5 Wacky Baby Products You Don’t Need
For such tiny little people, babies need a ton of stuff. Companies have monopolized on the frantic “But, it’s for the baby” buying mode and have come up with a slew of ridiculous, unnecessary products. Here are some examples:
1. PeePee TeePee
I’m having a girl, so bear with me. Apparently, this is a little cone shaped…TeePee…to cover your baby boy’s…PeePee…during diaper changes. To avoid the whole golden shower experience. First of all, you have to actually remember to use it. At 3am on 26 minutes of uninterrupted sleep, I just don’t see it happening. Also – have you ever seen a baby lie perfectly still during diaper changes? Because I haven’t. Those little buggers squirm like the dickens. How in the world would it stay on? Judging from the reviews, the answer is that it doesn’t.
Plus, if you’re anything like me and actually bought these things, the ONE time I didn’t use it or it fell off would result in a urine spray of epic proportions that would cover me, the wall, the table, etc. Why not just lay a burp cloth or diaper over your baby’s privates for those couple seconds? Problem solved.
2. High Heels….for Babies!?
So, I get that babies in “adult” clothing can be stinkin’ cute. Like is there anything cuter than a little boy in a tuxedo? Don’t think so.
Something about these though makes me feel icky. They are for 0-6 months – not little girls playing dress-up. Why was such a product created!? For laughs? I’m not sure if I find a baby dressed as a streetwalker amusing. Just get your baby girl some cute booties – say no to baby heels!
3. Wipes Warmer
Some of you may disagree with me on this one. I mean, I see the appeal. I imagine a warm wipe on your baby’s bum would feel quite nice. There’s only one problem – these things are a serious fire hazard. Would you like a warm wipe…or to keep your house intact? Hopefully, that one is a no brainer.
4. Baby Mop
Now that your little one has started to crawl, put that freeloader to work with The Baby Mop! This product started out as a joke, but is now available for sale. No lie. No, just…no.
5. Upright Baby Bath Tub
Umm. It is just a bucket. If you’re really dead-set on bathing your kid in a bucket, get thee to Home Depot and save $40!
Jennifer and her husband, Robert, live in Tidewater, Virginia, and expect their bundle of joy to arrive in November 2013. (Check out her baby guessing game - you could win $100!) Besides expounding on the amazing/scary/life-changing topic of pregnancy, Jennifer is the full-time blogger behind Not Your Momma’s Cookie, where she tries to make cool treats and frequently shares embarrassing stories.