5/03/10 10 Products and Inventions That Make Most Mommies Cringe by Moms November 17, 2008 5 For every lifesaving mommy product on the market there's another one that makes moms wonder: Are you kidding me?! I've put together some of my favorite, mind boggling, cringe-inducing and playgroup diving products. Check out the lineup. I dare you. Itty Bitty Babies What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Camille Allen is a 27–year–old Canadian artist who sculpts clay to create itty bitty babies ($99). She uses soft English mohair on their noggins making them look and feel real. With photographs as her inspiration, she molds her babes and paints them with meticulous perfection adding wrinkles, fingernails and other fine details. Fetus Cookies? What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Mothers love showering with gifts and love in preparation for new life. From invitations to balloons, cupcakes, swaddling blankets and candy bars, the whole baby shower planning experience is an important and special occasion. What sweet treat makes 91 percent of lilsugar readers gag? Fetus shaped cookies. Ritmo Prenatal What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Ritmo Prenatal is a set of headphones made expressly for pregnant bellies. With four speakers built into a soft harness, the Ritmo Prenatal ($100) has a cable that connects directly to your MP3 player allowing you and your baby to listen to the music of your choice. Almost 70 percent of lilsugar readers think it's unnecessary. Breastfeeding Dolls What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! When a mother nurses her newborn, the older tot often feels left out. A Boobie Buddy ($55) was created to help alleviate that problem. Crafted with magnetic parts, the mama doll and baby doll can attach to each other at various points, just like mommy and baby. Gross Burp Cloths What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Once baby arrives, parents get potty mouth. Words like "poop," "pee" and "spit up" fuel entire conversations. Though just about every mom and dad freely discusses the bodily fluids of their babe, would you go as far as to decorate with the terms? Plain Mary offers a Gross Burp Set ($40) of cloths embroidered with the words "poop," "tinkle," "gross" and "puke." Potty Mitts What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Potty Mitts ($5 for a pack of 12) are disposable gloves designed to keep kids germ free when using unknown bathrooms. The water-resistant gloves can withstand puddles and splashes and fold up to fit into mom's purse or diaper bag. What puzzles me the most about this odd invention is the fact that they are not flushable. The company claims this encourages kids to keep them on as they exit the stall and avoid germs on doors, but I wonder how long a little one is really going to keep the gloves on? Kinderkord What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! The KinderKord is an updated take on the kiddie harness, with wrist cords for both parent and child that connect in the middle. With three feet of cording and the ability to connect two children to one adult, Lunden claims that her product allows a child to roam more freely than traditional leashes and it has a "hip and cool unisex band that can be worn by a man or a woman." The KinderKord is not yet available to consumers. Sexy Girl Costumes What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! What happened to the good old days of court jesters, witches, Raggedy Anne and teddy bears? Our society has certainly become less prudish, as evidenced by foul language on TV, pants with MILF written on the rears and sex education in kindergarten. Eighty-five percent of lilsugar readers think sexy kid costumes are tacky and inappropriate. Drunk at Prom Onesie What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Eighty-one percent of lilsugar readers think this Wry Baby onesie and pant set ($35) that says, "Someday I'll get trashed at prom," is tacky. Milkscreen What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! The folks that brought us the Night Knight infant movement monitor and Walking Wings to help us get our tots on their feet, have introduced Milkscreen ($10 for 8 strips), a breast milk alcohol detection kit, which allows a nursing mother to determine the volume of alcohol in her breast milk. The test requires the mother to express her milk onto the test strip, similar to those pH strips you used in high school chemistry class, and two minutes later the strip changes colors if the alcohol content is above 0.02%.