Put Your Freeloading Baby to Work With the Baby Mop

He cleans as he crawls

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Inspired by a possibly fictitious Japanese product of the same name, novelty retailer Better Than Pants has released its own version of the Baby Mop—a baby outfit with mop-like material on the underside that allows your otherwise work-averse offspring to clean the house as he crawls around it. The company offers these five reasons for buying one:

    • Teach your baby a strong work ethic early on in their life.

    • Your baby will learn not to drop and waste food.

    • Baby will get a nice workout, burn off energy, and do muscle toning. And sleep better too!

    • Not having to clean your floors saves you time so you can spend it doing things you enjoy.

    • Save lots of money on house cleaning costs.

    The downsides, not listed, mostly involve issues of humiliation. But that's a small price to pay for a sparkling clean floor.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.