06/11/2013 10:28 am ET

The Sippy Cup 1%


I’m not the first to admit that raising a child in Park Slope, Brooklyn, can bear an embarrassing resemblance to the TV show “Portlandia.” My wife and I try to have some ironic distance from the culture of organic, chemical-free parenting, but we’re often participants. At the 2013 Brooklyn Baby Expo, though, I was shocked by the number of companies hawking natural products, organic foods and biodynamic skin creams. (Is biodynamic a subset of organic, or something else?) There was even a guy selling teething rings made out of plant-derived plastic resin who could have been played by Fred Armisen.

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