1-in-4 Moms Now Pacifies Her Baby With a Cold, Hard Gadget

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. » 6/20/12 1:00am 6/20/12 1:00am

Pavlovian Pacifier Teaches Premature Babies to Eat

Infants born at full term are able to feed themselves thanks to their instinctive sucking reflex and the fully developed muscles needed to extract milk from their mothers. But every year in the U.S., more 500,000 infants are born prematurely, few of them with the muscular strength needed to acquire nourishment from… » 5/22/12 9:20pm 5/22/12 9:20pm

Diamond Pacifier: OMG

The only thing sadder than this diamond pacifier is that it is available for $17,000 online. While we're all for conspicuous consumption and the oppression of the proletariat, there's something about submitting babies to our powerful consumerist tendencies that just doesn't sit right with us. Babies should be brought… » 6/05/06 1:25pm 6/05/06 1:25pm

Pacifier Drug Dispenser and Thermometer

The Numimed Dispenser Pacifier is made for covertly delivering medicine to a baby. This is not entirely a new idea, but it adds a built-in thermometer to take the baby's temperature as well—which is a nice feature. » 12/19/05 4:22pm 12/19/05 4:22pm