Before I had kids, I was one of those people with headphones firmly planted in my ears during my commute or even when I was just picking up toothpaste at the drug store. Now that I have two little ones, I need to be on alert at all times, meaning no headphones. But to my delight, I discovered an awesome–and adorable–way to bring music along for the stroller ride.
are the brainchild of a mom of three who was tired of music-less
stroller rides. Using her eye for design (she used to work in the
fashion magazine biz), she created two crazy cute dolls, Pax and Lulu,
that discreetly hide speakers and an iPod plug inside a nifty velcro
During my first test run, I loaded up the iPod with my three-year-old’s faves, including Young Folks
by Peter Bjorn and John (you know, the catchy tune with the whistling).
We got plenty of smiles and stares as we strolled the sidewalks with
Pax attached to the stroller. I have to say, it did turn a regular old
stroller ride into a fun dance party.
Of course I don’t want to be rude either–it might be best to limit the music playing when you’re not going to annoy everyone around you.
I love that the Woon iDoll
easily attached to diaper bags, cribs or a high chair, thanks to a strip
of velcro. I’m hoping that some Nina Simone during wind-down time in
the crib will help my younger son, who is a fussy four-month-old, just
chill out and relax. And all things being equal, I’d imagine a little audio time for a baby is better than a little screen time. -Melissa
portable mp3 player speakers are $49.99 each and can be found online at Magic Beans and Chloe in Style.