Friday, March 30th, 2007
Three Unusual Baby and Toddler Products, Volume 4
1. Yellow Pages Booster Seat by Fred and Friends. It’s a foam contoured block made to look like a thick phone book, intended for ages 3 and up to sit upon. Interesting. If you live in a metropolitan area and have a thick phone book, why not just slap some adhesive Velcro on the bottom and use it on a chair? If the pages shift a little, just wrap it a couple times with duct tape. Too ugly? Then buy a real booster seat. Incidentally, my Fisher-Price booster seat is still going strong after three years. [link via Swissmiss]
2. My First Zamboni by Kid Galaxy. It’s a remote controlled Zamboni that only drives forward and left. This vehicle is so easy to steer, "even two-year-olds can do it." As for why I would label this toy ice resurfacing machine "unusual," well, I don’t watch hockey, I live in California and the word "Zamboni" makes me giggle. [Sold at Amazon.]
3. Solar System Travel Bag by Alma’s Designs. This cloth carrying case opens to reveal eight stuffed planets and one stuffed dwarf planet (sorry Pluto) held in their respective orbits with Velcro. They are also tethered to the case to ensure nothing spirals into deep space. This product is intended for ages 3 and up, but I’m left to wonder how many kids play with a solar system in which you can really only pull the planets off and put them back into their fixed positions. Moreover, what kid needs a solar system in a handy travel bag?
See also: Three Unusual Baby and Toddler Products:
- Volume 1: High Leg chair extender, nursing bracelet, Clever Coverz.
- Volume 2: PlatePal, Mama Snot Pluck, Tubsider parent seat.
- Volume 3: The Zoo animal storage, Sneeze Sleeve, The Potty Song.
- Volume 4: Yellow pages booster seat, My First Zamboni, Solar System Travel Bag.
- Volume 5 Japanese edition: shampoo hat, nursing bottle scissors, Pooh bedpan.
- Volume 6: Doll playground, baby cologne, foam receiving blanket.
- Volume 7: Horse chariot, leather-like baby gear, Babywunder Deluxe.
- Volume 8: Fropper, safety tattoos, Snow Bear sled.
- Volume 9: Birthday Suit Bear, Wooden Train Chandelier, Pink Lego Bucket.