6.23.2009

What the heck's a woombie?

So, today's post is dedicated to the freaky baby items I've found online (we are not expecting, but are expecting to be expecting sometime this year, so I wanted to check out the market on baby stuff). I'm not saying this stuff isn't useful, it may very well be the best item there is, but I think they're weird. And so, in no particular order...

*Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator: it's a doctor invented and doctor recommended snot sucker. An electric snot sucker. With built in filters. My question is, who is changing said filters? Not me, thank you. Then again, with the manual ones I bet you have to empty them somehow. Eww. Also, this doesn't actually go into their nose, it sucks it all out from the base of the nostril--that sounds like fun. Oh, and did I mention the suction is coming from your mouth?

* Zaky--the tag line? It's like leaving a part of you with your baby. Yeah, if you have big creepy muppet hands maybe. I think the picture says enough about this item.

*Pee Pee Bottle: it looks like a sipee cup, but really it's for those tight moments we all have--it's good for adults as well as children. It's designed to replace toliet seat covers! Come on!

*Poop Scoop Bags: hey, it good for your dog and your kid. It suggests that you monitor your children's BMs so that they can go without a diaper, and you can just "catch" their mess as it happens. Uh huh, I bet every mom out there keeps a poo journal. Get real.

*Thudguard Helmet: It's a helmet meant to be used while your child is learning to walk. They're different colors, but they all have ears. And they all make your kid look like a douche. Unless your kid has to wear a helmet, or is riding their bike, don't make them wear a helmet.

* Pee Pee Teepee: it's for the sprinkling wee-wee. Really? It's a little tent so you don't get peed on. I've changed many, many boy diapers in my life, and I've never been peed on so many times that I felt I needed a tent to stop the spray.

*The Woombie: it's like a swaddler, except it's a stretchy material that zips up to the baby's chin. It lets them stretch, unlike being swaddled. However, it just looks weird. I've heard from friends how great it is, but I just don't know if I could look my kid in the eyes if I did that to them.

OK, that's all for now. Enjoy!