Worst Baby Gifts

From dangerous to merely dumb, many of today's nursery gadgets are best avoided

Try as I may to discourage fraternizing between my men and women friends, lately they keep going behind my back, meeting and mating. And you know what that means: a baby shower is sure to follow. As the mother of an older child, I haven't shopped at a baby megastore in years, and a recent trip in search of a shower gift had me reeling. The $5 billion-a-year baby-product industry would have new parents (and their friends) believe that it takes a truckload of gear to properly outfit a nursery. But while some of these products are useful, a surprising number...

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