The parenting market is cluttered with strange and unnecessary gadgets that parents think they need but really don’t — take the baby wipe warmer, for instance. Or everything on Jaime’s list of baby products nobody needs.
There’s so much baby + kid gear that makes me stop and say, “Who green-lighted this garbage?” and “Who the heck is spending money on this?”
But then, on the other hand, there’s some serious innovation going on over in the baby product industry — from techy inventions to simple “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas. Now — I’ll be honest — I’m a baby-product minimalist, believing there’s not much that a parent REALLY needs. But all of these products have made me stop and think, “Hm. Now that’s smart.”
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