Luther Baby

Travis & Sommer Luther's blog about their children!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ask Dr. Gil

Dear Luther Baby,

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my twin nephews, Jonah and Elijah in late December and desperately need your advice on possible Christmas gifts. I hoped you might be able to tell me what newborn babies are into these days? What could I get them that would make a good first impression? - Auntie Jen Rotert

Dear Ms. Rotert,

While Luther Baby would love to respond to this question himself, certain contractual obligations (through his parent company Disney) forbid him to actually speak publicly until he is born. However, I did receive an inter-office memo asking me to address your question.

Children’s toy selection, and especially those for newborns, takes a combination of care and intuition. While one gift may seem perfect for one twin, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is perfect for the other. BUT if there is one thing that ANY kid loves, it’s puppies! Below is a picture of two adorable pit bulls sleeping with a new born baby. These pit bulls can be found at Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue in Mesas, AZ. Why don’t you call Kathy there at 480-228-0126 and tell her what a great idea it is to leave those dogs to watch over baby and order two for the twins!

Since you know you're having two twin boys, it’s never too early to invest in some tools. Studies show (none of which I've actually conducted) that children that are given toys that let them build and create, rather than ones that just flash and sing, develop more sophisticated and creative mental processes than those that don't have such toys. Boys that are given blocks and log cabins are 126% better than those with out. To make really smart kids, the data is very clear - rather than just giving them blocks and log cabin sets to start off with, encourage your nephews to carve their own with this fine Christmas dandy:

Well those two are tops on my list. Good luck to you in your shopping! You've taken the most important first step by contacting Now it's up to you to get out there and get those gifts secured before someone else does!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours,

Dr. Gil


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