Thursday, May 4th, 2006
Baby Invention Roundup
Here are a few baby inventions, many needing investors. Most appear not to be on the retail market, yet.
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
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
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.
6) 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.