Saturday, July 23rd, 2005
Baby Arm Toy Playground
You heard it here first. This toy is still under development.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you might one day have a playground on your arm â€“ no implants necessary! This is the age of the Baby Arm Toy Playground.
It’s an arm-mounted rod holding a variety of spinning toys.
During a twelve-hour plane flight, Gloria Kanahele kept cleaning the dropped toys of her six-month-old daughter. If it were me, I would have hung the toys from elastic bands stapled to the ceiling. Kanahele instead thought, "Arm Toy!"
I found the notion amusing at first, but then the idea grew on me. I could see a parent strapping on the Arm Toy during a long car, plane or train trip. The website suggests using the toy when the baby is in your lap, but I bet it works just as well when sitting next to your baby in the back seat of your car or next to your baby on a plane.
The e-mail and phone number on the website appear not to be active yet, but I did reach Jeff Moser, responsible for the toy’s sales and marketing, by phone.
He confirmed the toy is under development with a possible (not set in stone) retail price of $19. It will be fun to see if this mom’s invention takes flight.
Update: Aww shucks, the company’s website has gone offline.