I know you are probably sick of me talking about pee. But this product intrigued me so much that I just had to share. So, here’s one more pee story (well, until the next opportunity arises and we all know that could be at any time).
While I was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room the other day, a commercial came on the television. Actually the news was on and the news aired it. You can currently find this product in Brazil. But I’m afraid it may be coming to a Walmart near you sooner than you wish.
It’s called Huggies TweetPee. Somehow this little birdie is part of an “app.” You know, for your smart phone? At first glance, it seems kind of weird. At second glance, it seems even weirder.
Here’s the lowdown: This little bird attaches to your baby’s diaper, in the general area of where urine comes out. Upon sensing the “wet”, the bird does what it does best — tweets. No, it doesn’t actually tweet, like “chirp chirp.” It tweets. To your Twitter account. Let me repeat that in case you don’t understand: The plastic little birdie who is attached to your child’s groin, sends you a message to your twitter account to let you know that you better stop watching General Hospital, get your ass up off the couch, and change your baby’s diaper. Pronto. Or what? I suppose the pee police will come.
I am feeling a mix of emotions here. A little bit of jealous with a whole lot of dismay. The jealous comes from the fact that I had to check my baby’s diaper the old fashioned way. You know… sniffing, feeling, looking. What a waste of time. I feel deprived.
The dismay comes from the fact that someone or somepeople actually spent time and money to come up with this gadget. Okay, so sure. We have all been guilty of sometimes letting our babies sit in a wet diaper for a a little longer than we should. Did it kill them? No. But we can still be too lazy to get up and change them. The difference is that now we will know that the diaper is wet therefore adding more guilt to our already Guilty Mother Conscience. Well played Huggies. Well played.
Oh and hey you. Go change your baby’s diaper. How do I know? A little birdie told me.