Sep 21, 2022

A Simple Invention That Makes It Much Easier to Go to the Bathroom With a Baby

You can go ahead and file this invention under “Stuff You Never Knew You Needed.”

Going to the bathroom with a baby in tow can be rough, but this invention allows you to do so in peace. Lifehacker writer Michelle Woo discovered this contraption during a trip to Tokyo, Japan.

Right next to the toilet, there is a seat for a baby. It’s like a shopping cart seat, but for the bathroom…GENIUS.

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These contraptions have been around in Japan for years and some folks on Reddit are saying they’re also seeing them here in the U.S.

“Saw one last week in a Wal-Mart in Ohio,” one Reddit user wrote.

“See them all of the time in PA,” another said. “Just have to go into the handicap stall.”

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So why are they not in EVERY bathroom? This reminds me of the Great Changing Table Debate. Going out would be a lot easier for families if these simple contraptions were commonplace everywhere.

Apparently, Japan is parent-friendly in many other ways. They have rentable strollers at shopping centers, and feeding rooms at airports (with hot water dispensers for making formula)!

It’s time to catch up, America!

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