December 01, 2008
Restroom Baby Hanger
Hey, don't get your baggies in a twist — that's what Dave Barry called it, writing, "While you're doing your business, your baby hangs there on the wall like a cute li'l mini-paratrooper, looking happy as a clam...."
The company that invented and sells it calls it the BabyKeeper.
From their website:
The Babykeeper is a patent pending infant carrier-style seat that hangs from the stall wall in public restrooms and can also be used in many fitting rooms.
• For babies 6-18 months who can sit unassisted
• Simple to use harness system keeps baby securely in the carrier
• 2 large metal hooks encased in safety webbing,
each lined with non-slip material for added security
• Easy to use and small enough to take everywhere you go
• Durable, easy-to-clean nylon fabric
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@laura: whops you're right i meant the baby bjorn!
personally when I carry around my friend's 2 year old for long periods of time, i just find the hip position the most comfortable vs the back or front hold as it puts the least strain on my shoulders and feels the most weightless. I don't think the hip hold is worst for the back as you're holding the weight on your hips, below the back, not on your back as you would be with a meitai or front / back carrier. I guess it's all personal preference at the end of the day.
Posted by: tinytapir | Dec 28, 2008 1:45:39 AM
Must be for those whose shit really DO smell like roses.... Personally I can't imagine the repercussions of such treatment. The bill for the shrink to that kid must be equal to the size of some small nation's defence expenses...
...looks comfy, though...
Posted by: Osservatore | Dec 9, 2008 9:25:33 AM
@Tiny Tapir: I think you are referring to the Baby Bjorn. The Ergo is one of the most comfortable soft structured carriers and it does not place the baby in an outward facing position, ever. The Scootababy doesn't make sense to me because it only allows ONE hold - the hip hold, which is the worst for your back! The Ergo (and other soft structured carriers like it) offer front, back, and side carry positions. I like mei tais, but can't get my husband interested in something that doesn't have the ease of buckles! Same with the Moby - I loved my Moby Wrap, but getting him to figure out how to wind 18 feet of fabric around his body was asking too much! :)
Posted by: laura | Dec 3, 2008 11:32:36 AM
You know how people always forget their umbrellas?
Posted by: Daniel Rutter | Dec 2, 2008 2:13:12 PM
The moms on various boards had a good laugh about this product earlier this year when it broke onto the consciousness there. Can't imagine anyone bothering to bring this around with them.
This stuff is like good in theory, but on a practical basis just doesn't hit it off. Somewhat like the Diaperbridge diaper change station.
Oh, and to the previous poster, it's widely agreed in babywearing circles Ergo is actually one of the not-as-comfortable, least convenient and more expensive baby carriers. For ease of use and portability (and comfort especially for toddlers) I would recommend scootababy, and for the crunchy type I would recommend a meitai instead of an ergo. The ergo also recommends for young babies to face out away from the wearer which is not good for young developing spines.
Sorry for the essay!
Posted by: Tiny Tapir | Dec 2, 2008 1:57:39 AM
This is so hilarious! Who on earth would carry around a contraption dedicated solely for suspending their child from a bathroom stall?!
If you're worried about where to put your kid while you're peeing in public, why not just wear him in a baby carrier? I highly recommend the Ergo - it's my mainstay during airline travel even now with a 40 pound 2 year old.
That said, someone really ought to invent a pull down baby seat that installs permanently in bathroom stalls, kind of like those purse shelves in the ladies room.
Posted by: laura | Dec 1, 2008 6:16:29 PM
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