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Parents Who Put Baby on Spinning Vacuum Need an Infant Safety Refresher Course (VIDEO)

by Mary Fischer on January 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM

baby on roomba

You know those little circular Roomba vacuums that scoot back and forth across your floors to clean them up so you don't have to do it manually? Yeah, they're pretty cool, and they're major time savers.

But (call me crazy) -- something tells me they aren't supposed to be used as a mode of transportation for infants.

The parents of a baby girl named Aria thought it would be cute and funny to sit her down on top of their Roomba and let her take a spin around the living room and help tidy up the pine needles left over by their Christmas tree. Yes -- they let their baby ride their Roomba.

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And of course, they caught the whole thing on video. Sure, it's kind of cute. But I couldn't help but gasp and want to hide my eyes throughout the whole thing. Watch the clip below, and then we'll discuss my paranoia.


OMG! Um, can you say dangerous -- not to mention pretty darn stupid?!?

Yes, I realize the thing is going very, very slow, and it's obvious that little Aria has mastered the art of balancing on top of spinning vacuums.

But the one thing that kept popping out at me was that perfect little head of hers -- and the hardwood floor beneath it. One sudden jerk or shaky move and that little girl could've toppled over and banged her head on that hard floor -- a thought that made me cringe over and over again.

When my son was a baby, I constantly worried about him smashing his head into something. I remember not even wanting to sit him on a floor that wasn't carpeted without some sort of padding beneath him out of fear that he'd hurt his poor little noggin.

And yes, I realize I was probably a bit overprotective and extreme (what new parent isn't?), but isn't that better than sitting him on top of a moving household appliance because you're too naive to think anything will go wrong?

What do you think? Were these parents being irresponsible in letting their baby ride the Roomba?


Image via Jon-Liz Reberry/YouTube

Filed Under: cute baby video, safety


  • manda...


    January 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM
    Get over it. 1 it's not your kid so butt out. 2 that kid is going to bump their head much worse as she learns to crawl and walk. If I worried every time my dd ( I'm a first time parent too) bumped her head she would be wrapped in bubble wrap and cotton batting. Babies don't break that easy.
  • Elyss...


    January 3, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    Lol, didn't seem like a big deal to me. Probably not great for the Roomba, though...
  • kelli...


    January 3, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    I think everything will be okay.

  • linzemae


    January 3, 2013 at 11:11 AM
    Eh. Is it worse to have a kid no your lap while you spin in a chair? I don't think its a big deal
  • Flori...


    January 3, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    No, but I can definitely say "totally uptight".

  • Em
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    January 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM
    Oh my god...really? Normally I am super paranoid about safety but thus was funny. Cute and funny.
  • fave82


    January 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM
    Oh god, get a grip.
  • LeeshaE


    January 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Not alarmed at all but mildly amused

  • jas_m...


    January 3, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Live a little - the kid is fine...

  • mguti...


    January 3, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Talk about paranoia.....and a whole 2 min I will not get back....

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