The Cry Translator iPhone app will tell you why your baby is crying -- and how to fix it -- in ten seconds flat, the sellers claim.
The Cry Translator listens to a whining child and analyzes the pitch, volume, tone and inflection of his nerve-jangling noise. Ten seconds later, it provides you with one of five "translations": hungry, sleepy, stressed, annoyed or bored.
The seller, Biloop Technologic, says that tests have shown the app to be accurate 96% of the time.
There are five distinct cries that have common frequency patterns, regardless of culture or language.
The app, which costs $29.99, is on sale for $9.99 through November 11, 2009.
What do you think? Love it or leave it? Would you wait ten seconds before calming your child -- and trust an app over instinct to decide why your baby is upset?