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5 Old-School Products Your 2011 Baby Will Never Know About

By michellehorton |

Remember 8-Track tapes? Listening to records on a turntable? Bunny-ear television sets?

Yeah, me either.

I was reading Monica’s “10 Things Your 2011 Baby Will Never Know” post over at Being Pregnant and it struck me just how many common — even modern — products will be completely foreign to today’s babies. So in an attempt to hold on to the past, here are five ways you can surround your little one with yesteryear:

Cuddlier than a USB drive. (Black Floppy Disk pillow, $38 from mymimi)

Put your baby’s birth announcement under that funny-looking pretend phone. Landline, honey. It’s called a rotary landline. ($9.99 from Giraffes and Stuff)

Monica predicts that 2011 babies will never listen to CDs, never-mind cassettes. Will kids even know where the term mixtape comes from? (Screen-printed “Mixtape Onesie,” $18 from Heather Jeany)

Thanks to GPS that fits in our pockets, there’s no need for oversized paper road maps. Ah well, at least they make pretty room decor. (Buy these Bespoke Map Hearts from Not On The High Street)

This one is my favorite: Wrap your iPhone 4 in this clever VHS iPhone cover. Your kids will marvel at the antiquated technology while playing Angry Birds. ($9.99 from Vinyl Studio)

Read Monica’s Top 10 list over at Being Pregnant, which includes everything from fax machines to Yellow Pages.

Also check out:

* The 7 most bizarre potty training products we’ve ever seen

* 10 most ridiculous baby products — from helmets to disembodied hands

* 7 products that parents don’t know they need

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About michellehorton



Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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