Preparing for the arrival of a new baby can be an overwhelming and expensive business – there’s the nursery to decorate, a cot or bassinet to choose, a car seat, a stroller, a baby monitor….and the list goes on.
Whilst we can’t tell you exactly what you do need, that will depend of course on your lifestyle and your personal budget, we CAN tell you what you definitely don’t need.
These are some of the most bizarre baby products you’ll ever see!
Baby’s Poop Alarm
Baby’s poop alarm promises to alert mum, dad, (and presumably everyone else in the vicinity) whenever your child has a wee or poo in their nappy, with flashing LED light and a melody.
For everyone else, the eye-watering smell, or a quick check is usually sufficient.
You can become even more annoying and unpopular than your friend who sends the Candy Crush requests with the Kickbee! This belt has a motion sensor that records every time your baby kicks and then updates all of your friends on social media that the kick has occurred! On the upside, you won’t need to have that clear out of your Facebook friends you’ve been thinking about – we’re pretty sure you won’t have too many left anyway!
You know there are some inventions you look at and think “Wow! Why did nobody ever think of that before?” and then there are others, like the Baby Bangs, where is it painfully obvious why nobody thought of it before – because it’s just plain ridiculous! Let’s get one thing straight – toupees do very little for anyone – least of all babies. No…just no!
Riding Potty Chair
Because what could possibly go wrong by letting them ride the receptacle they just did number ones or number two’s in around the house?
Zaky Hand Pillow
Unless you’re the mother to Wednesday and Pugsley Addams, having disembodied hands around the house is just creepy.
No explanation required!
The Crumb Cap
Babies make a mess with their food – it’s all part of the learning experience. Deal with it!
All parents know how hard it can be to wrestle a wriggling baby back onto the change mat – but having experienced some pretty determined wrigglers in my time as a parent, it’s hard for me not to imagine the baby lasso resulting in a twisted, pooey baby dangling from my neck. I’d rather the double ankle hold anyday.
The Bottle Holder
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loathe this weird looking contraption. Unless you have a disability that prevents you from holding the bottle yourself – I just can’t see why you wouldn’t – not to mention it’s a choking hazard.
Have you ever been sucked into buying something for your baby that you didn’t really need?
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