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FunPod - anyone got one / used one?

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Pennies Thu 27-Apr-06 21:17:15

Are they any good?

If you don't know what they are here's this link:

http://www.littlehelper.co.uk/

Am thinking of getting one but am not sure how good it is / would be. What's the general view here (from those either with or without one).

busybusybee Thu 27-Apr-06 21:24:20

What is a fun pod!!!!!!!!! I will go and investigate

starlover Thu 27-Apr-06 21:26:24

honest opinion?

looks like a gimmick and a waste of money. how is it any different from standing on a chair?

Aimsmum Thu 27-Apr-06 21:28:12

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Pennies Thu 27-Apr-06 21:29:05

I was wondering that - but assume that the kid is effectively trapped and can't wander off of all off and have an accident. doesn't stop the tantrum when they're fed up of being in it tho does it.

But nevertheless I still like the concept!

starlover Thu 27-Apr-06 21:31:08

and they can still chop their fingers off! lol

didn't even notice the price... £110?????

Aimsmum Thu 27-Apr-06 21:32:46

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busybusybee Thu 27-Apr-06 21:33:20

Why would you want a great big practically unmovable wooden box in you kitchen?

Walking around it would drive me nuts

I would prefer to allow mine to stand on a chair and risk an accident!


And save £110

MerlinsBeard Thu 27-Apr-06 21:33:42

No need for a playpen or travel cot with the new and funky FunPod™

Pennies Thu 27-Apr-06 21:33:51

I do find it strange too - something about it doesn't sit right with me (hence the post). Slightly appalled by it but also rather drawn to it for some strange reason. Price is a good deterent tho! lol

starlover Thu 27-Apr-06 21:34:27

does it really say that? a travel cot?

can your baby sleep standing up in a wooden box instead then?

Pennies Thu 27-Apr-06 21:35:45

Yes, if they're destined to be in the SAS...

busybusybee Thu 27-Apr-06 21:36:09

The reference to a travel cot is because someone who now "cannot live without her pod!" previously put her 3yo in a travel cot "whenever she was in the kitchen"

Weird

busybusybee Thu 27-Apr-06 21:37:37

<coughs quietly>

Before I got a FunPod™, Reuben was always in the travel cot whilst I was in the kitchen.

The FunPod™ has given us both a new lease of life.”

Sally and Mummy to Reuben, 36 months




<shuffles off>

MerlinsBeard Thu 27-Apr-06 21:38:06

i have to say i was so confused by the travle cot comment that iw as more hoorified ta the thought of a child being put in a sideways coffin to play in!!

Maximum2004 Tue 16-May-06 18:21:41

I've got a FunPod - they're fantastic. My little boy loves helping me with the dinner and it means that he's not in my way and he's playing with me whilst I get on with the chores. I think that £110 is a small price to pay for the safety of my little one. Perhaps the girl with the travel cot put her kid in a travel cot a while ago not now he's 3???? Just a thought.

shazronnie Wed 17-May-06 07:50:33

more money than sense is the only comment that springs to mind

SoupDragon Wed 17-May-06 07:58:31

But is it safer than a chair? That girl in the picture looks to be about waist height on the surrounding wall. If she leaned too far out, would she not be liable to fall, headfirst, onto the floor? At least with a chair, they generally don't fallright on their heads and won't injure themselves should theychoose to climb down.

trice Wed 17-May-06 08:34:30

looks like a veal crate to me.

Maximum2004 Wed 17-May-06 11:20:07

I personally think it IS safer than a chair. It says in the instruction guide (and a warning sticker on the inside) that the child needs to be at chest height to the top of the FunPod - that way they can't lean out and fall. My son's had one for a few months - and after a couple of falls off a little stool, I'm much happier about him helping in the kitchen. Ps. what's a veal crate?

Ledodgyherring Wed 17-May-06 11:22:19

I'd be worried if they or you knocked or spilt something hot they can't instinctively move away and are stuck.

Maximum2004 Wed 17-May-06 11:23:46

my ds loves getting messy - for me it means that all the mess is in one place... and there's a hole in the bottom to clean it up.

Gale2006 Wed 17-May-06 11:36:29

I think it's a great idea - I love the fact that you can get them in different colours. Reckon I'm gonna put it on my shopping list

Piffle Wed 17-May-06 11:36:49

my 3 yr old dd is fine in the kitchen
My 12 yr old ds is the lummock...
Wonder how big they make them

Maximum2004 Wed 17-May-06 11:37:59

I could do with one for my husband!

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