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World's First Mirror Thermometer Detects Fever From A Distance

NEC Avio's Thermo Mirror SX-01, the world's first Mirror Thermometer, asks users to look and don't touch: an integral infrared sensor inside the device detects and displays the viewer's temperature from a distance.

Adult Success May Be Predicted By Self Control In Childhood

Poor concentration, an inability to stick with a task, frustration at not getting the object of desire, an unwillingness to share or to play cooperatively with other children...  Frequent similar behaviors in a 3-year old are not characteristic of those who later succeed in life.  The good news, though, is that self-control can be taught.

 

Crayola 3D Chalk Brings Sidewalk Drawings To Life

Toys have become pretty high tech in recent years, but there are some kids items that I wouldn’t have imagined could be taken to another level.  Apparently I was wrong.  Even the basic toys are not so basic anymore.  Crayola has come out with 3D Sidewalk Chalk for kids to create more realistic sidewalk drawings. 

Biowashball Cleans Your Laundry Without Detergent

Some people are really into that laundry detergent smell.  When you really consider it though, is that ‘fresh’ scent any better than clothes that are just plain clean?  The Biowashball offers a greener alternative to the traditional laundry washing routine.   

Put Your Baby To Bed In A Cozy Pod Cot

If you are looking for something a bit different and modern for your baby then you should have a look at the Pod Cot by Ubabub.  This sleek looking crib features rounded ends and transparent sides with strategically designed star cut-outs.  This is definitely not a crib for a traditional themed nursery.

Boon's Glo Nightlight Is Part Toy, Part Soothing Light Source

For parents of babies and toddlers, there is not much better than an infant product that can multi-task.  When you have a house full of baby gear it is great to find an item that serves more than one purpose.  Boon’s Glo Nightlight, which is set to hit the market in the spring of 2011, is a toy and soothing light source in one.

Gro-egg Allows You To Monitor Nursery Temperature At A Glance

One thing that health providers warn about is not letting your baby get too overheated.  Accomplishing this is often easier said than done.  Fortunately, the Gro-egg can help you keep the nursery temperature at the right level and is meant to be quick and easy to read.

Sassy Teething Feeder Allows Babies A Wider Range of Food Choices

Here is an interesting little baby tool.  It looks like a contraption you would see featured on one of those ‘guess what it is’ type of gadget postings.  This one is called the Sassy Teething Feeder and it actually looks quite handy for parents who are interested in introducing their babies to new food tastes or who want to offer their child another teething option.

Interactive Toilet Offers Potty Trainees A Hand...Literally

I for one know that potty training can be difficult.  I am all for getting tips in the positive reinforcement department.  I will pretty much take help from anywhere – well, almost anywhere.  The Interactive Toilet concept may be taking things a little too far for impressionable potty users in training.

Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle Combines The Best Of Both Worlds

Pancakes or waffles?  Waffles or pancakes?  You may have to make the ultimate decision if you are out at your favorite breakfast spot, but if you are making a hot breakfast at home you can now combine the two.  The Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle allows you to have the best of both breakfast worlds.

With A Little Help, Two Male Mice Father Offspring In Texas

Raising expectations for a time in the not-so-distant future that same sex human couples may be able to have their own genetic children, reproductive specialists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas published their work assisting this procedure in male mice.

 

Kidorable Clothing Brightens Up Dreary Winter Days

If you are looking for some adorably exceptional getups to keep your kids dry and warm this winter then you should have a look at the Kidorable line.  This kid clothing company specializes in delightful creations that are sure to brighten up those dreary weather days.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

Philips Avent Baby Monitor With DECT Technology Keeps Your Nursery Private

Some baby monitors tend to pick up signals from outside the home.  As annoying as it can be to have these extra sounds coming through your monitor, it is also kind of creepy to think about the fact that someone else may be picking up sounds from yours.  The Philips Avent Basic Baby Monitor with DECT Technology keeps your nursery completely private with encrypted signals.

Diaper Vest Wearable Diaper Bag Keeps Dads' Hands Free

Dads are not so accustomed to packing around a bag full of stuff.  If you have any new dads or dads-to-be on your shopping list for this year you may want to have a look at the Diaper Vest Wearable Diaper Bag.  This smart idea gives dad a way to bring along all of the essentials while having his hands completely free to focus on the baby.

Reisenthel® Mother Child Shopping Bag Makes It Easy For Your Toddler To Help

Toddlers love to help out.  While it sometimes makes tasks a little (or a lot) more challenging, it can be worth it to let them pitch in from time to time just to see the look of pride on their little faces.  The Reisenthel® Mother Child Shopping Bag was made for exactly this purpose....oh, and carrying your essentials, of course.  

The Snowman Paint Set Brings Back Winter Fun

If you are having trouble bringing back the joy of the white stuff then the Snowman Paint Set might help ease you back over to the other side, at least for a time.  The set will help you create the ultimate vibrant and cheery snowman – the perfect symbol of frosty fun!

Stoplight Alarm Clock Lets Your Toddler Know When To Get Up

I have heard tales of toddlers who are great sleepers.  Unfortunately, this has not been my experience thus far.  If you can relate to my pain then the Stoplight Alarm Clock may be something to look into.   

Let It Snow...Or Not: With The Year Round Sled It Doesn't Matter

Maybe you have been promising your kids a day of sledding fun as soon as it snows, but the white stuff just hasn’t cooperated yet.  Maybe you live somewhere that just doesn’t get any snow, but your kids have always wished that they could go sledding.  The Year Round Sled is perfect for such circumstances.

MilkMate Easily Converts Round Cup Holders For Square Cartons

Conventional cup holders do not always accommodate beverage containers that have a square or rectangular bottom.  Cartons of milk and drink boxes usually do not fit well in them.  Parents are well aware of this problem, as these are the types of drinks that they often pick up for their kids.