Virtual Reality Bedtime Lets You Ditch the Kids at Home

Being a parent, fun as it can sometimes be, is also incredibly difficult.* And for a parent who can’t be there for everything—because of work, travel obligations, divorce or separation, or other circumstances—it can be even harder. Read More >>

privacy
This Fake Baby Car Seat Is Designed to Help Governments Spy on People

As governments look for new ways to spy on people, the commercial surveillance business is getting creative. One of the weirder offerings: a video and audio recording device hidden inside a baby seat. Read More >>

health
The Totally Insane Way That Breast Milk Works

I know breast milk is good and all, but when I became a mum I was kinda shocked at how often it was cited as a cure-all for anything that ailed my newborn. That’s not just because of the nutritional value. It turns out my baby’s immune system is communicating with mine THROUGH MY NIPPLES. And now that I know how it works, I kid you not when I say I am staring down at my boobs in wonderment. Read More >>

design
These Measuring Sheets are Definitive Proof That Kids Grow Up Too Fast

The nine months leading up to a birth might feel like decades to a pregnant mother, but once that baby’s free, the months seem to fly by. Need proof? These colourful infant bed sheets featuring measuring marks so you can keep tabs on your baby’s sudden growth spurts. Read More >>

tablets
The Case for Unlimited Tablet Time for Toddlers

This sounds extreme, but first let me ask: how many parents do you think actually keep track of their kids’ screen time? If the TV is on but one of the children wanders out of the room, does that count? What if they’re following along to a yoga video? What if the kid borrows Mum’s phone at dinner to ask Google what snails eat? Read More >>

design
A Pram Trailer Lets You Run With a Kid in Tow

Kids are already a pretty fantastic workout since they require constant attention, but if you find your fitness routine hindered by having to deal with a cumbersome pram, you'll probably be intrigued by the KidRunner. It's a new take on the pram that's pulled instead of pushed, letting you easily bring your kids along for a run or a jog by strapping a mini trailer to your belt. Read More >>

google
Google is Making a Porno-Proof Search and Other Kid-Friendly Versions

As much as parents want to protect their kids, it's near impossible today to totally block access to the internet. Google is moving forward with plans to create child-friendly versions of its most popular products to help kids under 12 go online safely. Read More >>

apps
‘Ignore No More’ is an App That Ensures Your Kids Will Call You Back

My parents never really had an issue getting in touch with me, mainly because I picked up the phone and responded to texts like a good son. But your kids might be more like my younger sibling, making them damn near impossible to get hold of because they never pick up. If that's the case you might need 'Ignore No More'. Read More >>

health
School Offering “Man Days” to Teach Fatherless Kids Basic Male Tasks

Suggesting the lack of a male role model in the lives of kids can act as a "barrier" to their educational and life progress, one Essex school is taking matters into its own hands by offering boys lessons in how to be more of a man. We hope they accept mature students. Read More >>

gadgets
Swedish Kids Say Their Parents are too Tech-Obsessed

In a recent study, 33 per cent of Swedish parents surveyed (521 total) admitted that their phone and tablet use was a sore point with their kids. The children apparently said that their parents spend too much time on the devices. And experts are weighing in about the developmental damage this could cause. Read More >>