Weird Baby Products
If products exist, its generally because there is a demand and/or market for them … so if you have purchased any of the below, we do not judge. And for those who purchased the Daddle .. please forward home videos to email@example.com.
Time Out Pad
Young children need to learn when their behaviour isn't acceptable. To do this, many parents use the time-out or naughty step technique, making the child sit quietly (usually on the bottom step of the stairs) for a few minutes to calm down and reflect on their actions. In practice it's not always easy. How do you time a time-out, when you've got so many things to do? And what happens if the child gets off the naughty step during the time-out? How does the child know when the time-out is finished? Time Out Pad ensures effective time-outs and encourages better child behaviour.
Placenta Teddy Bear
Tempted to do anything with your placenta after you had your baby? Make it it into a smoothie perhaps (yum!) bake yourself a placenta lasagne (yes, apparently people have done just that) or pop some placenta pills? Nope, nor us. But maybe you might like this? A placenta teddy. The teddy has been created with all those mums in mind who’d quite like some kind of memento from their placenta and who aren’t mad on actually EATING it.
Its designer says his ‘Twin Teddy Kit’ has been made to celebrate ‘the unity of the infant, the mother and the placenta’ – and the kit itself contains an emulsifying mixture of tannin and egg yolk that you add to your dried placenta to make it pliable enough to fashion into a teddy shape.
The Daddle from riding supply company Cashel is a soft Western style saddle that is made to strap on the backs of daddies so they can give their small children horsey-back rides in style. Daddle up, Daddies!
BabyBangs claims on its website to be the first and only ready-to-wear "hairstyle headbands" ever made. "Our patent pending HAIR+band accessory combination allows baby girls (with little or no hair at all) the opportunity to have a beautifully realistic HAIR style in a SNAP!!" the description reads.
BabyBangs are hair and headband all in one. The "hair" is made from "silky strands of Monofiber Kanekalon," according to the website. They come "pre-customized & size appropriate, cut, styled and ready for immediate wear. The wispy hair strands have been arranged in the cutest most adorable elfish coiffure!" They cost $29.95 each.