Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Game #1: Baby Product Mind Reader
In this game I’ll give you an accurate description of a real baby product invention, and you’ll propose an alternate purpose for the product.
The first person to correctly guess the alternate baby-related invention I’m thinking of gets heaps of glory. Double dollops of glory go to anyone who, in my esteemed estimation, bests my idea.
Here is the real description: The Clear View Baby Cover by Leachco is a clear vinyl baby seat carrier cover providing protection from rain and wind.
"Clear water-proof vinyl gives all of the benefits of a body umbrella with the convenience of a carrier cover. Your baby is always visible, and the face is always open to fresh air flow. A quick and easy center opening with Velcro closure gives you ultimate convenience. With elasticized sides, this cover fits most carriers. It’s wipeable and washable, too." (Carrier not included)
All due respect to Leachco, a company that makes a variety of baby products. This game is all in good fun.
I promise I’m not thinking this a baby Han Solo frozen in carbonite desktop trophy. What do you think this invention looks like it’s really for?
Update with Answers:
Dollops of glorious plaudits go to Adrienne and Tawni who guessed the product idea in my head. This thing is an odor suppression shield. Let your baby excrete bodily waste all day long it won’t stink up the car. The shield contributes to your car’s resale value because no one wants a vehicle with that "New Baby Smell."
Double dollops of glory go to:
Triple dollops go to to Karen for suggesting a product someone might just invent some day… attaching the seat to a stroller and using the cover as a UV sun shield so you don’t have to apply chemical sunscreen to your baby’s skin. Although, we could just go back to an item that was popular 100 years ago, stroller parasols.
Plauditory certificates of recognition go to everyone else. Every single idea was pretty darn good.