Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors
Minnow Hamilton

GET UPDATES FROM Minnow Hamilton
 

Totally Weird and Wacky Items for Babies

Posted: 10/25/2012 5:27 pm

New parents have a lot of purchasing decisions to make in the early years. Here are some wacky and wonderful finds (note that we're not using the word essential) to baffle even the most savvy buyer.

2012-10-24-Swarovski_NL.jpg


Swarovski Sparkle Pacifier
Select the most important item in your arsenal for soothing the babe, have it encrusted in pretty crystals and plan on giving it to the one human in the house who loves a never-ending game of 'dropsy' (they drop it and you pick up -- if you can find it). Sold?

2012-10-24-peepoo_nl.jpg


Pee & Poo
We'll try to stay above basic potty humour over these pee and poo plush dolls that are advocated to help kids get comfortable with their bodily functions. (Were they ever uncomfortable?) Appropriately they are sold as a set -- meaning you can't take one without the other.

2012-10-24-babychanger_nl.jpg


Hulabye Happy Changer
Your phone isn't the only mobile seeing some hands-free action these days. Thanks to this strap-them-in changer, you can wipe their bottom with one hand while you swipe through Pinterest photos with the other. (No worries -- their mobile isn't the talking kind, so your secret is safe with us.)

What do you think? Is the rest of this kids' stuff Wacky or Wonderful?

This post originally appeared on SavvyMom.ca. Follow Minnow and SavvyMom on Facebook for more savvy tips and solutions.

Loading Slideshow...
  • Zero Gravity Wedding: $18,000

    You'll literally float on air when you fly in this Boeing 727 with your friends and family. Guests will experience 20 to 30 second periods of weightlessness over and over again.

  • World's Smallest Revolver: $6,741.35

    This gun holds the Guinness World Record for smallest functional revolver. The weight? Less than an ounce.

  • Bulletproof Clipboard: $44.99

    Take notes and protect yourself from enemies with this clipboard.

  • Radio Control Flying Superhero: $345

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a flying simulation of Superman!

  • Bowling Ball Billiards: $39,000

    It's like pool and bowling had a very complicated and very expensive baby.

  • Self-Controlled Tow Boat: $17,000

    Water skiing has now gone from a group event to a solo endeavor.

  • Fighter Spaceship Bed: $18,000

    Built especially for you, this Star Wars-inspired bed will be made to your personal specifications.

  • Flying Car: $350,000

    What looks like the tiniest airplane of all time is actually a flying car.

  • Royal Toilet Throne: $11,977.50

    People rich enough to afford these wild products are sure to want a pricey toilet to match.

  • Sailboat Playhouse: $52,000

    For the child who has it all: a pirate ship for the backyard.

  • Chocolate Human Skull: $375

    A classic treat with a macabre twist.

  • Personal Submarine: $2,000,000

    Why scuba dive when you can check out the deep sea life from the comfort of your personal submarine?

  • Giant Gumball Machine: $3,900

    This gumball machine holds 14,450 gumballs. Jealous?

  • Mini USB Powered Chainsaw: $59.99

    This laptop-powered chainsaw actually works.

  • Dolphin Power Boat: $65,000

    With this boat, buyers can feel the freedom of flying through the water (and the air) like a dolphin.

 
FOLLOW CANADA LIVING