Pinterest Nightmare #117: The Babykeeper Basic

Father’s Day is just a few days away and everyone wants to find the perfect gifts for the special guys in their lives.

Thanks to Pinterest, we’ve discovered all sorts of items that really say “I love you”! For sporty dads with small bladders, The UroClub just can’t be beat! Does a dad on your gift list need more of a challenge than conventional driving provides? The Steering Wheel Desk will let him multitask during his commute! Buying for a dad who likes to eat on the go? The Rollie EggMaster will make his life a cylindrical egg filled dream!

But what about the dads with really young children? They need gifts that are just right for them, too! Surely Pinterest wouldn’t let them down, would it?

NO! OF COURSE NOT!

Pinterest Nightmare #117: The Babykeeper Basic

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The Babykeeper Basic as pinned from mommysentials.com

This has “my dad hung me here” written all over it, amiright?!

The Babykeeper Basic is especially made for those times when a dad needs to use the facilities. You just strap the baby into the device, place the industrial hooks over a bathroom stall wall, and VIOLA! Junior is stowed away so dad can do his business in peace!

If a dad’s gotta go, he’s gotta go! You don’t want your precious offspring crawling all over a public men’s room floor while his dad is indisposed! Now your angel can just “hang out” and play with the attached toys until dad is back in the game. $39.99 is a small price to pay to take the hassle and anxiety out of a man’s public restroom experience.

I bet most dads won’t be satisfied with keeping this little beauty just for outings. Once dad finds a suitable place at home to hook it up… BAM! Mom’s Night Out just got a whole lot more relaxing! (and imagine the potential for fun and amusement if your ceiling fan is sturdy!)

Sure, I guess there’s a remote chance the baby could wiggle and be hurled to the ground sustaining a serious head injury. But if the baby is small enough to be in The Babykeeper Basic, his soft spot is probably open making a closed head injury impossible!

My only concern is the “basic” part of The Babykeeper Basic. I’m partial to giving “deluxe” gifts, myself. I searched and searched the website, and couldn’t find a “Babykeeper Ultimate” or “Babykeeper Supreme Experience” anywhere. Don’t dads deserve the very best?

Oh, Pinterest. No…just no.

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Pinterest Nightmare #117: The Babykeeper Basic — 100 Comments

    • There you go. Mom can get some chores done inside and baby gets some fresh air without the worry of being run over by the mower! This thing just might be perfect!!

  1. I would have gotten that!!! Once in the airport in South Korea there were these fold down baby seats like that in the bathroom and I loved it. It was like a highchair built into the stall wall, but no tray. I have fantasized about having one in my home many times over the years.

  2. Oh my. I commend you girls for finding these Pinterest gems. I think you should do a companion series where you interview the intentors of these items. Now that would be interesting! :)

    • Interviewing the “interesting” minds that come up with these fantastic gems would be entertaining, indeed! We’ll have to take this under advisement.

  3. This is just so wrong on so many levels and just not sure where to start. But Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!! And seriously this one just has left me quite speechless now!! Have a great weekend ladies :)

    • Hahahaha. I don’t know, Janine! I’ve not been in many men’s rooms, but I hear they are pretty unsavory. The baby could be hanging out on the relatively clean wall. I’m just sayin’…

  4. I might be old-fashioned, but I am thinking that a stroller or seat might work so that baby wouldn’t be crawling around in unsafe, unsanitary places. (These also tend to be available in ‘deluxe’ models, rather than simply ‘basic.’) :)

  5. Oh my! I was on a road trip with two kids recently (and not husband) and I had to go to the bathroom at a rest stop. Not once did I think – “I know! I wish I could hang him from the wall! Why didn’t anyone think of that?” haha..I thought more along the lines of “stroller” or “hold him while I pee in the worst case scenario.” This is kinda awesome. And terrible. A definite NO.

    • See!! This is a total win with dads. My husband is only sad that our kids are too old to use this (unless he makes modifications…)

  6. Oh my gosh, just the name terrified me, but the PICTURE! I am torn between laughing hysterically and thinking “OH NO!!!” Good grief. Yes, it does have dad written all over it!!! :-) I love your Pinterest Fails series!

    • Hahaha. Thanks, Alexa! It gets a big OH NO from me, too. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see babies hanging out in men’s rooms like this all over the country before long.

    • Good point, Angela. Even the walls deserve the side eye in a men’s room. Sadly this item only comes in black. That’s a shame for the parent who wants her little ones to look styling whilst hanging out.

  7. I don’t think I have ever laughed harder than when I saw that photo of the baby hanging from its baby keeper. I do have to say, that restroom visits with infants could be less cumbersome… :)

    • I had the exact same reaction, Ilene! I think it’s the fantastic expression on the baby’s face. He’s just totally happy to be hanging out in the bathroom with his dad. Who could blame him?

  8. Now see, everyone keeps asking me why I don’t have kids yet, and my response was always that I would lose them. I mean, they’re slippery little buggers! You look away for one second and the next thing you know they’re eating kitty treats out of the litter box.

    But with this? I guess I don’t have any excuse anymore! I’ll always know where the little rascal is located (as long as I remember where I hung him up).

    • That’s the only rub, Kristen. And they’re probably too little to say, “Don’t leave me hanging, bro!”

    • Totally handy. I think this thing is going to take off. Add maybe a snack pouch and a clip for a sippy cup, and that child is set for the duration.

  9. This bothers me on a lot of levels because I see people hanging kids on doors with it…in their homes….all day long. It also reminds me a little of the kid leashes. Although I’m sure the hearts were in the right place, the thought of strapping my kid into one of those things just to take a pee and hoping they don’t figure out how to get it unhooked from the stall among other things is quite scary. Unfortunately, I see this being a big hit with a lot of people…

    • You know, if you were worried that your child might fall from the door, you wouldn’t have a relaxing experience in the bathroom after all. Good point!

  10. Oh my! My husband used to do that with his youngest brother! He would wrap up a sheet, throw both ends over a door and close it…..instant babysitter! I wonder if this was invented by someone who heard the story 😉

    • This does sound just like a big brother’s idea for childcare. Your husband deserves royalties!!!! 😀

  11. OMG, I am laughing because I think Leo would have bought this when the kids were little. When they were little and I had my mom’s night out, he finally admitted that he kept them in their high chairs or the pack and plays because he was afraid of what the twins would get into. He would definitely have used this one!

    • This thing is practically a necessity with twins. In fact, they should make a two seater so they can sit side by side and entertain each other.

  12. This reminds me of a Malcolm in the Middle where they duct taped Dewey to a door. And, as always, duct tape would be useful with this handy device to help keep wiggling junior securely attached to the door while dad enjoys a few cold beverages.

    • You are so, so right about the duct tape. This is exactly the bit of Y chromosome input needed to perfect the device!!

  13. Where to start with this one? I’m laughing my a** off!! The sad thing is my husband would totally get this is #1 it came in toddler size (maybe that’s the deluxe version?) and #2 it was a double as we have twins. I see marketing opportunities here!

    • Exactly, Allie! I think they are missing out by not having a two-seater model for twins!! Take that and make it a deluxe model…instant best seller!

    • Good point…except for one thing. Mom’s tend to be better multi-taskers. I’m not sure it’s a given they can do these two things at once.

    • They could definitely do that. In my experience, however, they just don’t take them into the bathroom. That’s kind of one of the perks of being a dad. 😉

  14. So many thoughts ran through my mind when I saw this. I do declare that babies are getting many new ways of being transported with each passing year. Strollers were my best friend when Zeva was young enough to be in them. 😉

    • There’s always something new, isn’t there?! It amazes me. Just when you think there can’t be any more gizmos or things…another one comes along!

  15. Seriously! You both find the craziest stuff. I’d kill my husband if he did this – but then again it’s better than the baby crawling around on the men’s bathroom floor.

    • It’s a hard call, Kerry. As much of a germaphobe as I am (and I am) I think I might pick bathroom floor!

  16. I can just imagine having had one of these when my littles were little – there wouldn’t be enough hanging space! LOL This is just too funny!! Oh boy, I bet dads are actually searching for this thing everywhere! Why? Because they are men and we’ll leave it at that 😉

  17. But you guys, WHY is the kid hanging outside the stall? OUTSIDE? So anyone can just come up and snatch the kid! Come ON! (As if THAT’s the only issue I have with this thing, but still …)

    • Maybe the dad can’t do his business with his baby staring at him so he had to hang him on the outside? I don’t know. I got nothing.

  18. I’m pretty sure I’d walk off without the baby. Hang ’em and forget ’em, you know.

    I hope dad remembers ro wash his hands before leaving with baby. Otherwise, what was the point? :-)

  19. Hahahah what the hell? That’s terrible. Although is it weird that I kind of want one for myself? My husband can just hang me on walls when I get too tired to sit up anymore. Also, I kind of want to put a cantaloupe in there and slingshot it hahaha.

    • Hahahahaha. It might come in handy hen you’re really sleepy! Slingshot is another great idea for the item!! Good thinking, Tara!!

  20. I am over here tickled almost to death! I can NOT stop laughing. WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?! For me? this is the best find that you gals have come up with to-date!!! This has just made my Friday evening!

  21. Hah!
    There’s actually a ‘device’ similar to this in Changi Airport, Singapore, and it saved my bladder when I was travelling alone with the baby. It’s like a baby seat, attached to the wall in the cubicle. One could just plop the baby in there and do your business. I would suggest wiping the kid down afterwards though. :)

    • Yes! Now, I think an attached seat would give me more comfort than the hook device here. I’d still be worries they’d fall to the ground with this!

  22. Wow! That dad really “hung” that baby out to dry, huh? I hope the dad at least tells the kid an interesting story to get him “hooked” on the characters so he won’t notice his dad just left him “hanging out.”

    Okay, I’m done with the horrible puns, mostly because I can’t think of any more.

    Please oh please do more of these posts. Lots more. SO MANY MORE!

    I’m pinning this because it’s just too hilarious not to.

    And thanks for the Father’s Day idea! My brother will love this. *wink*

    • Hahahahah. Thanks, Lisa!! We’ve got to help each other out for Father’s Day ideas!

      We’ll keep posting as long as Pinterest keeps supplying them (which seems to be a sure thing!)

      Thanks for “hanging out” here! 😀

  23. Funny – I have not peed “in peace” in over 9 years. 😉 Can you imagine walking into a bathroon and seeing this – that would make a great behind the scenes TV clip! Can you say CRAZY??!!!

    • I can’t even imagine my reaction to seeing this thing in action as I strolled into the restroom. I would definitely get a photo with my iPhone even if that’s bad bathroom etiquette! 😀

    • We love them, too!! The comments are the best part of any Pinterest Nightmare!! Thanks for coming by!

  24. We were the parents that always had the kid strapped to us. I guess you can’t really do that in the men’s room but I don’t remember too many mom’s nights out back then…I think I wanted sleep more than anything. Haha. But seriously our babies were either in a Bjorn or in a backpack all the time. I’d even empty the dishwasher wearing a Baby Bjorn.

    • Baby wearing rocks! You can do so much!! But for the dad who’s not into that…he can just have his child hang out until he’s done with this thing!

  25. Girls, you are so right! I was just in a bathroom at the movies yesterday and laughed because I thought of you and this post! Hahahaha! Wtf, Pinterest???

    • Hahahahahaha. For a split second there I thought you were going to say you saw one of these in action in the movie bathroom!! Hahahaha.
      What are people thinking???

  26. It’s one of those weird things where it looks like it makes sense and then you think about it and you realize that maybe this isn’t such a good idea. I kinda want to do that to my 4 year old every 5 minutes though. Just saying.

  27. I know this is a spoof of sorts (yah, I’m smart like that – totally got the sarcasm 😉 ), but I still think it’s great for Father’s Day and was hoping you would come link this up to my Distinguished Dads link-up on Fibro, Fit and Fab! and any other Father’s Day/Dad-themed posts you may have. They’d be a great and welcome addition. Link-up ends tonight at 11:55pm EST. Hope to see you there!

  28. Where do you girls find these things?

    I can imagine them now thinking this is a really really great idea!!
    How many have sold?!
    Unlucky for my husband and lucky for my baby, I didn’t find this in time.

    • Why, we find them on Pinterest of course!! It’s the home of pretty nail pictures, recipes, fashion, and lots and lots of weirdness.

      I’m glad your husband never did find this thing. I have no idea how many have sold, but even one is one too many!

  29. I know this may be helpful to some parents but I just can’t get on board with it. Once at work I saw a lady with her kid on a leash, seen it many times since, and I was horrified. The kid was quite a handful but to put him on a leash seemed a bit too much.

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