Leaving your baby unattended in the bathtub isn't exactly safe, but when the doorbell rings or your other child starts wailing from the adjacent room, it's tempting to check up on your other duties for just a second -- what's the worst that could happen? As any mother knows, plenty. Although most people would just holler at their spouse for help, Carl H. Fischer, an engineer from Iowa, built a small metal rod to anchor babies into the bus while their mothers attended to various responsibilities. To use it, simply strap the baby into the harness and affix the rod to the sides of the bathtub. Rubber pads on the end hold it, and your baby, in place.
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