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Twitter is preparing for an IPO, casting around for business plans to sell to investors, and so may be relieved to know Kimberly-Clark, maker of the popular Huggies diaper brand, is suggesting a solid (or in this case, liquid) idea for them to take to market. The TweetPee is a bird-shaped humidity sensor and wireless antenna …

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Speaking as a father (of 1) grandfather (of 1) and Uncle (of 9) ...

What a wonderful way to take more of the parenting out of parenting. Simply ignore yer sprog until you get a tweet. Because as we all know, twitter is far more important that parenting. Keeping count of diapers is probably a good idea for the mouth-breathers who will buy into this kind of product.

Honestly, I sometimes think you should be licensed to breed ...

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Re: Speaking as a father (of 1) grandfather (of 1) and Uncle (of 9) ...

I completely agree with the license to breed, as long as it can be revoked at a moments notice.

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Yes, that will work well.

So the child, who only sees his parental units after urination, begins to associate urination with love.

Remind me to invest heavily in "watersports" porn in about 15 years.

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Re: Yes, that will work well.

Nah. Don't wait, start now. You know you want to.

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Re: Yes, that will work well.

Already been done. See Internets.

On a more serious note, seriously, can one not palpate the front of the diaper to check.

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Re: Yes, that will work well.

" begins to associate urination with love"

I also pity the kids who have been subjected to a 'musical potty' .

The reaction to hearing your 'favourite tune' may be a tad embarrassing.

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Re: Yes, that will work well.

Just use Beethoven's First Movement.

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Re: Yes, that will work well.

Just use Beethoven's First Movement.

Ah, yes... his little-known "Meconium".

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Well, on the bright side

it will raise the intellectual content of the average tweet on Twitter.

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As if

"The application will also monitor how many diapers the baby is getting through, and has a sales mechanism for ordering more. "

Ah, the real reason.

Now, I thought that nappies/diapers were made with moisture -retaining gels that (so we are told) last for ages -- even right through the night.

Are we now to think that the advertising is just a load of guff (though it has to be passed as being vaguely honest) and that we ought to rely on something resembling the 'detectors' used by companies trying to flog

unwarranted damp-proofing?

Or will the fickle public still not understand that the 'app' (with hardware) is not something new and mysterious and all-seeing but just another lump of code designed to work on some sort of guilt complex instilled/installed by the manufacturers.

(one of my kids had Enuresis until early teens -- if I believed the crap from K-C I'd be so guilty by now I'd have topped meself out of shame of being a 'bad parent')

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Re: As if

Indeed... the rule is to change them about every 2-3 hours unless they got full faster or with a more smelly substance.

Making parents change them faster (after every bit of pee) is a waste (pun intended)

That said, we went for the traditional washable ones, and for them this would be great, as you don't want the little one running around in them when they are wet (and yes, they get more attention than just checking their diaper)

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I immediately triggered an idea of another application

at the other end of life.

This, I thought, would be just the right thing for care homes, so that they could have a monitoring screen in a kind of "service" office; not unlike the screen at the Tesco self-scan tills. If a red (maybe it should be yellow/?) light shows, the unit (resident) needs attention. This service agent (nurse) could then be automatically provided with the right size and type of product to be used, as well as an optimised route to service several incidents in sequence. This has a potential to lower the needs of training as well as the time spend on each task and the waste due to mismatched materials. Beancounters would love it!

But then:

Some care homes couldn't care less now, literally, so it's rock bottom already. No improvement possible.

That doesn't mean it won't be implemented, just wait . . .

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Re: I immediately triggered an idea of another application

#ShadyAcresRetirement says Grandfather Deceased @11:51 - Claim body & possessions within 8hrs to avoid fine.

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@ Don Jefe - Re: I immediately triggered an idea of another application

Siri autoresponse via iCremate @11:53: Please hand over remains to appointed courier ETA 14:53. Autonotifying relatives now.

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Huggies have left the UK

And Ireland I believe.

They did so on the 22nd of last month. Not enough profit here. Maybe this is what will bring them back...

Nuke, as this is what my daughter sounds like she's filling her nappies with sometimes...

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The whole purpose of a nappy

Is to absorb the piss and draw it away from the baby's skin. Most nappies can cope with 1 or 2 such wees before they reach their limits so changing a baby every 2 or 3 hours is quite sufficient without being tweeted.

Anyway for new parents, the best thing they can do is not buy Huggies, Pampers or any other branded nappies. Supermarket nappies are quite capable of performing the same task for less money (and you get through them so fast it pays to experiment). LIDL nappies in particular are regarded one of the best nappies on the market despite costing far less.

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What age is this aimed for? When it comes to potty training, wouldn't it actually be desirable for the kiddie-winks to feel wet? I thinking that nappies are "too efficient" in this area and are actually making the job harder.

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Jesus

fucking christ. is there NOTHING these bastards dont want to commercialise!!!

Wont be long till adverts are appearing on this or similar systems.

"Your baby has pissed itself, have an advert for nappy rash cream". Or similar....

JUST FUCK OFF AND LEAVE US ALONE.....

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Eurostar for the continent

and twitter for the incontinent ..

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When the turtle detector is invented

I will be able to follow my kids movements on twitter!

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Ts & Cs

From Tw@ter's terms: You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Twitter...

That would seem to specifically rule out use by anyone under the age of legal responsibility.

Surely adults can change their own nappies?

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Their next project should be...

...a sensor on the rear of the parents trouser or dress, to detect when they do a number 2. That way, it will automatically send for a nurse to wipe the PARENTS F***ING ASSES!

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