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New invention - Adult Head Support for Cot - would you buy it?

(19 Posts)
starkadder Thu 04-Sep-08 18:58:19

OK, it doesn't actually exist (as far as I know). I have had a genius idea but don't think I'll make it on to Dragons' Den - maybe just MN for now...

I have just returned from my baby's cot where I shushed him to sleep. 150 shushes accompanied by hand on chest and followed by gentle removal of dummy, then more shushes. Not too bad, really, but still rather tiring. 300 or more shushes have been required in the past.

What is needed, I think, is an ADULT HEAD SUPPORT which would attach to the side of the cot. It would be a sort of curved structure, padded, of course, about two inches wide, and you'd just sort of slot your tired head into it for a little rest while shushing your baby. It could have cool gel optional inserts for when you have a headache, or maybe calming scented lavender bag inserts, etc. It could even have a slot for headphones?I Pod attachment so you could listen to some gentle Brahms etc, or perhaps even an audiobook, while shushing. Maybe a drinks holder too..for a nice G&T..with straw attachment..or perhaps that is going a bit far?

Only thing is, I bet no-one would buy it, at least not in advance, because none of us realised in advance (or want to admit in public now??) that we would have to spend hours trying to persuade our babies to go to sleep...

Anyway, any takers? Would you buy it, for a reasonable price?

littleducks Thu 04-Sep-08 19:00:42


youarefabulous Thu 04-Sep-08 19:03:04

Fab idea! grin

yummymummy1405 Thu 04-Sep-08 19:08:50

omg yes!!!!! They should put one in the bounty packs!

Trafficcone Thu 04-Sep-08 19:10:53

Very funny idea, but no I wouldn't buy one.

starkadder Thu 04-Sep-08 19:19:36

why not, Trafficcone? Would it be in case your friends came round and asked "what IS that hideous contraption on your baby's cot??" Because I was also thinking, it could be cunningly disguised as a mobile holder or something...All we'd have to do is make it yellow and paint giraffes on it.

Or maybe you are lucky and have an easy sleeper

Swedes Thu 04-Sep-08 19:23:50

Why not a waxwork adult head? A true likeness of the main carer with a velcro ear (for fastening to the side of the cot or placing in the cot) and an inbuilt voice recorder that says shuuuuuuush in the carer's actual voice.

starkadder Thu 04-Sep-08 19:29:43

Excellent plan Swedes! I'd buy that for a dollar.

Swedes Thu 04-Sep-08 19:36:11

If we teamed up with the makers of Baby Annabelle I'm sure they could make the wax head weep and say "Shhhhhh" silmulteously.

starkadder Thu 04-Sep-08 19:42:11

Yep, we need it to do that for authenticity.

moodyblue Thu 04-Sep-08 21:26:06

d'you know what, I've had a hideous day but this thread has cheered me up no end in spite of the fact that my kids have passed this stage..... or maybe it's BECAUSE of the fact that they've passed this stage

ladytophamhatt Thu 04-Sep-08 21:29:35

Tis a good idea but why do you remove the dummy?

ladytophamhatt Thu 04-Sep-08 21:30:40

Tis a good idea but why do you remove the dummy?
I'm always trying to keep eth bloody thing in

ladytophamhatt Thu 04-Sep-08 21:33:19

huuh, thats a weird double post.....whys half of it missing??

cockles Thu 04-Sep-08 21:34:04

probably thinks if you take it out baby will learn to go to sleep on its own
(hollow laughter off)

offtoseethewizard Thu 04-Sep-08 22:31:55

I'd buy two!! (Don't know why I haven't got two heads grin

offtoseethewizard Thu 04-Sep-08 22:32:08

I'd buy two!! (Don't know why I haven't got two heads grin

starkadder Fri 05-Sep-08 10:23:51

Yeah that's it! hahahahaaha one day he will go to sleep on his own...

I didn't want him to get addicted to sleeping with it in his mouth. No idea if this is rational or not!

starkadder Fri 05-Sep-08 10:24:24

MoodyBlue - so there is a day beyond this stage??!

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