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From VentureBeat:

Procter & Gamble, the story says, is at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas showing off "a connected baby care system … It updates traditional baby monitoring by combining a video monitor with an activity sensor to offer parents a real-time holistic view of their baby’s sleep, feeding, and diapering patterns — all in one place.

"The company said Lumi transforms the data into tangible, personalized insights and actionable tips to support parents as their baby develops and grows. By blending real tracking insights with their own intuition, parents can know, at a glance, how their baby is doing and anticipate their offspring’s needs."
KC's View:
If the baby is a girl, you have to call her "Alexa." A boy … well, "Jeff" sounds good.

Seriously, though … at the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon, I find myself wondering if smart homes will end up creating stupid parents. Or maybe, to put it another way, whether connected homes could lead to disconnected parents.

I love it when technology can make things easier, but I would worry that some parents may become so dependent on these devices that they won't pay as much personal attention to their kids. To me, there is a line … it seems fine to use technology, for example, to monitor a sleeping child, but not so much if one were to use technology to read a book to a child rather than doing it yourself.