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Thursday, September 13, 2007I used to think the Tummy Tub was the stupidest baby product I'd ever laid eyes on. After all, what could be dumber than having to hold your child by the head to keep them from sliding down into this bucket to drown?
But hey...it "let's you view your baby from all sides" and "replicates the womb" so I guess it's a "must-buy" for a mom like me, right? ;)
Well now I've spotted something even dumber than the Tummy Tub.
I want you to imagine this...
Imagine sliding an electronic chip into your baby's diaper that has a thin cord attached to it. Imagine that the thin cord of about 18" is attached to this chip on one end and a scary stuffed animal on the other.
What do you think would happen first? Your poor baby would get electrocuted, or strangled?
Yet somehow...someone thought this was a good idea. It wasn't enough to be able to leave your kids with a bottle attached to a pacifier so you didn't have to hold them during feeding time. Now someone wants to make sure you never have to check your kid's diaper again either.
Introducing the "Wet Baby Dipper Alarm" (That's not a typo)
The sales pitch?
Attach this device to a baby's diaper to detect wetness. When the baby wets the diaper, the alarm's CMOS chip immediately gives out music to alert you to change the diaper. Helps to keep baby clean and dry.
Anyone wanna take bets on whether it's made in China?
Any grown men want to volunteer to stick that electrode down their Hanes to try it out?
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Who comes UP with this stuff??
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