Don’t Promise Your Kids a Toy this Xmas

I’m still reading through books on influence and persuasion, and in particular, how companies sucker consumers into buying their latest products. Here’s a tip I learned that I’d like to share with parents who might soon be asking what their children want for Christmas. Christmas sales and the after-shock The run up to Christmas is booming business for toy stores, but what happens in the couple of months after they […]

Rikuto Eats His Toys

Our 6-month-old son, Rikuto, just won’t stop putting things in his mouth. He has to taste everything! If he doesn’t have his dummy, then he’s chewing on his hands or bib. In this video, watch him much away on his toys! If you can’t view the video, watch it here on YouTube. If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I’d love to hear from you!

Rikuto Sleeping with his Big O Ball

Recently, after he discovered his hands, Rikuto has been sucking his fingers and using them to grasp anything within reach.  Today we took him to AEON Kakamigahara and paraded him around the shopping center in his little pushchair. Since he’s starting to use his hands, we thought we’d get him a Big O Ball, a rubber ball described by Library Style as… a 7.5 inch ball full of finger holes that is incredibly easy to catch, captivating […]