Designer babies may be the new thing for couples that have extra bucks in the bank and can afford to have the perfect child. But what about those younger, poorer pairs who want offspring? Like those of us who don’t have the funds to afford fancy furniture and instead purchase cheap, assemble-it-yourself starter stuff, these wannabe-parents will make a trip to Ikea. BÅB is a newborn baby that comes in a flat box to cut down on costs. Genius!
Actually, BÅB isn’t real. If you were hoping for the baby equivalent of the BILLY bookshelf, sorry. BÅB was a joke created by a mathematician with a sense of humor. It’s a good thing BÅB doesn’t really exist, because upwardly mobile couples might get rid of their starter babies in exchange for designer babies when the economy bounces back. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
Dr. Jeff Steinberg of Fertility Institutes of Manhattan and L.A., who has let thousands choose the sex of their babies, now says that in six months he will also be able to let parents decide the eye and hair color of their kid. “In the process of doing gender selection … we’ve also uncovered the technology [to] characterize things like eye and hair color,” said Steinberg. Of course, would-be moms and dads, will only have the choice of blue or brown eyes and blond or black hair. Doctors will create the designer babies during pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, a procedure used to find problem embryos and to allow parents to pick the sex. After examining the genetic makeup of embryos created in the lab, doctors will only implant the ones that have the greatest chance of giving parents the desired traits.
I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with the Pope or right-to-lifers on anything, but when it comes to the idea of Build-A-Bear style babies, we’re in agreement. Keep reading »
So this weekend, while you’re waiting for everyone to arrive at your green party, or you’re twiddling your thumbs until the Bust Craftacular starts, or you’re counting the seconds until you see Baby Mama, may we suggest you take a gander at the latest happenings on The Frisky Forums. Reader de la thea inquired today if moving in with a boyfriend of three months is too soon, while Elle wants to know how you feel about open relationships, abstinence education, and designer babies. And don’t forget, Kiki T is always on the horn, ready to answer your burning questions about sex and love, through her mind-meld with the cosmos. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading »