When it comes to kid inventions, there’s a fine line between brilliant and cray. From a piggyback-ride-helper to gaming sneakers, here’s the stuff that caught our eyes. Whether they’re of any use to your family—well, we’ll let you be the judge.


This versatile device vibrates and can be used cold to distract vaccinations, splinter removal, teething, and diaper changes. Essentially, this gadget is as much for grown-ups (and their sanity) as it is for kids.

Available at buzzyhelps.com, $59.95.

Do you own an interesting kid invention? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady