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Why would you buy a Jojomanambebe magic mitten???????

(74 Posts)
ToddleWaddle Fri 13-Sep-13 22:27:49

I know they sell lots of useless products but really???
And so expensive!!

GoofyIsACow Sat 14-Sep-13 09:42:48

£170 for a fucking steamer??!

pigletmania Sat 14-Sep-13 09:44:30

Goofy shock

Babies are big business and you can spend a ton on crap. The antilop highchair is the perfect example - well known, costs less than £20 and will do your child from weaning (with cushion) through to 5-6 (dd3 was still sitting in hers at the table a few months ago till my older dc pointed out maybe enough was enough). Why isn't there one in every home in the land? Why is mamas and papas and mother care filled with food trapping crap - because people like spending more money.

The magic mitten I can understand people buying in desperation with an unsettled baby, like the seats that vibrate or the swings, but the steamer is absurd.

AnneUulmelmahay Sat 14-Sep-13 10:01:42

I know goofy . I am boggling. Jeez.

NoComet Sat 14-Sep-13 10:02:46

Words fail me.

I accept DD1 settled fairly easily and DD2 just BF to sleep for years. That seemed so natural I just don't under stand why so many people here get in a tiz. TV with subtitles, baby/child on lap, no hassle at all and free.

The very good any relaxing sound you can think of ap on my kindle fire was also Free. £40 indeed!

pigletmania Sat 14-Sep-13 10:05:38

I agree northern, but I love my £35 chicco reclining highchair, ds is still using it and he is nearly 2. The Antelope does not do it for me. My highchair is very wipable too

slightlysoupstained Sat 14-Sep-13 10:09:47

"inner gadget gollum" grin

TBH we found it hard to guess what was useless to buy with a new baby. Regret not getting a bouncer but at the time it looked like just another excuse for parting sleep deprived new parents from their money.

EricNorthmansFangbanger Sat 14-Sep-13 10:14:45

"....that only your baby can hear"

How can you be sure it plays anything? grin

MrsDeVere Sat 14-Sep-13 10:16:13

You can buy the weighing scales that they have in clinics.

WHY?

Why would you do that?

Perhaps if you had a poorly baby but they would be weighed anyway. Maybe if you were anxious but they wouldn't help your anxiety, just feed it.

Perhaps if you had to get them for some reason after the baby was born but getting them all ready for the nursery?

MrsDeVere Sat 14-Sep-13 10:17:13

By the time I got to DC5 I think we only had Pram and somewhere to sleep on our shopping list grin

JamNan Sat 14-Sep-13 10:21:04

'....that only your baby can hear'
shock

How can they guarantee that it is safe?

Charlottehere Sat 14-Sep-13 10:24:25

Same as mrs devere, bought very little for dc4.

wonderingsoul Sat 14-Sep-13 10:40:26

i like jojo.. my dad brought my youngest a 2 part snow suit when he was 2, multicoloured stripes.. i loved it and almost cried when he out grew it.

it is expensive, but if it works for some babies whats the harm? im lucky to have two that couldnt sleep if it was quite. im sure, liek most things you could pick some thing liek that up cheaper else where though

SomethingOnce Sat 14-Sep-13 11:02:51

we found it hard to guess what was useless to buy with a new baby

I started with the assumption that pretty much everything apart from a cot, nappies, some clothes and muslins was useless and worked from there, buying as need arose. I will concede that a 'from birth' sling or pram might've been sensible to have in the first week, but you live and learn smile

When DD was a newborn my flaky, bad mannered but that's another story ex-colleague visited and raised an eyebrow about the dearth of baby stuff in our home. It has worked out fine though - I'm sure a lot of money has been saved and I've not got a house full of clutter.

slightlysoupstained Sat 14-Sep-13 11:22:32

Something We didn't get around to getting a cot till DS was, erm - 6 months? TBH he's probably slept in it less than a dozen times. Still hoping we'll persuade him though

Elsiequadrille Sat 14-Sep-13 11:30:18

One of those 'we saw you coming' products.

Elsiequadrille Sat 14-Sep-13 11:30:31

Oops. No, and I wouldn't buy.

SomethingOnce Sat 14-Sep-13 11:33:23

You win the frugal prize, soup grin

(It's a conceptual prize - marketing makes you believe you need an actual trophy.)

Pachacuti Sat 14-Sep-13 11:38:27

I might actually have found it useful with DD2 who has a hearing impairment -- being able to deliver white noise/heartbeat sound directly into her better ear may have been helpful. But I wouldn't have paid £40.

MoominsYonisAreScary Sat 14-Sep-13 11:41:21

Soup, same here both ds3 and 4 were 6 months. Although i did have a moses basket.
ds3 is 2.7 and i only got round to buying him a bed yesterday

TartanRug Sat 14-Sep-13 11:44:58

What a load of old shite. She'd be much better taking that bloody jaggy necklace off then she wouldn't be poking that poor baby in the face. No need for soothie mitteny thing then.

MrsDeVere Sat 14-Sep-13 15:40:28

Quite a lot of posters no MN say moses baskets are a waste of money but all five of mine had one. We got good use out of them.

Mind you, apart from DD's, they were very cheap ones.

diddl Sat 14-Sep-13 15:45:07

Sounds that only baby can hear??-is it a con then?

Switches off after 10mins-how can you tell if you can't hear it??

McNewPants2013 Sat 14-Sep-13 15:50:05

It would of been something I would of bought with DS, being sleep deprive and searching for an fix would have lead me to buying it.

McNewPants2013 Sat 14-Sep-13 15:51:24

Nappy wrapper was the biggest waste of money.

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