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New app lets parents know when their baby’s diaper gets soiled

By Mason White 1:01 PM May 10, 2013
TweetPee in action 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) Are you constantly checking your baby’s diaper if it is soiled? Stop the madness, because there is an app for that.

Huggies Brazil announced it was testing “TweetPee”, an iPhone app with a clip-on moisture sensor intended to capture when a child’s diaper becomes soiled.

A spokesperson for Kimberly-Clark Corp., which owns Huggies, confirmed that “TweetPee” was indeed real, and that it was testing the app out on Huggies Brazil. Currently, the company has signed up four parents, and would expand the number to 10, in the summer.

How does it work? An owl-shaped plastic moisture sensor activates the application, which in turn tweets parents that it’s time to change the diaper. The company said the application could help parents track the volume of diapers they use, and know when it’s time to reorder.

Considered a concept device, the owl-shaped sensor, or the application is not yet available for purchase.

“This is a wonderful idea. I am always checking my baby’s diaper if it is soiled because I don’t want my baby to develop a rash. My baby does not like to be bothered so much, so now, with this new app, I won’t need to bother my baby. I can’t wait to get my hands on this great app,” Ashley Kim, 34, of Lakewood, New Jersey told after learning about the “TweetPee” app.

Meredith Carroll, mother of a 20-month-old and a 4-year-old, said she had doubts about the usefulness of the “TweetPee” application.

“I’m all about saving time and things that will help you save time,” Carroll, 40, said. “But if I cannot go to my supply of diapers, realize that I’m out of diapers and go to my computer to reorder, all on my own, I have a major problem,” Carroll added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view