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New Gadget Helps Parents TWS (Text While Strollering)

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New Gadget Helps Parents TWS (Text While Strollering)

Some parents are up in arms about a new doodad called Texthook, which allows multi-tasking parents to strap a cell phone to the bar of their stroller so they can text and e-mail without, you know, letting go of the stroller.

The company that makes them said about 100 of the $30 devices have been bought since they went on sale last week.

Of course, some parents are irate:

“It is a stupid idea,” said Aniya Wolanska, 35, pushing her infant daughter in New York City.

“Too many people spend too much time texting. It’s crazy. You should watch your kid. Not your phone.”

Meanwhile, one NY Daily News blog commenter was so distraught about the new product, that s/he forgot to use sentence case:

“keep texting and push your child right in front of oncoming traffic.”

I’m not going to lie:  I do push-and-text during our daily walks to Starbucks.  Hey!  It’s the only time I get decent cell phone coverage.  And I’ve only pushed Skylar into oncoming traffic twice!  So there.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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