The Booming Baby Stuff Industry

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My wife and I attended our littlest neighbor's first birthday party last weekend. I continue to be fascinated by advancements in the baby stuff industry. While I'm well aware of similar progress with pet stuff "“ like PetCell, the first cell phone for dogs "“ it's fun to see products targeted towards the upwardly mobile infant.

Americans spend $28.5 billion on baby goods each year, including $12 billion on baby clothes. Let's see what that money is buying.

"¢ The New England Patriots Tedy Bruschi onesie (above) is perfect for gameday.

lil_pimpin_brown_white_ones.gif "¢ Not all eight-month-olds are sports fans. Consider a Lil' Pimpin onesie from The Retro Baby. Other choices include "Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner," "Party At My Crib" and "I Like To Hit The Bottle."

Picture 9.jpgThe Color of Dissent, a coloring book available at BabyWit.com that "celebrates revolutionaries and political visionaries in American history in an effort to expose children to the truths and individuals that are rarely, if ever, taught in school."

oreillyfactor.jpg"¢ Let's be fair and balanced and also plug The O'Reilly Factor For Kids.

What's the greatest/craziest item you've seen targeted towards our extreme youth?

February 9, 2007 - 10:47am
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