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There are a lot of useful gadgets out on the market today to help make your job as a parent a bit easier. But sometimes, we’ll come across some gadgets that just might have been a good idea at the time for the manufacturer to produce, but in reality are a bit strange, useless or just plain creepy.
Check out these 8 weird parent and baby gadgets that we’ve found on the web!
The 2-In-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad
Image by CTA Digital
Sometimes, potty training can be boring for a child. So a company in the USA has come up with a novel way of making your child’s toilet experience a bit more fun by enabling them to safely use your iPad when they are going about their business! Check out the iPod Activity Potty.
The Crying Analyzer
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Boasting a 90% accuracy rate from “leading research facilities”, this gadget helps you to determine why your baby is crying. Now you no longer have to try and understand what is upsetting your baby, because the WhyCry baby crying analyzer does it for you.
The Cardboard High Chair
Image by Belkiz
The Belkiz Feedaway is described as a portable, cardboard high chair for babies, which can be easily flat-packed when not in use. It supports babies up to 20 months old, and weights of up to 20 kilograms. Perfect for parents that want sustainable and portable baby furniture.
Image by Po-Knee Inc.
Stay-at-home dad Robert Klick invented the Po-Knee, which was winner of Oprah Winfrey’s “Million Dollar Idea Challenge”. It is essentially a plush toy that rests on your knee, and then your baby can climb onto the toy for a ride. If you want your child to learn how to ride a horse from an early age, then you need to get them this product.
The Poop Alarm
Image by DHgate
Are you fed up of not being able to accurately determine when your baby needs a nappy change? Well this poop alarm gadget will fix that problem for you! It detects when your baby has had a wee or a poo, and alerts you with a “melody” and a blinking LED light.
The Breast Milk Bead Pendant
Image by Etsy
A lady called Allicia from the USA is on a mission to “create the most perfect keepsake possible”. The keepsakes that she produces are pendants made with YOUR breast milk, and she goes on to say that preserved breast milk has a certain appearance to it that cannot be replicated. We’re not sure that these are the perfect keepsakes for new mothers, but they are certainly unique…
The Crumb Cap
Image by Crumb Cap
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, and when one American mother got fed up of her toddler constantly smearing their food into their hair, the idea for the Crumb Cap was born. It’s pretty similar to what you’d have put around you whenever you go to the hairdressers, except in this case for babies it goes around the baby’s head too.
Image by Kickbee
Are you pregnant? Do you use Twitter? If the answer to both of those questions is “yes”, then you need to get your hands on the Kickbee. This gadget is a stretchable band worn around a pregnant mother’s stomach, and using some clever computer wizardry it detects when your baby kicks, and posts up a tweet for you!
Thanks to James Barnes from funky baby clothes for this gadget filled post for babies.