Babies: Why do We Need all this Stuff Anyway?

February 17th, 2008

My loathing for Cheap Plastic Crap is well established, but there’s some plastic crap that’s rather expensive and which I’ve considered necessary. Things such as baby monitors, for example. That belief was thrown into question today when a friend from Mexico held up our baby monitor and asked, “What’s this for?”

His child is the same age as ours, his house is the same size as ours, and yet he and his British wife find they can manage quite well, thank you, without the tons of plastic crap – baby monitors included – that takes over American homes.

Something to think about.

— Lynn

Copyright OrganicMania 2008

One Response to “Babies: Why do We Need all this Stuff Anyway?”

  1. Sue on February 17, 2008 4:21 pm

    Funny Story:

    I had a friend who use to make her 1 year old all sort of food including Chinese food. Her dad gave her grief, and her quick response-what do you think all those kids in China eat dad! Just goes to show you that there have been babies long before plastic crap and baby related products hit the market.

    I’m with you, most of that stuff we don’t need. I never bought a baby monitor either, the kid was loud enough without it.


    Great story, Sue! Thanks for sharing. And good to know there are at least some Americans out there who forgo unnecessary baby monitors! :) My cautiousness trumped my environmentalism on this particular issue! — Lynn

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