Ladies and gentlemen, I have done it.
I have found the most ridiculous, unnecessary, single use baby product on the market. Oh, and of course, it is touted as the one thing no parent should be without.
I give you, the juppy:
No, that is not a reusable shopping bag with holes cut in it. I mean, I'm sure it was at some point, but now it is a revolutionary baby walking system, that can be yours for just 40 dollars! You aren't using that money for something else, are you?
I just don't see why anyone would want to buy something that removes them from really interacting with their child at a key developmental stage. I am well aware that, since becoming a mother, I have become much softer. I mean, I hardly ever put cats in trash cans for no reason any more. So, maybe that's it. Really, though, I think it's that I cannot imagine any greater pleasure right now than holding Meg's pudgy little hands while she tries to walk on her own. I love how that grasp helps me tell where she is getting stronger, and where she still needs help. I love how when my back gets tired I can tell it's probably time to give her little legs a break, since she is working much harder than I am. I love that she still is my baby, and am holding onto that feeling as long as I can.
Why would I trade that for a sack? Even one that is approved by "doctors?"
Also, the name just pisses me off. Juppy? Is is half jumpy half puppy?
I am sure there is someone out there, perhaps even reading this, who recommends the "Juppy" to everyone, telling them it is something no parent should live without. You know, kind of like how other parents say they can't do without those leash things, or how I recommend not living far from a liquor store. And maybe the "Juppy" parents are better off. After all, in the end they can sew up the legs, and make their money back by getting five cents off at the grocery store every time they refuse to use paper or plastic...
Yeah, I'm still not buying one.