You know that baby gear you use every day? The stuff your wife/significant other cares about and you don’t? You may be pronouncing the names wrong. So today’s DaddyTip is a Baby Gear Pronunciation Guide, courtesy of Babble.com.
Maybe you do care about what baby gear you use. There’s nothing wrong with that. I just know that I didn’t care very much.
While this is not an issue for me now that my kids are no longer stroller-bound, I am fairly certain that I mispronounced more than my share of baby brands back in the day. Since our society has become more baby-obsessed rather than less over the years, the proliferation of baby brands is like nothing so much as kudzu. (The weed, not the comic strip.)
Madeline Holler wrote a comprehensive guide to pronouncing the names of various brands of baby gear. For example, did you know that Joovy is pronounced the way it is spelled? It is “not ‘HOO-vy’ or ‘JJJJOO-vy,’” Madeline points out. “Rather, it sounds just like the nickname for juvenile hall. No connection, of course!”