The Daily Mail (my favorite Paper of Record, if you hadn't guessed by now) is reporting that more than 1 in 4 mothers—27% to be precise—will hand her cranky or bored baby a cellphone—rather than, you know, something whose name literally means to pacify.
This is upsetting. A South Korean couple was arrested for starving their baby to death, reportedly only feeding her once a day after marathon sessions at an internet cafe. What was keeping them so busy? Their virtual baby.
We're sure none of the offspring of our brilliant Gizmodo reading audience would be fooled by The Zaky, an ergonomic pillow that simulates the weight, touch and feel of the hands of a caring parent. But this is such a cute picture nonetheless, we couldn't resist showing it to you. Aww.