Friday, September 30th, 2005
Better Baby Products? Think it. Share it.
Lamenting the amazing rate at which Little Miss outgrows her shoes, I wondered why someone hasn’t invented a toddler shoe that expands to grow with a child. Looking for such a shoe, I found myself at the Why Not? web site. It is an idea free-for-all, where users propose ideas and others rate or berate them.
Here are some peoples’ baby-related brainstorms:
Better baby shoes? Excellent idea to make toddler shoes expandable, but with no profit motive, this idea will never make it to market.
Babysitting for movie theatres? This is a simple idea that quickly gets complex. State laws require X number of attendants per child, so staffing an in-theatre daycare center would require parents to place reservations in advance of movie attendance.
Pediatric house calls? Actually, a few doctors do house calls exclusively with a roving medical van. You’d have to inquire in your area.
Power baby nasal bulb? Hospitals have such devices (suction tubes). They can easily harm a baby’s nasal passage in the hands of an untrained parent.
Noisy shoes? (Fun noises while a child walks.) Aside from this invention being very annoying, it would be a yet another landfill mess… electronics built into shoes that may only be used for as short a period as two months.
Have ideas of your own? Share them!