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569. Bright Idea: Shampoo Rinse Cup January 4, 2008

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Product.
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This rinse cup has a soft flexible yellow panel to conform to your child’s head. Keep that soapy water out of your little boo-boo’s eyes. Buy it HERE ($9).

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560. Bright Idea: the Mamaponcho October 18, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Product.
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Awww. What a cute and Bright Idea: snuggling with your baby like you’re both in a burrito. Not so Bright Idea: the gender-exclusionary name. Unless they also make the Papaponcho, I am a little irritated and hurt. Buy it HERE (€200+); via Babygadget.

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555. Bright Idea: Kwik’N-E-Z Medicator October 10, 2007

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I wondered about this idea a few months ago with some friends who are new parents. They said I should invent it.

Too late. Of course it already exists. Buy it HERE ($4); via NerdApproved.

Meanwhile, I am fine-tuning my newest idea: cutting loaves of bread into slices and selling it that way.

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552. Bright Idea: the Hushamok October 4, 2007

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Pricey ($430), but, oh-so-stylish. Buy it HERE; via BabyGadget.

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548. Bright Idea: the Strolli Rider October 1, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Product, Transportation.
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For your tired and whining older child, this Happy Stroller attachment will hold any kid up to 44 lbs. Buy it HERE ($115); via SwissMiss.

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535. Bright Idea: the Tripp Trapp Chair September 24, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Furniture, Product.
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Made by the Dutch company Stokke, this chair’s name in English doesn’t have good connotations. But, the chair brilliantly adjusts as your child grows, always keeping your child at the perfect height at the family table. You can also purchase cushions, baby rails, and harnesses. Use it for 12 years, or more, for the same child. Stokke’s website HERE; buy it HERE ($199).

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518. Bright Idea: the Squirt baby-food dispensing spoon September 15, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Food and Drink, Product.
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Fill the handle of this spoon with up to 3-oz of soft baby food, then give it a squeeze to fill the spoon. Feed your little pooper with one hand. Available in Oct HERE; via Crave.

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485. Bright Idea: Sticky Puppy Pads September 2, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, IdeaSpark*, Product.
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We have a new addition to our family: Baxter, the 8-week Shih-Tzu. Like all puppies, until they are house-broken, you need a puppy pad for him to do his business on. Problem: Puppies tend play with and shred the pads.

Solution: My IdeaSpark* is to make puppy pads with adhesive edges. Just remove the paper backing around all the edges, like on self-adhesive envelopes, and stick the puppy pad to the floor. Puppies won’t be able to pull it up to eat and shred. Cute little bastards.

Oops: Turns out they exist, of course. One version is “Out! Stay down Puppy Pads,” and you, and I, can purchase them HERE ($7).
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448. Bright Idea: Child Car Seat Cooler August 18, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Product.
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A friend and new mother just recommended this Bright Idea: the Seat Chiller Child Car Seat Cooler. When you are about to get in your hot car, take the Cooler out of the freezer, put it on the baby’s car seat for a few moments, cooling the seat and buckles, then remove it. Now, your baby won’t get burned. Good mommy and daddy. Buy it HERE ($15).

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445. Bright Idea: Keep-it-Kleen Pacifier August 17, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Product.
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Pacifiers drop all the time, onto the dirty floor. Instead of supergluing them to your baby’s lips, try RazBaby’s pacifier, which will snap closed when they fall. Buy them HERE ($5); via TheBigIdea.

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444. Bright Idea: Renting Baby Clothes August 17, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Service.
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My wife always wants to buy clothes as gifts for all our friends’ babies. But I don’t like the idea, since infants grow out of the outfits in a month or two. I would rather buy the baby a gadget, or a stuffed rabbit.

For a fixed fee, the German service Lutte-Leihen will allow you to exchange the organic cotton clothes they provide via mail. Like Netflix. Great Idea, and they should do it for baby toys, as well, which quickly lose their novelty.

Since the clothes and toys are clean and disinfected, why not? Their website here; via Springwise.

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430. Bright Idea: the Kaboost August 7, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Furniture, Product.
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Use Kaboost to raise any chair for your child. Cooler than your average booster seat, this product folds up to be a little more compact, has two heights, snaps on quickly, has non-slip feet, holds up to 300 lbs, and costs $40 (check it out HERE). Via Inventorspot.

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417. Bright Idea: Cuddle ‘N Cover August 1, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Product.
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I saw this on The Big Idea last night and thought it was pretty creative: the Cuddle ‘N Cover baby towel apron. Keep your baby safer as you use both hands to pick him/her up from the tub and put into the ready and waiting warmth of the towel, which also has pockets for you, and pouches for your baby’s feet.

I don’t have a baby yet and I want one. And imagine what a hit you would be at a baby shower if you brought this as a gift. Buy it at their website HERE ($18).

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381. Bright Idea: Teddy Bear with Prenatal Sounds July 17, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Product.
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This weekend, my friends and new parents vouched for this Bright Idea: a bear that emits calming whirring sounds reminiscent of the rushing of blood and beating of mom’s heart in the womb. The sound player can play sounds for 30-, 60-, or 90-second intervals, or continuously. Buy it HERE ($50); via OhGizmo!

P.S. My friend also would hold his baby son on his stomach with head tilted down a little. Similar to the baby’s position in the womb, this seemed to really calm him.

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368. Bright Idea: Bumbo Baby Seat July 11, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Furniture, Product, Video.
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This award-winning chair is for 6 week – 14 month old babies. However, since it is only one size, it won’t always be a snug fit (my friend has one). It is also pricey for a piece of foam ($40).

IdeaSpark*: They should make another inflatable version, with a solid base. This way, it will always provide a cozy fit, and can continue to accommodate your growing child.

Buy one HERE. To see one in action, check out this amusing video stop-motion clip. Via RGS.


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357. Bright Idea: Culla Belly Sleeper June 25, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in Baby, Furniture, Product.
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The second best thing about one day having a baby is finding great baby gadgets like this Culla Baby Sleeper. From Italy, find it HERE; via Swissmiss.

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