Free Association with Baby Products

Photo of a baby holding a Binky Buddy to his mouth. The Binky Buddy is a long rectangular piece of fabric that attached to a pacifier.

First thought: What babies really need is a way to conceal booze.

Upon closer inspection, it’s a Binky Buddy, for babies who lack the dexterity to hold a pacifier.

Photo of a Digitsaver Pinch Guard. It's a plush bear's head stuck between a door and the door frame, attached there via straps that wrap around both door knobs on a door.

First thought: What sound does a bear make when you crush its skull?

Upon closer inspection, it’s a Digit Saver Pinch Guard to keep little fingers from being snapped like twigs in a doorway.

Photo of a little girl sitting in a small chair reading a book. Three empty chairs are nearby the girl.

First thought: Mommy and Daddy’s money can’t buy you friends.

Upon closer inspection… Little Tikes Rainbow Chairs.

Photo of a parent using Walking Wings on a baby. The baby has a strap around his chest and under his armpits. The parent is holding two connected straps that force the baby into a standing position.

First thought:I’m not a puppet. I’m a real boy!”

Upon closer inspection, they’re Walking Wings, a parent-assisted harness for babies who find walking too darn hard.

Photo of two children on a grassy field pushing and bouncing an inflated cube in the air.

First thought: It’s Pablo Picasso and his sister Conchita!

Upon closer inspection, it’s a FirstFitness Air Cube for toddler cardiovascular workouts. Just don’t call it a beach ball.

Hmm, a Pablo reference too obscure? He was a cubist painter and I have to use my college art history class knowledge once in a while, ya know? Maybe you can do better with a round of free association.


5 Responses to “Free Association with Baby Products”

  1. Sara says:

    that cube looks cool. when I first saw the first picture, I thought the baby was holding a maxi pad. Eww!

    March 4th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

  2. Amber says:

    The Binky Buddy is a cool idea, but my son would’ve just worked and worked until he removed it or ruined it trying.

    We just tossed a burp rag folded several times lengthwise over the top of the door. No fuss, no extra money.

    March 4th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

  3. Jen says:

    The cube thing looks like fun. But this is coming from the parent who’d like one of those balls that you can ride inside and fly down a hill.

    The walking wing things? Actually, in some cases, they’re invaluable. My friend is 6 ft. 9 in and had a kid who LOVED to hold his hands and walk. His back couldn’t take it and he found something similar to these which solved both problems. He let the munchkin take the lead in when he wanted to sit and stand, but saved his back.

    March 4th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

  4. Magda says:

    The picture of the Digit Saver Pinch Guard made me think it was an anti-theft device against toddler-aged burglars.

    March 6th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

  5. Ari says:

    You seriously have me rolling on the floor.

    BINKY BUDDY? ferreals?
    More like ‘it stays over the mouth for a few seconds until baby decides to chew on it and this satiny thing becomes a soggy soggy MESS.

    April 5th, 2009 at 11:44 am

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