Now let's say I was interested in knowing the moment my kid used his diaper, I think it's much more important to know when he takes a poop. A pee diaper can wait a little bit between changes, you know, get some mileage out of those expensive disposable diapers. But a poop needs to be taken care of pronto. So let's say I'm texting all day and tweeting all night, and I have a sinus infection, or some other kind of plugged nose. How will I ever know that my child pooped without the poop app? I think Huggies has some research to do, how do you detect number 2?
Which leads to the next natural question. When can I have a computerized nanny?
If we could project this to the next level, we'll have sensors on our child to let us know when they roll over, attempt to stand up, sit up, and take their first step. Maybe if we're lucky the apps will trigger a video camera so our baby's first step can be recorded and instantly tweeted, or shared on some other social media site. We could constantly be sharing all that is happening to our child, never missing a single moment of development, while completely neglecting him.
I really hope that this product doesn't get very far; that all instances of sharing it are telling how absurd it is, but I'm sure there is someone out there looking at this saying, "I could use one of those." And if that is the case, please put it on your own pants, and set it to text your friends. This way if you're out at night and you're so busy text-ing that you forget to go to the bathroom yourself, at least someone will know they need to come and find you.