OK, I’ve now officially heard everything. As a parenting and women’s-health writer, I am constantly hearing from P.R. people and companies about new products, books, etc. aimed at parents and expectant moms.
But today, I was approached by a company that makes “convenient, disposable, affordable and yet stylish vomit bags” for pregnant women with morning sickness. I can almost hear Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler on SNL’s new “Weekend Update” segment: “Really?!? With Seth and Amy” saying “Stylish vomit bags? Oh REALLY!?!”
The good news is that this officially means our economy isn’t as bad off as we thought, assuming people are ponying up cash for these bags. I just can’t imagine designer puke bags being much of a big seller during the Great Depression.
Not everyone agrees that these may be a bit over the top, however. Mommyweardaily.com says pregnant women can “feel barfy in style with these pretty packs in your purse for any emergency.”
I’m guessing most pregnant women have better ways to spend $7.50 than on 10 (admittedly very pretty) vomit bags. (And I say that as a mom who had morning sickness when I was pregnant.)
But hey, Dad, if you’re looking for a gift for the mother of your child-to-be, search no more. The company says these oh-so-pretty barf bags “make excellent, unique and thoughtful gifts. A chic vomit bag would definitely put a smile on her face!”