Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Fame or Shame Game #13: Warm Milk for Hipsters
The Iiamo feeding bottle is a self-heating plastic baby bottle. The 180ml (6 ounce) bottle heats to 37 degrees Celcius (98.6 Fahrenheit) in 4 minutes using a disposable base. It doesn’t contain BPA, PVC and the rest of the usual suspects. The bottle is compatible with Dr. Brown, Meda, Pigeon and Nuk nipples. Already sold in Denmark, the unit is expected to retail for £20 in the UK with replacement cartridges running about £13.
Those cartridges are supposedly powered by salt and water. Bonus points if you can explain the chemistry by posting a comment below.
Danish designer Karim Rashid crafted the bottle. Check him out with the inventors of the Iiamo in this publicity photo. No, seriously, check him out. Or the New York shots with graffiti or in the subway. If you are wondering whether you’re still on Earth, your baby is not hip enough for this bottle.
Here is some reaction according to the Daily Mail:
“If you’re a mum or dad who’s bottle feeding a baby and you’re out and about it’s a real nuisance to have to think about where you’re going to be able to do it. [...] It’s brilliant, it means you’re not shackled to the house anymore.” — Catherine Hanly, from parenting website raisingkids.co.uk
“What a great idea. It’s fantastic for airport delays, planes, car journeys and even camping in the middle of a field – something that’s becoming more and more popular.” –Karen Heath, from Practical Parenting and Pregnancy magazine.
Is a product that breaks the chains of parenting bondage, allowing your family to roam free in the middle of a field, really a good thing for society?
Please tell us dear Thinga-readers, are these inventors destined for fame or shame (in North America)… and why? Begin your comment with “Fame because…” or “Shame because…”