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!!

ceeveebee Fri 13-Sep-13 22:28:25

What is it?

ToddleWaddle Fri 13-Sep-13 22:30:29

Sorry- link

ToddleWaddle Fri 13-Sep-13 22:30:42

[snort] at one of the "magical sounds" being "rain on a tin roof"!

SomethingOnce Fri 13-Sep-13 22:33:25

40 quid's worth of ridiculous.

ceeveebee Fri 13-Sep-13 22:37:27

What a pile of crap!

vtechjazz Fri 13-Sep-13 22:37:38

I've got one....its called my FUCKING MOUTH, and my magic sounds are shushing and singing.

nennypops Fri 13-Sep-13 22:38:45

Oh, for goodness sake. If you want something like that, there are free phone and computer apps.

ToddleWaddle Fri 13-Sep-13 22:40:44

Mind you you could save up for this absolute necessity


ToddleWaddle Fri 13-Sep-13 22:41:19
Graceparkhill Fri 13-Sep-13 22:41:52

Words fail me.

WestieMamma Fri 13-Sep-13 22:41:59

It looks like a scouring pad shock

That is a great thing if you want to train your baby/toddler/child to not be able to relax or settle if there is any noise around.

Like my friends little niece. She could not nap at all if there was ANY noise in the house, at all. The entire family had to sit and read in silence during her midday 2 hour nap. And the same after she had gone to bed in the evening. That is what a white noise device did to her.

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 13-Sep-13 22:44:16

I saw it and thought - oh £4 of silliness, then blinked.. £40!!!!!! Seriously !!

mrspremise Sat 14-Sep-13 04:46:43

confused shock hmm What the actual fuck is the point of that? How much of a twat would you look using that! blush

PuddingAndHotMilk Sat 14-Sep-13 05:18:57

I'd suggest this is a better option.

meganorks Sat 14-Sep-13 05:22:09

I imagine someone who is desperate to try anything to settle their baby for whom money isn't a major issue. You'd have to ne very desperate though. And how would you even find such a thing existed?!

Catsize Sat 14-Sep-13 05:32:35

I would probably have bought one. As someone said, desperation. My baby fed, slept (occasionally) and cried. Few nice inbetween bits. Liked the review though from the lady who bought one for her husband!

CustardOmlet Sat 14-Sep-13 05:55:29

Pudding Ewan has been my savour! DS doesn't need it anymore, but it has become his bear to cuddle at night. I love it!

Euphemia Sat 14-Sep-13 06:39:15

the first ever handheld baby calming aid

How has it taken humankind so long to come up with this vital innovation?! Get us, wasting our time with our combustion engines, water purifying systems and medical breakthroughs!

It's also "highly portable"! These people are geniuses, seriously.


Maggietess Sat 14-Sep-13 06:46:23

I was all set to be scathing... Then my inner gadget gollum said "oooh but it's new and spangly and a baby whisperer, buy it my precious" grin. I don't even have a tiny baby wink. I'm such a sucker for techno crap! grin

mamaabc Sat 14-Sep-13 06:50:19

Vtechjazz... "i've got one.... It's called an f%£&@%g mouth!!!!" Am crying with laughter at this reply!!!!

Where is the like button!!!!

Classic absolute classic

pigletmania Sat 14-Sep-13 09:39:50

Vetch too true, what a pike of expensive crap

pigletmania Sat 14-Sep-13 09:41:13

What did parents do before all this crap that's right used their erm skills like vetch grin

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 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'

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.

FreakoidOrganisoid Sat 14-Sep-13 15:55:31

I probably would have considered it for ds. I was desperate for anything to stop the screaming. I even considered one of those pram rocker things til I remembered he hated the pram most of all. Doubt I would have actually bought it though.

Labootin Sat 14-Sep-13 15:59:17

I would have bought it when ds was tiny. I was DESPERATE for any way other than BF to settle him.

ScottishInSwitzerland Sat 14-Sep-13 16:01:04

I actually like quite a lot of the JoJo products. But that is a load of nonsense!!


ScottishInSwitzerland Sat 14-Sep-13 16:02:30

Also what do you do once they are asleep - are you supposed to duct tape it to the baby's ear so that they still get the noise ??

Because if my children are anything to go by, as soon as you remove the mitten thingimy and lie them in bed they will wake screaming (assuming the thing works in the first place...)

GuffSmuggler Sat 14-Sep-13 16:07:43

Buy 2 and duct tape them to their ears all the time - a constantly happy, non-crying baby. I'm sold!! grin

ScottishInSwitzerland Sat 14-Sep-13 16:09:47

Guff grin

Catsize Sat 14-Sep-13 20:40:59

Our crib, posh mattress, associated bedding, cot, posh mattress and associated bedding were our biggest money wasters - ended up co-sleeping as it felt right for us, and our son went into a single bed at 13 mths. Drat. Goes to show you never can tell...

fuzzpig Sat 14-Sep-13 20:53:33

If we ever have another baby I plan on buying as little as possible!

Love the links, JJMB seems to be becoming the parenting equivalent of Pedlars!

fuzzpig Sat 14-Sep-13 20:54:42

If we ever have another baby I plan on buying as little as possible!

Love the links, JJMB seems to be becoming the parenting equivalent of Pedlars!

fuzzpig Sat 14-Sep-13 20:56:20

Oops sorry (idly wonders if there's a £50 gadget to prevent double posting)

LegoDragon Sat 14-Sep-13 22:28:48

'Sounfs that only the baby can hear' sounds like something is secretly brainwashing them, whispering ideas into their innocent ears...

Wow. The clothes from JoJo are lovely, but they do sell some utter rubbish. Most of which isn't produced by them anyway and can be found cheaper elsewhere... They should stick to clothes tbh.

LackingNicknameInspiration Sat 14-Sep-13 22:53:56

Agree that looked at now, there's no way I'd have bought it.

When each of my DC3 was 9 months old and still not sleeping....I'd have considered anything.

Especially if I could have bought it as a gift for my husband!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 14-Sep-13 22:58:49

DS has a Slumber Bear (same as the sleep sheep) and it worked a treat at getting him to sleep in his crib. Poor bear is now wrestled with/thrown out of cot on a daily basis.

I love the clothes in JoJos. So expensive though, only buy them in the sale.

Navycake Sat 14-Sep-13 23:02:17

I had a Beaba steamer thing and I used it so much I blew the element on it. I got it replaced and still use it now, and we're a long time out of weaning etc! It's really handy for small amounts of stuff. I didn't have a magic glove but I couldn't hear DC crying over the noise of my manically steaming and pureeing!

Sokmonsta Sun 15-Sep-13 04:21:13

It's 'empowering for dads'. Thus implying that no one other than mum is good enough for their babies. I am offended on my husband's behalf, but maybe I'm lucky that actually 2 out of our 4 children settled very happily on him as infants (more so that on me if I'm honest). The other two were slightly prem twins and spent more time in hospital with me being their constant. But now they happily climb into daddy's lap for a cuddle.

Anyway, after pfb you soon learn how much crap you don't need. Simplicity is the key in our household. Although I appreciate people can see a need for it. Our dc have to make do with mummy and daddy's music choices on an old iPod in their room.

babykittle Sun 15-Sep-13 04:33:38

Thank you mums net (and toddle waddle) for entertaining me during my Ds fussy middle of night feed/sooth/sick/change/sooth

That is worth £40!

mam29 Sun 15-Sep-13 06:01:37

God remember reading baby mags must buy list with pfb convinced us we needed everything stupidly brand new,

I admit to buying the slumber bear white noise thing broke after a month was never convinced cant remember hiw much cost and think we were too tired so never got round to taking it back.

Brought the swing far too late,

baby no 1 cried for 9months even resorted to cranial ostepoath with dh acting like he was some sort of con artist.

I mostly like jojo but agree they pricey and ok specific things amzed they survived in recession when blooming marvellous dident.

Ikea high chair-my fave high chair ever.

moses baskets dident get huge amount use used and prefers mini travel cot with no 2 and no 3.

beaba cook can see appeal not just steamer and blender warms up food and after hours of being pureeing maniac and cleaning big blender with no 1 must be easier but did baby led weaning with no 2 and 3 and brouught the odd jar all organic of course.

But its gone up hell of a lot 1st born 2006 and last 2011 horrifie how much same products gone up

My guillty indulgent magazine was junior baby lots posh london types, designer nurseries, jojo adds and £100 tiffiny rattles and how to start baby list at department store we would never of had the cheek to do that.
I like to think in recession people less gullible

we brought so much 2nd hand 2nd/3rd time round.

ToddleWaddle Sun 15-Sep-13 08:09:29

Some of your responses have given me such a laugh. Perfect to help with DD2's first cold and DH with his first manful of the season.

Must admit did use Ewan the Dreamsheep for DD1 which she still adores at 2.6. White noise long since stopped working but did work fantastically when she was a baby.
But at least he is cute ish, cuddly,does not look like a loofah and significantly cheaper.

Did caught up a bit with DD1 buying crap. Think after so many years of working full time just basically had too much time on my hands and an amazon addiction while on mat leave.wink

This time round using very little but an 14 weeks still using Moses basket. Dreading DD2 growing out of it.

Will hopefully do BLW this time round with my trusty Antilope again so no extra equipment needed.

EllesAngel Sun 15-Sep-13 08:20:35

I thought the title said kitten blush]

I need to go back to bed.

2000TJ Wed 02-Oct-13 13:22:37

I am horrified with mother's who put phones/apps with white noise against their babies ears.
1 - you are putting radio waves next to the babies brain without knowing what future damage is caused.
2 - you don't know if it is at a safe volume for your baby's delicate ear drums (even if it's not against the ear).
As far as I can see the Magic Mitten is a safe option (no radio waves & a fixed safe volume) and if it calms a distressed baby with colic it's worth every penny.

Brigantia Wed 02-Oct-13 13:27:33

The link comes up as a red warning on WOT

Potential virus. If you clicked it please virus check your pc

quoteunquote Wed 02-Oct-13 13:38:02

Money,are, fool, their, parted, soon, A, and


TheBigJessie Wed 02-Oct-13 13:38:05

I tell you what I wish I hadn't bought.

After reading Annabel Karmel, I ended up buying a potato ricer. We used it twice, maybe? It's cluttering up the kitchen.

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