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The Piggyback Driver Helmet Is Where Dignity Ends and Parenthood Begins


Presumably, carrying your kid on your shoulders is a fun experience. But now you can make that experience even more appealing, if perhaps only to your child. The Piggyback Driver Helmet is meant to give your kid some handlebars while they’re riding high on your shoulders. Certainly it beats choking you from behind with their tiny hands, but it’s once you discover its features that you realize this device just literally turns you into a steed. Turning the handlebars one way or another will light up an LED patch on either side of the helmet, letting you know when your toddler wants you to turn left or right. A horn button will attract the attention of anyone nearby to your complete abandon of any self respect, while a turbo button will give your kid a chance to further humiliate you by encouraging you to run faster. All in all, it’s one of those things that looks totally cool… for someone else to own.

It’s not a product that you can buy just yet, having only recently been demonstrated at the New York Maker Faire. The creators are in the process of looking for backers to bring this project to market, though we wonder why they aren’t just Kickstartering it.

[ Product page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Never Run Out Of Battery While Using This Stroller


You have to take your child somewhere, so you place him in his expensive stroller and start walking, and that’s when the anxiety creeps in. What if, heaven forbid, you were to run out of battery on your smartphone while doing this? What if it becomes impossible for you to post photos of yourself walking your child? Are you still a good parent? If you don’t post it, did it even happen? The struggle is real, folks. But with the 4moms® Moxi™ Stroller, you’ll be able to charge your phone as you’re walking because generators in the back wheels provide electricity to an integrated USB port! There’s a ton of other features too:

– Headlights and taillights
– Cellphone charger
– Tracker of temperature, time, distance traveled, speed and battery level via a LCD screen (you’ll be amazed how all those walks add up!)
– Dashboard bag – for those smaller items like keys, cell phone, wallets, etc.
– Large, removable storage bag – plenty of room for all your kid supplies
– Canopy with pop out shade – no one wants sun in their eyes
– Height adjustable handle bar – parents of all heights can enjoy a leisurely walk
– Front wheel swivel locks for rough terrain
– Flip-flop friendly brake

It’s a feature-laden stroller that will be available in October of this year for the princely sum of $699.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Wonder How Your Baby Feels In That Stroller? You Can Find Out With This Adult-Sized Version


Because you can never be too sure that your baby is comfortable enough, the US baby products company Kolocraft has created an adult-sized version of their Contours Bliss stroller for you to try out. That’s right, it’s an exact replica of the baby stroller, only it’ll fit a fully grown adult and give him or her the riding experience of a lifetime. You can find out what it feels like to be pushed around by someone, and get a sense of just how comfy your little one is in the company’s stroller. It’s not for sale, obviously, but you can book a ride when the company has their next test-drive at Chicago’s Mary Bartelme Park, on June 7th. Sure, there might be a lineup for your turn, but you’re all adults and no one is going to throw a tantrum, right?


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Self-Driving Isn’t Just For Cars: The Smartbe Stroller Brings High Tech Innovations To An Age-Old Product


We have sensors. We have batteries and brushless electric motors. We have Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. We have the tiniest of microprocessors… Wouldn’t it make sense to cram a bunch of these into a baby stroller, and give it the kinds of features we’ve come to expect in all our products in 2016? The Smartbe Stroller is as high-tech of a stroller as we’ve ever seen. It comes with three driving modes, from full manual, to power-assist (where you’re still pushing, but with minimal effort), to completely self-driving. In this last mode, the stroller always stays ahead of the parent, within arm’s reach, whether you’re walking or even jogging. Additional features are almost too numerous to name: built-in rocker, wireless Bluetooth speakers to play your music to your baby, electric bottle warmer, “climate/temperature-controlled bassinet keeps your baby comfortable no matter the weather, and air filters can protect against pollution and allergens.”

If this project ever manages to see light of day (and that’s a big “if”, considering the ambitiousness of the project, and the fact that it’s far from fully-funded on IndieGogo, and that all they have at the moment is a bunch of CG renders…), the Smartbe Intelligent Stroller promises to be Tesla of strollers. Completely connected, fully-automated, and as high-tech as any early enthusiast would want their infant carrier to be. Prices start at $900 for the basic non self-propelled model, and go all the way up to $3,199, with shipping in April 2017 (further re-inforcing the impression that we’re looking at vapourware).


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Tactical Baby Carrier Tells The World Your Parenting Means Business


This is a baby carrier that features a MOLLE system to attach… stuff to it. It’s made from a 1000D Nylon and meets ASTM F2236-14 regulations for baby carriers. Heck, it looks like something a SWAT team would wear, except it’s your baby you stuff inside. It’s awesome!

The Mission Critical Baby Carrier is a front carry baby carrier. Simple, intuitive design makes it easy to put on and secure your baby. Baby can face in or out, depending on their stage of development. It features a removable and washable liner, hidden hood, MOLLE straps for customization, and a unique secure vest design allowing full freedom of hands and mobility.

– For Babies approx 8-35 lbs
– 1000D Nylon outer construction
– Meets ASTM F2236-14 regulations for baby carriers
– YKK zippers
– Sun shield
– MOLLE attachment front and back
– Weight 36.5 oz

But being the most badass dad on the block will cost you. The Mission Critical Baby Carrier is $190.

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Jogger Parents: Meet The KidRunner


You, dear active parent, want to go jogging. That cool! But the baby? Not so much. Jogging may be in his future, but for now he just wants to cry all day and suck on his thumb (do babies even suck on thumbs, or does that happen later? I have no idea). You could leave him at home with your significant other, but why not just pop him in the KidRunner? It’s a special stroller that, through “the composite frame and innovative, flexible “bow” that connects to the runner, decouples the up/down motion. It’s a smooth, safe, high performance ride for runner and kid.” This means you can run naturally, and your baby will simply feel as though he’s flying through the air, horizontally. It fits offspring aged 6 months to about 4.5 years, and from 10lbs to 45lbs. The KidRunner itself weighs 25lbs, so at most you’ll be trailing 70lbs. That’s quite a bit, sure, but think of it as an added workout challenge.

We don’t know how much it’ll cost nor exactly when it’ll hit the market (all we know is “in 2015”), but you can sign up on the company website to be notified of this.

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Cradle ‘n Swing Lets Parents Take Care Of Their Baby From Afar


Lazy parents everywhere, listen up: Fisher Price has released a baby cradle does all the rocking for you. That’s right, with the 4-in-1 Smart Connect™ Cradle ’n Swing, if you hear baby crying, instead of going over like a responsible adult, just whip out your smartphone and rock them from afar!

SmartSwing Technology offers 6 distinct swinging speeds from low to high so you can find the perfect rhythm to help soothe baby, whether swinging side-to-side (like a cradle) or head-to-toe. 16 songs, 3 nature sounds, and deluxe overhead mobile with light-up birdies (one with a mirrored belly) help keep baby entertained for hours!

Of course you can rationalize this $200 purchase by telling yourself you’re being “efficient” rather than lazy. And maybe you have a point. It’s not like bonding with your child is important or anything…


[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Batmobile Baby Stroller: For Your Little BatBaby

Batmobile baby stroller

He’s your little superhero, and nothing anyone says will change your mind. Of course we’re talking about none other than your offspring because yes, parents can be biased that way.

If you happen to be a creative dad who’s up for DIY projects that’ll make your kid grin from ear-to-ear, then you can take a page from Tim Baker’s book. Obviously being a pro prop designer for Hollywood means that he’s got skills most dads don’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t build your own little Batmobile stroller (but you might need the help of your able-bodied friends and SO, too.)

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Budsies Turns Kids’ Artwork Into Plushies


Kids grow up way too fast, don’t they? If they’re still at the stage where they love to draw and doodle, then you can give them the perfect present this year by getting them Budsies. These aren’t your ordinary plush toys, and you can pretty much tell at first glance. The designs are unusual and look like they jumped out from the pages of your kid’s notebook…

That might very well be the case, because Budsies are actually custom made based on drawings and children’s artwork sent in by parents.

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