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http://store.yahoo.com/burdickblvd/ezgoshuttle.html

Why would you want your little babe so far away and dragged along the floor? :
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They're on the floor!!!! That is HORRIBLE!!

I give it an F-.

Poor kid.... instead of looking at faces they're looking at ankles!!!

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And they could get KICKED! I dont' like it!
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my husband saw someone pulling their child behind them in a convertible backpack thingey on the weekend, commented on how uncomfortable the child looked (was facing my husband as he walked behind the parents). I would *not* want my child where I couldn't see them, on the ground... who knows what could happen (ie -- dog).

stoopid idea, but I bet ppl buy them...

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That is horrible! I can't believe someone could think of that much less buy and use it!

Oh my!!!!
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I was playing with one of those the other day! We could not beleive how stupid it was! I was with a baby wearing friend and a future baby wearing friend and we were laughing about it. We did decide that would would use it to pull the car seat with the diaper bag in it at the airport if there is some reason we could not take a stroller. LOL Just think of what is down that low, dogs, people can trip over the baby, ciggerette ashes. Its expensive too!
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Wow that is definately something that I would not buy...LOL imagine how bumpy and rough that ride would be!....let alone the fact there is no suspension! eeks!!! Imagine all the exhaust fumes that would be at that level...
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The ultimate in 'bucket baby' accessories. This way you NEVER have to take them out of the 'bucket' - except maybe for a diaper change. Oh - and to get fitted for that helmet to cure the flat spot they got from living in their bucket seat!
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That is bizarre, disgusting, and downright unsafe.

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Oh - and to get fitted for that helmet to cure the flat spot they got from living in their bucket seat!
that is so sad, but so true. And the baby has to stare at everything OTHER than their mother all day long.
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gag me. that is not only sad but weird; it's like baby luggage.

that store is right near my house and they actually sell a wrap carrier (http://store.yahoo.com/burdickblvd/babywrap.html) but I guess that's it as far as AP goes. I saw a woman wearing that carrier here and almost fainted as this is the land of babies in buckets.

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Very sad!!

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All attachment issues aside....

I saw one of those in use a few weeks ago. They don't work. They get caught on every little bump in the sidewalk because the wheels are so small and the weight isn't balanced right. They also looked hard to steer. It was kinda like pulling a semi-trailer. W .. i .. d .. e turns.

And another thing, $70 ?!?! They want how much? Geez, give me two wheels and some scrap aluminum and I can make one in 15 minutes.
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Ewwww.
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Totally agree. I equate this to walking the dog. Its so low! My concern would be someone tripping over it. While I hate strollers I think a stroller is MUCH better than this thing!

OT I brought this up on another board and was bashed saying I was basically insencitive and calling all parents lazy. Most of the replies involved saying how it would work wonderfully in an airport. Airport? I cant think of a more busy place where people arent watchign where they are going. UGH! Ok maybe to put the lugagge IN the carseat since you have to bring the seat anyways but NOT my baby.

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That's HORRIBLE!!! It looks like a piece of flippin' carryon luggage that you drag through an airport! Poor little baby!

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Grrrrr! maybe you could just have wheels grafted right onto the baby's legs and save yourself the trouble of having actual human contact while putting him in and taking him out of th contraption.
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The EZ Go™ Baby Shuttle is great for the mall, airport, or any quick trip that you don't want to carry a bulky stroller (doctor's office, post office, etc.)
Okay, I don't like this thing any more than the rest of you, but it is advertised for QUICK TRIPS. Babies aren't going to spend their whole lives being dragged along the ground with this thing, even if for no other reason than it wouldn't be as convenient for the parents as a full size stroller or carseat carrier (yuck) with all its places to stash stuff.

I think the thing looks like a pain in the ass to use, frankly. I doubt it'll sell very well.
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It's amazing to see the lengths some people will go to avoid holding their babies.
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That does look very stupid the way it works and is set up. BUT, I have to say I had one of the little universal snap-in carts that the "bucket" goes onto. It's at regular stroller height and faces the person pushing it. I did not like taking my kids out of the seat if they were asleep. I kept the cart dealy in the car and if I was running in-and-out errands with the baby, it kept me from having to wake them up a million times as we went. Then if they woke up I would take them out and put them in the sling or hold them.
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What kills me about the ad is that the "benefits of use" are so stupid.

For grandparents who can't carry the bucket too far, to ease the effects of the walking motion (at least they are admitting that babies get tossed around in those things), etc.

All of these things could be solved with the right sling!

Ugh. Sad how ignorant people can be. I cannot IMAGINE putting my baby in such an unsafe looking contraption.

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yuk, hate it hate it hate it
its just so impersonal
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Okay, I don't like this thing any more than the rest of you, but it is advertised for QUICK TRIPS. ...
Exactly. If that's what it's used for, then I think it's a good thing but I'm sure a lot of people will use it excessively, which is sad.

I took many plane trips to visit family when my son was a baby. I had to have the carseat with me, because my son always had his own seat that I strapped him into during take-off and landing. Honestly, I could have used this thing. Pushing the baby in the carseat, with a diaper bag over one shoulder and my bag over another shoulder would have been a lot easier on my back (& sanity) then my usual routine of hauling the bags plus the baby and the carseat from gate to gate.
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[QUOTE=Sheena]gag me. that is not only sad but weird; it's like baby luggage.

Dh and I saw a woman with one of these when we were on vacation last week and he referred to it as "their baby suitcase." Silly.
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Darn, I hoped it would be something to litterally DRAG my child around with.

Are my kids the only ones who love to be drug on linolium/wood? LOL I'd do it in a minute if it was for the 30-60 lb child! Not easier than a sling, but easier than walking with your child grabbing your ankle as they drag along on their belly and people stare at you (PICK UP THAT CHILD)--- they don't want picked up

 

 

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Darn, I hoped it would be something to litterally DRAG my child around with.

Are my kids the only ones who love to be drug on linolium/wood? LOL I'd do it in a minute if it was for the 30-60 lb child! Not easier than a sling, but easier than walking with your child grabbing your ankle as they drag along on their belly and people stare at you (PICK UP THAT CHILD)--- they don't want picked up
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Using the handle, you can rock your child without having to bend down


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The thing I had was like this, but less fancy. My mom got it at a yardsale for $10 new in the box!
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