Skip to comments.My teenager brought an ‘infant simulator’ home from school, We told ourselves the shared experience would be fun. It was not..
Posted on 01/18/2020 5:39:25 AM PST by daniel1212
Today, the RealCare Baby 3 infant simulator is a fantastically sophisticated, computer-programmed doll that costs up to $1,000 to replace if you lose it. (I know because I had to sign a waiver; Annas school has six of them, provided through a grant from a local education foundation.) The student wears a corresponding wristband that logs his or her responses to the baby through a radio frequency identification tag. Then she and most of the caregivers are female has to determine what the baby needs, based on distinctly different cries. Just like a real baby, you eventually kind of can tell thats a fussy, I-just-need-to-be-rocked cry or thats a really hungry cry, says Samantha Forehand, marketing communications manager for Realityworks, the small Wisconsin company that makes them.
The fake baby must be fed, burped, changed, and soothed, and though its needs may seem random, its patterns are real. The programming is based on the habits of real babies, logged by real parents. There are 14 different programs with easy, medium, or hard settings selected or randomized by a teacher before the baby is sent off with its caretaker on a Friday night. A weekend immersion program is recommended; by Sunday, the students are usually crying, too
The RealCare Baby has a patented neck with sensors that can detect if its head is not supported properly, prompting a unique cry that issues an ominous warning. It also registers three other abuses shaking the baby, holding it upside down, or physical abuse and records neglect if the student doesnt tend to it. Unlike an egg or a sack of flour, this baby gives reports on how it has been treated. And it resists baby-sitting by a willing relative: the doll only responds to the wristband worn by the student who brought it home. Thats the genius and the curse of it. If she fails, everyone will know the maternal guilt is built right in.
My daughter was infinitely patient with the baby, named Lila, but she quickly adopted the habits of a harried mom...By the third day, she was frustrated that she couldnt find time to take a shower...I watched the stress creeping up on my daughter and tried to be a good grandmother.
I remembered that pressure there was no escape. I hated that she felt it, already. ...This baby never had a dirty diaper. Unlike real babies, RealCare Babies are fluid-free. They dont consume, spill, spit, or emit anything, let alone shoot it across the room in projectile fashion. Yes, Lila took a long time to burp, I granted. But at least she didnt spit up all over herself afterward and need a complete wardrobe change every single time, even in the middle of the night, ...
Anna has always been a natural with children shes just like my mother in that way and her devotion to a fake baby was remarkable. As a bonus, she suddenly seemed to recognize all the things I was doing for her. My independent, chronically dissatisfied teenager was being appreciative.
The RealCare Baby is used in 67 percent of school districts in the country...Whether this endeavor actually deters teen pregnancies is an open question.
Teaching girls how to care to infants should be a good thing as it can help promote child birth and prepare one for it, which used to be done in-family when they were large, and sisters cared for sisters, in contrast to single child households that are the norm among liberals if they even have any.
On the other hand, it can promote an aversion to children (and birth control or abortion) in a society in which for "working with your hands" typically mostly means video games and social gab.
But of course, soon there will "gender fluid" infants is this one is not already unisex. The new "Barbie doll" can be Ken.
And a future goal I think radical liberals would favor are robot teachers (supplementing unionized teachers) programmed by the State, and keeping an "eye" (and ear) on all the children's responses. How much easier to catch a "homophobic" remark and thus have a visit with parents, warning them of the damage they must be doing, since the government health care can mean assuming oversight over their psychological health.
Of course, monitoring of how you raise your children (via implantable chips and audio) would be even more idea for control. But I think maybe that is going too tin foil hat.
One of the funniest “Frasier” episodes was when Niles had to use a bag of flour as a baby to see if he’d be a good parent.
“The Education of Tigress McCardle” by C. M. Kornbluth.
If the software in the baby locks up, just shake it to reboot?
Is it assigned equally to boys & girls?
So it "simulates" the experience of an unmarried, abandoned mother with no family or friends. One of the great things about a newborn baby is that he doesn't care whether he's held by mom or dad or brothers, grandparents, a neighbor, or the whole Spanish choir ... unless it's feeding time and the mother is breastfeeding.
Also, the article didn't mention the World's Greatest Invention (discovered it with my 5th child): the electric vibrating baby-bouncer. It's a little sling-chair on a metal frame with a battery-powered motor that makes it vibrate while the baby sleeps peacefully for hours and hours.
Is this just for deterring teen pregnancies? Or is also about population control in general and convincing people not to reproduce?
Our second son only wanted me to hold him. And he wanted to be held ALL THE TIME. He was the most demanding child. Ugh. Makes me exhausted thinking about that year. Lol He was #4.
My 3rd and 4th ones threw up all the time.
The goals of these trainig devices is to implant an aversion to children.
They have been in use since the eighties, carrying eggs that make noises, babies dolls that make noises.
Because they do not tell the truth about babies, they are fun and give back.
another way to genocide.
... If the software in the baby locks up, just shake it to reboot?
Do the diapers have a smell that fills the house and drives everyone outside?
My first born (now a Marine) would not sleep unless he was, somehow, in motion. Ride in the car? He slept peacefully, but transfer him into the house and he would wake up immediately.
I would ride the lawn mower with him in my arms so he would sleep. We would put him on the washer or dryer when we did laundry for his siesta. We finally got a vibrating swing chair for him. My wife and I referred to it as, "the neglectomatic".
Number 4 makes me exhausted thinking about his first 20 years. Hahaha. Hes married now. Bless her heart. And shes my favorite child.
LOL! My #4, one of the spewing babies, is a Marine.
One of my exhausting ones moved out on January 1. A cat has taken over his room, but eventually, we’ll repaint it and move two other sons in there.
My daughter has a three month old. Her husband was recently deployed to Germany for a month long exercise. So we have been going over to help with her real baby. It comes back like riding a bike.
And it reminds me why we did not have a thirdwe would have been outnumbered.
And it is amazing how quickly one recognizes the different cries. My daughter was amazed at how I just picked up the little girl and got her to go to sleep on my chest.
I dont know how kids do it without any help.
Read the story mentioned in #2 above. You can find it free online. It was written in 1957, and I think of it every time I hear about these simulated-baby schemes.
If not then likely there will be a lawsuit.
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