Waft Mobile Feeds your Child’s Balloon Addiction

Photo of a wire frame mobile with a red, blue, green and purple balloon attached.

Want to drive your toddler insane? Buy a Waft Mobile by Fred & Friends. It’s a balloon mobile using real balloons.

Four balloons bob on a wire frame, secured by magnets. One must presume you insert a magnet into a deflated balloon, inflate and tie the balloon off, set the wire frame on the floor and attach the balloon.

It’s rated for 8-years-and-up not because of the dexterity required to assemble the mobile, but because kids any younger would go crazy wanting to play with the balloons, then crumble to the ground wailing as joy lies just out of reach.

The mobile is sold in red-blue-green-purple or black-white-silver-yellow themes. Extra balloons are included, reminding us that this mobile requires regular maintenance. No worries. Think of it as an instructional tool to teach the concepts of life and death.

Oh, but seriously, it’s a cool mobile so long as the balloons don’t pop and release tasty intestinal-perforating magnets. I don’t know… my daughter stopped putting non-food objects in her mouth by the time she was 2-years-old.

Available at Grand River Toys and Kids Gifts and More.

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4 Responses to “Waft Mobile Feeds your Child’s Balloon Addiction”

  1. thordora says:

    wow. That would drive my 2.5 year old absolutely insane. She screams in Sears when she can’t have a balloon, despite the fact that once she gets it she doesn’t care.

    November 7th, 2007 at 5:14 am

  2. Jeremiah says:

    We are pretty ridiculous when it comes to balloons. We have Z convinced that store balloons are required to stay at the store for other kids to use after her and that she’s just “borrowing it” while we’re in the store. Has worked so far, but like most of our parenting strategies, certain to make her an angry teen.

    I love the idea of this mobile but it sure looks like it’d crowd a room.

    November 7th, 2007 at 6:20 am

  3. Jennifer says:

    This looks like it would make a really cool party decoration. Not a kids party, but an adult party. You know, those company holiday dinners that are coming up, maybe even at prom/homecoming/winterformal for highschools. I would use it for those kinds of events.

    November 7th, 2007 at 10:18 am

  4. Erin says:

    I don’t know…this looks cool, but the whole concept makes me pretty uncomfortable. Balloons and magnets are pretty much the worst things to have around toddlers because they are such real dangers when they are swallowed. And yet, I can’t see anyone much older than a toddler getting excited about this except as a pretty party decoration to pull out once or twice a year. Depending on the price, maybe that’s the intended goal.

    November 7th, 2007 at 11:02 am

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