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.

Back Up

When bigger tots need a lift, this invention could save your back. The Piggyback Rider is a standing toddler and child carrier that’s lightweight and compact, with a 6-point safety system. It’s like a cross between a backpack and a small step stool, and can carry up to a 60 pound load.

Available at thegrommet.com, $124.95.


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

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady