Okay, this post is going to be just for fun. As you can imagine, when trying to find topics to write about here and for SmartMomPicks.com, I come across some crazy products. And as a blogger, I’m also approached by various brands and companies to review some crazy/interesting/weird things, too! So I thought I’d share some things that I have found out there that are roll-your-eyes funny. Enjoy!
I don’t even know what to say about this, except that I thought it was absolutely crazy! The Thudguard Infant Safety Helmet is the perfect accessory for little ones learning to walk…if you can get them to keep it on!
Now don’t get me wrong; from a safety perspective this product makes a lot of sense. But as a parent who has a little bit of experience with babies learning to walk, I can tell you that there’s no way any of my three children would have ever kept it on. In fact, if I made them wear it, they may never have learned to walk because they’d be too busy trying to pull the helmet off the whole time!
Not a bed exactly, it’s actually the Cardboard Album’s Customizable Cot. It appears to be a cardboard box. On wheels. And it costs $300. I can pick up a big cardboard box at my grocery store for free, and I don’t see why it needs wheels! Need I say more?
Battery Operated Nasal Aspirator
Here’s one thing I know about all babies: they HATE the nose plunger. They don’t like sitting still for it; they thrash from side to side, and if they’re brand new babies, they scream the entire time you do it. To use a nasal aspirator you almost need another set of hands to help hold the child still.
So why not get Bebesounds Nasal Clear Battery Operated Nasal Aspirator for $34? I mean, it does play 12 children’s songs to keep your child distracted while you are shoving something he doesn’t want up his nose. I’ll tell you why not. Because it makes noise. And because it vibrates while it’s in the nose. I cannot imagine this working out well.
That’s the name of this product, and at first glance (pictured above), it looks pretty cool, right? Tummy Tub looks like a clear plastic bucket and it is supposed to mimic the womb because it cradles the baby in a fetal position.
What’s the difference between this and a regular old bucket? Well, it is non-toxic and has an anti-skid bottom. It also has a low center of gravity to prevent tipping. Did I mention it costs $42? I think I’ll just bathe my baby in the sink, thank you very much.
What parenting or children’s products make you roll your eyes?
Photo Source: Tubby Tub USA website