Friday, October 17th, 2008
Three Unusual Baby and Toddler Products, Vol. 11: Germophobe Edition
PureCart was surely designed with parents in mind.
It’s a portable sanitizer for whole shopping carts. A grocery store plugs it in, hooks up a water hose and fills the unit with sanitizing agent. Then it’s just a matter of pushing carts through the gate as a lemon-scented sanitizing liquid is sprayed. The liquid supposedly dries quickly, breaking down into carbon dioxide and water. Watch a brief news report showing the device in action.
This find is a couple years old, but a classic. Babykeeper is a 3-in-1 device.
First, it’s a hip carrier for babies 13 to 35 lbs.
Second, it’s a baby harness for shopping cart seats.
Third, it’s for hanging your baby on doors. No, really. It comes with hooks for suspending your baby from a restroom stall door, as if we don’t think restroom doors are just as germ-filled and disgusting as every other part of a public restroom.
That’s why it’s a good idea to use your home bathroom before leaving and to go on only short excursions unless your spouse or a friend is with you. Or, just have world renown intestinal girth and a spare empty soda bottle in the car. Hey moms, disgusted yet?
Disposable Airplane Seat Covers by Kidovative. Plane seats rank second only to toilet seats in terms of their filth factor, apparently.
It turns out seat covers are not a new idea. Regular disposable covers are already on the market.
However, this one comes decorated in a vehicle, animal or alphabet theme, and has a storage pocket.
We’ll just forget about how, when using the cover, your kid will still be touching the seat’s filthy arm rests.
Also see previously, 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, wood train chandelier, pink Lego bucket.
- Volume 10: Stacking stones, milestone sticker calendar, baby food bar.