A Plastic Bin and a Smart Phone App are The Newest Tools for Baby Care

When I was younger I worked in a pizza restaurant, and underneath the sinks were gray plastic bins that held dirty dishes until they were ready to be washed. If only I had thought of adding wheels, a handle, and a live baby to those bins, I could have invented Baby Roll Asleep:

This is a fine idea, but a parent still has to do the work of pushing the baby back and forth and can only be as far away as the handle. If only someone would invent a Roomba that parents could strap their baby on top of.

Or maybe parents can just stick a smart phone inside their baby’s crib. That is the promise of the Baby Shusher app, available for iPhone and Android:

Yes, a smart phone app that just goes, “Shhhhhhhhhh” in an attempt to calm your baby down. The Baby Susher app costs $4.99 for the iPhone version or $2.99 for the Android version. Most smart phone apps cost 99 cents, so for that price this thing better change and burp your baby as well.

A colicky thank you to reader Tyler for letting us know about the Baby Roll Asleep.


  • 6 Responses to “A Plastic Bin and a Smart Phone App are The Newest Tools for Baby Care”

  • How to save $4.99 / $2.99:

    1. Record mother or father saying “Shhhhhhhhhh” for about a minute.

    2. Load and cue it up into Iphone / Android.

    3. Put on continuous loop.

    4. Put near baby.

    5. Use money saved to buy new Angry Birds game.

    Comment by Anne Packrat on February 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  • Both of these products endorsed by Casey Anthony.

    Comment by euGene on February 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

  • Isn’t the Baby Roll Asleep just a wagon?

    Comment by pikapal on February 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

  • Holy crap, they want to charge $80 for the Baby Roll Asleep! I mean, it might be worth the money if it’s the only thing to get a baby to sleep, but at that price it would be a last resort measure.

    Comment by B Dub on March 4, 2012 at 1:07 am

  • I think that baby’s crying because he’s in that infomercial.

    Comment by BOTR on March 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  • I so want to call social services on these people. Too bad I don’t know where they live. It’s an infant child, not a Swiffer.

    Comment by Lance W. Korn on March 11, 2012 at 12:10 am