8 Modern-Day Parenting Contraptions Non-Parents Find Just Plain Weird

breastpumpThere are many unseemly realities you only first begin to understand after you become a parent. Particularly when it comes to baby gear. Seriously! Things can get out of control and the money you spend on baby gizmos ... well, let's just say you don't need everything they tell you that you do. But there are some things that folks find themselves buying that seem a little ... strange? Definitely not something one imagines before baby arrives. 


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In that long, first year of parenthood, most new moms and dads find themselves leaning pretty heavily on at least one ingenious baby invention. Some of those "kid contraptions" actually become absolute lifesavers! Don't bother trying to explain 'em to your friends though. For non-moms and dads, these baby doohickeys will always be just plain odd.

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Here are 8 modern-day baby contraptions that non-parents will never understand (well, until -- if and when -- they have a kid of their own).

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