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Not too long ago, I wrote a post for Alpha Mom about The Absolutely Most Useless Baby Products Ever. Because I am not new to the baby rodeo and have had 5 kids, I think I know what works and what doesn’t (at least for me).

And if I can keep one mother from buying knee pads for her crawling baby, then at least I have made a small difference in this world.

But this is what you have to know about me. Once I declare something, there is a pretty good chance that I will some day do the opposite.

Like I once said, “I will absolutely never move to Washington, DC. It’s sweltering in the summer and there are no hot guys there.” And of course, I did move to Washington, DC for a few years and even eventually found a hot guy there. Not the smartest chap around but seriously model material.

I also once declared that I would never wear skinny jeans. I have about six pairs in my closet. I wear them all the time.

And for some reason that I can’t remember, I was against buying a Wii. I think I envisioned my children turning into video game obsessed monsters. I bought the Wii. Nothing evil happened.

And I also remember finding out a friend was moving to the suburbs and saying to her, “Why would anyone leave the city?” Apparently me – just 3 months later.

Now thankfully, I have not bought knee pads for a my 10-month-old. I still hold firm that babies don’t need knee pads unless they plan to go roller blading.

However I did recently buy this….

cash at grocery

Yes, that’s a shopping cart cover. And it is on my list of The Absolutely Most Useless Baby Products ever. In fact this is what I wrote about it…

“Don’t buy one of these unless you want to take a photo of your baby in it so you can laugh at yourself years later. There are germs everywhere. It’s actually good to expose your kid to germs so they can build up their immune system! This cover is not going to protect your child from the universe.”

Well, 10-month-old Cash was sucking nonstop on the metal shopping cart and it was totally  gross. So I caved and now he’s got this plush ride.

I can’t wait to laugh at myself in a few years.

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