Wednesday, 20 January 2010


It seems lately that there have been a lot of recalls on baby items. Drop side cribs that malfunction, strollers that amputate fingers, plastic bottles that might cause cancer. We try so hard to protect our little ones by providing them with things that aren't harmful, that aren't dangerous and that aren't carcinogens. The companies can only do so much. There is one variable that no one can completely predict: humans. I think Douglas Adams said it best.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

I hope that the world will eventually realize that there is only so much others can do to help prevent unforeseen circumstances and that we need to take responsibility for our own wellbeing. After all, what do you trust more? Your motherly instincts, or the "hot" indicator on the bottom of the rubber ducky?

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