Lisa Katayama at 9:43 am Fri, Jun 4, 2010
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
I don't know if this is a real product, but using your crawling baby as a floor mop is an interesting idea.
I don’t have time to search right now, but I’m sure this has been on BB at least a couple of times in the past few years. Just saying.
I’ve seen this product before, apparently it’s some kind of spoof (or at least it used to be).
I have twin babies of my own that will be ready to crawl soon- I wonder if I could get one to clean and one to polish.
Added bonus: Build up baby’s immune system with exposure to kitchen grime!
Wasn’t this a fake ad on SNL years ago?
You may be thinking of Norm MacDonald doing this to his pet Dachshund “Wiener Dog” on his short lived sitcom years and years ago.
Yes! It was Swiffer Sleepers.
I saw the same thing once, except for cats. It was one of those “chindougu” – inventions that seem useful at first glance, but aren’t.
The good news is that babies do this regardless. Just add fleece!
isn’t this an example of Chindogu? i am pretty sure I learned that here on BB…
I think this idea occurs to everybody with a crawling infant.
Swiffer Sleepers, courtesy of SNL.
Baby mops? How do they work?
Combine that product with this baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60fRnU9uuTs
Good old fashion nightmare fuel, as Tom Servo would say.
It’s a Woomba! :D
Bobsyeruncle wins the thread!
Miracles all up in this bitch!
heh, late in the thread, but B. F. Skinner’s girlfriend in college come up with this idea… while high. it didn’t last with them.
now i see the point of babies besides a government check.
An almost identical ad (except that the language was Russian, not Japanese) was used to sell KitKats in Australia a few years ago.
Interestingly enough the band Jet is also Australian.
It’s from the beginning of a Jet music video.
Good song to, worth a watch.
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