Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Would you buy this?

My baby girl is walking! She's not very good yet and falls a lot- mostly on her butt.  But the other day, she fell smack on her forehead. OUCH! Soon after the incident, I was reading Parent magazine (in which I am finding more and more reasons to not renew my subscription).  Reading Parent Magazine, tends to make feel guilty about the little things I don't have for my children; or the things I sometimes shrug off as unimportant that they make seem like a life or death matter.  Here's an funny example.  An advertisement for a helmet just for babies who are learning to walk. Check it out:

Here is the description from Parent Mag: "Fall on a hard surface while learning to walk can be traumatic for both toddler and parent.  Thudguard protective helmet helps to protect your child by reducing the impact of falls or collisions and lessening the chance of head injury."

I thought, are you serious?? Why don't you just wrap your little one in bubble wrap, or even better, put them in a bubble? I thought it was pretty funny. Can you imagine a kid walking around in one of these at the park. Does your child have special needs? Onlookers would ask. Oh, no, I'm just afraid they might fall and hit their head...

Sorry, Parent Magazine, you're not going to make feel guilty this time :) Would you buy this?

12 comments:

Allison said...

I left you something on my blog today :)

Kaleena said...

all I can say is - "WOW! really?!" - and to answer your question no I would never buy one of those.

Jamie Jo said...

No!! Is this what they thought of next?

Pretty funny though!!

MUJERLATINA said...

ABSOLUTLEY NOT! As a physician I will give you one medical reason not to buy this product. Children learning to walk rely on all five senses, and this insulated contraption robs them of an important one: hearing. Parents save your money. Spend your hard earned cash on a Rosary from the Clay Rosary Girl. This will go a long way in the TRUE walk of your young child's life -- their journey in faith.

Pax Christi.

Allison said...

I have always said God gave babies big bottoms so when they fall, they have a soft landing. I am with mujerlatina on this one!

Allison said...

I have always said God gives babies big bottoms so they can fall with a soft landing!

I am with mujerlatina on this one; she makes some excellent points.

Sarah Harkins said...

Mujer Latina, your professional advice is impeccable. I'm pretty sure I should be paying you for this- how about I send over my insurance information? LOL!

MUJERLATINA said...

Sarah, you are hilarious! I'm passing this post on to my friends with young children. And I hope it boosts sales...

Julie Cragon said...

My children would have been so busy trying to pull that thing off their heads that they never would have learned to walk.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at the money pits into which young parents in this day and age find themselves. I would chalk this contraption right up there with the "wipes warmer" which is equally useless!

Allison said...

Yet another example of retailers marketing to our anxieties - it starts with the wedding (you MUST have this for your wedding) and it never ends, does it?!

Michelle said...

Ugh, I do NOT like Parenting Magazine. I am due any day with my first and my sister got me a subscription to it. But as I read through it, I feel like there are more articles about how to be independent from your children than how to interact with them. And that bothers me a lot.

Mothering Magazine is one that my MIL got for me and it is absolutely awesome. If you are more into an "Attachment parenting" style or natural living, this one is seriously excellent. You can read a lot of their articles online at mothering.com.