Baby Invention Roundup

Here are a few baby inventions, many needing investors. Most appear not to be on the retail market, yet.

Marketing photo of a plastic tube vent pointing down toward a toddler in a car seat
1)
Vent Extender could help Kevin at WebGoonies who mentioned yesterday his trouble keeping baby Rylan cool while driving in the Arizona heat. The Vent Extender is an accordion-style bendable plastic tube which clips onto your car’s air vent. You merely bend the tube to wherever you want to channel the cool (or warm) air.

2) Slide and Glide Photo Holder
takes a toddler’s crayon scrawls to a new level. It’s a picture frame
with magnets for positioning on your refrigerator. Except, one side of
the frame pulls out, making swapping of artwork much easier than a
traditional frame.

Marketing photo of a mom wearing the Baby Carry-All Belt
3)
Baby Carry-All Belt holds four cloth bags around your waist, sort of like a fanny pack, except in an unsporty soccer momish way. As a dad, I’d go for a Batmanish utility belt for holding my Super Dad tools.

4) Baby-Bottle Toothbrush
is a nipple you attach to a baby bottle. Silicone (or latex?) bristles
on the nipple provide the teeth a workout. Presumably you give your
infant an empty bottle and let him munch on the nipple and go bezerk
when he’s unable to draw any milk from the empty bottle.

Meanwhile, the Latsa Infant-Toddler Safety Toothbrush is already on the market. It looks like a teething ring (or carabiner)
with bristles. The idea is that your baby can use the toothbrush
without over-inserting it like could be done with a traditional
toothbrush.

5) Mother’s 3rd Arm is a portable flexible arm for holding a bottle, cup or other item in front of your baby, attaching to strollers, tables, etc. It turned out to be a handy device for kids with physical disabilities, and can be purchased through enablingdevices.com.

Marketing photo of a baby smiling into a mirror which is mounted on a video camera6) Babyface Reflective Mirror
mounts to your still or video camera with a mirror facing your subject.
The idea is, your baby will instantly smile at seeing his own face,
making your job capturing precious memories that much easier. The
opposite reaction is achieved when photographing adults, who instantly
become self conscious.

7) The Disposable Toddler Helmet appears to be a pudding cap padded head protection — except it is “disposable, just like diapers.” Umm, that’s a selling point? See my pudding cap roundup for five reusable products.

Comments

5 Responses to “Baby Invention Roundup”

  1. Kevin says:

    What’s up with the Vent Extender? Great idea no doubt but what is the child doing in the front seat? Furthermore, is it just Arizona or do other people see children way under the age of 5 sitting in the backseat with no car seat or booster?

    As for me getting it to use, I have thought of similar ideas on how to go about doing this and my wife shuts them down quickly.

    May 4th, 2006 at 10:23 am

  2. Driver8 says:

    The vent extender concept existed in NYC cabs in the late 90s– until it was banned by the Taxi and Limousine commission. Turns out condensation from the cool A/C air would pool inside the tube. That water would end up getting all moldy– and the mold spores were then “blown” onto the rider in the back seat. Not something you’d want to be doing to your baby.

    May 5th, 2006 at 4:38 am

  3. Joanne Wallace says:

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    July 22nd, 2006 at 7:47 am

  4. mary says:

    for the vent extender-kids are most likey to get more sick.

    for hot weather blowing cold air directly at their face is bad.

    December 25th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

  5. Melody says:

    What are the safety standard procedures that each of these products must meet prior to being showcased and sold? Are these standards being met.

    In particular I am concerned with the comment from “Driver8″ who stated that a similar product was in use in NY City cabs until it was determined that it pooled moisture and blew mouldy air into the vehicle, and in this case, directly into the infant/toddler’s face.

    January 25th, 2009 at 1:56 pm