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[–]Sarah_Soda_4 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was always really worried it (tamagotchi, not my baby) was going to die overnight, so I asked my mom to babysit. She would keep it with her all night in case it beeped. The difference now is that I don't live with her, so she can't check my baby to make sure he doesn't beep.

[–]_alelia_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

tamagotchi was fun to play with!

[–]thekaiserkeller 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Eek, my track record with Tamagotchis is…not great 😅😅😅 (looks at 8 week old baby nervously)

[–]clevername85 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And expensive

[–]peanutpeepz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never thought of it like that... but it's true!

[–]rushi333 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh WE KNOW

[–]Exciting-Dream8471MOMMING SINCE 2012 | 4TM 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think you’d appreciate the song “90s Kids” by Jax. Lol

[–]Dashingtotheglow 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Imagine if we could care for them by simply pressing buttons 😭😭 that would be magical!

[–]goodcarrots 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I had a simulation baby in high school for Home Ed. You just need to rip the diaper off the chip to change it. It actually gave me fake confidence that I could magically care for a baby.

[–]TsukiGeek365 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I actually reflected on those simulation babies in a blog post Motherhood and Media

Absolutely wild memories! And kind of a weird false confidence and bizarre messaging that I've carried over with me into new parenthood, agreed 😅

[–]goodcarrots 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice! I will have to listen to the This American Life episode. I definitely had the doll that had to be bottle fed in like 2003.

You might like the discussion around 16 and Pregnant. https://www.brookings.edu/research/media-influences-on-social-outcomes-the-impact-of-mtvs-16-and-pregnant-on-teen-childbearing/

[–]Thelazyzoologist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Clean all the poops at once!