The Friday Frivolity hosts are continuing our baby theme for the month of January. We’ve had Geeky Pregnancy Announcements and What NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman. This week we are talking about bad parenting gifts. I opted to go with these ridiculous baby products that might make good gag gifts, but I am worried for humanity if people really think these are life changers.
My first thought when I saw this week’s topic was this classic clip from Whose Line is It Anyway about gift ideas rejected by the Wise Men.
Chia Pet, tee hee, snort, giggle. Water skis… ha ha ha! Sorry, where was I?
I am the mom of a little boy. I can tell you first hand, these are a waste of time and money. A washcloth or cloth diaper will do the trick if you really want to avoid a shower. Sorry to burst your bubble new parents, but grosser things are going to happen than a little urine sprayed around.
Make the kid start earning his keep!
Sync with your phone to let you know when the baby needs to be changed. Includes an alert to let you know when baby is more than 15 m from your phone. Or you could do as parents have done for millennia and actually watch your kid and check her diapers occasionally.
Baby Lasso Diaper Changing Assistant
I am not sure this was actually a real product or just a prank. You put the baby’s ankles in the straps and then loop it over your head to keep them from rolling while you change them. There are a few You Tube videos purporting to be actual users but the company’s website no longer exists. I only added this old Amazon link if you want to read the hysterical review.
Get their technology addiction started in infancy.
Fill it up and baby will feed himself leaving you time to yourself …
NO NOT REALLY. This final one is actually a hysterical prank gift box complete with testimonials and faux coupons for “infant energy drink” on the back. You put a real gift inside and tape it up.
I only wish the others were pranks too.
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Now time for the new stuff!
This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! There are three rules only: