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SaddleBaby Frees Your Hands, Keeps Your Little One Safe

SaddleBaby

The reproductive act brings about the existence of miniature versions of your self. This much is clear. And it’s also a given that sooner of later, these mini-yous will want to sit on your shoulders and use you as a horsey. That too is clear, and it’s fine, except for the fact that safety dictates you hold their mini-feet so they don’t fall off your horse shoulders. How do you take a call? How do you do anything? That’s where the SaddleBaby comes in. It’s a harness that straps around your chest and gives your child a cushy seat atop your shoulders. More importantly, it binds their feet so they don’t fall while they’re getting their ride. So now you can walk around, post pictures to Facebook, Instagram your breakfast, take a call, or even flail your arms around for no reason, all the while being a not-completely-irresponsible parent. Any device that helps us be better parents with less effort is fine by us. It’s $90 and totally worth it, in our opinion.

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If You Can’t Afford a Rocking Horse: Knee Horsey

Knee Horsey

 

For most people, the first thing they ever took a ride on was a rocking horse. They aren’t quite as popular as they used to be, with the advent of newer and more high tech toys, but they still hold a special place in the hearts of those who remembered the fun they had just rocking in place on the wooden horse.

They’re also not very practical anymore, considering the tight spaces most people live in now. The fun, not to mention cheaper, alternative? The Knee Horsey, which is basically a plush horse head with buckles on the side that are meant to go around a fun-loving parent’s leg. It can even make horsey and galloping sounds, which can be activated by pressing its left ear. Once it’s in place, just call your tiny tot to come for a ride.

Here’s to making memories! The Knee Horsey is available online for $49.99.

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Power Ranger Onesies for Your Little Power Ranger

Power Ranger Onesies Remember the good old days when you’d sing to theme of Power Rangers as the live action program began on television? The show has evolved over the years (it went back on air last February with Power Rangers Megaforce.) It’s got a lot more competition on the small screen but if you grew up with the crew, then there’ll always be that spot that nothing else can replace.

Start your child on the path of righteousness early by dressing them up in these adorable Power Rangers onesies! They might not grow up to love the show as much as you did, but you can always teach them a thing or two about what the Rangers stand for while they’re in their Ranger garb.

Available in blue, green, black, yellow, red, and pink. Where’s the onesie for the White Ranger?

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Turn Your Baby Into A Tiny Human Burrito

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You’re looking at a circular piece of cloth that is 40 inches across. It looks like a tortilla and if you wrap your infant in it, he’ll look like a burrito faster than you can say ‘Taco Bell’. That’s cute, and who doesn’t like cute? It’s half polyester, half cotton and the only colour it comes in is “flour”. It’ll cost ya all of $48.

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BrdsNBz is a Texting Service Where Teens Can Ask About the Birds and the Bees

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It’s unfortunate, but not all kids feel comfortable enough with their parents to bring up the birds and the bees when the time to talk about it rolls around. The same goes with some parents trying to initiate the old sex ed talk. Addressing the matter to make sure teens stay safe and informed is BrdsNBz. It’s a texting service that’s geared towards teens and parents that lets them send in sexual health questions. The service promises that the asker will receive a response from a health expert within 24 hours.

The service is being offered by New Mexico and North Carolina. California has a similar program called HookUp 365247, which sends weekly sex ed tips and information on nearby reproductive health clinics to those who signed up.

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Eight-Year-Old Spends $6,000 on In-App Purchases–Now See Why You Should Keep Your Phone Away From Kids?

Girl Spends 6K on Apple Apps

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t leave a kid alone with your phone. For one, they might delete messages or important emails without your knowledge. That could spell a lot of trouble for you, especially if they have to do with work. Another reason is that they often tap buttons they shouldn’t and end up making purchases that they haven’t cleared with you. This has happened to so many people all over the world, and yet parents still leave their kids with their devices.

Another case is that of Lee Neale and his eight-year-old daughter, who spend over £4,000 (about $6,000) on in-app purchases. Apparently, his daughter had seen him key in his password to purchase stuff and memorized it, keying it in later on when she made her own purchases.

Lee pleaded with Apple to cancel the purchases, but the former didn’t relent at first, and understandably so. It was only when Lee went to the media with his story that Apple granted him a refund. Continue Reading

This Shirt Turns Your Back Into a Playmat For Your Kids

Playmat T-Shirts For Parents

Now you can get some much-needed R&R during your kids playtime thanks to these awesome playmat t-shirts by Etsy seller Becky. They’re basic tees at first glance, but there’s a colorful railroad printed at the back that can double as a playmat for your kids. Just break out the toy box, pass around the toy cars, trucks, and action figures, and lie face down on a soft and comfortable surface. Preferably your bed.

The cars or trains going around the tracks on the playmat-slash-shirt will give you a gentle massage, and hopefully, it’s enough to keep your kids pre-occupied until dinner time.

They’re available online for $22 each.

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Conceptual Huggies TweetPee Device Alerts Parents When Their Baby Pees

Huggies TweetPee

Babies sleep a lot, cry a lot, and pee a lot. The first two are relatively easier to handle; at least you know something’s up because you can see them actually doing this stuff. But the peeing part, not so much. Of course, babies cry when they’re too wet for comfort, but what parents want it to reach that point?

Then along came Ogilvy Brasil and their Huggies TweetPee. It’s a conceptual electronic device that you’re supposed to attach to your child’s nappy. It’s built with a sensor that measures the level of moisture so it can detect when your baby has peed. The device then connects to an iPhone app that’ll alert the parents that their child’s diaper is ready to be checked or changed.

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Responsible Parenting: Hang Your Baby Up On A Stall Wall While You Go About Your Business

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Having a child is a lot of work, and involves having to think about a bunch of stuff you normally wouldn’t (we’re assuming, but what do we know, maybe it’s easy: we have no kids). Like… where do you put the baby if you have to ‘go’ in a public restroom? The Babykeeper Basic wants to be that solution. “It is an infant carrier style seat, that hangs from the stall wall in most public restrooms, and can also be used in many public fitting rooms and locker rooms.” Featuring 2 large metal hooks encased in safety webbing, lined with non-slip material, your baby can hang there while you do what you have to do. What exactly happens once you’re done, we’re not exactly sure. Like, can you then use it backpack style? Or frontpack? Where does the baby go?? Back in the stroller? Why buy this if you’re taking him in a stroller? Do strollers fit in stalls?

No. Kids. For. Me.

But if you find this interesting (and not, uh, degrading), then you’ll have to cough up all of $40 to own it.

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