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Now, 'Baby Mop' to let your baby help with housework

Press Trust of India  |  London 

The entrepreneur has designed special mop heads to fix to the arms and legs in baby clothes which enable them to polish the floor as they learn to crawl, the Daily Mail reported.

The Baby Mop which costs 25 pounds is the brainchild of US website BetterThanPants. Com and was inspired by a spoof Japanese advert of a similar invention.

In their blurb for the novelty product the writers on the website joke the outfit will "teach your baby a strong work ethic early on in their life" while helping to educate them not to drop food on the floor, the paper said.

They go on to say that the baby "will get a nice workout, burn off energy, and do muscle toning. And sleep better too".

"We have sold about 100 in just one month since adding it to our site. So far all the feedback from customers has been very positive, however we get some negative emails surrounding the idea of the actual product," Mike Parker from BetterThanPants. Com said.

"It's made from microfibre mop material attached directly to the baby clothes.

We use the full "footie-type" pyjamas. The idea formed to make the actual product from a Japanese commercial on the web," Parker said.

"I believe the idea was submitted as part of a contest on ridiculous inventions in Japan but was never actually sold anywhere. But this is the real deal, it's a legit product and is proving very, very popular," Parker was quoted as saying by the paper.

Shoppers visiting the site have reacted with good humour, saying they love the product - with one jokingly suggesting wetting the mop to make the baby more efficient.

"I love these. All my kids wear them and my floors are very clean by the end of the day. They aren't spotless since the mops aren't wet and can't clean up dried-up liquids. You can experiment with spraying the kids with water when they crawl to see if that helps," one shopper said.

"Personally I feel silly doing that but I'm sure some people will try it," the shopper added.

First Published: Sun, November 04 2012. 16:55 IST