Baby Arm Toy Playground

You heard it here first. This toy is still under development.

Photo of the Arm Toy Playground. A plastic bar is suspended over an arm, held by hand with a grip and a second grip fastened to the arm near the elbow. A series of toys dangle from the bar. A second similar toy functions as a arm sleeve.

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you might one day have a playground on your arm – 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.

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2 Responses to “Baby Arm Toy Playground”

  1. Louis says:

    That looks like a GREAT toy! Great price too. I have a young nephew who I often babysit on the weekends and he’s still at that early age where he always needs to be stimulated or else he becomes quite a handful. He has plenty of toys as it is, but it seems he gets tired of each one after 5 minutes of playing with it. Another thing I’ve noticed about him is he LOVES to play with big dangly earrings. Anytime he see’s a lady with them on his hands go straight for them. This looks like something that might be a good substitute since it has dangling animals. I also really like the fact that it can be attached to your arm, that way he can’t just throw it across the room. I have been searching online for a few new toys to get him for his birthday, but this is the first one I’ve found that I really like. I did find a few good guides on picking out appropriate baby toys. Here is one (www.dealsdepot.com.au/a67/Finding-the-Right-Baby-Toy/article_info.html) that I came across. Do you know of any toys similar to this one? Or better yet, is this part of a bigger line of baby toys? Are there any other toys from the same manufacturer? If you know of any, I would greatly appreciate it if you could post some pics or provide some links so I can check them out. Thanks so much.

    May 16th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

  2. Toys says:

    Hi there,

    I have the same question as the above poster. Are there any other toys in this line or simlar products available? I absolutely loved this item and would love to find any related toys that I feel safe letting my children play with. Does anyone have any info?

    June 29th, 2007 at 1:28 am