Music Scarf and Wristband: On-the-Go Baby Stimulation

Photo of the Musical Scarf and Wristband.

Behold: the age of wearable baby toys is upon us. When you’re preparing for a long car ride or a train or plane trip, you need not worry about packing a bunch of toys… or cleaning those toys when they fall to the ground. Parent inventors are here to save you.

First came the Baby Arm Toy Playground, a toy before its time. What was not to love about a rod with spinning toys attached to your arm?

Next came the Berry Vest, a garment made for self-soothers. Your toddler wears the vest and pulls out tethered toys from its pockets.

Last year ushered in the Bobo Glove, a parent’s “wearable activity center.”

Each year the inventions become a little more sophisticated, a little more refined.

Photo of the Musical Scarf and Wristband.

And so, let’s look at the latest wearable toy systems, the Music Wristband and Music Scarf by Yes! SuperBaby.

Why create these things? A mom-inventor “realized that babies and toddlers love to be in our arms and that our little ones enjoy playing with our accessories and clothes.”

Each is made of fleece and velvet in an array of colors and patterns and has satin ribbons attached.

Each has rattles and tethered fabric squares that squeak or play music. The Music Wristband, for example, plays classical music or children’s tunes such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

In short, the garments provide the same sort of visual, tactile and auditory stimulation you find in the usual sit-down toys that a baby squeezes to hear a sound or feel a texture.

I can see the wristband being convenient when, say, waiting in a doctor’s office. But… the first thing I envisioned with the Music Scarf was a strong tot yanking the scarf and strangling mommy. But I suppose I’m tainted with visions of toddler strength when it’s really babies who will be using these toys.

The wristband retails for £9.99, and the scarf for £14.99. Yep, that’s right, it’s another product of the United Kingdom.

What do you think?

Comments

4 Responses to “Music Scarf and Wristband: On-the-Go Baby Stimulation”

  1. Melissa says:

    I have to say that even if I wore one of those, the first things my 10 month old daughter would still go for are my necklace and then my hair. She has no interest in “baby” toys when there are “real” things around that are much more interesting. I guess that goes along with the earlier baby toys post that said don’t waste $$ on baby toys when there are wooden spoons and keys that are just as interesting!! :)

    March 25th, 2008 at 6:34 am

  2. Ticia says:

    I think it would be a hit and miss favorite. My kids never liked those tiny wrist rattles that are so cute and popular, but I’ve heard of babies who loved them. All three of my kids loved those dangly legged creatures that hung from their baby gym, and I just picked up a few extras of those and carried them around in my purse. I do the same thing now, just my boys have graduated to cars and trains, and my daughter likes the little LEGO Duplo guys. Go figure.

    March 25th, 2008 at 6:50 am

  3. Erica says:

    I have to agree with Melissa. If someone gave it to me for free I’d take it, but I wouldn’t spend my own money on it. Part of the reason kids play with our stuff is that it looks different from their stuff, it’s real, and it’s Mom’s or Dad’s personal stuff and they want to be like us. Grabbing my necklace or the real bracelet around my wrist is what she wants, not me strapping her toys around myself. Plus, call me vain, but I don’t really want to don giant fleece stuff in public when I know my daughter won’t do much with it and I’m likely to forget I’m wearing it. I’d end up going somewhere by myself with it on and just look silly.

    March 25th, 2008 at 9:35 am

  4. Cindi says:

    Hello, Congratulations to your family on the new addition of your son! I have two sons and I think they are the berries. I have never heard of the toys you speak of today! My first son would never had paid attention to these type of toys, but my second son probably would have. He can amuse himself with about anything. Cindi

    March 26th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

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