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Top 12 Ridiculous Baby Products

Published by Jo Oliver in Humor
August 11th, 2010

I received all kinds of useless and ridiculous baby products in both of my baby showers.

Of course, I was appreciative of all the gifts, but I really do wonder what possess people to buy such baby products? Even mom’s themselves are found buying products that are just pointless or not worth the money. Here is my list of the top 12 ridiculous baby products. Feel free to add your own to the list in the comments.

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1. Infant Safety Hat and Helmet

I will admit that the safety hat sounds like a good idea for parents with hard tile flooring. The problem is that the safety hat may be giving parents a false sense of security to let their child explore unsupervised. If the child falls face first on a hard tile floor… bam, broke nose. Nothing replaces good parental supervision and cordoning off unsafe areas with a baby gate.

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2. The Time Out Pad

The Time Out Pad is a plastic cushion that is equipped with a red, yellow, and green light; a timer; and a congratulatory beeping when their time out is over. It alarms if the child gets up. Sorry, but, this simply looks too much like a game. It is something for the child to look at, touch, be entertained by, etc.. Discipline should not resemble a game if you want the child to take it seriously.

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3. Potty Mitts

Three words- wash those hands. Parents are becoming so lazy. It is easier to mitt a child up to avoid germs, then to actually teach the child hand washing skills. Just wash your kids hands after trips to the bathroom and save some money and time.

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4. The Zaky Infant Pillow

The Zaky is has outreaching hands that are supposed to look and feel like the parents forearm and hand. First of all, a pillow would have to feed, rock, and change diapers before I would pay $50.00 for it. Even worse, after a few months the baby can easily roll away from the “positioning hands.” Bottom line: a lot of money for something that is only useful for a few months, if that.

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  1. Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Wow, the only thing on the list my 2 year old had were the Bumbo seat, wipe warmer and the paci thermometer. I thought the wipe warmer was ridiculous, but some of this stuff is just crazy. He never even took a paci, and would just spit the thermometer out.

  2. Posted August 11, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Wow…guess it shows Im old school when it comes to what babies needs.Wasnt even aware these things existed but can see where they would not be to useful.But my kids are all 20 something to thirty something…..baby products change over time.

  3. Posted August 11, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Great Share………………Keep going.

  4. Posted August 11, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Interesting info, I didn’t even know some of these existed!

  5. Posted August 11, 2010 at 8:11 am

    nice share with helpful info.

  6. Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I found the forth and the tenth very funny. Weirdest things. :-)

  7. Posted August 11, 2010 at 10:52 am

    omg those are stupid.. but then again.. I do think parents are getting more and more stupid/lazy..

    I mean really.. who buys a helmet for their kid to walk around indoors?

  8. Posted August 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    These are ridiculous and just another way for consumers to waste money on their kids. Ugh!

  9. Posted August 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    People are silly when it comes to showers. I think they like to get something unique and end up getting something completely useless.

  10. Posted August 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Omg…these are absolutely ridiculous.

  11. Posted October 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Wow! I am shocked at the number of ridiculous things on the list. Many I haven’t heard of (which surprised me too). Thanks for the laugh! :)

  12. Posted October 9, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I agree with you, these are silly gifts. I can’t add any as I have chosen not to have children, but I do know a good gift.
    My sister got at her baby shower a set of nail clippers with a magnifying glass to see the baby’s little fingers better. She loves it! My nephew is now 5 years old, so I don’t know if she uses it anymore.

  13. Posted October 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    potty mitts? wow

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  15. Megan Billard
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Oh man! This list really has some crazy stuff on it! There is a lot of unnecessary stuff out there these days! I don’t think my child will be getting any of this stuff, but I would love to know what the best child safety products are. Could you make a list of those? I would love it! Anyways, thanks for the laugh!

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