A Beer Bottle For Babies Helps Kids Unwind After a Long Day At the Park

If you thought pushing papers at the office all day was stressful, just imagine what your baby has to deal with. The average playground is a full-on obstacle course to an infant, with dogs to dodge, quicksand to avoid, and slides that seem a mile long. So when you kick back with a cold relaxing brew at the end of the… » 2/24/15 1:29pm 2/24/15 1:29pm

This Cradle Lets You Remotely Rock Your Baby To Sleep From Your Phone

If you've got a baby on the way and are worried that parenting might be a little overwhelming, don't worry, there's now an app for that. Fisher-Price's new 4-in-1 Smart Connect Cradle 'n Swing can be remotely operated from a smartphone or tablet using a free accompanying app, so you don't need to be anywhere near a… » 2/19/15 11:20am 2/19/15 11:20am

How An App Helped Me (And 20,000 Other Women) Get Pregnant

Last summer I sat in the bathroom of an Irish pub, trying desperately to solve a math equation. I had abandoned my friends at the bar, where I'd been pretending to drink an IPA, to tend to this pressing arithmetic in private. If I solved correctly for 'x,' the answer would provide me with some crucial… » 8/28/14 12:00pm 8/28/14 12:00pm

App Turns Your Phone's Camera Into a Jaundice-Detecting Pediatrician

Infant jaundice, where a baby's liver can't remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognize it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby's skin and eyes, but what if you're a nervous parent far from a pediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone's camera into a doctor's trained eye. » 8/28/14 11:05am 8/28/14 11:05am

Here's How One Optimistic Parent From 1989 Imagined 2014

Is it cruel to have children when the world is so terrible? That's not a new question. And when a newspaper columnist in Michigan asked it in 1989, he came down on the side of no. The world of the future — the world of 2014, to be exact — was going to be just wonderful enough that having kids was a great idea. Was he… » 6/22/14 11:02am 6/22/14 11:02am

Got Some Babies? Take a Gander at The NightLight

My sister and I have created TheNightLight.com, a guide to the best stuff for your baby and you. We've just deployed our main site, and I'd appreciate it if you'd come bang on it and tell me what you think. » 5/15/14 10:49am 5/15/14 10:49am

LeapFrog's Kid Fitness Watch: A Tamagotchi That Gets Kids Off the Couch

Fitness trackers are basically a grown-up excuse to mess around with a gadget under the guise of self-betterment. But why should adults have all the fun? Kids' electronics maker LeapFrog just unveiled the LeapBand, a wrist-worn fitness tracker that encourages kids to get up and do stuff. » 4/30/14 6:30pm 4/30/14 6:30pm

Science explains why babies are so darn cute

What makes adult sized humans go gaga and coo coo and ooh ooh when they see a little baby? Their adorable cuteness! But are babies really that cute to make people forget how to speak? They are! And it's scientifically proven. ASAP Science says we love round faces, big eyes, protruding cheeks, big forehead and a round… » 4/16/14 11:27pm 4/16/14 11:27pm

Babies trying lemons for the first time in slow motion

Someone got a brilliant idea: Let's give babies lemon wedges for the first time— just like every single parent does in the privacy of their home—and record their reaction in slow motion so the entire world can laugh and go aaaaawwwwwww at the same time. » 4/05/14 11:34pm 4/05/14 11:34pm

Super cute baby dressed up and posed as famous TV show characters

Say hello to Olivia. Or is that Daenerys Targaryen. Or Hannah Horvath. Maybe Walter White. Sometimes Michonne. And Frank Underwood. Olivia has been all of those famous TV characters before because she's awesome. » 3/18/14 1:34am 3/18/14 1:34am

Every Baby Bottle Needs a Grippy Rollcage

If you don't have kids, you might find it hard to believe that baby bottles don't come standard with this springy shock-absorbing and easy-to-grip silicone rollcage. The Ba Baby Bottle Holder is actually a $15 aftermarket accessory for bottles that makes them easier for babies to grip, and better suited to surviving… » 2/16/14 10:00am 2/16/14 10:00am

Adorable kid freaks out when he sees Superman fly for the first time

Here's something that'll make you feel good on a day you wish was still the weekend: a 16-month old kid watches Superman take his first flight in Man of Steel and adorably (and appropriately) cheers him on. It's just pure happiness. You can see the wonder in his eyes, the excitement in his clap and the mirroring joy… » 2/10/14 7:28pm 2/10/14 7:28pm

This Roomba-Riding Baby Is the Perfect Way to Start 2014

We here at Gizmodo enjoy a rich, vibrant history of tiny creatures riding Roombas. So naturally, we can think of no better way to welcome Baby New Year than with an actual baby. Riding a Roomba. Straight into 2014 and into our hearts. Our clean, dust-free hearts. [@hellogiggle via Kyle Wagner] » 1/01/14 11:00am 1/01/14 11:00am

Awesome parents recreate famous movie scenes with their adorable baby

Aww. This is adorable. Lilly and Leon Mackie play dress up with their little kid Orson and turn him into baby versions of Luke Skywalker, baby Batman, baby Macaulay Culkin, baby Castaway and so forth so that they could recreate scenes from famous movies. You'll see mom, dad and child pose for photos of baby versions… » 12/23/13 10:30pm 12/23/13 10:30pm

Adorable baby stops crying whenever he hears the Star Wars theme song

The force is strong with this one, it seems. Gezi Parkı on YouTube uploaded a video of a baby being calmed by the Star Wars theme song. The baby boy goes from crying to silence to gleeful within the first few notes of John Williams' Star Wars theme song. This kid is going to be all right. » 11/11/13 9:36pm 11/11/13 9:36pm

Let Your Child Relax With a Martini Glass Rattle After a Tough Playdate

If you need a little something in the evening to take the edge off of a hectic day at work, just stop and imagine what your toddler has to go through. Constant diaper changes, being force fed pureed crap at every meal, and pre-arranged playdates with whiny, crying kids they can't escape. If a martini helps you relax,… » 8/20/13 10:40am 8/20/13 10:40am

Smart Diaper: How Pee-Soaked QR Codes Could Benefit Babies Everywhere

Smart diapers won't check your email or tweet about their contents (thank god), but they can collect data for an area of baby-health that's severely lacking. As silly as it might sound, these prototype pampers use QR codes and an iPhone app to keep your baby peein' pain-free. » 7/09/13 10:41am 7/09/13 10:41am

iOS 7 Is Secretly Baby-Proof

Regardless of what you think of its icons, iOS 7 is a big design shift for Apple, and it's here to stay. When the new OS finally hits consumer phones everywhere, it might be a little surprise for some, but there's one demographic it's really going to flummox: babies. » 7/06/13 4:00pm 7/06/13 4:00pm

This Longboard Stroller Might Help You Fend Off Parental Lameness

Once you have kids your coolness factor starts a slow but inevitable decline towards a lame life of tucking in Polo shirts and constantly stressing over mutual funds. But before your kids reach their teenage years, there are ways to prolong your coolness, like swapping your stroller—as expensive or tricked out as it… » 5/31/13 3:31pm 5/31/13 3:31pm

What Would Be Different About A Baby Born In Space?

Astronauts are usually pretty busy while they're off planet so there hasn't been a lot of time to, um, look into this stuff, but it's unclear whether humans can procreate in weightless conditions. Apparently, you can't just march into space like you own it and do whatever you want. » 5/12/13 3:00pm 5/12/13 3:00pm