Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shortest blog post ever.


ZOMGWTFBBQ.  WHY???   DISCUSS!



35 comments:

A Pin-up in stitches said...

bwahahahaaaaaaaa I remember seeing this contraption years ago and thinking, damn is it really that hard to tos the kid in a sling or a stroller even for pete's sake. I dont even want to think about the back pain of slinging that seat + kid um no just no

amylockyemily said...

Why would you want to hold your newborn baby when you can completely disconnect from them by hanging some uncomfortable contraption off yourself and talk on your mobile phone.


p.s ouch that looks so heavy and uncomfortable. Maybe when the kid is older she can wear a maxi rider back pack!

Flowerchild said...

Seriously, I'm glad I wasn't drinking a beverage at the moment that image popped up.

April said...

Just team it with this : http://www.bottlesling.com/images/babyexcited.gif
and this :
http://www.pregnancystore.com/zaky.html
and you're all set!!!

Seriously. DO PEOPLE NOT KNOW BABY SLINGS / WRAPS / CARRIERS EXIST??? Is it really that awful to *hold* your little new human being???

Welcome to the world of DP - Detachment Parenting.

Shanna7313 said...

For some reason I KNEW it was going to be this thing. How absolutely unattached does a parent have to be? I mean, really. HOLD the damn baby if a sling is too much work lol!!!!

Dou-la-la said...

Why? So that you can touch your baby as rarely as possible, of course! Why else? I mean, who wants to touch their baby anyway? And if you take him out of the carseat once in a while, he's going to, like, think he gets to be picked up ALL THE TIME! He'll think he's the boss! You've got to show him you're in charge!

SHEESH.

I'm including this in my upcoming post on ridiculous parenting devices, fo sho.

Flowerchild said...

@April: Honestly, I don't think many people do. When I wear DS some of the comments I hear the most are "That's so neat! I've never seen one of those before!" or "I wish they had those when my kids were little!"

Tem said...

So does it iron too? *rolls eyes*

Orsolya said...

is it just me, or does she look like she's straining a bit holding that up? that is one of the most ridiculous things i've ever seen!

nicole said...

Holy smokes batman! Really creams my corn in light of recent studies showing the ill effects of leaving baby in a bucket seat too much. The same type of parents would probably buy this gem: http://www.pregnancystore.com/zaky.html . -Gosh you mean those milk filled things on my torso have a function? And you can hold a baby!?!?-

mandy_moo said...

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry!! This is ridiculous!!

@Flowerchild, I get those comments too.

April said...

@Flowerchild - yes, I guess what I should have written was WHY don't people know about the multitude of baby carriers?? The town I live in is PRAM CENTRAL, I know one other person who baby-wears besides myself, & have seen no others. Sadly, I think this contraption would sell well, here...

Amy (@HappyMomAmy) said...

"No, I want MY baby to have the flattest head!"

ACK.

Rene said...

Holy thrown back, batman!

How can we wonder: "what is this world coming to?" when the littlest members of our society are shuffled from one plastic bucket to the next. "this one has built in motion!" this one singsyour baby to sleep."

Babies are meant to be loved, and have very real needs. They are not toys here for our convenience! Ugh.

mystic_eye_cda said...

That doesn't actually bug me that much. As I don't drive there were many times when I got dropped off by hubby and driven home by someone else so I had to cart the damn baby seat around, and frankly I can't carry the damn thing AT ALL.

And snapping the car seat to the stroller was even less practical -too tippy plus stores, buses, trains and theaters aren't built for strollers. At least the strap would fit in a diaper bag AND

If I might be so bold

It would have allowed me to carry the car seat while holding the baby or having the baby in my arms. There was awhile when Wes couldn't go in a carrier at all it seemed no matter what I did it just made his reflux worse except having him face inwards which just made him cry.

Jasmine said...

Can you imagine how uncomfortable that would be?

Wouldn't want to risk actually touching your newborn baby!!

Alyssa G said...

Wow, this contraption is like saying "I'm hugging you, but I'm hitting you too!" Way to wear a baby without actually bonding or touching it in any way.

Amber said...

She's not smiling. She's gritting her teeth through the pain.

Chelsea said...

Just about as bad as the Bottle Nanny

http://www.justmultiples.com/bottle-nanny.html

Attach it to just about anything and you'll never have to feed your baby again!

Cindy said...

It looks like she's hocking babies at the circus. "Get yer popcorn, peanuts, babies, riiiight here!!!"

Albany of the West said...

Of all the stupid things I have seen (or been told about) since I found out I was pregnant, this has to take the cake. I don't get the whole "carseat as a carrier" thing in general...put 7lb baby in a 15lb contraption and carry them both around or put 7lb baby in a practically weightless piece of fabric and get to snuggle and smell them all day - seems an easy choice to me!

The Alfe Family said...

This has to be the most uncomfortable way to wear a baby I've ever seen!! LOL

But, on the bright side...at least it's a step in the right direction...if someone is willing to do that, I'm sure they'd be more open to a great wrap/sling that will work/feel better!

Sycamore Girl said...

This has got to be a joke!

mikki said...

Really? I have never seen this, and I think I am sad I have. Is that seriously a real product? Or a poke at babywearing?

Tiffany said...

Eek. That's ridiculous.

Susan said...

And how about this device: http://www.pregnancystore.com/zaky.html

Chappell3 said...

ack. i'm SO glad I've never seen one of these in real life or I would have to laugh and cry at the same time as I strolled by comfortably with DD on my back in a wrap! But I guess it makes sense since the new goal of our society is to have as little contact with our babies as possible. We're almost there! *eyeroll*

Belinda said...

Well, it could be useful for someone who has to cart the carseat around because someone else is picking baby up from daycare? No?

Yeah, that's dumb. Unfortunately, not everyone knows about babywearing yet, so let's keep wearing our babies at the Wal-Mart!

Danielle Arnold-McKenny said...

my very first thought upon seeing this piece of stupidity was that it must be a joke.....

...but then thinking about it for a minute (which was painful), and thinking about all the other ridiculously stupid contraptions I've seen advertised to help parents completely disconnect from their babies- like bottle propers/slings so that baby is forced to even drink their bottle without anyone holding it (or them) for them, and bizarre soother/dummie holders that force baby to suck on a piece of rubber..... well, I guess this is just another example of baby paraphernalia that people who shouldn't be parents buy.

Amanda said...

Wow...... Seriously, wow.

meredithryan said...

Detachment parenting is a big business!

Anonymous said...

Notice that she is on the phone probably already calling around for a daycare for her newborn.

rosiewiklund said...

HAHAHAHA This makes my day!

newincs said...

This is sad! I regularly wear my son in a sling. He has graduated (way too early for me) from laying down in it and cuddling to sitting up and looking around!:) I was so disturbed by the amount of people that would literally run into him not realizing that this huge thing hanging off of my front with the obvious baby shaped object in it could possibly be a baby! One lady asked in negative weather outside if she could see him in it because she had never seen one! Unfortunately he was 17 days old and I had to decline for risk of freezing him... I regularly get comments about how cool/cute/innovative/new the sling is.... REALLY??? Seems like an evolution or modification of a papoose board to me... but whatever. I would much rather hold Aiden in the sling then anywhere else! :) He loves it too! I even got a black sling and DADDY carries him around in it! :)

I can see the convenience of this strap to carry the carseat but I would be devastated to see an infant IN the carseat! I many times needed a carseat and had no way to carry it around conveniently.. but please... not to carry a baby!

September Love said...

I agree about this being useful if you need to tote your car seat from car to car or for traveling...but if I ever saw someone carrying a baby this way, I think I'd slap them. Sadly, ladies, there are many many many more parents out there than we'd like to think who really would buy and use this to carry a baby, just so they wouldn't have to get him/her out of the car seat...ever.

Awful, but it's true. And unfortunately, our natural parenting movement is only just trickling back into the "mainstream" ...

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