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Sedate Your Kids While They Play

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the nap-time dept.

Medicine 264

If your child won't sit still at the dentist, the doctor, or the kitchen table, you need the PediSedate Helmet. The device consisting of a colorful headset that connects to a game component or a portable CD player. After a snorkel attachment goes into the child's mouth, the helmet will monitor respiratory function and distribute nitrous oxide or anesthetic gas. The company website states, "The child comfortably becomes sedated while playing with a Nintendo Game Boy system or listening to music. This dramatically improves the hospital or dental experience for the child, parents and healthcare providers."

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Ahh, just like mom used to do (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043565)

She was a Nazi, though, so probably not the best example.

Adults? (4, Funny)

WilyCoder (736280) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043575)

Do they make an adult model? Where's my checkbook....

Re:Adults? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043977)

C'mon now... think of the children!

Those little bastards want to get high too!

Re:Adults? (5, Funny)

Critical Facilities (850111) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044235)

They should make one that is bluetooth enabled. It would make those hour and a half conference calls much more interesting.

College Students will LOVE it! (3, Funny)

StCredZero (169093) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044465)

Who needs an Adult version? After all, college students loved the Teletubbies. Any excuse for intoxication.

Re:College Students will LOVE it! (1)

WilyCoder (736280) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044571)

I've got a big head, man....

Re:Adults? (1)

Dahamma (304068) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044617)

Yes, they do! And I heard it goes great with Pabst Blue Ribbon...

Dennis [blogspot.com]

Getting addicted to nitrous oxide at a early age (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043577)

is a great idea.

Re:Getting addicted to nitrous oxide at a early ag (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28044063)

PROTIP: it's not addictive. (Nor is it even metabolised by the body.)

Not much point to it on its own anyway, it only really becomes worthwhile in combination with acid / shrooms.

Re:Getting addicted to nitrous oxide at a early ag (1)

stephanruby (542433) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044331)

Forget the Nitrous Oxide, the real tragedy for the parents is if their kids ever get addicted to the denti$t.

How bout a version for adults? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043583)

With vodka and nitrous dispensing.

WTF (0, Offtopic)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043591)

I have idle blocked intentionally. Why am I seeing this crap?

Re:WTF (2, Informative)

Amouth (879122) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043685)

because they put it under games..

Re:WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043755)

Because Samzenpus wasn't getting enough views in idle, so he quit submitting idle stories where they belong, the twit.

Hmm... (3, Informative)

FlyingSquidStudios (1031284) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043595)

I smell Joey Skaggs [wikipedia.org] at work.

Re:Hmm... (2, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044233)

Sounds more like Joey Ramone [wikipedia.org] to me!

That smile on the ad... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043597)

... seems to suggest otherwise that the device doesn't really work properly. They need a picture of a kid with eyes like X_X and maybe his tongue hanging out for good measure.

Then I'd buy it. For... medical purposes. Yes.

This device (5, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043599)

Is CE marked, UL listed, and Pedobear approved!

Re:This device (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044725)

No, no, you're thinking of the PedoSedate. Very similar but the device is integrated into a fun-to-wear fuzzy bear mask. Fun for the entire family!

If you're giving the kid nitrous.... (3, Funny)

MuChild (656741) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043601)

...why do they need the video game? Once it kicks in you could amputate at the knee and recieve only chuckles in response.

Re:If you're giving the kid nitrous.... (4, Insightful)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044587)

Not a parent, huh? You have to get them to cooperate enough to get the nitrous dispenser hooked onto their face. If they view the headset as a toy to be used while videogaming, you're far more likely to get them to cooperate.

And Now you Know (1)

Dr. Eggman (932300) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043605)

Huh, I always wondered what those weird helmets and head gear on everybody, especially children, in those old 1950's cheesy sci-fi movies, were for. I guess I know now...

Is drugs the answer? (0, Offtopic)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043607)

Forcing your kid to inhale a dangerous substance like Nitrous Oxide is right up there with leaving your 2 year old cerebral palsied daughter at home while you go drinking. It is shirking your parental responsibilities. In this age of selfishness and self-centeredness, it's really no surprise that such a device would be proposed.

Whatever happened to a quick backhand to the kid's face? Or walloping his butt with a belt?

Teaching your kid to control themselves is a fundamental parental responsibility. They aren't always going to be able to rely on drugs to get them through life.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

MuChild (656741) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043657)

That's why I say the drugs should be enough. And IANAD, but nitrous really isn't dangerous in a medical setting when compared to the other options in the pharmacopia.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (-1, Troll)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043687)

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

Ken Broadfoot (3675) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043877)

Well, you can get the same effect by strapping on a scuba tank and going down to about 215 feet or so. Then you would not need the "snorkel". However the CD or game component probably would not work.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (5, Insightful)

Morphine007 (207082) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044021)

The kid died from respiratory obstruction due to a malformed lower jaw and pneumonia. The article you're linking to mentions that the NO2 did aggravate those factors, but it was hardly the cause. Also, the article is from 1926 and the death occurred in 1923... pneumonia was the 2nd leading cause of death in 1923 as well. [cdc.gov]

Re:Is drugs the answer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043809)

Bah bah bah baah
I wanna be sedated~

Re:Is drugs the answer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28044027)

When I was a tyke I was very fearful of doctors, dentists, and even barbers.

There was no reasoning with me. And I was a pretty smart kid.

I remember all the lieing techniques my parents used to get me into a dentists office. I remember having to be dragged into the chair by 2 nurses.

My parents were mortified, but there was no reasoning with me.

I don't fault any parents that resort to this when it is needed. I am just as stubborn 40 years later, but I don't have an unreasonable fear of dental/medical procedures.

The selfishness and self-centeredness was all my fault. I think people who fault the parents have little memory as to what they were like from the terrible twos to 7 or 8 or never had medical procedure fears.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

Morphine007 (207082) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044485)

There's a good part of me that agrees wholeheartedly with what you just wrote. There's another part that finds the idea of gassing my kid mildly horrific. I think I'd still side with you on this one though. If you can trick your kid into becoming mildly sedated, so that they don't freak right the hell out as soon as they hear the high-pitched whine of a dentist's pneumatic tool, then it's probably worth considering.... as long as it doesn't knock them completely unconscious.

But that nagging feeling of it being wrong likely wouldn't go away. =S

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

SCPaPaJoe (767952) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044037)

You would beat your kid for crying at the Dentist? Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (4, Informative)

fubar1971 (641721) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044079)

It's not meant for parents. Easier way to sedate a child for medical purposes. RTFA

Parents use Strawberry flavored milk and sudafed.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (2, Informative)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044413)

I find paregoric [wikipedia.org] to be much more effective. Just give the kid the whole bottle, and you can finally get a well-deserved rest!

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

internerdj (1319281) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044089)

From the website it appears to be a device that will
a) be presented so the child will fight it less
b) monitor the child's vitals (it implies this isn't standard practice for NO2 at the dentist)
when undergoing routine procedures that require anesthetics. The summary does seem like it is saying just pump them full of sedatives anytime you take them to the doctor.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

internerdj (1319281) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044171)

Or not after reading more carefully.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28044311)

b) monitor the child's vitals (it implies this isn't standard practice for NO2 at the dentist)

A dentist needs something like an extra 2 years of med school to get his anaesthesia cert. Many small practices will bring an outside guy to do it because of this. This device does not obviate that requirement.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (4, Funny)

tnk1 (899206) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044127)

I would take more of a compromise tack. Instead of opening a can of whoop-ass on your little delinquent, or using some wishy washy sedation on them, I suggest heroin*. It's both soothing and hardcore.

Also, a benefit of being their drug dealer is that you can cut them off when they have been naughty. It's a great disciplinary tactic, at least until they are big enough to commit drug-related crime to get more.

You can also ensure that your kids have only the purest and safest (relatively) dosages and that they use clean needles too!

This message brought to you by the Afghan Agricultural Council.

* Heroin may be habit-forming. Be sure to consult the Internet before usage.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (4, Funny)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044807)

If you're not comfortable with heroin, I'd like to recommend meth! It's got the added advantage of encouraging your children to clean your house and themselves! Citation. [youtube.com] Plus, when they're not actually on it they can hum the song that's almost as addicting as the substance itself!

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

PenisLands (930247) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044263)

This device is intended for use in hospitals to sedate children before surgery. It is NOT intended for home use by parents.

BadAnalogyGuy, I'm disappointed with your recent posts. You seem to comment on every article with a bombastic and alarmist opinion, often without fully reading the article first. If you had looked into this thing at all, you wouldn't have needed to post this comment at all.
It looks to me like you only care about getting as many "insightful" ratings as you can.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044289)

Drugs are the question. "Yes." is the answer.

Re:Is drugs the answer? (2, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044377)

"Is drugs the answer?" No, teaching better grammar is the answer!

What ? (3, Insightful)

anonymousNR (1254032) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043655)

How come this kind of posts even make it to the main page? That too into Game section, in which way this falls into game category? aah forget it.

Re:What ? (1)

LiquidFire_HK (952632) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044451)

It matches the section's colour.

Wrong Choice of Words... (1)

HasselhoffThePaladin (1191269) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043659)

FTA: The result is a system that provides a calming influence over the children, monitors the child continuously, allows the procedure to be performed by less skilled personnel...

As far as I can tell, this thing is for real, and it sounds like a worse idea than the Jump to Conclusions Mat.

Re:Wrong Choice of Words... (1)

HasselhoffThePaladin (1191269) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043717)

Sorry for the extra bold.

Re:Wrong Choice of Words... (1)

whiledo (1515553) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044527)

I like it. It was just what I needed after a bland, heavy lunch.

Relax people (4, Funny)

Daimanta (1140543) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043661)

It's a joke.

I think.
I hope.
God, don't let this be true.

Re:Relax people (1)

taustin (171655) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043731)

Of course it's a joke, just like the "ball and chain with a time" joke. It's a felony for anyone to administer any kind of general anesthetic other than a licensed anesthetologist, mostly because generals are moderately dangerous. Last I heard, the most like reason you'd die on the operating table was a problem with the general.

Re:Relax people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28044007)

its in use in the Torontoâ(TM)s Sick Childrenâ(TM)s Hospital. i saw around half a dozen of these things.
its not a joke.

Re:Relax people (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28044347)

It's *not* a joke. It's not for home use. One hospital is using it. The summary is beyond misleading, it's completely false.

Re:Relax people (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044611)

It's a felony for anyone to administer any kind of general anesthetic other than a licensed anesthetologist

Which is why dentists have been double-majoring in dental surgery and anesthesiology, so that they can offer advanced sedation techniques to their patients.

Re:Relax people (4, Funny)

HasselhoffThePaladin (1191269) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043881)

I especially like the triad of concepts at the top of the logo: Distraction, Comfort, Sedation. Sounds like the perfect date-rape process. For the record, IANAR.

News articles from 2002? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043679)

All the listed news coverage on their sidebar seems to indicate this was covered in 2002. Any reviews on how it worked?

Let me be the first to say. . . (4, Funny)

JSBiff (87824) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044041)

Welcome to Slashdot, where the 'editors' routinely post multi-year-old 'news'.

Re:Let me be the first to say. . . (2, Funny)

FatAlb3rt (533682) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044501)

Your journal hasn't been updated for 7 months... just sayin'.

What happened to... (3, Funny)

ForestGrump (644805) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043723)

What happened to good ol parenting and talking the kid through the procedure with soothing words like, "just one more and we'll be done"

are you kidding me? (3, Insightful)

ilblissli (1480165) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043745)

what the hell ever happened to smacking your kid upside his head and making him behave? ughhhh i'm really feeling my age when i can now say things like "in my day we didn't have video game sedation helmets...."

this doesn't look like an onion story (1)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043751)

I mean, it sounds like an Onion story but none of the links are going to the Onion.

Not a joke? (1)

Ken Broadfoot (3675) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043793)

April 1st was a month and 20 days ago.
I actually had to check.

This has to be a joke.

Any use of this device would be misuse in my opinion.

Re:Not a joke? (0, Troll)

Tiro (19535) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043959)

You moron. This device is clearly designed for oral surgery, emergency room situations, and the like. Why would "any use be misuse"?

Oblig. (5, Funny)

Reason58 (775044) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043799)

Bender: And so I ask you this one question: Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?

Re:Oblig. (2, Funny)

whitefang1121 (1432411) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044531)

No, it's much easier to hit them with a shovel and watch TV in peace.

It is a medical device. (3, Informative)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043807)

It is a medical device, it isn't meant for the general public. PediSedate is a medical device consisting of a colorful, toy-like headset that connects to a game component such as the Nintendo Game Boy system or a portable CD player. Once the child places it on his or her head and swings the snorkel down from its resting place atop the head, PediSedate transparently monitors respiratory function and distributes nitrous oxide, an anesthetic gas. The child comfortably becomes sedated while playing with a Nintendo Game Boy system or listening to music. This dramatically improves the hospital or dental experience for the child, parents and healthcare providers. The result is a system that provides a calming influence over the children, monitors the child continuously, allows the procedure to be performed by less skilled personnel, increases the speed with which procedures can be performed and makes the procedure a less stressful experience for all involved. Each headset can be used multiple times per day by replacing the disposable components contained in the disposable kit. PediSedate consists of a state of the art anesthesia administration and monitoring system. A pulse-oximeter within the headset, monitors oxygenation and a capnometer monitors second-to-second respiratory rate ensuring the safety of the patient. This currently is not the standard of care in outpatient settings. The PediSedate anesthesia delivery system delivers Nitrous Oxide and other volatile agents via a patented anesthesia delivery/scavenging mask situated in the snorkel. Inhalation anesthesia is both painless and titrateable. The benefits of volatile anesthetics are that onset and recovery times are rapid, which reduces cost to the healthcare system.

Re:It is a medical device. (1)

el3mentary (1349033) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043955)

Who stills plays on a Game Boy though...

Re:It is a medical device. (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044143)

What, you want your medical insurance to buy the PS3?

Re:It is a medical device. (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044621)

Hell, yes!

Re:It is a medical device. (1)

Cornflake917 (515940) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044651)

Only if I get to keep it!

Idle is there for a reason (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28043815)

How is this not in idle?

Oh, wait, I spot a clue: Posted by samzenpus

Re:Idle is there for a reason (4, Interesting)

eln (21727) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044909)

I think samzenpus was hired to make kdawson look competent by comparison.

Can it be used the other way round? (1)

warlorddagaz (1242518) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043825)

Could we use this to turn kids into superkids by sending them caffeine or something? We could turn the schools into kid army barracks!

Re:Can it be used the other way round? (1)

cashman73 (855518) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043893)

Are you on crack?!?! That's a horrible idea!

Re:Can it be used the other way round? (2, Interesting)

fubar1971 (641721) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044139)

Can you smoke crack through it?

Great (1)

ausekilis (1513635) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043843)

Start them young, I bet you'll have kids in the playground huddled around a couple of these helmets fighting each other for the next hit.

Pedistate Helmet, the new gateway drug.

I'm stumped (1)

StefanJ (88986) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043849)

I was going to write something snarky, but I'm honestly stumped.

I can't decide whether this is an innocuous gimmick or something subtly terrifying.

OK. I have to try something; if you switched out the nitrous tank for something foul smelling and nausea inducing, you could use this rig for adversion training obsessive vidiot kids.

Forget the safety of our kids (1)

Digitus1337 (671442) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043905)

Where do I sign up for one of these things for around the house?

Brave New World... (2, Informative)

Akido37 (1473009) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043921)

Didn't I read about this somewhere before?

What the holy hell? (1)

webdragon (788788) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043969)

Isn't it bad enough that our kids are being fed growth hormone laced meats and pesticide drenched veggies while being bombed out of their skulls on ADD medications cause some teacher decided to tell the parents cause little Timmy was all squirmy from having to sit on uncomfortable hard plastic chair in a crowded classroom? No someone says, lets get them addicted to whiffing nitrous now. Please someone sue these idiots into never wanting to touch another kid ever.

Re:What the holy hell? (2, Insightful)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044181)

Lots of the ADD over-referrals are because little girls sit still more readily than little boys, and we have lots of female primary school teachers. "Boys will be boys" is replaced with "ADD is much more prevalent in males". The over-referrals be damned, though, the doctors shouldn't drug up every kid referred to them regardless of actual diagnostics.

Hard Mode (5, Funny)

njfuzzy (734116) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043985)

Finally, a way to add some challenge to older games!

Re:Hard Mode (1)

DamienNightbane (768702) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044093)

You've obviously never played Battletoads.

Re:Hard Mode (1)

COMON$ (806135) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044581)

Awesome game, wow, havent thought about that baby in years...never did beat it.

Jesus Christ! (-1, Offtopic)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#28043997)

If you can't handle a child acting like a child, the answer is NOT to modify the child!!! The answer is to learn to manage. Children are growing, developing human beings!! If you change the way they grow and develop, you change who they were destined to be! And the odds that the person that results will be "better" somehow is very unlikely.

Re:Jesus Christ! (0, Troll)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044229)

Was it your kid that was putting his hands in the garbage can then playing with the drink lids at Roly Poly, then stepping on my suede shoes? DCFS would still be happy to find that kid a new home, I'm sure. Sure, you have to accept some acting up and rebelliousness, but you can't just let the kids do whatever they want without limits.

Re:Jesus Christ! (4, Insightful)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044445)

It's the TYPE of control I object to, not control. My sons, three of them, have all been exceptionally easy to manage without drugs or anything similar. I use spanking and similar old fashioned methods and always have. Frankly, when spanking properly, you don't have to spank so often and eventually not at all. But every time I see a parent attempt to "medicate" behavior I get angry because the potential damage is pretty obvious to me. Kids need to be TAUGHT not medicated.

Re:Jesus Christ! (4, Insightful)

hesiod (111176) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044829)

Kids need to be TAUGHT not medicated.

Wow, you teach your kids to sit still while their teeth are being drilled without any anesthetic? You must, since these are medical devices, and not for parental use. That's pretty hard-core, dude.

Re:Jesus Christ! (1)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044353)

If you can't handle a child acting like a child, the answer is NOT to modify the child!!!

Unless it's the "off switch for children" that Douglas Adams mentioned.

Re:Jesus Christ! (4, Funny)

R3d M3rcury (871886) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044495)

Dr. Foster: Would you please tell your son to stop?
Ned's Dad: We can't do it, man! That's discipline! That's like tellin' Gene Krupa not to go [starts banging on the desk] "boom boom bam bam bam, boom boom bam bam bam, boom boom boom bam ba ba ba ba, da boo boo tss!" We don't believe in rules, like, we gave them up when we started livin' like freaky beatniks!
Dr. Foster: You don't believe in rules, yet you want to control Ned's anger.
Ned's Mom: Yeah. You gotta help us, Doc. We've tried nothin' and we're all out of ideas.

Simpsons, "Hurricane Neddy" [snpp.com]

Re:Jesus Christ! (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044575)

See my other comment. My objection is not to discipline. My objection is to medicating. That's what this thing is supposed to do. Make them high!

Re:Jesus Christ! (1)

COMON$ (806135) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044655)

Having ADD myself, there is a big difference between a rambunctious kid and one with ADD. Let me explain it to you in a simple way, imagine everyone you know speaking at a quarter the speed they do and see how much of what they say you absorb...some kids need it until they can learn to cope with it themselves. I still am dependent on caffine to help and never had ridalin but my life would have been much much better if I would have been able to control things earlier...

It's not a joke... (4, Insightful)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044033)

If you RTFA it's not a joke, but it's not meant for home use, it's for doctors to use in the doctor's office to put kids under with less anxiety.
-Taylor

Dental visit, hell! (1)

TrebleJunkie (208060) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044069)

One of this would _vastly_ improve the workday!

RTFA (4, Informative)

fubar1971 (641721) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044185)

RTFA!!!!!!!

It is for medical use only. Evryone that is bitching about Parents not being parents, and ADD, smacking kids, etc. Please RTFA

Snorkle attachment in mouth...at the dentist's? (1)

TheCodeFoundry (246594) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044223)

Won't dental work be difficult with a snorkle attachment in the child's mouth?

How exactly does that work?

Re:Snorkle attachment in mouth...at the dentist's? (1)

belmolis (702863) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044689)

You take the snorkel out and do the dental work once the kid is under.

Re:Snorkle attachment in mouth...at the dentist's? (1)

wjousts (1529427) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044831)

Try RTFA. It doesn't go in the mouth.

Re:Snorkle attachment in mouth...at the dentist's? (1)

hesiod (111176) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044869)

Hammer and dentures. Done.

Holy cow! (1)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044329)

You know, I thought the kiddie ball and chain [slashdot.org] was the best (and funniest) child accessory ever, and would not be topped for quite a while.

I stand corrected.

Combine the lil' gas helmet with the lil' ball and chain, and hilarity ensues.

I LOVE BRAIN SLUG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28044383)

My Brain Slug is itching

Do they still exist? (1, Redundant)

wjousts (1529427) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044493)

The website [pedisedate.com] for the company looks old. All their press room links are from 2002. Did this product ever make it into production or was the idea abandoned?

And yes, the headline is horribly misleading. This is a medical device for children undergoing surgery, not a home device for controlling your kids.

so when can I get one? (1)

mackil (668039) | more than 5 years ago | (#28044761)

So when can I get one for my 2 year old?? Please hurry...
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