Top 12 Ridiculous Baby Products
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.