These 'Shitten Mittens' Aim to Take the Stress Out of Dealing With Diaper Blowouts
They're mittens and wipes.
Even before you become a mom or dad, you'll hear horror stories about diaper blowouts. Cleaning up your L.O.'s number two mess really is billed as every parent's a rite of passage. But who says you have to make a mess of yourself in the process? Thanks to this nifty and hilarious new invention, dealing with every day poop explosions may actually be less daunting. Called "Shitten Mittens" (yes, really), the disposable mitten-shaped moist wipes are meant to protect your hands and clean your kid's tush simultaneously. Genius.
According to the product's website, "If there's one great universal truth that we can all agree on, it's this: No one wants poop on their hands. ... How many times have you taken one of those substandard wet wipes to the posterior of a child, risking major contamination from that flailing poop cloth?"
What's more, the mittens are perfect for cleaning up after your pup's number two messes. In fact, they note that, "Shittens are FDA approved and safe for babies, pets and adults. If you have specific allergies or sensitivities to standard bathroom wipes, consult a physician and use with caution."
The product has actually been around since 2013, but it seems like they've recently picked up even more viral acclaim, racking up write-ups on various websites and tons of reviews on Amazon.
Plenty of people buy them as a gag gift, but they also seem to be popular purchases for baby shower guests. "It's really a shame that these are so bloody expensive - because they're hilarious," one woman wrote. "Still got them for a friend's baby shower. Because... baby poop." Another said, "This was a hit at the last baby shower I attended, and much appreciated by the new dad."
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Hey, if these "Shitten Mittens" will help new parents cope and clean up stressful messes a bit easier, they're probably worth a shot.